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Fistfight between visiting family members!Back before private rooms were the norm I was working a busy med surgery unit.The hospital was bursting at the seams.In one of my rooms I had two women,one was post op TAH and the other was close to a hundred.And a DNR.She died.The entire family just had to gather at the bedside for an impromptu wake.My post op and her hubby were giving them privacy and sitting down the hall in the chapel...I had two TURPs with CBI and was running my buns off all shift.Apparently some of the old ladies children and grandchildren were 5hours away.The husband of my post op got into a fist fight with a grandson of the old lady.Security came,my supervisor came.There was no other bed for the post op.We ended up moving the old lady to one of the exam rooms.She was still there at the end of the shift....
BOur policy and procedure states all are pulled.A central line is not the type of access used in embalming.They use giant trocars,as big as my thumb
I started a job as the DOC at an assisted living facility and I am trying to get my CNA's to start charting (they only have been writing in a communication book little notes to each other but nothing on legal documents). I just need help or advice on the best way to teach them how to write progress notes since none of them have any experience charting!
WOW! Sexual assault?!?!? Thats extreme. But lets say we took it that far, am I sexually assaulting a female patient when Im changing her diaper because I obviously have to wipe her vagina? How about when I put a condom cath on (I hope I'm allowed to do that as CNA and all lol) That mean's I have to touch the patient's penis, right? What about shaving a patient in general? I have shaven plenty of beards with and without permission just to make the the patient appear well kempt. For now on my patients will look like Santa claus before I ever pick up a razor lol
Before middle and upper white class kids started dying no-one really much cared.
I find it difficult to believe this hospital did not discharge patients like mad prior to the storm and offer staff a mattress in an empty room
To be clear- My advice to anyone in a position where they will be drug tested..... Just DON'T.And if you can't then you clearly have an issue you need to deal with.
Update: I wrote the original post on April 28. Today is June 11.
The patient is alive and well today. We had to hatch an elaborate plot to extricate her from the 'care home' she was dumped into by her family and left by hospice to die.
She had cared for her 4 kids and hubby till she herself became disabled. The moment she became disabled herself, everybody dumped her.
Suffices to say, when she arrived at the hospital they said her kidneys were shutting down. After two days of hydration kidneys started producing urine, she is tolerating tube feeds after a bowel program was initiated. She was transferred to an LTACH, from where she would be sent to a nursing home.
Back the truck up for just a minute.
OP said the patient was imminent. Patients who are actively dying are not in a position to make decisions.
The OP is also an ADN and as we know that is limiting his options. (not trying to start a flame war-I'm an LPN and I know how that limits me)
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