Nursing Policy - Ontario parents
Interestingly enough, I had a conversation with one of our nurses last night who told me she "thought we were not allowed to put a trach back in"...............so, I asked her "If the trach came out and we weren't home what would you do?" She said she would put it back in because she was comfortable and trained to do it, but she was not sure if other nurses were in fact "allowed" to put a trach back in.
I asked her then was nursing more of a respite for parents rather than the continuation of the "life saving" care of the hospital. When they sent us home from the hospital I was under the assumption the care our son received would be somewhat equal to that of the hospital. I am starting to get the impression that some of these nurses really are not adequately trained and are more so there to "babysit" rather than be a life saving, medically trained pediatric professional.
I was somewhat taken aback at the thought that perhaps one or more of our nurses would not put the trach back in for the "risk" it entailed.......
Is anyone aware of policy regarding re-inserting the trach.......or policy from CCAC regarding this? I am going to start doing my homework. I feel a little silly, I just assumed that any nurse I left my child in the care of was comfortable with the trach and would know how to put it back in. Isn't that what they are around for and isn't that what our child needs 24 hour care for?