Mar 24, 2006

Locked out & a patient died

Short audio post today about being locked out and having a patient die on my watch.

Listening to: "Sweet Sangria" Tori Amos, Scarlet's Walk


At 13:55, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Good luck with the Neuro!!! I hate that stuff, it just won't stick in my head. For some reason, it just doesn't click for me.

I'm more of a renal type person :)

Anyway, thought you'd be interested to know that where I am, if death is expected, RNs can pronounce the death. If the patient is unexpected, it has to be a doctor.

At 15:49, Blogger Kim said...

Let's see - I guess you have to assume that the pt had spontaneous eye opening. They are definitely confused if only oriented x 1, and you have to assume they can move their extremities.

You have to assume an awful lot to answer that GCS question.

The urine output was a red herring.

They did not give you enough information to truly answer that question correctly. But god forbid you ever question a nursing instructor !


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