Procedure, drugs and confused of my role!!

  1. I had a EGD a couple weeks ago. Demerol and Versed were administered. I woke up with N&V ( Narcs make me sick) So, got a dose of phenergan.
    Apparentally in my drug induced state, I thought that I was at work. I pushed the nurses hand out of the way when she was trying to remove my IV. I announced to her that I was a nurse too and I was more then qualified to remove the IV. Once that was over, I was awoken to get dressed and ready for discharged. I got dressed and then I started to "clean up" Removing the bed linens, trash, ec..... I was totally unaware that I did that. My husband just told me. I am so embarrassed..... OMG>...
    Has that happened to anyone else? Forget that they are the patient and give health professionals a hard time?
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  2. 5 Comments

  3. by   wildmountainchild
    Yeah.

    I was recently in the ER, apparently while I was there I saw a nurse with tattoos and asked him if he got them in prison.....Then, when the doc came, he started telling then nurses what to do, so I asked him "Are you a micromanager?" and then proceeded to tell him to change my bedpan because he didn't have any respect for nurses.

    I also put the pulse ox on my toe, and my nipple (it didn't work there). I don't remember any of it (thank god!) but my friends who were w/ me were only too happy to clue me in once I got better.

    All you can do is grin and bear it. Later we'll look back and laugh, but I'm too busy turning various shades of red to think about that yet.
  4. by   meownsmile
    Exactly why i try to avoid having anything done at the facility that i work in. Some things are just better left anonymous.
  5. by   P_RN
    Yep the RN was over 2 hours after the discharge order so I took my IV out, got a bandaid from my handbag, emptied my closet and walked to the desk. The paperwork hadn't been started, so I left. Demerol and Phenergan are lovely aren't they? I'm a little embarrassed to admit all this.
    They mailed my discharge papers about a week later.
  6. by   madwife2002
    My husband was awful following surgery-standing up shouting and demanding a urinal as he want to take a ****, not normally vocabulary he would use in a professional setting. We only talked about this last night and he was really embarressed about it, and thought I was making it up as it happened 4 years ago and I had never told him.
  7. by   loriannlpn
    Quote from meownsmile
    Exactly why i try to avoid having anything done at the facility that i work in. Some things are just better left anonymous.

    Oh, I didnt work there, I just thought I was at work because I was in a healthcare setting. Apparently I felt I needed to clean up my work area. Versed a wonderful drug, dont remember it at all.
    As I am told, I preheated a oven, cooked a pizza and ate it. News to me...Learning first hand the reason why you should have someone with you at least 12 hours after such a procedure.

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