Am I *Too* nice? - page 2
Hello all,its me again with another question about nursing home nursing.:) I have been at odds with the day shift nurse for 3 days now,because she insists on making one of the residents walk,who... Read More
Oct 14, '02From: US ; Joined: Oct '01; Posts: 6,238; Likes: 1,829Originally posted by spineCNOR
No Crispix, you are not being just a softie--this lady needs to be evaluated by an orthopedic surgeon. She also needs a better quality X-ray than a portable, read by a radiologist. Forcing this lady to walk when she feels she can't put weight on her leg, WHEN SHE HAS NOT HAD A PROPER MEDICAL EVALUATION, seems cruel to me. You are right to pursue this issue to help this poor lady, and to determine if she needs further treatment.
My thoughts EXACTLY...you have no idea how many negative hips on bedside xrays I have sent for repair of a fx...I think and ER eval is in order, personlly...does this lady have family to get involved? Is she with it enough to state (with some off to the side hints) that she wants to go to the hospital? All she has to do is say she wants to go to the ER and she has to be sent-she has the right, going into a nursing home does not mean you don't get to choose for your self...also, if this lady does not want to get OOB it is also her right and it is ABUSE (and illegal) if she is forced.
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END OF PROBLEM, END OF DISCUSSION WITH THIS IDIOT NURSE WHO OUGHT TO BE HUNG UP BY HER THUMBS !!!!
Oct 14, '02Occupation: Haemetology nurse Specialty: Oncology/Haemetology/HIV ; From: US ; Joined: May '02; Posts: 7,040; Likes: 7,483As an oncology nurse, the pain could be from any number of things - that would not show up in a routine xray. The patient needs a thorough evaluation by an internist and/or orthopod stat.
Seen alot of multiple myelomas DX'd this way as well as few other things (not so good)