lost my license, my self-esteem, confidence and respect all in one shift - pg.2 | allnurses

lost my license, my self-esteem, confidence and respect all in one shift - page 2

this man comes in from the hosp. to our ltc. he is end stage everything you can think of and in pretty bad shape. when the hosp. called in report, they told me he was a brittle diabetic...boy were... Read More

  1. Visit  Ms.RN profile page
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    i dont know about you all but when patients are admitted from the hospital, advanced directive papers are not signed immediately after patient is trasferred to the facility. that means patient is still a full code and we have to everything, including sending patient to the hospital. if i was in that situation and feel that patient is critically ill, i would send patient to the hospital and doctor can yell at me later, but i'm protecting my ass.....!!!!
  2. Visit  CseMgr1 profile page
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    Just another example of our sick healthcare system being on life support itself, discharging unstable and dying patients like this fellow to an inappropriate level of care and leaving us to pick up the pieces...all in the name of the Almighty Dollar and at the cost of our licenses, day after day after day.
  3. Visit  leslie :-D profile page
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    Quote from wantobern
    i dont know about you all but when patients are admitted from the hospital, advanced directive papers are not signed immediately after patient is trasferred to the facility. that means patient is still a full code and we have to everything, including sending patient to the hospital. if i was in that situation and feel that patient is critically ill, i would send patient to the hospital and doctor can yell at me later, but i'm protecting my ass.....!!!!
    with so few resources and so many implications, i totally agree: i would have sent him right back out to the hospital, writing a very detailed nurse's note.

    leslie
  4. Visit  LoriChr profile page
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    I'm sorry you had such a terrible night. I worked the first 7 years of my nursing career in LTC on the night shift. The sheer amount of patients we are expected to care for, not to mention how sick many are, is unacceptable.
    You did absolutely nothing wrong. You cared for your patient and attempted to get a much needed DNR order. I honestly don't know what more anyone could expect.
    :icon_hug:
  5. Visit  anniev profile page
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    I AM SO SORRY FOR YOU,,, DAYS LIKE THIS MAKE IT SO HARD TO WORK LTC BUT REMEMBER YOU HELP SO MANY MORE JUST NOT THAT DAY ,BE KIND TO YOURSELF PLEASE.:kiss


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