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Experts issue gastric bleeding advice


my experience of gastric hemorrhage whilst I was alone on nights on a 20-bedded ward was frightening and impressive. I found a patient lying across his bed with his head and feet dangling over each side holding a kidney dish which was rapidly flooding. I phoned the doctor and then went back to try, unsuccessfully, to move his dead weight back along the bed into a better position. the doctor came fairly quickly and took one look at the patient. i asked for his help to make the patient more comfortable but he rushed off saying he had to look at the notes. i found a colleague on the neighboring ward, also on her own, who briefly came to help me position the patient. by the time the doctor returned a few minutes later, the patient had died.

Posted date

16 March, 2011

Posted time

10:52 am