Davey Do, RN Guide 68,407 Views
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Way to go DavyDo! Also an important reminder that documentation does actually matter.
There's always talk about lawsuits against the hospital after we hear of a situation where a patient's condition worsened and care was not properly rendered and/or documented.
Such was the talk of a patient I admitted some time ago. All I heard were stories from other staff members and no administrative official ever said anything to me about the patient, so I wasn't concerned.
This morning I had to attend a mandatory inservice on safety which primarily focused on duties and documentation having to do with staff assignments, patient rounds, observation levels, restraints, and fall risks.
Again, this patient that I had admitted was discussed. I don't remember exactly what was said, but it had to do with the patient's worsened condition and staff's intervention and documentation.
At the end of the inservice, the second-in-command of the psych division, my boss's boss, approached me and said, "There's something I've been meaning to tell you" and she again referred to the aforementioned patient.
Her exact words were: "Your documentation saved our ***!"
I felt pretty good about that and wanted to share it with you all.
Did you ever notice that people (allnurses members, e.g.) will write "ect" when they mean "etc"?
Et cetera, abbreviated to etc. is a Latin expression used in English to mean "and other things", or "and so forth". Translated literally from Latin, et means 'and', while cetera means 'the rest'; thus the expression means 'and the rest (of such things)'.
Electroconvulsive Therapy (ECT), often referred to as shock treatment, is a psychiatric treatment in which seizures are electrically induced in patients to provide relief from mental disorders.
I wonder if the drug company that makes Drain-No also makes other controlled substances?
Ice Pack, STAT! Reassess when cooler hands prevail.
I remember a doctor that worked on a rehab unit.
I saw him put on the accent any time there was an issue for one of his patients. One minute, no accent, the next minute, super strong German accent.
I worked at a facility that had an involuntary psych unit. I worked 3-11 at the time and was on the medical floor that was adjacent to the psych wing. There was this one very flamboyant psychiatrist that would always start his rounds around 11:30pm or so.
So the psychiatrist breezes in at midnight and wakes everyone up? I would KILL him.
I wonder: Do we know of any Snowflakes who matured and seasoned and eventually became COBs?
Were we ever Snowflakes?
Did we mature and season like Lucy's January snowflakes?
they have to "sedate" Will. Will's mother does this by plunging an IM needle ALL THE WAY INTO HIS AC.
We went out for a lunch one day and it was raining. I happened to pass him driving along and he had an umbrella open, in his car, blocking the driver's side window and part of the windshield. When we arrived at lunch I asked what happened with his umbrella. He responded that there was a crack in his car frame that allowed water to get in, so he always drove like that when it rained. I found it hilarious that my boss making $200K+ had a crappier car than me, making FAR less.
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