Homecare Essentials 15


June 23, 2012

Day 43

Vitals: BP: 80/50,  Temperature: 36.5, O2 Sat: 88, HR:  44, RR:  22

HOMECARE ESSENTIALS 15: ACCESS TO MEDICAL EMERGENCY RESPONSE TEAM

Today:

Her vitals went berserk.
Her toes and fingers have discoloration.
Her breathing is so labored.
Dr. Sabal said bring her to the hospital.
Nurses said bring her to the hospital.
So there was only one thing to do, call Rescue 411.

picture from the Rescue 411 website

We knew an emergency situation such as this would come, and we registered Melit to this group. They sent an ambulance right away at no cost.

Melit is back to the Emergency Room of Cagayan de Oro Medical Center.

THIS WE LEARNED ALONG THE WAY

It is not good to bring a critical patient to the emergency room in the evening. Even if the signs of cyanosis and hypoxia were already obvious, and her conditions were deteriorating, resident doctors still wait for the specialists to come in the morning. Sometimes, it might be too late. Come at daytime, when specialists can attend to the patient right away.

Best to go to the hospital: from 9:00 am to 2:00 PM.

Best time to leave the hospital: evenings – the traffic are much better.

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