I do not have really big issue to share, but I felt like I could share my experience on communication with family member/guardian of the patient and what impact it had on her and me.
I used to work as a charge nurse in a skilled care facility. I was a new graduate nurse, had been working only for few months as a nurse. One night, I had a new admit, who was transferred from hospital. She was a diabetic patient (it’s been a while so I do not remember her whole medical history). As I took care of her, I noticed she was hypoglycemic and nothing I was doing was raising her blood sugar, even after multiple orders from the doctor. I ran back and forth to keep her blood sugar stable, but nothing was working, so finally the doctor gave an order to send her to the hospital.… Continue reading
As I was born and raised in Nepal, I felt like I will not have problem being in this altitude. But I soon realized I was so wrong, I was out of breath after few steps uphill. I also began to appreciate how well maintained Telluride the town is. If places in my country were managed or organized this way, we could probably do so much better with tourism industry and move our country in right direction. But what I wish, what general people wish and expect are not fulfilled because we do not have good leaders at the top, we do not have resources, and the influence of surrounding countries do not make it easier either. When I look at health care industry here in the States, I feel like it is the same way: patients want everything to go perfect, and healthcare providers wants the same end results… Continue reading