Not much traffic here..guess us GI nurses are few and far betweeen?
I'm sure we have all seen a ton of GIB's.
Whats the worst you've seen??
Mine: s/p scope where they "fixed" the bleed. Pt thritysomething, ambulatory. Plan was to d/c him in the afternoon.
Then within one hour THREE hats full of Frank blood (and me frantically calling the resident who told me to continue to "monitor").
Pt ended up dropping to 30/20 and losing conciousness. I did have to call a code, and this was the only time I have ever run 3 units of blood at once. (Yes, at least I did think to put all kinds of access in him).
He made it...but that was the quickest drop I have ever seen.
aloha~ just wanted to say hello...and reminisce the times when i was a staff nurse @ gi. in addition, educating the pt. on how to use the "go lightly bowel prep" they would come back and tell me i didn't go lightly i went heavy. needless to say, i also remember informing the patients after their colonoscopy procedure was over, that in order for them to go home they would had to pass gas, for some reason even though i'm a seasoned nurse i always found it funny, especially when they all got together and began their own symphony
Last edit by GitanoRN on Apr 17, '12