My patient is a young child who has a trach. He is having many respiratory problems.
How long do trach patients usually stay in the hospital? Is it usually 1-2 weeks or 1-2 months? Anyone care to make a guess? Please let me know how long your patient usually stays in the hospital. Thanks so much.
Oct 31, '11
Quote from Blackcat99
That's great news. Yes, my patient is doing really good right now at the hospital. His Mom said he should be home in about 2-3 days.
That's great news! My feeling is the mom has a point there. The longer they are in the hospital the greater chance of picking up a nasty bug. On the other hand, some parents wait too long and delay the inevitable when their status is clearly on a downward trend. Sounds like you were worried about him.
When I worked at Children's we had a few babies who stayed for months, but it's unusual nowadays it seems. A big part of that was the family situation.
-- I share your frustration . . .if the supervisors don't care you're at an impasse but the care you do give is probably helping to prevent it from getting much worse -- and rhetorically speaking to the slackers -- if you only have one patient why can't you do-your-freakin-job?
Last edit by nursel56 on Oct 31, '11