? about emergency care in LTC

  1. Hello,
    This may sound like a stupid question, but I was wondering if anyone new of any books or website that deal with emergeny treatment in LTC? We have a new nurse who is fantastic with patients, but feels a little shaky about what to do in emergencies. Can anyone help?
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  2. 5 Comments

  3. by   Blackcat99
    LTC is not set up for emergencies. If you have an emergency you call 911 for help to transport the patient to the emergency room.
  4. by   RRMLPN
    Perhaps becoming very familiar with all the paperwork she/he will need to send with the pt. , and I am sure she knows to have any and all pertinent info that relates to the pt's conditon and what actions she took to stabilize until EMS could arrive. Becoming familair with policy and procedure could possibly help her feel more comfortable. And of course always good documentation. Hope this helps a little and hope she/he begins to feel better about it soon.
  5. by   snikodym
    There is a new course out by the American Geriatrics Society and National Council of State EMS Training Coordinators called GEMS (Geriatric Emergency Medical). I just seen the course done at an EMS symposium and lots of rave reviews
    web sit www.GEMSsite.com


    Quote from burger914
    Hello,
    This may sound like a stupid question, but I was wondering if anyone new of any books or website that deal with emergeny treatment in LTC? We have a new nurse who is fantastic with patients, but feels a little shaky about what to do in emergencies. Can anyone help?
    Last edit by snikodym on Apr 23, '04
  6. by   burger914
    snikodym..thanks for that sight. That was the sort of thing I was looking for!
  7. by   leslie :-D
    it also depends on what the emergency is and her code status. once that is known, you call the md for further orders. if she is a full code then more emergent action is obviously needed, especially for liability reasons.

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