Saturday, March 16, 2013
I wonder if you made it
When you have a patient who you know is in a life threatening situation and you work hard to stabilize them, naturally it affects you more. You send them up to ICU hoping they will be OK. Maybe they won't. Thats the kind of case that you think about longer than normal. You are amazed they lived this long.
So naturally you want to know what happened. You can't go into their chart to see if they made it. Thats a no no. You can't call the station and ask about them. Thats a no no.
Nurses don't want to know what happens to their patients out of some kind of malicious intent. We want to know because we care. We helped them live a little longer. We want to know if it made a difference. Now a days we are left wondering.
Posted by girlvet at 11:02 AM