Originally posted by greer128
I've seen them bring in meds for their loved one to keep in their drawers so that they can take it whenever they want....never mind that we are already giving them meds!
OK, I confess I have in desperation taken, to my Mom in the hospital:
...her Proventil MDI that is truely PRN (at home and on the admit orders)...severe asthma, in for pneumonia...because the RTs kept saying she wasn't wheezing and didn't need it or insisted on doing nebs when she asked for MDI...never mind that the amount of albuterol in the nebs made her feel like crud and shot her HR into the 200s (2 puffs Q 30 min did the job without the s/e).
the Darvocet N-100 that she took 1 BID for her arthritis with great
pain relief because the IM Doc who was doing vacation coverage for her PCP of 20 years, and had never laid eyes on her before insisted that Darvocet was worthless and ordered Vicodin, which she wouldn't take because she didn't like the way it made her feel.