Hi...I am not a nurse but I had a problem in the ER last night...befor I start I must tell you that I am an exterme abouse survivor. I had my son take me to the ER for a bad case stomach flu (vomiting) My liver enzymes were up so the doctor wanted to do a cat scan. There was no way that I caould drink the contrast as I was vomiting so They used the dye, When the flushed the iv in my hand,I screamed it hurt so bad,they tried to start another line but I am a hard stick so they said they were going to get someone else to try. They brought my nurse who had gotten more and more short in her tone with me (I have no idea why) but I didnt say anything because I know nursing is a hard job.
She tells me VERY angrily that phenegan burn the vein and that there is nothing worng with the iv and that she sat there and watched the other norse but it in and that it just needs to be fiushed. I said "Will u stop if I ask u too?" She pointedly ignored me and snatched my hand to flush it. I grabbed it back and said no. She said "Dont u get an attitude with me!" I said :Im not,look Ive been abouse real bad!" She finially said that she would stop if I said so and then said "And u need to stop looking at me like Im the devil Im just trying to help u" All this was in front of 2 techs. Totally unproffesional.