7feetunder 3,228 Views
Joined Aug 9, '12.
Posts: 54 (22% Liked)
Mint flavor isn't it?
Which giant spit on you?
Now what? melted Hulk?
Don't make face...I can see it..
You got the wrong planet man...
Haha!thats scale so funny! XD
I admire your concerns regarding the event that took place with that patient but the worst thing that I read from your post was that "I quit from the hospital and looking for new job at well organized center" , this shows that you already gave up on the poor patients who comes to that center asking for help. If nothing changes with the way the center and it staff handles its cases, maybe it would have started from you and made a big difference and have set a good example to all nurses.
This is very inspirational story as a new grad nurse. I vow to learn as much as I can and be mentally prepared to handle any situation. My heart breaks hearing that the nurse couldn't "handle" blood. Are you serious, was she fired after this incident??!
Kudos to you for finding another hospital and expanding your education.
God bless you..
The original poster is from Malaysia. Apparently parenteral diphenhydramine HCl is not available in Malaysia. (per OP's later posts it is only available in liquid/syrup form and not as a tablet or cream either like it is in the US, Canada and other countries)
It is not a first-choice, first-line med but it exists and sometimes used.
The problem is, benadryl works really slow comparing with tempo of anaphylaxis. The start of action is expected, under normal circumstances, within 15-20 min., and the patient can die well before this time passes. Also, benadryl, especially given IV, can cause hypotension, doesn't directly treat bronchospasm and its sedative effect may not be desirable.
I carry benadryl SL pills and SQ auto-injector (the latter thing isn't available in the USA so I buy it in Europe) in my "allergy pack" with total dose 200 mg. I use them only for local and less severe reactions. Paramedics and ER personnel usually inject it later, IV or SQ, but only after blood pressure is under good control.
wow this definitely is a very unforgettable experience
Thank you all..
I'm glad that my experience inspired you all
but for you all information..the RN that afraid of blood is not worked at emergency department.She is working at medical n surgical ward.She came down because I alert the ward nurses to help me at emergency as I don't have enough hand.BUT still,I'm shocked she said that to me in that kind of situation...
Is this homework?
And I strongly suggest a drug handbook or an app such as Medscape or Epocrates that allows you to look up drugs including administration, pharmacology, et al. You won't always have AN.com handy to ask what's what.
In a nutshell: benadryl IV does the same stuff benadryl PO does, except much faster. It can be used for anything from an allergic reaction to anxiety to abdominal pain. It should be diluted and never be pushed any other way than slow (25 mg/min max).
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