"When you get those rare moments of clarity, those flashes when the universe makes sense, you try desperately to hold on to them. They are the life boats for the darker times, when the vastness of it all, the incomprehensible nature of life is completely illusive. So the question becomes, or should have been all a long... What would you do if you knew you only had one day, or one week, or one month to live. What life boat would you grab on to? What secret would you tell? What band would you see? What person would you declare your love to? What wish would you fulfill? What exotic locale would you fly to for coffee? What book would you write?"

Thursday, June 7, 2012

Well, that is true...

So when we do an admission assessment, we always have to ask the same questions for everyone. So much so in fact that it's easy to memorize. Regardless, there is one question that is in the beginning of the admission assessment that prompts the RN to ask the patient to describe in their own words why they feel they came to the hospital or why they got admitted. This is done to highlight the patients understanding of the plan of care and to document the initial symptoms the patient is experiencing so the admission story is easily referenced by all RNs taking care of that patient. So this is how it went down this morning:

NURSE coworker: "can you tell me what brought you into the hospital today?"

Patient: "umm........an ambulance...."

I almost died from holding the "kudos!!!" in. She WAS right...

:-) WNB


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