Reflection On Post-Partum Patient Experience

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Suzanna, I can definitely relate to your experience. It is so important that the patient knows you are their advocate. Unfortunately, physicians and residents often get upset and frustrated with nursing staff for asking for additional help. It is critical that everyone set aside their pride or “ego” when patient care is concerned. I have a similar scenario. We had a post-partum patient on our unit with a brain tumor that was becoming more and more unresponsive. I called the attending to inform him that patient’s status had changed remarkably. I explained that the patient was having issues maintaining her airway and that she needed to moved to an ICU immediately. He told me she will not go anywhere until she goes for a MRI and that he would

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