A quick vent - page 2
I need to vent about my shift last night. I am still upset after 10 hours. I had a patient who had posterior neck surgery, an older woman who was in a lot of pain. When I came on she was... Read More
May 25, '04Occupation: SAHM, for now. From: WI, US ; Joined: Feb '04; Posts: 2,574; Likes: 322You did the right thing, 100%!! Good job.
This woman probably would have come to the desk either way... "mom's in too much pain, why haven't you done anything?" or "You've given mom too much medication. Are you trying to turn her into an addict?" Darned if you do, ya know.
It's sad that people don't have enough education when it comes to the management of either acute or chronic pain.
It sounds like you did an awesome job and you should be proud! I'd want you by my bedside if I had to go through surgery!