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We have had almost the same thing happen. Family refused the alarm. (And, fyi, not all families who refuse are uninformed or uneducated, some are simply very aware of what their loved one will be like WITH the alarm on.) Anyway, the night he was admitted, he got up and fell. Broke his arm. We did have a motion sensor alarm in the room, which enabled us to discover his injury right away. No-one was at fault. Refusal of the TABs monitor and education was very well documented and care-planned.
I had a doctor with a great sense of humor. Couldn't remember to write orders to DC a saline lock before dismissal. One time after I had reminded him to write that, he then also wrote "please dress patient in street clothes before discharge."
Another time, we had given a resident a flu shot, only to find out he had already gotten one that season. Informed the doc, who replied "let me know if he develops an 'S' on his chest or get the urge to leap tall buildings in a single bound."
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