Does this sound ok?
My daughter was admitted to the ER recently with a needle in her foot. When i was asked if her vaccinations were up to date i said 'no, she hasnt had any'.
I was advise that she may need a tetanus shot, which i agreed to.
She was sedated to remove the needle and was given the tetanus shot. I asked the nurse on duty 'is this shot JUST tetanus?' she said 'yes, just tetanus'.
Later, at home i was reading over the discharge papers and is said 'tetanus/diptheria vaccine given'.
Please let me just say, i am not complaining about the care we were give, it was and always has been great. What concerns me is that i was told the wrong/incomplete thing. While i dont think i would have declined the shot, had i been told it contained the diptheria vaccination too, i feel like i should say something.
It could be just a case of the nurses not being fully informed as to what is in the shot, or possibly even just misunderstanding my question.
The nurse who was attending was a lovely lady, she was caring, gentle and very helpful. I worry though that maybe she wasnt fully aware of what was in the shot.
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10-08-2014 21:13 #111Senior Member
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10-08-2014 21:45 #112
I thought (my own) questions were relevant as I thought the OP was posting in the 'pro non vac' section yet seemed to be pro-vac in her stance. I do apologise and see it was a simple consent question and nothing more - the section posted in threw me! I genuinely didn't realise you weren't allowed to post in certain sections if you want to question those things. There's a 'debate it' section - got it!
10-08-2014 21:48 #113
10-08-2014 22:00 #114
I think thats great LoisLane
Meredith Grey's just makes the timeline a bit clearer as yours is a little off about when you ask "is it just tetanus" - so is good
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10-08-2014 22:02 #115Senior Member
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10-08-2014 22:37 #116
I think the last line isn't specific enough, and could be ignored. The letter also doesn't state what action you'd like them to take. E apology letter, change t how they gain consent etc.
I would finish with ... I request a formal reply to my letter with the following concerns addressed ..
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11-08-2014 01:06 #117
I am pro-vaxx and yes, I would be very annoyed. I choose to vaccinate but that is my informed choice. If I asked if a vaccination is "JUST Tetanus" and am confirmed that is the case then I expected it to BE just Tetanus. How are you supposed to correctly monitor for adverse reactions/account for said vaccination in the future if you're believing one scenario has occurred when in fact it's completely different. I would be furious and I like the letter you've written!
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