I'm in my second semester of my BSN program and in my third week of clinical. I had a patient that had come in with epistaxis. He was on some trial drug for hypertension and he ended up needing 4 or 5 pints of blood. They couldn't say it was the drug that caused it but it was their best guess.
I got the discharge papers later on after we came in and he was prescribed 325 mg aspirin daily (prophylactic for MI) along with some other stuff, but the aspirin order caught my attention. I was like
. He's in here because he was bleeding you idiots, plus his nose was still bleeding when he was discharged, just not much. I found the doctor down the hall and said I think the dose is too high and could cause him to bleed more. He actually politely said I was correct and they put him on 81mg daily instead.
My instructor was all like "Yay go Dan!" It felt kinda cool. I had no problem walking up to the doctor and stating my case, it just made me feel all warm and fuzzy inside when the doctor actually agreed. It's the first time in my clinical where I feel I did more for my patient beyond basic care needs.