Holton Community Hospital History

I Go the Extra Mile Winner
Andrea Day

One of our wellness participants came in to exercise.  Andrea checked them in with our usual evaluation of BP, pulse and SpO2. She noted that the HR was faster than usual for this participant and irregular.  She suspected they might be in A-fib which was new for them and  confirmed it by hooking them up to our Telemetry monitor.  They were not aware of the change in rhythm.  She then contacted their PCP who started them on an anticoagulant to protect them from increased risk of stroke with the A-fib. This is an example of her wonderful nursing skills and attention to detail. Thank you Andrea for working so hard to keep our patients safe!