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- Jun 6, '12 by ChayaQuote from grnteayep- been there, seen that (med-surg here), also tach d/t scratching an itch, or laughing. (i owe a couple of my gray hairs to just that phenomenon). you still have to check the patient instead of the monitor but w. a pt who's not really high risk and has been stable and asymptomatic i've been known to call in on my way down and ask "feeling alright in there? are you by any chance brushing your teeth or scratching yourself?"toothbrushing tach is a major differential diagnosis in most ccus. :d
- Jun 7, '12 by ellemicheIt was an interesting stories what I have read in here.I could learnt things from your experiences.If any in my future journey, i might also have one like yours, at least i will be reminded of it...
- Jun 7, '12 by nursefrancesWhenever I have a patient scheduled for chest percussion I call up to the monitor tech and give them a heads up.
- Jun 10, '12 by BiffbradfordQuote from suannaAgreed. Nice little joke, tell him "'Good one' ... but don't ever do that again!!"I'm thinking a good 300j defib would help point out to this patient how much fun his little joke was. Not an option, too bad. You took it in better grace than I would have. It would be fun to point out to the patient that another patient had thier IV infiltrate while you were enjoying his little joke and now was going to loose his arm- a shame you were so busy with his v-tach....
Once had a pt sitting in a chair brushing his teeth .... monitor = VTACH.
Artifact .... right?