change of vocation and not sure of terminology?

  1. 0 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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  3. Visit  Wanny profile page

    About Wanny

    Joined Sep '12; Posts: 2.

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  4. Visit  Esme12 profile page
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    You are going to have to be more specific
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  5. Visit  Wanny profile page
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    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.
  6. Visit  Esme12 profile page
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    I can't get my brain to understand what you are asking...
    Guttercat, nrsang97, cardiacfreak, and 5 others like this.
  7. Visit  KelRN215 profile page
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    Quote from Esme12
    I can't get my brain to understand what you are asking...
    I don't understand the question either...
    Guttercat likes this.
  8. Visit  Hotfornursing profile page
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    Are you referring to levels of care as in primary, secondary, tertiary and quaternary care?
  9. Visit  Anna Flaxis profile page
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    I have no idea what you're talking about.
    Guttercat, pinkiepieRN, and poppycat like this.
  10. Visit  xoemmylouox profile page
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    So confused..
  11. Visit  JustBeachyNurse profile page
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    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
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  12. Visit  Esme12 profile page
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    Great idea...where are you from?
  13. Visit  psu_213 profile page
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    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.
    nrsang97 likes this.
  14. Visit  GrnTea profile page
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    Basic, bedside, boo-boo, bariatric ... ? OP, where are you? Please help us out here.
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  15. Visit  ReneeRN0521 profile page
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    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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