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This nurse is truly an inspiration and her column should be required reading for nursing and medical students. I can so relate to her ICU experience - being a savior and a torturer. I flew in a helicopter for 25+ years - " saved" a few people, but amassed a lot of guilt as well. We must do better with death and dying and she gives me hope we are going in the right direction. Thank you for sharing this.
Just curious, do any of you have protocols or procedures for talking to patients on what, if anything, they remember during their cardiac arrest after they wake up?
My hospital would like more information. Not even sure it is out there.
Thanks so much!
Very good question cherrybreeze. I've worked critical care for over 30 years and have had some patients relate some interesting information about their resuscitation that they could not, and should not, have known about. I never had any training on this and just wondering if other nurses have had similar experiences. Also curious if any one knows of any educational programs that address this? Just wondering.
Thanks for your answer.
I am wondering if I could get some information on "Code Teams" and patient follow up.
Does your hospital have a designated "Code Team" for cardiac arrest patients? Who makes up the team?
If the patient survives, is he/she interviewed afterwards about their experience and who does this interview?
What types of questions are asked?
I'd be grateful for any information you could give me. Thanks!
I work in an ER in the midwest and my prescriptive formulary prohits me from prescribing tPA. Are there any NPs that can prescribe tPA for stroke patients without a collaborating physician or neurology specialist? Just curious about practices elsewhere.
Just curious, if a class on near-death experiences was available at a nursing conference, how likely is it that you would attend? Or, would you be interested in reading about this topic in a nursing journal?
I've had several patients relate this experience to me, but there is no information in nurse practitioner literature that I know of. Any information or links would be appreciated.
Thanks for the reply. I asked them about cough syrup and they said No. Maybe it's regional.
Would love input from NPs on this issue.
Several "Quick Care" programs (Minute Clinic, Little Clinic, etc) have been aggressively pursuing FNPs in our area. They will not allow NPs to prescribe any Scheduled Drugs, yet, require the NP to have a DEA license. Is this the practice every where? Is this reasonable?
Just curious. Thanks.
You may have this book already but if you don't, then run out and buy it. It is fabulous:
"FINAL GIFTS" by Callanan & Kelley
Inspirational read for nurses and families too.
I'm new to this board and would like to ask a couple of questions:
1. Have you ever had a patient who reported a near-death experience?
2. Would you be interested in some type of basic educational program about NDEs and other death-related phenomena for nurses (an hour or so)?
3. Should some type of education be required for other health care providers (docs, etc)?
Any ideas, thoughts, suggestions are welcome. Thanks.
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