PCT fed an esophogeal atresia baby

  1. a pct on our unit bottle fed an esophogeal atresia baby, despite the npo signs on the door, crib, chart, care map....
    baby is fine now, luckily.
    grrrrrr
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  2. 5 Comments

  3. by   NannaNurse
    Man....what is it with some people not understanding NPO??? Especially in the medical field????
    I have a s/p L/CVA, MI pt that is Aphasic and a tube feeder. This pt is also MRSA/Sputum. There are signs on the door....."NPO"...signs above the bed....."NPO"......so there should be no problem right?????? A registry RN went into this pts room to give the 1700 Robitussin......the nurse gave it PO.....even though there are 2 signs posted....unless your blind.....this pt choked, coughed and had to be deep suctioned.......the pt is ok....but guess what????? The spouse of this pt was in the room.....'oh, not good.....' well guess who else was in the room????? The attorney of the pt going over the MPOA with the spouse!!!!!!! Yikes!!!! Talk about a really sticky situation!!!
    The family is now considering legal action and guess who the star witness is????????
  4. by   NannaNurse
    Oh.....I'm very VERY glad that the baby is doing ok!!!
  5. by   WalMart_ADN
    let me just add in here that not only did the signs say NPO, but also Nothing by Mouth..cause we have lots of moms/dads gramas etc....to make sure everyone understands.
  6. by   dianah
    More reminders to slow down, check things out, -- READ about your pts/become familiar w/them before stepping into the room. ASK QUESTIONS!! (Common sense doesn't hurt none, either)

    Curious: How post-op was the baby (2 days? 3 days??) -- D
  7. by   nell
    I'm confused: do the PCTs not get report on the patients they're caring for? Are they just loose on the floor without a clue about the patients?

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