Kelly Komatz Day 1 at the hospital

What a wonderful and interesting day walking around the hospital in UB. A wonderful mix of old and new – nurses wearing nurses’ caps, Cath lab with all the bells and whistles but the suction canisters are on the ground. Such contrasts all around.  Wonderful physicians and staff. Beyond wonderful patients with their families. All the children and family members so willing to let us discuss their child, examine their child with no tears shed!  And the smiles all around as well as respected quiet.  Our hospital back in the States is full of too much noise. looking forward to tomorrow 🙂

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  1. Claudia germano

     /  September 14, 2016

    how do they handle pain control? I am living in Puerto Rico and it is almost impossible to get any opioid no matter the cause of the pain. Claudia RN (Weaver 4 retired)

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  2. Claudia, I have prepared a presentation on pain management and Kelly has as well. After presenting it to the PICU staff, I have found out that they don’t have many of the drugs that we use in US. These as the drugs that they have: Morphine, Tramadol, Apaurin (which is in the same category as Diazepam and not sure why they use it for pain management), Toradol, Ibuprofen and Acetaminophen. They also weren’t aware that Morphine is metabolized in two hours so they generally prescribe it on a every 6hr interval. They also have limitations on how much Morphine is present in the country at a given time decreases availability.

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  3. I didn’t know that the site does not show who writes a response to I wanted to tell that it was me. Vedad Begic.

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