What is your typical response? - page 2

by Vtachy1 | 2,710 Views | 13 Comments

When you talk to the nurse taking care of your patient in a facility and she says "I skipped patient's last dose of scheduled morphine and lorazepam because they didn't need it". This is they patient who is actively dying and... Read More


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    If they are writhing in pain,squirming all over the bed, moaning and crying, I would hate to have them hold it for resps of 8 for a Hospice patient though.
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    Most people writhing in pain are breathing more rapidly. It's not easy to have a hard and fast rule about an end of life issue.
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    Quote from CapeCodMermaid
    Most people writhing in pain are breathing more rapidly. It's not easy to have a hard and fast rule about an end of life issue.
    Not the lady I had on Saturday. Her resps were 8 and in extreme pain.
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    Sometimes it hurts too much to breath and patients tend to hold their breath. The pain medicine could help them breath.


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