"Nurses and paperwork. The information is not being passed on"
About: Royal Bournemouth General Hospital / Urology Royal Bournemouth General Hospital Urology BH7 7DW
Posted by mikegruntfour (as ),
Much has been said in the press about nurses buried under paper. Here is my observation.
I am suffering from bladder tumours. I have an operation approximately every four months for the last 18 months. I have just had my seventh.
Prior to every operation I have a pre op where a senior nurse goes through my records. I am asked; have I got this or that and any implants. Fine BUT on the day of the operation I have another nurse go through a similar list of; have you got this or that and any implants. Once I am in the 'op' prep room the surgeon introduces himself and asks; have you got or had etc.
Since I have had seven cystoscopies in about fifteen months the continual repeated questions would seem to be a waste of time. WHY not have a question such as, has anything changed since your last operation? This would save valuable nurse time and help to provide a quicker turn round of patients/operations.
I am very happy with the medical treatment I have received except 'that' when I go through the check list with the nurse before my ‘op’ I request that two pillows are provide in the aesthetic room before I climb onto the operating couch, they are never there which causes a panic! I suffer from ankylosing spondylitis where my back is fused and cannot lay flat. The information simply is not being passed on.