pt. stroking out nurses do nothing - page 2

administrators note: please note that this users account has been banned, thanks to those who have reported this user. is this correct procedure for a med/surge floor? my patient was having a... Read More

  1. by   calderone76
    what other facts do you need to know in order to answer the question?
    med/surge patient suffers cva while hospitalized.
    patient is not a dnr patient.
    neuro check performed.
    patient conscious, but fails neuro check.
    patient left in med/surge room by four licensed nurses,
    possibly having cva evoke further damage.

    administrators note: please note that this users account has been banned, thanks to those who have reported this user.
    Last edit by brian on Jan 11, '03
  2. by   aus nurse
    OK then calderone76, you sound very sure that the correct treatment was not given to your patient. What do you think should have been done...what do you think the MD would have ordered when notified?
  3. by   Gator,SN
    I'd like to know, WHO are YOU???????
  4. by   cindyln
    Boy my ignore list is finally getting used and I am sorry to say I think they are all the same person on it.
  5. by   Gator,SN
    cindyln,
    I totally agree with you!
  6. by   Stargazer
    Originally posted by Gator,SN
    I'd like to know, WHO are YOU???????
    Really? Personally, I am paralyzed with not caring very much.
  7. by   Sleepyeyes
    Originally posted by calderone76
    What other facts do you need to know in order to answer the question?
    Med/surge patient suffers CVA while hospitalized.
    Patient is not a DNR patient.
    Neuro check performed.
    Patient conscious, but fails neuro check.
    Patient left in med/surge room by four licensed nurses,
    possibly having CVA evoke further damage.
    You still haven't explained exactly what makes you so sure the pt. had a CVA to begin with and you still haven't explained why you didn't call the Dr. If you're that pt's nurse you had an obligation to do that.

    And even if you're not a nurse, then you should've followed chain of command. But dx-ing the pt with a cva is not for you to determine. Unless you're a doctor, in which case, you failed to properly test and tx the pt.
  8. by   2ndCareerRN
    Patient conscious, but fails neuro check

    When I do a neuro check, it is not a pass/fail exam. It is a status check against a benchmark.

    I will let you figure out what the benchmark is.

    bob
  9. by   aus nurse
    Originally posted by calderone76
    The patient is in the middle of stroking out. (By the way - Completely unresponsive)
    Originally posted by calderone76
    Patient conscious, but fails neuro check.
  10. by   Furball
    calderone the great, gives TPA to postop, medsurg pt stroking out in his "do-something do-something" hysteria.....who then proceeds to BLEED OUT AND DIE.

    This is sad. I'm starting to ignore postings fom people with less than 5 posts.
    Last edit by Furball on Jan 10, '03
  11. by   Gator,SN
    Really? Personally, I am paralyzed with not caring very much
    Well actually, I don't want to know personally, because I think we already all know who this poster really is. I was responding more from the PM I got.
  12. by   Stargazer
    <checks watch> Is it almost time for the all the original posts to be edited? That's the usual M.O.
  13. by   Stargazer
    Originally posted by Gator,SN
    Well actually, I don't want to know personally, because I think we already all know who this poster really is. I was responding more from the PM I got.
    You're getting PM'd by this creature? Nothing overtly hostile, I trust.

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