Excuse Me?? - page 4
OK, who's heard of this one. I was taking care of a woman s/p ORIF of the hip. In ICU for cardiac monitoring (needs a new pacer generator). Hgb post-op = 9, which is down from 13 two days ago. ... Read More
Jun 28, '02I have used the tubes regarding blood & speciman transportation. Yes, it can occasionally break down, leaving a canister with blood in limbo. Yes, it has happened when we needed the blood urgently, and we were yelling down the phone "where is the blood" and they were saying "we have sent it". Lucky we always have an engineer on site.
Jun 29, '02Our lab will phone the nurse when the current value differs from the previous value significantly. They require an explanation as to the difference even when the current value is NORMAL. Sounds like someone is not applying logic to the thinking process. A waste of time for lab person and nurse, a waste of $ and does not help the pt at all. Another CYA episode no doubt.
Jun 29, '02purplemania........
that would be my bet.......
health care is getting so stressed from all sides and all the dept's are feeling it.......
cya'ing is probably what it is.........
Jun 29, '02originally posted by karrn3
speaking of the lab, i had a crashing post op cabg,no bp-suspect hemothorax. i ordered stat h/h with type and cross.after 15 minutes-no sign of the lab, i called them and was told they were busy and would be up when they were ready. i reminded them the meaning of stat and told them if i didn't see someone in the next three minutes i was coming down there.my patient ended up 5/15 h/h a 2/l
hemothorax and a trip to the icu and the lab a visit from the surgeon.
Jun 29, '02Hi everyone. New to posting here, but have been reading for a few months. These computer thngs are pretty cool, even for us over 50 folks! One possibility I know of for this kind of question from the lab is that they are checking that the right patient was drawn. I have a close friend who is "lab", and results that seem out of line from supposedly the same patient throw up a red flag to them as a possible mistake in the draw. I guess it happens more then we would like to think. Not that that is an excuse for being rude. At our place, if that is the suspicion, the techs will tell us that when they ask for the patient dx or change in condition. Just another twist in the long line.
Jun 29, '02Hi Matt. I've also got a lab story.
I'm left-handed, and when I "tick" something, I tick "backwards" (according to my right-handed co-workers). One day, I ticked off CBC, lytes, BUN, creat on a lab slip and phoned the lab. When the tech arrived, she said "so, what do you want done?". I said "I've made out the req". Her response, "oh, but you've ticked off what you don't want done. See, when you make the mark going this way, that means that you don't want this done".
Jun 30, '02jurbyjunk,
How in the world do you respond to something like that?