Jenny, I don't think that it was inappropriate. It just happens to be a part of working it that department.
I think it possibly has something to do with drainage pooling. That is just a guess.
I am starting the BSN program in Spring and will have lots to learn.
I think that all of the nurses that work in the different ICU's are amazing people.
There was one nurse that was excellent. My sister was in the Trauma ICU for about 2 days, so I didn't get chance to get to know her. My sister had just graduated from nursing school
in Florida and got her nursing in the mail the day of the accident. Vivian my sisters nurse told my mom that nurses are sisters and that they take care of each other. This really touched my mom, she is also a nurse. The Dr. came out on New Years eve and confirmed what I was thinking, that she was not going to make it. Her ICP pressures were like 180 by time Dr. did rounds.
Vivian allowed family/friend back to allow us to say goodbye. My sister had wanted to be an organ donor so we had to wait a couple more hours to speak with them. In the mean time Vivian had given my mom her badge so she could go back and see my sister when she wanted. She also had moved my sister over in the bed and let me mom get into bed with my sister and hold her one last time.
I am so grateful for her doing that. You all are very amazing people.