I have a question. The other night I was taking to my house supervisor about a patient who is a frequent flyer. He is a chronic non compliant patient who always wants the narcs. This hospital doctor hands out the IV morphine and dilaudid like it is candy.
I told her this is not standard practice and she said it was standard. According to our pharmacy, we give more than national average. I told her if the doctors stop handing out the IV narcs then our drug seeking patients would go down to a minimum.
How does your hospital dispense the IV narcs and for what?
I had a patient who was admitted for toe pain (DM) and had a order for dilaudid 2mg q2.
Sep 14, '12
Just give the narcs. You're not going to change them, and they'll make your shift Hades if you don't. An addict will seek their drug/ETOH until they decide to stop, and nothing you do or don't do will change them.
Last edit by nerdtonurse? on Sep 14, '12