I came in for chronic pain and they took care of me while I was there, but refused to send me home with a prescription. I feel like this, just because “some” people misuse prescription medication doesn’t... more mean that ALL people do. So if one nurse is bad shall I assume all of them are bad nurses? The Doctors today aren’t doing their jobs because of what’s in the media, and because of people who have addiction to pain medication. I suffer from chronic pain, I have Fibromyalgia- Arthritis, in several places- and have suffered for years without pain medication. I don’t do therapy or anything, I’ve learned to live with it. The day I decided to go to the ER was because I couldn’t take the pain and swelling any longer. The ER doctor gave me narcotic medication because I hadn’t had any, but she said she doesn’t prescribe it. All because of the bad guys out here strung out off it. How as a Doctor you turn the other cheek knowing someone can benefit from something but you deny them, because of the poor example of others that clearly had nothing to do with me. I think it’s absurd and against the law to deny me care. I keep a log of every Dr I see and every place I go, because I’m going to file a lawsuit, know your law and rights people. If something bad happened to me and a Dr knows that they could’ve helped me and didn’t because of some stupid reason, sue their ass. You will win. 95% of all cases against hospitals and Dr offices win if you have a good case and cause. I’ve won $25k in one. I have another ready for court soon. I know people right now who are getting all types of opioids and narcotics and they don’t have to put up a fight to get them. Some getting them are selling their pills, and it’s not right. I get to the bottom and build my case, and win. Elkhart County Dr. suck big time. You know of any good caring doctors, I’ll wait, they there to collect a paycheck and maybe taking the pills themselves.
I went in to visit a friend and his nurses were horrible. He would press the call button and they would either never show up or after about 4 times pressing the button they would come in. They weren't... more busy in this unit. They appeared to all be talking or on the computer. He was in med surgery unit. I am an EMT in the Air Force. I also took nursing. The lack of work ethic and incompetent nursing abilities was very prevalent! I had to tell them to empty his cath bag. It was completely full of urine! I relayed that he did not need a UTI on top of almost dying from a staph infection, which the doctors repeatedly misdiagnosed and kept sending him home. His wife told me they hadn't checked his cath all day! First of all they are supposed to be keeping track of his I and O. It was obvious they were not. Improve on your hospital and its staff..because I would literally drive to the next city for competence and decent patient care!!
Rate of readmission after discharge from hospital (hospital-wide)
Rate - 15.6% (0.4% below the national rate)
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