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RE: Switching nursing fields
I switch fields about 1 1/2 years ago from Cardiac to Community Psych Nursing. Before working with cardiovascular I worked on a Tele floor which
is a lot like med-surg but with heart monitoring. If someone was interested
in going back into the hospital...the key to success is to find a hospital that has a reputation for being the best. They will train you 3,6,9, months are longer if needed i.e. Baylor Heart and Vascular in Dallas Tx. or others like it.
Usually, 3-12 hr shifts (you choose the days), week day or 2-12hr on week end. 5 to 6 pt. load, but, the pressure is still very much present.
I am sorry for not getting back sooner but, I was called away that night and
unable to get on line until now. Mom passed away 2am March 20th.
We tried scopalamine patch, compazine po, ativan po and reglan po.
The creams were asked for but the nurse did not want to use because she
said they did not work. Please, tell me if I'm wrong but, I feel the very minium
care was provided. This was a nightmare. It appeared has we loaded her up with MS and watched her slowly die from no water or food. Mom had N/V for 11 days and nights. The only thing ordered to give was MS and Phenergan injections every 4hrs, which mom hated. I had to keep asking for something else to try because the nurses were not doing anything except taking VS and the (one time) teaching on meds
when mom first got home. On week-ends we were told no new orders and pharmacy would not open until Monday. Each time we were told when the nurse first arrive "I sorry I'm late I have someone else who is bad". That made us feel we were not as important (although we understood). I was told when I called in a panic that "comfort care only". Going to the hospital would
mean that she would have to be DC from hospice. I had downloaded "Hospice Alliance" before bringing her home and knew the standards of care so I compared their promise of provision with Alliance and there seems to be a gross handling of comfort care. In fact there was no comfort at all. What should be my next step? I don't want this to happen to
another family. It was terrible!
Hello, My Name Is Nona. I'm A Cardiovascular Rn At Baylor Dallas.
My Mom Went Home On Hospice 7 Days Ago With Cancer That Has Spead To Bone, Stomach, Lungs, And Brain. It Has Been A Nightmare.
N/v Continuously. We Are Giving Phenergan Q 6, Ms Drops And Im., She Is Alert And Orient, Vss, Pain Managed But The N/v Stays Out Of Control. I Need Help. What We Are Doing Is Not Working.
Hello to all.
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