Acute Hospital Care

Letting the Family In
  • Susan H. McDaniel
  • Thomas L. Campbell
  • David B. Seaburn

Abstract

George Mayer did not look well when he arrived at the emergency room. Clutching his chest, he was pale, anxious, and sweating. “The pain in my chest started several hours ago and just won’t go away,” he told the nurse as she attached him to a cardiac monitor. “I thought it was just indigestion, but maybe it’s my heart.” The nurse hooked up the oxygen, adeptly inserted an intravenous catheter, and called for the physician.

Keywords

Cardiac Rehabilitation Hospital Staff Acute Hospital Discharge Planning Public Health Nurse 
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© Springer Science+Business Media New York 1990

Authors and Affiliations

  • Susan H. McDaniel
    • 1
  • Thomas L. Campbell
    • 1
  • David B. Seaburn
    • 1
  1. 1.School of Medicine and Highland Hospital, Jacob B. Holler Family Medicine CenterUniversity of RochesterRochesterUSA

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