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BoonieNurse

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BoonieNurse has 16 years experience and specializes in Cardiac, Skilled, Medical.

Married, mother of 2 grown children and grandmother of two preschoolers that I "sit" for several days a week. Went to nursing school in my thirties when my kids where 4 and 7 and worked part-time in a Level 1 ER as a tech while in school.

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    Ignorance or just not caring?

    I understand the MD not being able to give a pt a DEFINITE discharge date in advance, BUT the SW could have called for info re: motels and communicated this info to the patient.
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    Still a new nurse?

    I do the same as medsurgrnco.... I work both 7p and 7a shifts and have a facesheet that I made up on my computer for each shift. It has a column of routine tasks that gets crossed off when each is completed.... things like: crash cart check, check vital board, check am lab results, sign graphics, assessments, accuchecks, sign in room forms, count narcs, tape report, accucheck QC, stock med carts, etc....
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    Patient Advocacy and CODE STATUS?! Need feedback please!

    Before I became a nurse, my mother had been in a coma postop with sepsis for 2 weeks. On the 14th day (the only noc we had spent away from the hospital), my dad and I were awakened by a phone call that they had "coded" my mom. When we arrived at the hospital and I asked the nurse why they had done that, she replied "You didn't tell us not to".... we had NO IDEA that we had to do that. I ALWAYS make sure that my (very sick) patients and their families know that they have options. I feel that this is a moral obligation as a patient advocate.