we have a patient in terminal illness. he has a wound at the coccyx. I decided to treat the wound but the boss (who's not a nurse) told me not to treat it. she said the doc decided not to treat it.
what do you think about that???? Is it normal to let a pressure wound phase 2 or 3 without treatment???
Feb 22, '04
Finally, the wound is so deep we can see the coccyx bone and there's an infection. The doc came and said it is ok to treat the wound
he said that is what we call in french gangrene. he said the infection is eating the flesh and it's a question of time that his intestine content will get out by the wound. We insisted that he could have a medication better than Tylenol for the pain. He said the patient doesn't suffer.
what kind of doc is this??? We insisted again saying it is not because he is not able to say "it hurts" that it doesn't hurt. Then he gave him Duragesic patch.
what should we do with docs like him????
Today we had a woman with a pressure 59/49 and pls 158/min he didn't want me to send her to the hospital....I was sooooooooo upset, I hung up the phone and called 911 for an ambulance. I don't care what will happened if he dosn't like this. I'm tired of him being rude like that in his manner to treat ppl. :hatparty:
Last edit by nursy_ann on Feb 22, '04