So....How was YOUR day?

  1. I had two patients today.
    Patient #1~ A dear lady with COPD exacerbation. She kept having anxiety/panic attacks, which were, I'm sure, were related to the COPD. She requested Loritab for the attacks. She was given one at 9am. I stayed with her till she rested a little, had to tell her I would be close by. She was very frightened.
    Then, she felt nauseated from the Loritab (she wouldn't eat breakfast), so she was given Phenergan. Then, the doc finally calls back, and gives her Ativan! Talk about out of it? Oh boy! I walked past her room at one point, to find her buck naked on the side of her bed. Tried to get her to lay down, but she wouldn't have it. Had to lay her down myself. Bless her heart. I hope she'll be all right tomorrow.

    Patient #2~ A foreign man who spoke hardly any English! Wonderful fellow, and we got along great! He was mildly confused, but then again, so was I this morning...

    Just wanted to let you all know about my day...

    How's yours?

    Julie
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  2. 5 Comments

  3. by   peaceful2100
    My day was quite wonderful, I am currently doing community clinicals and one of my spots is at a diabetes center. It was pretty interesting seeing an certified diabetes educator who is a nurse teach a class to newly diagnosis diabetes patients or those who don't have their diabetes undercontroll.
  4. by   zacarias
    Originally posted by Julielpn
    Then, the doc finally calls back, and gives her Ativan! Talk about out of it? Oh boy! I walked past her room at one point, to find her buck naked on the side of her bed.

    Julie
    So, the drugs made her delirious and she took off her clothes????

    Z
  5. by   GPatty
    I guess that's what it was...
    Maybe because of the "not being able to breathe" feeling, she just felt constricted? That's what I would think anyway... Cause she isn't the type of lady who would just do that just to be doing it.
    Julie
  6. by   marieoct62
    Although it was FREEZING COLD this morning I had a wonderful day!! I am doing observational rotations and today I was with a midwife all day. Being a mom of four it was interesting to be the one standing over the table instead of lying on it LOL!

    The Midwife was a wonderful woman and we got to talk a little in between patients. She did let me measure growth and listen for the heart beats. I also got to watch my first pap smear ( Fun huh!!)
    I am really enjoying being 39 and a nursing student!
  7. by   zacarias
    Originally posted by peaceful2100
    I am currently doing community clinicals and one of my spots is at a diabetes center. It was pretty interesting seeing an certified diabetes educator .

    Tonya,

    I've been interested in the whole certified diabetes educator pathway for a while. I know you have to get so many hours of teaching diabetes to become that. My question is I wonder if you know how much in demand they are now. I recently was at a seminar where someone said that now, because of fund problems, that most diabetes teaching was to be done now my staff RNs. Does that mean that CDE are no longer needed now?

    Z

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