We had a 50 year old that our gyn doc admitted the night prior to surgery for a TAH because "she couldnt be trusted to stay NPO after midnight." He ordered a betadine douche to be given at HS. The pharmacy sent up a bottle of some betadine solution in a liquid medicine bottle. I had no means to give that as directed since it was not an actual douche with a nozzle attached nor did i have any capability to safely make my own. I needless to say did not give it, told the day nurse the reason why. She was furious and waited till i got home that morning, then called me and ranted for 2 minutes on my voicemail about how furious the doctor was and that she was writing me up and didnt understand why i couldnt give it. I am not understanding how it was possible to give this as directed??? Btw our small "for profit" facility pharmacy closes at 9pm so my hands were tied except to go to my local grocery store and buy the right product myself!! This nurse who wrote me up made me feel like i killed this pt! Any advise i could get would be much appreciated!!
Sep 28, '12
Our pharmacists do not come back in after they close. I got the bottle at 8 pm and i told them it wouldnt work...they said that was all they could give me.
Last edit by mombabyRN96 on Sep 28, '12
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