I have worked in nursing for 27 years and have never ran across this before. Hope you can help.
I work in a nursing home on nights. I have a resident called Ellen. She has a coccyx decub and back pain. She has a Fentynl 100 patch. Last night she was in so much pain all night long.The only med we have for overriding pain is Tylenol 2 every 4 hours and nothing stronger. The daughter who is POA doesn't want to "dope" her up. She won't let her have any a sleeper or sedative either.:angryfire
We have gotten orders from the doctor for a stronger med, but it gets taken away because of the daughter.
Any suggestions on what to do? Should I contact the Ombudsman for our region?
Thanks for your suggestions,