sickle cell crisis...when enough is enough.... - page 2

Yesterday at work, I was really worked up with one of my patients who has a sickle cell anemia..She's 24 years old and had been dealing with it since she was about 4 years old...According to the... Read More

  1. by   TinyNurse
    standard.........walking in the door we give
    10 mg morphine every hour for the first 2 hours
    with 15 mg morphine on the 1/2 hour.

    then we go to a pca pump in the ED.
    ( yes it's crazy i know)

    I've seen 4 people intubated in the last 6 months on this protocol.
  2. by   twinmommy+2
    Sorry but even hard drug users are treated for pain when they are in pain. Some health care providers I think have a hard time dealing with people in sickle cell crises, it can come across as someone just being drug seeking. These people are truly in pain that most of us really don't understand.

    Quote from Daytonite
    Feel sorry for her condition, but she is a hardened addict and that has complicated her condition and put the doctors in a compromising position.