Tuesday, July 02, 2013

uh oh

You know what sucks?  When you send your critically ill patient up to ICU and within 10 minutes you hear:
"Anesthesia stat to room ______".  That's the room the patient went to. Uh oh.
Now they need to be intubated..

Their sats were good when they left, what happened?  Everything else was in the shitter, but the sats were good.

There is no one to tell you what happened.  With HIPAA we can''t ask what happened.  It would be an invasion of privacy and all that. We never find out what happens to our patients and that sucks.


Anonymous said...

Yeah. I bring a patient to the ER and deliver them to the trauma room. Give my report to the doc and a half dozen nurses and a couple specialists. I get out of the way and go write my report. Afterward I walk out to one of the staff who I just talked to in the trauma room. "How's she doing?" I ask. "Oh, we can't tell you." Okay, so I'll learn to care less about my patients and whether my interventions helped. Thanx.

Anonymous said...

What!? Thats nuts we can ring up to the ward/transfer hospital and identify ourselves and get an update... that is in NZ though...