Pt.'s husband asked to try on SCD's !


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At least he didn't want to try on anything that belonged to the baby.....

Specializes in ER, Medicine.

I would have let him try them on. I enjoy being around light hearted family members/patients. Besides it's not like he was asking for some tylenol from the med room for himself or for some needles to take home.

Elvish, BSN, DNP, RN, NP

17 Articles; 5,259 Posts

Specializes in Community, OB, Nursery.

Yeah....not really that big a deal. If mom really needs the SCDs, then no. But if she's getting up, I might let him try them on while she's up.

NamasteNurse, BSN, RN

4 Articles; 680 Posts

Specializes in Pediatrics, Geriatrics, LTC. Has 8 years experience.

Honestly, none of that sounded weird to me. My best friend's husband decided to become a nurse after witnessing his childs birth and has been at it for over 20 years now. He became an instructor last year.

Virgo_RN, BSN, RN

3,543 Posts

Specializes in Cardiac Telemetry, ED.
The velcro pads that go around a patients calf and gently vibrate with intermittant pressure to prevent a DVT from breaking off.

SCDs are used in order to prevent DVTs from forming. They should not be used on someone that has a DVT, as they can cause the DVT to break off and become a PE.

vashtee, RN

1,065 Posts

Specializes in DOU.

After working 2 or 3 twelve hour shifts in a row, I want to try the SCDs, too!

Flare, ASN, BSN

5 Articles; 4,431 Posts

Specializes in school nursing, ortho, trauma.

it sounds to me like he is very interested in what is going on with his wife. And if he is serious about wanting to go into nursing and OB - then more power to him! And so what if momma wanted to stand and comfort him - she may have just been tired of sitting and lying down. Too much time on the back and too much time stiing and you have a back ache along with abdominal pain.

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