Quote from nurseladybug12
I especially love when pts ask for IV dilaudid as they are clearly nodding off, unashamedly not trying to fight off looking drowsy. Then when you peek in on them 5 minutes later they are snoring as loud as a bear.
When I worked in a rehab hospital, I once had two young male patients in the same room, both of them around age 25. Both were in after minor orthopedic procedures. They had matching PRN orders for Lortab 7.5 PRN q4h. Since the hospital allowed patients to bring in small electrical appliances, one of them had an alarm clock brought from home. He set the alarm to wake him up - you guessed it - q4h. If these guys were in pain, I'm Rocky the Flying Squirrel.
BTW - Seeing Viva's name on the post brought me in, but CheesePotato's response made it a four-course meal. Good job, both of you!
Back to the original topic - if a hospital were run like Denny's, I wonder what items would be offered on the Build Your Own Slam. "OK, I'll have the morphine, with a side of Phenergan, a shot of Ativan..."