SpongeAndBubbles · 01/08/2018 16:43
If someone specifies they don't want their first name used (does happen) I use their last but actually go to them (had a few incidents where three people have gotten up to a common surname haha
As for doctors it honestly varies I do say the whole name, other nurses in a rush just say last name for doctors but I always assure for what certain tests or females who didn't have time to puta bra on gets a female nurse or female doctor if they wish :)
SpongeAndBubbles · 01/08/2018 18:14
Aw why would you want to avoid us
There are a lot of accidents for both but as for one's I've seen lately...
Children: for accidents trampolines without netting are a biggy, sprains, breaks, head injuries ect
Swallowing things: batteries, small objects, magnets(one kid asked if another magnet could attach to his belly where it were )
Falls, ingestion/poisoning and burns are common, from finding random things to consume that shouldn't be to tripping over steps ect it's generally unsupervised stuff
for adults its much wider poisoning but burns and falls do still occur commonly along with breaks, cuts, splinters under nails, ect
SilverHairedCat · 01/08/2018 18:50
At what point do receptionists, not RGNs, get training in note taking of symptomsi attended A&E 2 years ago with the worst migraine of my life, terrified I was having a stroke, clutching my head, trying not to scream, barely able to stand up let alone speak and explained I'd had migraine for 20 years, had taken my triptans, and this was not responding, was the worst pain I'd ever experienced, I was suffering facial paralysis, was confused in my speech and was scared and begged for help.
She wrote down "bad headache" on the triage sheet.
If I hadn't been in so much pain and so confused, if have put in a formal complaint as it was 2 more hours before I saw the triage nurse. I wanted to be sure I wasn't having a stroke
Runrunrudolf · 01/08/2018 19:06
Regular receptionists are not trained professionally just to take notes and refer to someone to get tests, they need to write Dowm the patients description to a T not "bad headache" have had this a few times with lack of depth or wording, the doctors need to know the symptoms.
I'm sorry for the experience you had it sounds awful
FruitCider · 01/08/2018 21:04
Oh gosh that's awfully violent FruitCider ￼
For a nicotine patch?? I get this with pain meds but not that,
Sounds like they need the patch haha
I'm a prison detox nurse, I get threatened at least 10 times a shift over nicotine patches, they heat them, vapourise the glue and smoke them, then tell me they have lost it or bring back bits of bin liner cut in the shape of a patch. We spend £10'000 a MONTH on the bloody things! But yes I get abuse about reducing pain meds too
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