Cant believe the nurse did..... - page 11

by Daisy_08

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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    Ew. Me and my rosy glasses...yuck.
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    A med surg nurse read a nitro order to mean that the entire bottle of nitro was a single dose. Pt with b/p in toilet, sent to icu.
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    Quote from VICEDRN
    A med surg nurse read a nitro order to mean that the entire bottle of nitro was a single dose. Pt with b/p in toilet, sent to icu.
    Why do people do things like this????
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    Quote from VICEDRN
    A med surg nurse read a nitro order to mean that the entire bottle of nitro was a single dose. Pt with b/p in toilet, sent to icu.
    Why?????
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    Once upon a time, I misread an order for CaCO3 in tabs instead of grains... gave 5 tabs and ordered more, thinking I needed 10. I had JUST graduated.
    Thankfully, the doc and patient had a sense of humor. Doc didn't even do a QA, and the patient said his bones felt stronger already.
    My NM didn't fuss, either...seeing me poring over my dosage calculation workbook in tears was enough for her.

    I was mortified. But that was thankfully the worst mistake I've ever made (knock wood).
    fsh1986 and mitral like this.
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    Quote from transducen

    Why?????
    So many medications are dispensed as single dose medications that she assumed the patient was supposed to get all of those little tiny pills instead of just one.

    Another favorite: a new grad administered k+ to a dialysis patient upon the request of an intern (intern!) without a written order. She gave 40 po and then proceeded to run in almost an entire 40 meq bag into patient in less than an hour. Never checked the k, never requested a written order, never bothered looking up how to administer iv k+, Never forget her sobbing over her computer on her first and last day off orientation.
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    I saw a brand spanking new intern hear his attending say make sure the pt had 80 meq of K repleated before he left and proceed to give it IVP.

    I had a student push Lasix into an arterial line by accident once as well.
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    Quote from VICEDRN
    ...Another favorite: a new grad administered k+ to a dialysis patient upon the request of an intern (intern!) without a written order. She gave 40 po and then proceeded to run in almost an entire 40 meq bag into patient in less than an hour...

    Quote from BostonFNP
    I saw a brand spanking new intern hear his attending say make sure the pt had 80 meq of K repleated before he left and proceed to give it IVP.

    I had a student push Lasix into an arterial line by accident once as well.

    OH MY GOD! I hope someone stopped them!!
    Last edit by NurseOnAMotorcycle on Jan 5, '13 : Reason: fumble-fingers: "hopw" = "hope"
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    Quote from NurseOnAMotorcycle

    OH MY GOD! I hope someone stopped them!!
    Not until it was too late. Pt admitted with EKG changes. Complicated course.
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    Ok here's a couple, had a nurse confess to me that they gave PO mucomyst IV, had nurse brag about getting a urine sample from the bottom of a foley bag, worked in psych and had a Doc that yelled at a Borderline patient that was annoying everyone to "stop it ! And go to your roooooom!
    Wow!


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