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  • Jul 19

    elkpark:

    If it were up to me, I would make the national standard that everyone is a DNR unless there's some darned good reason to resuscitate them (y'know, young, healthy adult, some freak accident with electricity that stopped the heart ... )
    Yes! Coding people is, in a way, fraudulent. It's providing care that has been shown, time and again, to be largely ineffective. How is that practicing evidence based nursing/medicine? It is sooooo expensive, and we are essentially taking our patient's money under false pretenses.

    I've heard of wrongful death and wrongful birth suits before. What about wrongful...life? vegetation? assault and battery? What should we call it when we "bring someone back" only for them to die a slow death later?

    I don't know...maybe down the road, as more evidence is accumulated, the ACLS/BLS protocols can change so as to cut down on this stuff? Such as, unwitnessed inhospital arrest with PEA, no pulse after 2 rounds of epi/CPR, end the code....we'll see. The way things are I think that's our only chance to cut down on all this suffering and waste.

  • Jul 19

    I walk into my patient's room. <Sniff>

    Me: "Something smells good in here. Did someone bring you Bojangles?"

    Patient and family break into peals of laughter.

    Patient looks at me sheepishly: "I farted..."

  • Apr 16

    I walk into my patient's room. <Sniff>

    Me: "Something smells good in here. Did someone bring you Bojangles?"

    Patient and family break into peals of laughter.

    Patient looks at me sheepishly: "I farted..."

  • Feb 2

    Reply to cienurse:

    "Do you fear the unknown?"

    Interesting question. I fear that you would not give me a job, for my answer would be yes. However, I would follow it up with my definition of bravery:

    Bravery is not the absence of fear. It is being afraid but acting anyway.

    Only fools do not feel fear when the situation calls for it, because they fail to understand the gravity of the situation. Seeing a carotid bleedout for the first time? Terrifying. Being brave enough to act anyway? Priceless

  • Jan 4

    Reply to cienurse:

    "Do you fear the unknown?"

    Interesting question. I fear that you would not give me a job, for my answer would be yes. However, I would follow it up with my definition of bravery:

    Bravery is not the absence of fear. It is being afraid but acting anyway.

    Only fools do not feel fear when the situation calls for it, because they fail to understand the gravity of the situation. Seeing a carotid bleedout for the first time? Terrifying. Being brave enough to act anyway? Priceless

  • Nov 28 '15

    I walk into my patient's room. <Sniff>

    Me: "Something smells good in here. Did someone bring you Bojangles?"

    Patient and family break into peals of laughter.

    Patient looks at me sheepishly: "I farted..."

  • Nov 21 '15

    I walk into my patient's room. <Sniff>

    Me: "Something smells good in here. Did someone bring you Bojangles?"

    Patient and family break into peals of laughter.

    Patient looks at me sheepishly: "I farted..."

  • Nov 19 '15

    I walk into my patient's room. <Sniff>

    Me: "Something smells good in here. Did someone bring you Bojangles?"

    Patient and family break into peals of laughter.

    Patient looks at me sheepishly: "I farted..."

  • Nov 18 '15

    I walk into my patient's room. <Sniff>

    Me: "Something smells good in here. Did someone bring you Bojangles?"

    Patient and family break into peals of laughter.

    Patient looks at me sheepishly: "I farted..."

  • Oct 8 '15

    Reply to cienurse:

    "Do you fear the unknown?"

    Interesting question. I fear that you would not give me a job, for my answer would be yes. However, I would follow it up with my definition of bravery:

    Bravery is not the absence of fear. It is being afraid but acting anyway.

    Only fools do not feel fear when the situation calls for it, because they fail to understand the gravity of the situation. Seeing a carotid bleedout for the first time? Terrifying. Being brave enough to act anyway? Priceless

  • Sep 23 '15

    elkpark:

    If it were up to me, I would make the national standard that everyone is a DNR unless there's some darned good reason to resuscitate them (y'know, young, healthy adult, some freak accident with electricity that stopped the heart ... )
    Yes! Coding people is, in a way, fraudulent. It's providing care that has been shown, time and again, to be largely ineffective. How is that practicing evidence based nursing/medicine? It is sooooo expensive, and we are essentially taking our patient's money under false pretenses.

    I've heard of wrongful death and wrongful birth suits before. What about wrongful...life? vegetation? assault and battery? What should we call it when we "bring someone back" only for them to die a slow death later?

    I don't know...maybe down the road, as more evidence is accumulated, the ACLS/BLS protocols can change so as to cut down on this stuff? Such as, unwitnessed inhospital arrest with PEA, no pulse after 2 rounds of epi/CPR, end the code....we'll see. The way things are I think that's our only chance to cut down on all this suffering and waste.

  • Sep 16 '15

    Reply to cienurse:

    "Do you fear the unknown?"

    Interesting question. I fear that you would not give me a job, for my answer would be yes. However, I would follow it up with my definition of bravery:

    Bravery is not the absence of fear. It is being afraid but acting anyway.

    Only fools do not feel fear when the situation calls for it, because they fail to understand the gravity of the situation. Seeing a carotid bleedout for the first time? Terrifying. Being brave enough to act anyway? Priceless

  • Sep 2 '15

    Reply to cienurse:

    "Do you fear the unknown?"

    Interesting question. I fear that you would not give me a job, for my answer would be yes. However, I would follow it up with my definition of bravery:

    Bravery is not the absence of fear. It is being afraid but acting anyway.

    Only fools do not feel fear when the situation calls for it, because they fail to understand the gravity of the situation. Seeing a carotid bleedout for the first time? Terrifying. Being brave enough to act anyway? Priceless

  • Aug 23 '15

    I walk into my patient's room. <Sniff>

    Me: "Something smells good in here. Did someone bring you Bojangles?"

    Patient and family break into peals of laughter.

    Patient looks at me sheepishly: "I farted..."

  • Aug 22 '15

    I walk into my patient's room. <Sniff>

    Me: "Something smells good in here. Did someone bring you Bojangles?"

    Patient and family break into peals of laughter.

    Patient looks at me sheepishly: "I farted..."


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