A Day in the Life: Measuring Magic - page 3

I am an intern at a pediatric cardiologist's office. On clinical days I get to run ECGs (electrocardiogram) on tiny patients. Running ECGs is relatively simple. I stick eight electrodes onto... Read More

  1. Visit  sMoLsNurse profile page
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    Royhanosn- their bio states "burned out nurse". Yup sure sounds it!
  2. Visit  cardiacfreak profile page
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    Quote from royhanosn
    you do not give the patient false positive hopes. I just tell the patient no matter what age, the doctor will give you the intrepretation. Even though you may know, its not your job.
    Do you work with adults or kids? She made a little girl smile, if just for a minute, jeez Louise. Telling someone their heart has magic doesn't say, "Yup, you're all better." The heart does hold magic, compassion for instance.
  3. Visit  GrnTea profile page
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    Quote from royhanosn
    that is NOT your job to interpret. Dealing with a child is sensitive, especially with mom or dad hanging over your shoulder. Its the doctor, your BOSS, that does the interpretaion. Dont over drama this. Perhaps you are too sensitive for this job.
    you do the slog work, let the boss doctor do what he is trained to do, interpret. Perhaps there are things on the reading that need to be interpretted, the patient should not need to know.
    I believe that it's in the ANA Scope and Standards of Practice that we are able to make the NANDA-I nursing diagnosis of "Magic in a child's heart" after a careful assessment of the parent-child dyad. If it's not in both, it should be.

    Kendel.G
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    Quote from royhanosn
    that is NOT your job to interpret. Dealing with a child is sensitive, especially with mom or dad hanging over your shoulder. Its the doctor, your BOSS, that does the interpretaion. Dont over drama this. Perhaps you are too sensitive for this job.
    you do the slog work, let the boss doctor do what he is trained to do, interpret. Perhaps there are things on the reading that need to be interpretted, the patient should not need to know.
    Um...I think the OP is well aware that...

    "Thursday, when I was repeating this process for the umpteenth time that day, a sweet little girl looked up at me while I quickly read the unconfirmed analysis at the top of the page, "Is my heart all better?"

    Mom straightened and look hopeful. I couldn't answer that question. I am not educated enough to even guess"
  5. Visit  Lev <3 profile page
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    Quote from royhanosn
    you do not give the patient false positive hopes. I just tell the patient no matter what age, the doctor will give you the intrepretation. Even though you may know, its not your job.
    Hey, she did not interpret anything. Please keep the negativity to yourself. Thanks.
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    Quote from cardiacfreak
    Do you work with adults or kids? She made a little girl smile, if just for a minute, jeez Louise. Telling someone their heart has magic doesn't say, "Yup, you're all better." The heart does hold magic, compassion for instance.
    royhansosn is 14 years old according to the member information displayed at the bottom of his/her posts.
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  7. Visit  krisiepoo profile page
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    Quote from royhanosn
    you do not give the patient false positive hopes. I just tell the patient no matter what age, the doctor will give you the intrepretation. Even though you may know, its not your job.
    I hope if I'm sick, I will have a nurse with more compassion than this.

    She wasn't giving false hope, she was giving 'magic'. She made a little girl smile who was scared, she made a mom happy that her little girl was able to smile.
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