We had an OB patient die today - page 2

yesterday i was on l&d today when we got a call from postpartum that one of the patients who had delivered earlier had an extremely low bp. i went over after our resident, thinking pp hemorrhage,... Read More

  1. by   imenid37
    That's so sad for everyone. I will keep you and her family in my thoughts and prayers.
  2. by   linfull
    Quote from Hellllllo Nurse
    My sympathies to the pt's family and to you. However, you included a whole lot of into in your post- town you live in, date of death, family info and even pt initials!

    Maybe you should go back and delete some of the identifying info in your post, for pt confidentiality.
    I work in Med. Records and my boss just showed us what we could be fined with if we break pt confidentiality.... $10,000 fine and up to 5 years. Now, would that really happen? I don't know and I don't want to find out! I take the contract I signed very, very seriously. I hope that you have not spoken to people about this pt and included any of the info that was posted here...no edit button when it is face-to-face. Be more careful!
  3. by   mother/babyRN
    I am so sorry but bully for you for taking control of the situation. As for the person who wants the resident reported, as a former cardiac nurse I have to tell you that I disagree unless it continues to happen. People freeze once in awhile. It is why we have to work together. OB deaths shock everyone....I have seen that happen in critical care as well when the patient was a young person....Someone should gently approach the resident and talk to her and not be so quick to judge....That is, until or unless it happens to you. This is how we learn..Yes, she should have the issue addressed. No, the first time should NOT be a firing or chastizing point.....Ease up...
  4. by   zambezi
    I totally understand...we also had an ob patient die this week. I don't work OB...but the code was called overhead and I went to it...pt was still in the OR...it took about two hours to code and stablize her...she "lived" but I don't think that she will make it out of the hospital...It was an absolutely heartbreaking experience to have to watch...I could go on and on about it Needless to say, it has been weighing on my mind...it must be a horrible time for the rest of these families...I can't even fathom...
  5. by   SmilingBluEyes
    WOW I AM just soooooo soooo sorry. I have no words; just breathless at this horrible event. My thoughts are with you and that patient as well as her family today. I am just so sorry.
  6. by   TammyWilson808
    I'm so sorry.

    I work in a family birthing unit in Hawaii and when we lose a baby the whole team, doctors and nurses alike, feel that loss. The unit is quiet and goings on keep going on but the hum of the place is just very sad. We weep behind closed doors, and comfort one another. We depend on each other; we are a team!

    You are in my thoughts and prayers. Tammy
  7. by   z's playa
    I'll pray for the family and the pt as well. That's so tragic and understandably upsetting for all involved in her care..including the doctor who i'm sure has had a few nightmares since then.
  8. by   SmilingBluEyes
    I hope the hospital provided debriefing and counseling for all involved in her care? If not, please seek at least ONE counseling session to talk about this, for your own emotional health's sake.
  9. by   nekhismom
    So sorry. Prayers went up for the family already.
  10. by   rnmi2004
    What a tragic event for the family to have to deal with.