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I have tremendous respect for the nurses and carers like yourself who 'care'., Musical. They work so hard and always go that extra mile to help their patients. You are certainly right when you say ""New nurse. Young and in over her head. She should've asked her Charge Nurse to take a look. It's not a sin to be in over your head, but not knowing it..." It's not just the young nurses. My daughter nearly died of septicemia through neglect and ignorance.
I'm sure Potty would have a few words to say as well. He works in a Care home and has actually written a book (fiction based on fact) and it highlights the plight of some patients. Have you thought about translating your experiences into a book?
I'd read that book cover to cover if it were a foot thick in small print.
I like reading stuff like this. I've only got experience as being the one poked and jabbed at 0500, but it always seemed like the nursing staff was always at a hard run. It's nice to know why.Thanks TJ. Look in here now and again and tell me if it gets boring or repetitive. I will not, of course, be revealing names of any facilities, patients or healthcare workers. In fact, I am apt to indicate areas other than the true one. Even though retired, I can't disregard privacy rights, nor would I want to do so.
My only hospital experience was after my prostate surgery, and it wasn't good. One little nurse (5-5 and 100 pounds dripping wet) tried to arrange me (about 200 pounds at the time) better in bed, and if it weren't for my wife helping, I would have ended up on the floor. My blood pressure had bottomed out and I was pretty much helpless at the time. Then she griped at my wife for helping. Another one woke me up in the middle of the night to give me pain medicine I didn't need. None of it sounds as bad as what you are describing, but I wanted the bleep out of there. My wife took a hell of a lot better care of me at home.
I'm glad that there are people like you who do care, but I don't have an overall good view of the medical profession in general.