I wanted to know if it is true that when a person dies all of their body fluids release, ie: urine, feces, blood??? And also how did you cope the first time a pt. died?
Mar 4, '08
by Valerie Salva
There is usually a little feces, urine, and sometimes blood when a pt dies. No big deal, you just clean the pt as part of post mortum care.
I remember one time, I was standing with the water running, absentmindedly waiting for it to get warm. My co-worker reminded me that in this instance, the pt would not mind if the water was cold.
lol @ me.
Live pts are far
As far as coping, it really depends on the circumstances of the pt's death, and what kind of nursing you are doing.
Sometimes death is a blessing, other times, it's a tragedy.
If you are in school, you will study death and dying, and learn about post mortum care. When you go to work, you will learn by observing your co-workers and communicating with them.
Last edit by Valerie Salva on Mar 4, '08
: Reason: Addendum