What would you bring? - page 3

After reading/posting on the post on caring for Nurses or MD's...I thought of another question that may be amusing... If you were a patient, say you had back surgery or something where you were... Read More

  1. by   tvccrn
    Quote from TazziRN
    My dad had to stay overnight for a cardiac cath because of his kidney function, but had to stay flat for several hours after. What I did was prop his head up on pillows so he was slightly bent at the neck, lay a chux on his chest, and lay the plate on that. He was able to scoop the food into his mouth that way, much neater than me feeding him. That way the only thing he needed help with was the liquids.
    Why didn't the nurses tilt the bed a bit to help. That's one of the first things our nurses do when they get our patients from the cath lab. That way the patients are still straight but not totally flat. Make's a big difference in keeping a lot of them in bed for the time they should be.

  2. by   AlabamaBelle
    Quote from TriageRN_34
    OH these are great! Earplugs!!!!!! OH yeah!!!!!!!

    LOL Muffie...naaaaaaa I would leave the ambulance driving pillow at home to take care of the kids for once! LOL!!!!!!!! Plus my fluffy pillow doesn't snore!

    Amen to that!!!
    **My PDA
    **My MP3 player
    **my laptop and tilt stand
    **REAL kleenex & TP
    **my Bath & Bodyworks stuff
    **my fuzzy slippers & comfy gown (with a back)
    **my coffee cup
    **my makeup
    **plenty of water (sippy cup too) & snacks