My Procedures I class had an assignment to post a discussion thread about geriatric patients, this was my post:
In The Zone
"My most recent experience with an older patient involved a chest x-ray
while they were seated in a wheelchair. While I was trying to remove the
armrests he was saying "Help Me", so I thought maybe he needed help. I
tried to move his arm, which he was having trouble doing, and he then
tried to punch me in the privates. The first time I was a little stunned
and thought he was joking until he improved his aim on the next punch.
Luckily, there wasn't much force behind it, but as a result, I increased
my distance while still trying to get the x-ray. I'm not sure if he was
suffering from dementia, but it was a memorable morning in a combat
I'll be posting less frequently, since it is getting very close to the end of the semester, and I have a few grades that are "on the bubble". Three tests this Friday to end the semester, then Finals start on Monday the 10th to Wednesday the 12th.
Keep on Prepping - K