persephone Posted January 15, 2010 Report Share Posted January 15, 2010 I've been in hospital a couple of days after having a procedure done under generral anaesthetic.The nurses are so ignorant- tried to explain about POTS but they had decided that my problem was not getting up and walking about enough, and that my tachycardia would be cured by not allowing me to lie down.Today they sat me up in a chair beside my bed. I began to faint. I called a nurse over and was slumping in my chair.I can't believe that what I'm about to type actually happened:Instead of laying me flat, this nurse SAT ME BOLT UPRIGHT, tipped my head back and put an oxygen mask on me. She would NOT let me lie flat either on the bed or the floor.I was trying to telll her I had to lie flat and she said "You're too heavy for me to lift so you have to just sit like this. It's safe for us to do that to you because we're nurses."My cardios hve always told me it is DANGEROUS to not let a syncopal patient lie flat.Is it me, or are these nurses NUTS? Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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