Scariest thing you have found - page 9

What is the scariest thing that you have stumbled across after following someone else? I found that a Dopamine drip had been started and left on all weekend on my medical floor that had staffing... Read More

  1. by   nursejenrad
    Another from the "Thank Goodnes I Walked in That Room" file, NA giving a pt a bed bath was to apply Nystatin to pts groin. She had a tube of NITRO in her hand!

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    OMG! That would have been some bed bath!
  2. by   nrw350
    Originally posted by nursejenrad
    Another from the "Thank Goodnes I Walked in That Room" file, NA giving a pt a bed bath was to apply Nystatin to pts groin. She had a tube of NITRO in her hand!



    OMG! That would have been some bed bath! [/B][/QUOTE]

    I do not understand the situation regarding the drugs.
  3. by   nursejenrad
    Nystatin is used a antifungal, and is applied all over the affected area (The groin in this case)
    Nitro is a topical (it's in a tube in this case, can be in all sorts of other forms but the tube gave it away) and is measured out carefully for the tx of angina, it relaxes vascular muscle. The point is that it can bottom out your BP, give a wicked headache and it can last up to 12 hours. Not something you want all over your bottom side or anywhere else for that matter (unless you have angina-)
    I hope this helps-

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