Oh, forgot to say, we have admit discharge criteria... the poor tree that died for that useless piece of paper. The doc's don't have to follow it, and don't wate your time calling administration to say that they don't meet admit criteria.
I've had everything from a fresh post op C-scetion to a GI bleed to a fresh post op AAA.
Our sister unit, the Cardiac Surgery unit, once the cream of the crop, now takes anything that comes in the door to keep the beds full.
Haven't you heard..... A nurse is a nurse is a nurse
Sorry for the tone..... this is the one thing that boils my blood pressure in record time. Hey, if I was having "the BIG ONE", I would not want to be in MICU with my nurse saying "why are those ST alarms going off?" "Your chest is supposed to hurt honey, you've had a heart attack"..
Attitude readjustment:stone :stone :stone :