Nurses: Do you remember every patient?

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“It’s you! You were my Nurse! You took care of me…”

What do you do… what do you say when you are approached by a former patient who wants to show their appreciation for the care you provided?

What happens when you don’t remember them?


Awkward silence

I don’t know about you… but I’ve cared for A LOT of patients in my short time in this profession. I barely remember what day of the week it is, let alone remember names / faces of former patients that I may have cared for from months (or years) ago.

Do you ‘play it off’ like you remember them…. or do you politely explain/apologize for not remembering them?

What do you say to them? What is your response?

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You are sometimes not enough. Ask for help.

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Asking for help is not a sign of weakness. It’s a sign of strength.

Ask for help and ask for feedback. Especially when human lives are on the line.

You are sometimes not enough for your patient.

Put your pride in your pocket and recruit the help of your team.

Your level of experience will not matter when things get tough, when you get overwhelmed. When you are ‘drowning’.

It’s about the patient. Ask for help.

Do not let bad things happen.

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Nurses: Don’t get caught up in the Do’ey things..

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We all get overwhelmed and sometimes buried with the endless amount of tasks required. Our mind races every time we enter each patient’s room.

We have a “flight of ideas” …. and every thought possible starts racing through our mind. We get so consumed by the thoughts that we focus solely on the actions of our hands performing the tasks needed.

Do’ey things: the education, psychometric, and anthropomorphic skills needed to complete a physical task.

..[heard inside your head]

..what med am I giving?

..did I call that family member back?

..what about that drainage, did I document that?

..or was that my other patient?

..are these medications compatible?

While these tasks are vitally important, don’t get so caught up in the Do’ey things that you forget the one thing that matters the most.

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