Cant believe the nurse did..... - page 10

A few threads latley have had tittles that got me all excited to read the juicy "gossip", only to be very disappointed or think the OP was a little on the the nutty side. So I thought we could share our juicy "I can't believe the... Read More

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    Quote from GrnTea
    I worked with a nurse who used to go in the patient bathrooms for a little blow. Well, it was more like a sniff, if you catch my meaning. She was a dang good nurse, though.
    Glad you clarified that one. Especially in the same thread where the CNA is using mouthwash for her "other mouth."
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    Then there was the patient we sent to the floor from the ICU who bounced back pretty damn fast after the nurse there read the order to replace NG drainage with NS IV q4 hours, a pretty standard thing at that time-- you measure the NG output, then put an equivalent amount of NS in the volutrol. Alas for him, this bimbo took the drainage from the NG suction cannister, measured it, missed the part about the NS, and put the gastric drainage itself in the volutrol to infuse into his central line. Can you say, instant acidosis?
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    Quote from GiGi223
    3. Same RN as above. She is now a manager.
    This made me laugh so hard I peed a little. I am always telling my husband he will never be an upper level manager because he is too good at his job. Maybe this holds true for this particular facility too, lol
    Fiona59, monkeybug, ~*Stargazer*~, and 1 other like this.
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    Quote from GrnTea
    Then there was the patient we sent to the floor from the ICU who bounced back pretty damn fast after the nurse there read the order to replace NG drainage with NS IV q4 hours, a pretty standard thing at that time-- you measure the NG output, then put an equivalent amount of NS in the volutrol. Alas for him, this bimbo took the drainage from the NG suction cannister, measured it, missed the part about the NS, and put the gastric drainage itself in the volutrol to infuse into his central line. Can you say, instant acidosis?

    OH MY GOD!!!!!
    nrsang97 likes this.
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    Quote from GrnTea
    Then there was the patient we sent to the floor from the ICU who bounced back pretty damn fast after the nurse there read the order to replace NG drainage with NS IV q4 hours, a pretty standard thing at that time-- you measure the NG output, then put an equivalent amount of NS in the volutrol. Alas for him, this bimbo took the drainage from the NG suction cannister, measured it, missed the part about the NS, and put the gastric drainage itself in the volutrol to infuse into his central line. Can you say, instant acidosis?
    He lived?! That's insane
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    Quote from GrnTea
    Then there was the patient we sent to the floor from the ICU who bounced back pretty damn fast after the nurse there read the order to replace NG drainage with NS IV q4 hours, a pretty standard thing at that time-- you measure the NG output, then put an equivalent amount of NS in the volutrol. Alas for him, this bimbo took the drainage from the NG suction cannister, measured it, missed the part about the NS, and put the gastric drainage itself in the volutrol to infuse into his central line. Can you say, instant acidosis?
    What the...
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    Well,I stated that I was a cna at the time,and I saw the nurse do that.I even said in my first line"When I was a Cna,a nurse....".I don't get others reading skills.....
    gummi bear and Quit Floating Me like this.
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    Quote from GrnTea
    Then there was the patient we sent to the floor from the ICU who bounced back pretty damn fast after the nurse there read the order to replace NG drainage with NS IV q4 hours, a pretty standard thing at that time-- you measure the NG output, then put an equivalent amount of NS in the volutrol. Alas for him, this bimbo took the drainage from the NG suction cannister, measured it, missed the part about the NS, and put the gastric drainage itself in the volutrol to infuse into his central line. Can you say, instant acidosis?
    I think I just threw up a little bit...good lord!!
    nrsang97 likes this.
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    When I was a student nurse many moons ago, our class was regaled with the tale of the nurse who administered either Maalox or MOM in an infant's IV. The baby's arm eventually had to be amputated. The nurse wound up losing her job and license.
    That may have been an urban legend, but we took it for gospel at the time.
    Trilldayz,RN BSN likes this.
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    Quote from AngelfireRN
    When I was a student nurse many moons ago, our class was regaled with the tale of the nurse who administered either Maalox or MOM in an infant's IV. The baby's arm eventually had to be amputated. The nurse wound up losing her job and license.
    That may have been an urban legend, but we took it for gospel at the time.
    UNfortunately it happens all the time......many patients have had untoward outcomes when tube feeding instead of lipids were hung on IV lines.


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