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Same as prior comment. Nurse/tech did not know how to take difficult blood draw. She said she "thought" she could do it. Surgery nurses were the best. But no explanation or treatment was given by physician or other medical personnel (even when asked) for severe reaction after regaining consciousness in recovery. I treated myself with my own medications after I got home but pain from this reaction lasted two days. Inconsistent levels of competence and little ability to adapt to more complex medical needs of some patients. More respect for patient understanding of and input into own medical care would bring the atmosphere up to 2013 standards of patient/physician/staff communication.
Submitted May 20, 2013
Went in for a carotid artery surgery. took my own meds because I can't take the generics. I needed to get back on my Coumadin and Beta Pace as soon as possible.Nurse gave me hell because I brought books and she said she would have to search my bag. They listed me as diabetic (NOT)and brought me a 2200 calorie breakfast with sausage. I'm allergic to nutrasweet and they put a packet on my breakfast tray for sweetner. They took forever to restart my meds because they had sent them to pharmacy. Finally got the meds moving when I went into a-fib. Then they brought generics and not enough Coumadin so I had to stay overnight because my protime was too low. Following day protime was still low and the cardiac doctor's nurse prac. tried to make me stay another day after two doctors had released me, so I released myself because I do home monitoring and know what I need to do.They made me sign a form that I went "against advice of my doctor." I was classified as a "difficult patient."
Submitted Aug. 8, 2012