We’ve all taken care of the ‘Frequent Flyer’ patient.
Oh, you know who I’m talking about. The non-compliant patient that just can’t seem to get a grasp on self-care.
It becomes a self-defeating act of caring for them and we sometimes grow weary of the repeat cycle. Admitted for the same chronic diagnosis and medical condition because they failed to care for themselves.
And when I say “fail”, I mean they refuse to adhere to their medical therapy that has been reviewed with them a dozen times before.
We all feel that they don’t care about their own health, because they know if (and when) they fail to care for themselves appropriately… all they have to do is show up in the hospital (again).
Wash – Rinse – Repeat
I’m here to suggest an alternative way of thinking when caring for that returning repeat re-admission:
Practice makes perfect
Sooner or later that chronic diabetic is going to be in DKA. Sooner or later that chronic kidney disease patient will be in full renal failure. Sooner or later that heart failure patient with be in shock.
Sooner or later that next patient is going to need your ‘A’ game.
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