Drug Seekers- the Wrongfully Accused

  1. For those that have gone to the ER with real pain and been dismissed, poorly treated and ignored. You will get refunded all your money, and the script of your choice personally from the idiot who figured that since you didn't fit into THEIR idea of pain, it couldn't be real. Also will be able to WHOMP them with their own baseball bat if they have one, "(WHOOMP) See how it feels, you moron?! Betcha want some good drugs now huh?!"
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  3. by   Stitchie
    Quote from canoehead
    For those that have gone to the ER with real pain and been dismissed, poorly treated and ignored. You will get refunded all your money, and the script of your choice personally from the idiot who figured that since you didn't fit into THEIR idea of pain, it couldn't be real. Also will be able to WHOMP them with their own baseball bat if they have one, "(WHOOMP) See how it feels, you moron?! Betcha want some good drugs now huh?!"
    a nurse after my own heart
  4. by   steve0123
    Stitchie - I love your phunky emoticon!!!
  5. by   ayndim
    Quote from canoehead
    For those that have gone to the ER with real pain and been dismissed, poorly treated and ignored. You will get refunded all your money, and the script of your choice personally from the idiot who figured that since you didn't fit into THEIR idea of pain, it couldn't be real. Also will be able to WHOMP them with their own baseball bat if they have one, "(WHOOMP) See how it feels, you moron?! Betcha want some good drugs now huh?!"
    May you (not you canoehead, the doubters) suffer from a mirgraine that fails to respond to home treatment and be treated the same in the ED. And please don't start me with demerol. Surely there is a better drug (not Imitrex!) without the nasty side effects. I don't like to feel high and out of control. And demerol really doesn't help the pain. Just makes you forget about it for a while. At least for me.

    And there is a place in :angryfire reserved for the drug seekers who use migraines as their complaint. May you suffer eternal migraines.
  6. by   Gator,SN
    Canoehead, I couldn't agree more!
  7. by   sharann
    Quote from canoehead
    For those that have gone to the ER with real pain and been dismissed, poorly treated and ignored. You will get refunded all your money, and the script of your choice personally from the idiot who figured that since you didn't fit into THEIR idea of pain, it couldn't be real. Also will be able to WHOMP them with their own baseball bat if they have one, "(WHOOMP) See how it feels, you moron?! Betcha want some good drugs now huh?!"
    Will you marry me?
    O.k, so I am married already, but I love your style and agree w/you 1000%!
  8. by   RNBSN1
    [QUOTE=canoehead]For those that have gone to the ER with real pain and been dismissed, poorly treated and ignored. You will get refunded all your money, and the script of your choice personally from the idiot who figured that since you didn't fit into THEIR idea of pain, it couldn't be real. Also will be able to WHOMP them with their own baseball bat if they have one, "(WHOOMP) See how it feels, you moron?! Betcha want some good drugs now huh?!"[/QUOT



    I agree, totally.
  9. by   CSLee3
    I once had an ER Doc show up to work and announced to all nursing staff that "No one is getting narcs tonight--on my shift". What a prick. There are some patients who are really in pain, such a renal stones, fractures, etc. One call to the Attending Doc took care of that. Nurses are pretty good at figuring out who needs real pain meds and who doesn't and it is ashamed not all docs listen to the staff! Just my thoughts........."on through the fog gang"
  10. by   Stitchie
    Quote from CSLee3
    I once had an ER Doc show up to work and announced to all nursing staff that "No one is getting narcs tonight--on my shift". What a prick. There are some patients who are really in pain, such a renal stones, fractures, etc. One call to the Attending Doc took care of that. Nurses are pretty good at figuring out who needs real pain meds and who doesn't and it is ashamed not all docs listen to the staff! Just my thoughts........."on through the fog gang"
    Hmm, the compassion just flows from some ppl...those practitioners should be removed from practice until they get the OP's 'whomp' treatment!
  11. by   rjflyn
    You wont get demerol here, cant even get it in our hospital.

    Rj
  12. by   sharann
    Our ED entrance has a sign in english and spanish that says, in big red letters, "DEMEROL FREE ZONE". Does this mean we give out Demerol for free here? Alot of our pts think so. We do have Demerol in the hospital, so I don't quite get the gist of the sign.
  13. by   BabyRN2Be
    Quote from sharann
    Our ED entrance has a sign in english and spanish that says, in big red letters, "DEMEROL FREE ZONE". Does this mean we give out Demerol for free here? Alot of our pts think so. We do have Demerol in the hospital, so I don't quite get the gist of the sign.
    I'm trying to figure that one out, too. I know it's a sign for the seekers, but maybe they'll look at that and think, "Oh, good. They'll give me Vicodin instead!"
  14. by   mattsmom81
    My nurse friend's daughter was out of state visiting a college friend and developed acute abd pain and went to the ER. She had a recent history of unusual, longstanding abd discomfort that nobody could find the cause of. Well it ended up being a hot appendix, but not before the ER folks wrote this young lady off as a 'drug seeker' , gossipped about it and my friend caught wind of it on the phone while questioning the doctors.The ER staff didn't get appropriate consults and were just writing her off.

    My friend flew out there, saw the abdominal signs, and insisted her kid be transferred to a larger facility with a specialist who quickly dx her and took her to surgery. This first little hospital will pay dearly for this one...my friend is not going to let it go and has an attorney.

    What started the problem is when the kid mentioned she has been to the Er before for abd pain, they couldn't find anything wrong, but Demerol doesn't work. (all true per her RN Mom) Well granted 18 yr olds aren't always the most coherent and pleasant when they're in pain, but this facility really dropped the ball and if my friend hadn't flew out to intervene Lord knows what might have transpired...ruptured appendix and peritonitis, the works.

    I err on the side of the sufferer with pain asessment and try not to judge...people who are hurting don't always behave rationally or within our definitions of proper responses.

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