Subclavian DVT - page 4

Has anyone cared for a patient with this? My pt had no activity restrictions......I was worried about a PE. What are some key things to assess with this patient? What can I do to help prevent... Read More

  1. by   flashyrn2be
    I absolutely love all the responses this post has drawn out.

    When I am not so tired - I will go back and re-read everything.

    I just had my first solo shift with 7 pts. 2 were new admits for chest pain, 2 with renal failure, one NSR who decided to to go A-fib with a little tach thrown in (two hours into my shift, same pt also on heparin drip), one post heart cath, and one who fell down in the ER. Awwwww.......welcome to tele. I know this may not sound like much to some but for me.......it was hectic. Some how I still smiled - nobody even knew I was a new RN (except for all my great supportive co-workers - God bless them everyone).

    Thanks again everyone for your responses. I loved the cat fight too.
  2. by   UM Review RN
    Quote from flashyrn2be
    I absolutely love all the responses this post has drawn out.

    When I am not so tired - I will go back and re-read everything.

    I just had my first solo shift with 7 pts. 2 were new admits for chest pain, 2 with renal failure, one NSR who decided to to go A-fib with a little tach thrown in (two hours into my shift, same pt also on heparin drip), one post heart cath, and one who fell down in the ER. Awwwww.......welcome to tele. I know this may not sound like much to some but for me.......it was hectic. Some how I still smiled - nobody even knew I was a new RN (except for all my great supportive co-workers - God bless them everyone).

    Thanks again everyone for your responses. I loved the cat fight too.
    So glad you learned from the thread, flashy. These threads take on a life of their own, don't they? And you wind up learning things you never thought possible.

    All of us did this time, didn't we? :hatparty:
    Last edit by UM Review RN on Apr 8, '05

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