Update: My wound patient

  1. she was seen at the wound clinic late yesterday and i got a call from the nurse today. the surgeon there anesthetized her, cut out the wound bed and debrided the crater, cauterized with silver nitrate, and put her on abx. i'm going in for daily dressing changes and she follows up next week . if there's no improvement he will take her to surgery.

    i found out today from the pt that when she saw the original surgeon last week, after she was squeezed in because of a phone call from me, he blurted out, "i wish those nurses would keep their opinions to themselves!" when the wound nurse called me today she said the second surgeon is planning on talking with the first one to find out why he didn't treat the pt's complications.
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  2. 14 Comments

  3. by   ohmeowzer RN
    my prayers are with your patient. i'm glad she had you looking out for her. i am also glad that the doc is calling that surgeon to find out why the ball was dropped on this lady. good job tazzi.
  4. by   Spidey's mom
    Thanks for the update . . . .

    That surgeon needs a talking to. Hope the new guy does it.


    steph
  5. by   grammyr
    WAY TO GO TAZZI. Keep doing what you are doing.
  6. by   Sabby_NC
    I do pray your patient recovers well after all of this trauma.
    Thanks for the update Tazzi
  7. by   traumaRUs
    Tazzi - am glad your pt is getting the help she needs. You are such a good pt advocate.
  8. by   TazziRN
    Thanks, everyone. What makes things like this frustrating is that I start to doubt myself when I keep talking and I don't get listened to, mostly because home health is a new field for me. It gets to the point when I start thinking, "Maybe I am overreacting."
  9. by   SuesquatchRN
    Go Tazzi!
  10. by   Spidey's mom
    Quote from TazziRN
    Thanks, everyone. What makes things like this frustrating is that I start to doubt myself when I keep talking and I don't get listened to, mostly because home health is a new field for me. It gets to the point when I start thinking, "Maybe I am overreacting."
    Better overreacting than under-reacting.

    You are not acting like "Chicken Little" Tazzi . . there was evidence of trouble. Real evidence.

    steph
  11. by   banditrn
    Bless you Tazzi!! :angel2:
  12. by   MAISY, RN-ER
    AWESOME! Way to go Tazzi!


    Maisy
  13. by   bigsyis
    Quote from kizzykatlove
    my prayers are with your patient. i'm glad she had you looking out for her. i am also glad that the doc is calling that surgeon to find out why the ball was dropped on this lady. good job tazzi.
    Way to go, Taz!
  14. by   CarVsTree
    Great news Tazzi! Don't doubt yourself, you're awesome!

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