How to stop the drug seeker?

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    Is there any opinion?how to stop those drug seeker? Every time they came, we warned the doctor to not giving what they want but end-up with prescribed inj.peth,or T.mida..

    if not the patient...how about the doc?

    ..I just don't love them- the drug seeker...
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    Its a sick cycle. If they dont give them what they want, they will complain to the hospital, hospital will come down on doc for not making pt happy. Since, thats what it is all about anyways. Have to make the pt happy.
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    That's like asking how do you stop sick people from coming to the ER. You can't. Until science comes up with a cure for addiction, there will always be drug seekers in the ED. Think of it as job security.
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    Unless the docs all ban together and refuse, it won't stop. And even then, they will probably continue to come.
    canoehead likes this.
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    If you can figure that out, you will worshiped worldwide.
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    Inapsine and benadryl.
    DachRN and whichone'spink like this.
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    Addiction is a powerful thing that will make people do almost anything to get a fix. Even if docs were to say no I'm sure they would still find a way and that could put you in danger.
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    How to we stop nurses and other medical professionals from thinking that everyone that presents to the ER in pain is a drug seeker?

    I just don't love them-nurses like that.
    AnGG likes this.
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    Quote from Poochiewoochie
    How to we stop nurses and other medical professionals from thinking that everyone that presents to the ER in pain is a drug seeker?

    I just don't love them-nurses like that.
    Poochiewoochie- What do you do? Why are you here?
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    Quote from Poochiewoochie
    How to we stop nurses and other medical professionals from thinking that everyone that presents to the ER in pain is a drug seeker?

    I just don't love them-nurses like that.
    I certainly don't, but there are a couple of things that we can do. For example...

    We can see what your last visits were for and we notice patterns...

    If you come in with a preprinted sheet of the drugs that you want administered...

    If you consistently leave right after receiving your narcotic without being dispo'd...

    If referrals are made to treat the underlying source of your pain but you can't bother to keep them...

    If you get mad when I hang a narcotic in a 50ml bag of saline because I have noticed the above...

    There are people who present to the ER with pain issues, and their pain is treated quickly and effectively... There are also narcotics addicts who cannot be bothered to treat the underlying source of their pain or their addiction... we deal with both.

    Thanks though for voicing your persecution complex here though


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