New Hospital Rules to Encourage Inclusion of Patient’s Family Medical Advice
Taking the nurse’s concern and experience seriously, Apachee Hospital will be instituting a couple of new rules as of January 1, 2021. The first of which will require every visitor of a patient to wear a large lanyard around their neck designating their profession. (e.g. carpenter, stock broker, teacher).
“Everyday we get a lot of valuable medical advice from family members about the care we are providing their loved ones,” charge nurse Stacey Segenski said. “We thought we knew we what we were doing given our medical backgrounds and the top scientific research that backs up our treatment plans but according to the patient’s families, we’re wrong and we have no idea what we’re doing. That’s why we’ve asked the administration to support our decision to require all visitors to identify their professions, by wearing a large lanyard around their necks.”
Family’s “Medical Professional ” Will Be Taken Seriously
“We often hear from family members that there is a “medical professional” in the family and typically, we put that person on speaker phone so that they can share with us what medication and treatments we should be providing,” said Director of Nursing Jane Mezzoritti. “We take this medical advice very seriously, making sure to have each of our nurses document the new and improved care plan in the patient’s chart and immediately update the physician on all the changes that are being made to the patient’s care.”