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We had a pt the other day with non-stop nose bleeds who was at 4.X. He was almost continually getting blood products. ENT told the nurse to just stand there and hold pressure (nice- we're med/ surg, and she had 5 other pts; pretty sure that's not going to work), since IR wouldn't do the cauterization until morning, because they didn't consider it to be an emergency, and triage wouldn't move him to IMC or ICU just because he was otherwise stable. The only way to keep any blood in him was to continually replace it- that's stable?
As I dropped off my son at preschool this morning, in my sweatpants, I was reminded of this thread. There was a sign on the door that read, "There have been reported cases of Strep Throat, Pink Eye, Stomach Virus and Lice at this school." Yummy.
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