The Situation: Patient requesting dilaud 2mg dose every four hours for a pain ranging 7 or greater. Pain is described as a headache with visual disturbances. Shes been cleared by neuroligist. Opthamology has been consulted. She has phenergran q6hours for complaints of nausea. She is drowsy, often sleeps, but respirations are never under 16. Husband becomes concerned with her affect and accuses staff of overmedicating her. Question: Was it staff"s fault? If so; in particular was it the nurse who followed the MDs order at fault? Or the MD who ordered it? Or the patient who requests it? How could i have made this situation better?
Nov 9, '12
Last edit by Intentional on Nov 9, '12
: Reason: double posted.