Archive for the 'OR/Periop Issues' Category

Working with Confused Patients

Monday, April 14th, 2008

RROHC nurses have been asking about how to talk with demented or confused patients. What I recommend is to try to communicate the current plan of care and obtain some kind of agreement. ¬†Also we have been reading the geriatric literature for help (the last AJNs have been great!). ¬†They recommend asking questions that allow […]

How to Set Patient Goals with Timing/Pt Awareness Challenges

Tuesday, February 26th, 2008

I was posed a question at the OR meeting….how do they set patient goals when time may be so limited with the patients, there’s no one but staff and an unconscious or sedated patient available in the majority of their areas? Cheryl Barger RN MSN Clinical Specialist, Special Projects, William Beaumont Hospital-Royal Oak | phone […]