We Open Tomarrow!!!!

  1. Our new inpatient facility. It is SOOOOOOO beautiful. Sixteen private rooms. Two family lounges with fireplaces, the nurses station all done in cherry wood. There is a library and a family kitchen complete with stove, fridge and microwave. A family laundry room and a family shower on the lower level. In the reception area there is a player piano and a beautiful water fountain. The patients will have access to a whirlpool and the familys will feel comfortable bringing their children to a beautiful playroom, to be staffed by volunteers. It has been a busy two months for the nurses trying to get policys in place and the little details together-like where to put the meds/syringes/kardexs/mars/stock. We know that we are going to be taking care of dying patients and their terrified familys, so we want to make sure we do it RIGHT. Keep us in your prayers!!!!!
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    About ShayRN, MSN

    Joined: Mar '04; Posts: 1,082; Likes: 2,526
    Hospice nurse; from US
    Specialty: 18 year(s) of experience in Corrections, Cardiac, Hospice

    9 Comments

  3. by   P_RN
    You are helping people that's the main thing. You are helping them Live while they can in a beautiful setting. Best wishes.
  4. by   doodlemom
    Wow, it sounds like a beautiful inpatient facility! Good luck.
  5. by   HannasMom
    Sounds wonderful! Good luck on the opening. This will be a very special place.
  6. by   Liddle Noodnik
    Quote from ShayRN
    Our new inpatient facility. It is SOOOOOOO beautiful. Sixteen private rooms. Two family lounges with fireplaces, the nurses station all done in cherry wood. There is a library and a family kitchen complete with stove, fridge and microwave. A family laundry room and a family shower on the lower level. In the reception area there is a player piano and a beautiful water fountain. The patients will have access to a whirlpool and the familys will feel comfortable bringing their children to a beautiful playroom, to be staffed by volunteers. It has been a busy two months for the nurses trying to get policys in place and the little details together-like where to put the meds/syringes/kardexs/mars/stock. We know that we are going to be taking care of dying patients and their terrified familys, so we want to make sure we do it RIGHT. Keep us in your prayers!!!!!

    It sounds amazing!

    I've always enjoyed (does that sound weird, "enjoyed"?) end of life care. Unfortunately since I tend toward depression I think it would get to me if that was all I did.

    Please come back and tell us how it is going/how it went when you opened!

    xo
    Zoe
  7. by   leslie :-D
    it sounds like a home away from home, w/all the welcoming comforts.
    i worked inpatient for sev'l yrs and have had the most intimate and memorable experiences there.
    wishing you all things blessed....

    leslie
  8. by   doodlemom
    Quote from zoeboboey
    It sounds amazing!

    I've always enjoyed (does that sound weird, "enjoyed"?) end of life care. Unfortunately since I tend toward depression I think it would get to me if that was all I did.

    Please come back and tell us how it is going/how it went when you opened!

    xo
    Zoe
    Zoe, I can tell you that doing this work is not the least bit depressing. I, myself tend towards depression and this work is very uplifting to me. People that I meet always say "oh that must be a very depressing job" but I would bet that anyone here will tell you that it is the opposite.
    Last edit by doodlemom on Sep 18, '06
  9. by   hcan
    That sounds like a dream of a hospice. Good luck and God bless all you do!
  10. by   EmptytheBoat
    Looks are deceiving, care is what matters. God speed!
  11. by   Liddle Noodnik
    Quote from doodlemom
    Zoe, I can tell you that doing this work is not the least bit depressing. I, myself tend towards depression and this work is very uplifting to me. People that I meet always say "oh that must be a very depressing job" but I would bet that anyone here will tell you that it is the opposite.

    Thanks for that. If I ever do go back into nursing I think I may do that. I honestly never felt the same kind of stress/anxiety etc when I was working with that kind of patient and their families. Often a lot of reconciliation and healing will happen between family members, or at least for the patient in reviewing his/her life and making peace with it. I also feel ok about pain management, even though sometimes the meds will speed up the dying process (not purposely of course... did anyone see House tonite on TV?). I think too that spiritual issues are often addressed, and that is something I truly feel is important.


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