here it goes... The other day at clinicals (I'm a student
) I witnessed a herione addict fake a seizure. Well, the nurses who responded to this incident were amazing. At first they thought she was Really having one but after 15 mins of "jerking and foaming at the mouth", they quickly called her bluff. Anyway, one thing that really gave me the "heebie jeebies" was that out of the 4 nurses that assisted, only ONE RN wore gloves!!
Now this pt has hep-b and c (which they all new about) but even the iv nurse wasn't wearing gloves! The pt had soo many needle sticks (from iv nurse cuz she couldnt find a vein) and at one point she Bled all over the nurse who was trying to hold the pt down. In school, it is drilled in our heads, glove, glove, glove for anything that involves bodily fluids so I was really shocked that they would put themselves at risk... So, later on I asked one of the RNs (very politely) why she chose not to wear gloves and she replied that she works better without them
!!!! So, I was just curious.. Do you, as healthcare workers, wear gloves All the time.... be honest, now
If you dont, what procedures do you do w/o gloves?
Apr 15, '03
Originally posted by sanakruz
I would wear gloves for the incident you mentioned-
I would wear gloves if any one was seizing- Unless I was in the field and didnt have any.
The pseudo seizure was an attemot to receive a desired madication, Am I right?
Yes, she wanted her "meds" The doc ordered 6mgs of ativan IM.
Didnt do a thing for her
Last edit by happystudent on Apr 15, '03