MAGNET MONDAY: Nurse partners with patient for calming solution
I wanted to share an example of excellent patient centered care that I witnessed on the Acute Care for the Elderly (ACE) unit recently. Corbie Haas, RN had a patient who was not comfortable in the bed or the recliner chair. The patient was also a high fall risk, becoming anxious because she could not get comfortable, and starting to jump up out of bed.
Corbie had a conversation with her and asked her what she does at home during the day to be comfortable. The patient said she sits in a rocking chair at home and it soothes and relaxes her. Corbie went above and beyond to find a rocking chair for this patient. Escort was able to find a rocking chair from Labor & Delivery and bring it to patient. There were no more troubles with the patient the rest of the day and she remained safe in her rocking chair.
Not only did Corbie find a rocking chair, but she sat and talked with the patient to really find out the root of the problem and a solution. Great job!!!
Sarah Lissau, RN