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sullidog
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« on: April 05, 2010, 04:53:00 PM »

any of you have nurses like this? Almost every time I have an issue or symptem they'll say I don't know I'll need to ask the doctor when he makes his rounds. What's the point of the nurses saying got any issues today when that is going to be their answer?
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« Reply #1 on: April 05, 2010, 04:58:10 PM »

They all want to cover their ass and not take responsibility.  If you happen to get an answer from them they quickly backpeddle and call the doctor for reassurance.  I have no idea why people think we have the best health care in the world. 

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« Reply #2 on: April 05, 2010, 05:14:26 PM »

Lol and last week they got upset with me because I would call the doctor instead of ask them first. Well no wonder!
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May 13, 2009, went to urgent care with shortness of breath
May 19, 2009, went to doctor for severe nausea
May 20, 2009, admited to hospital for kidney failure
May 20, 2009, started dialysis with a groin cath
May 25, 2009, permacath was placed
august 24, 2009, was suppose to have access placement but instead was admited to hospital for low potassium
august 25, 2009, access placement
January 16, 2010 thrombectomy was done on access
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« Reply #3 on: April 05, 2010, 08:30:47 PM »

As long as the nurse actually DOES ask the Doctor and you get the answer to your question be thankful!  I have a nurse that DOES answer my questions and she's ALWAYS WRONG - and I KNOW she's wrong.  Drives me nuts!!!!  And I make sure the Doctor knows, too.  I got a call last week from my pharmacy that fills my post transplant medications, and has filled them for the last year.  They wanted to confirm that I would be getting the "generic" anti-rejection meds.  I said "Absolutely NOT!  I am not to never get the generic on those meds".  I asked who wrote the script and they said Dr. Mulgrew and then she read the nurse's name.  So it was a script written by her, as per the Doctor, but SHE decided to give me generic.  ::)   You must always stay on top of the nurses.  Always!  Never be afraid to question their answers - if you ever get one from them.   :lol;

I understand your frustration.  Nurses can be - not always, but can be frustrating as hell and then their excuse is "We are just so busy today".  I don't doubt that, but please give me the time and attention I deserve while I'm here.
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« Reply #4 on: May 17, 2010, 05:57:19 PM »

My husband says the exact same thing! lol
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« Reply #5 on: May 17, 2010, 06:24:01 PM »

They all want to cover their ass and not take responsibility.  If you happen to get an answer from them they quickly backpeddle and call the doctor for reassurance.  I have no idea why people think we have the best health care in the world. 

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Just goes to show you that you cannot always rely on the medical staff. Some Staff I have come accross are actually afraid to interupt the Neph, even if its an emergency. I can see being respectful, but I believe some are intimidated.

Events like this just enforce that you need to take charge. If you must, go directly to the nephrologist if the middle persons are not knowledeable and take forever to respond. The Nursing staff may be great people but are only as good as their training/education and continued education.
I still come across nurses and Doctors that get a strange look on their face when I say Home Hemo Dialysis and they say you mean PD and then I must say " No its Hemo"  Then they state, you mean you can do hemo at home? 
And this is the medical community.........

Do not be afraid to go directly to the top for your answers.....

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