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#4462841 - 02/24/19 09:18 PM I'd Like to Check on a Patient....  
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A sweet grandmother telephoned St. Joseph's Hospital. She timidly asked, "Is it possible to speak to someone who can tell me how a patient is doing?"

The operator said, "I'll be glad to help, dear. What's the name and room number of the patient?"

The grandmother in her weak, tremulous voice said, Norma Findlay, Room 302."
The operator replied, "Let me put you on hold while I check with the nurse's station for that room."

After a few minutes, the operator returned to the phone and said,
"I have good news. Her nurse just told me that Norma is doing well. Her
blood pressure is fine; her blood work just came back normal and her
Physician, Dr. Cohen, has scheduled her to be discharged tomorrow."
The grandmother said, "Thank you. That's wonderful. I was so worried. God bless you for the good News."

The operator replied, "You're more than welcome. Is Norma your daughter?"

The grandmother said, "No, I'm Norma Findlay in Room 302. No one tells me $h17."


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#4462844 - 02/24/19 09:38 PM Re: I'd Like to Check on a Patient.... [Re: F4UDash4]  
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#4462852 - 02/24/19 10:25 PM Re: I'd Like to Check on a Patient.... [Re: F4UDash4]  
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That's a great one! yep


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#4462853 - 02/24/19 10:28 PM Re: I'd Like to Check on a Patient.... [Re: F4UDash4]  
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#4462863 - 02/24/19 11:34 PM Re: I'd Like to Check on a Patient.... [Re: F4UDash4]  
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Good one ! It is probably a true story..


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#4462873 - 02/25/19 01:48 AM Re: I'd Like to Check on a Patient.... [Re: LB4LB]  
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Good one ! It is probably a true story..


Doubtful. A discharge can be logistically simple or complicated, but either way it involves plenty of up front interaction with the patient.

#4462876 - 02/25/19 02:13 AM Re: I'd Like to Check on a Patient.... [Re: F4UDash4]  
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I was just joking.

The vast majority of time I have seen absolute professionalism and compassion for patients and their families. I have also seen some stuff that was just flat out wrong.


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#4462878 - 02/25/19 02:31 AM Re: I'd Like to Check on a Patient.... [Re: F4UDash4]  
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OMG, to true. Wife had an issue like it.


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#4462890 - 02/25/19 05:23 AM Re: I'd Like to Check on a Patient.... [Re: LB4LB]  
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Originally Posted by LB4LB
I was just joking.

The vast majority of time I have seen absolute professionalism and compassion for patients and their families. I have also seen some stuff that was just flat out wrong.


There's outright negligence, but there's also what I call the "toddler factor" - in that just like with child rearing you simply cannot be in direct supervision "every single second". In the case of patients it's more like "every single ten minute block of time". And sometimes, just like with toddlers born to good parents, bad things unfortunately happen...

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