change of vocation and not sure of terminology?

  1. I have just changed my area of working and I was asked what type/level of care a patient was being given. I had so much to remember and it was rushed, I am sure the word started with B? This sounds so silly but as the area is more clinical the care being offered is so different to my previous post . I appreciate any help. Thank you.
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  2. 13 Comments

  3. by   Esme12
    You are going to have to be more specific
  4. by   Wanny
    sorry. I am nursing patients with varying clinical needs head injuries and strokes. I realise we have palliative care but I was asked "Is A, needing ???????? care. I realise that is not very specific. Maybe I will have to pose my question to my line manager.
  5. by   Esme12
    I can't get my brain to understand what you are asking...
  6. by   KelRN215
    Quote from Esme12
    I can't get my brain to understand what you are asking...
    I don't understand the question either...
  7. by   Hotfornursing
    Are you referring to levels of care as in primary, secondary, tertiary and quaternary care?
  8. by   Anna Flaxis
    I have no idea what you're talking about.
  9. by   xoemmylouox
    So confused..
  10. by   JustBeachyNurse
    Quote from Wanny
    sorry. I am nursing patients with varying clinical needs head injuries and strokes. I realise we have palliative care but I was asked "Is A, needing ???????? care. I realise that is not very specific. Maybe I will have to pose my question to my line manager.
    Are you in the US? Your choice of terminology makes me think you are not in the US/CAN and thus the confusion
  11. by   Esme12
    Great idea...where are you from?
  12. by   psu_213
    As best I can figure...someone asked the OP something to the effect of "Does Mr. Smith need ________ care?" and the OP is looking for the word that fits the blank. Some random words I can think of include rehab, wound, palliative, etc. Unfortunately, without more info. it will be impossible to fill in the blank. My guess, as someone else already mentioned, is that this is not the US or Canada, so the blank may be a term with which the majority of nurses on AN are unfamiliar.
  13. by   nurseprnRN
    Basic, bedside, boo-boo, bariatric ... ? OP, where are you? Please help us out here.
  14. by   ReneeRN0521
    Are they talking about acuity based on a scale of A-F with A being the least Acute and F being the most Acute. An acuity of A would be a patient that is almost completely independent needing very little nursing care and F being a patient that is probably in ICU needing 1 on 1 or 2 on 1 nursing care with lots of interventions (vent, feeding tube, lots of IV drips, unstable). This is all I've got, if this isn't what you are talking about I have no idea.

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