Introduction to patient care video transcript
Nurse - Gretel Fortmann
Hi I'm Gretel Fortmann. I'm a second year nursing student here at UTS and I'll be running through some role play scenarios with a patient here in the nursing labs just to show you some of the situations that you might encounter as you go out on clinical practice. In this scenario that I'm about to undertake I'll be meeting a patient for the first time and just going through and taking her blood pressure.
Patient - Sue Felix
Hello. I'm Sue Felix. I'm Gretel's patient today. I've had surgery on my spine and this is a couple of days after the operation.
Nurse: Good morning Miss Felix. How are you?
Patient: I'm not too bad thank you.
Nurse: Good, that's fantastic. My name is Gretel Fortmann, I'm a second year nursing student just doing my clinical practice here in the hospital. The registered nurse, I'm not sure if you've met her yet, Mary Jane, she'll be supervising me today.
Patient: I don't think I've met her so far, no.
Nurse: Well I'm sure she'll be popping in and out today, she's in the wards.
Patient: Patient: Okay.
Nurse: Now is there a name you prefer me to call you or is Miss Felix fine.
Patient: Oh you can call me Sue.
Nurse: Oh Sue, fantastic. Well I'll do that then. Now Sue I need to take your blood pressure is that okay?
Patient: Yes of course.
Nurse: Fantastic. Have you had it taken before?
Patient : Patient: Yes.
Nurse: Good so you know what to expect with the cuff then.
Patient : Yes.
Nurse: Excellent. How did you sleep last night Sue?
Patient : Not too badly, still pretty uncomfortable.
Nurse: Oh that’s a shame. Well let me know if things change and if you'd like me to speak to Mary the logistics nurse.
Patient : So you're here practising n the hospital?
Nurse: I am that's right. I'm her eon my clinical placement. So with my university throughout the year we come to the hospital just to practice some of our skills that we're learning - skills such as these. How long have you been in the ward for?
Patient : A couple of days now.
Nurse: Have you had any people come to visit you yet?
Patient : Yes, my son and his family came to see me.
Nurse: Fantastic. Does he have a big family?
Patient : Just one child, that's my granddaughter, yes.
Nurse: Lovely. And does he have a nice partner?
Patient : Oh she's lovely.
Nurse: Aren't you lucky.
Patient : She's like having another daughter although she prefers to think of me as a big sister she says.
Nurse: Oh I'm sure that much better, in any case! There we go, is that more comfortable for you?
Patient : Yes it is.
[Nurse takes blood pressure]
Nurse:: There we go that's all done there. Thank you.
Patient : Is it normal?
Nurse: Your blood pressure is well within the normal range so you've got nothing to worry about there. There we go. Now Sue is there anything else I can get for you?
Patient : I don't suppose there'd be a magazine or something like that that I could have a look at?
Nurse: I can definitely check on the ward for you.
Patient : Thank you.
Nurse: Sometimes patients leave them behind or people bring them in so I'll see what I can find for you.
Patient : Thanks
Nurse: Now have you got your buzzer with you?
Patient : Yes its under the pillowcase.
Nurse: Fantastic, well if you've got any questions or if your pain changes then just let me know, just buzz there.
Patient : Thank you.