pt. stroking out nurses do nothing

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    is this correct procedure for a med/surge floor? my patient was having a cva, 2 rn's and 2 np's concurrently examined the patient. their way of helping and caring for this patient was to non-chalantly say they would call the doctor when they had a chance and ask him to see said patient when he/she had a chance, and go back to their chit chat. hello!?!?!?!?!?!?! is anyone home!?!?!?!?!?! the patient is in the middle of stroking out. (by the way - completely unresponsive) i thought if anyone suffered a stroke, especially while in a hospital, it meant that you (rn, np, whatever you are) moved your butt (no dnr). was this the correct procedure?

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    Last edit by brian on Jan 11, '03
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  3. by   2ndCareerRN
    Another interesting thread started here...

    Before I hazard a guess on the why's and why nots, I would need a lot more info. I see that 2 RN's and 2 NP's had their turns at the pt, perhaps there is more to this story than you know, or are telling.

    bob
  4. by   NurseDennie
    I wonder.... calderone76's post has the same flavor of that guy named chap and his other incarnation, the name of which I've forgotten.

    Love

    Dennie
  5. by   2ndCareerRN
    Dennie,

    That was my first thought.

    bob
  6. by   aus nurse
    Bob and Dennie, you read my mind. I could say a lot about CVA treatment but am hesitant to do so without knowing more.

    calderone76, perhaps you could tell us a little more about yourself first. You say this was your patient? Are you a nurse?
  7. by   calderone76
    all pertinent information was provided that would allow the reader to answer the question presented. as a nurse certainly you know that patient confidentiality is one of the cornerstones of nursing. to add any nonessential information to the thread would be not only unnecessary, but above all unprofessional.

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    Last edit by brian on Jan 11, '03
  8. by   aus nurse
    Ah yes calderone76, but for us to make judgements on colleagues without knowing all the facts is unprofesssional also.

    Besides I hardly think that telling us a little about yourself re your nursing experience is breaking any confidentiality.
  9. by   NancyRN
    I'm going to learn NOW how to block....
  10. by   Dr. Kate
    Whatever is the point of the game playing, calderone?
  11. by   2ndCareerRN
    All pertinent information was provided that would allow the reader to answer the question presented.
    No, not even close.

    Telling us your background will in no way violate patient confidentiality

    There are many ways to discuss a particular case without violating pt confidentiality, perhaps someday you will learn this.


    bob
  12. by   Sleepyeyes
    Originally posted by calderone76
    Is this correct procedure for a med/surge floor? My patient was having a CVA, 2 RN's and 2 NP's concurrently examined the patient. Their way of helping and caring for this patient was to non-chalantly say they would call the doctor when they had a chance and ask him to see said patient when he/she had a chance, and go back to their chit chat. HELLO!?!?!?!?!?!?! IS ANYONE HOME!?!?!?!?!?! The patient is in the middle of stroking out. (By the way - Completely unresponsive) I thought if anyone suffered a stroke, ESPECIALLY WHILE IN a hospital, it meant that you (rn, np, whatever you are) moved your butt (no DNR). Was this the correct procedure?
    If you were a nurse, you would know the correct procedure and would have done it. So why didn't YOU call the Dr.?
  13. by   NurseDennie
    This really is annoying. This person keeps changing names so we get suckered into reading something. Okay, it's not a huge hole out of my life or even day, but it's still annoying.

    I think somebody has some kind of problem with nurses and just is getting a jolt out of annoying us and riling us up.

    I'm thinking that the most logical way to deal here is when one of these threads come up - and we ALL see the resemblances one to another - is just ignore it on gerneral principles. Don't reply to ANY threads that look at ALL like this until this person gets bored and goes away. Pick out a buddy to PM and say - he's at it again -- because it's not human nature to really ignore something that is this irritating. But letting him/her see that we're irritated is giving this person exactly what he/she wants.

    Love

    Dennie
  14. by   Stargazer
    WHO'S THAT TRIP-TRAPPING ACROSS MY BRIDGE???!!!



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