Thursday, November 17, 2011


When there is a death in our emergency department: Before the family is brought to the bedside, we cover the patient with a warm blanket, including the hands.

Death is a cold, cold ending. Soften the grief with some warmth.
If the death occurs to a baby or child: We wrap the child in a warm blanket and a nurse, sitting in a rocking chair, holds the child when the family is brought to the room.

Children should not die, but it they do, they should not be left alone.
Comfort should be continued as long as possible.


  1. Harriet it was a real blessing to work with you and all my beloved friends at irmc.when we stand before the King of Kings we will be rewarded for giving a "cup of water " to our neighbors i pray we all hear the words "well done good and faithful servant" warm christmas wishes to you and your family.

  2. I love that they give Lilly warm blankets before each surgery. We are blessed with medical people who have a compassionate human touch.

    I love your new blog makeover!