CC Posible Over Dose


  • Specializes in CEN, CPEN, RN-BC. Has 4 years experience.

Ambulatory to ED treatment room at 2am, chief complaint overdose. When asked what the patient took, patient replies "Ritalin... ya know to get me in a chill mood... then Xanax... a lot of Xanax.... then Ambien." Pt asked when he took the meds, pt replies "about two hours ago, except for the Ambien, I took those in the car on the drive over."

...mmmkay, enjoy your chocolate charcoal milkshake.

I love the ED.


351 Posts

What infuriates me most is that I'm driving on the road with these people. Scary.

Ivanna_Nurse, BSN, RN

1 Article; 469 Posts

Specializes in CCU MICU Rapid Response. Has 18 years experience.

Choco-charcoal.... my FAVE!! Ivanna


5 Posts

Specializes in ICU, ER, PACU. Has 5 years experience.

Seriously... Who thinks this stuff up? LOL

Specializes in LTC, Psych, Hospice. Has 15 years experience.

and just when you think you've seen it all. :smokin:

:yeah:Where do these people come from? Everytime I have a patient say something crazy like that i think "who does that?" I cant believe these people are out there hahaha....

Rabid Response

309 Posts

Specializes in ICU/CCU. Has 5 years experience.

We got an overdose patient in the ICU once. His medical history contained a diagnosis of known etoh abuse going back decades. His roommate brought the guy's home meds to us in a paper lunch sack. Among the contents of that sack were three bottles of benzos, a bottle of Ambien, and a bottle of Viagra--all prescribed by the same doctor. That little brown bag told a sad story.

Altra, BSN, RN

6,255 Posts

Specializes in Emergency & Trauma/Adult ICU.

The same people who don't just OD on Klonopin ... but crush the Klonopin, mix it with their heroin, and shoot up the whole concoction.