Drawing up insulin - page 2
Ok. Basic question here, but I'd like to know. I had a question arise that stated: 'you are ordered to draw up 40 units of Insulin in a needle. How much do you draw up?' Answers were: .4... Read More
Jun 11, '09Joined: Jun '09; Posts: 9; Likes: 4Quote from cursedandblessedi am giggling at that one too! except it has happened (about 7 years ago)! someone came in with a huge syringe, and as i always ask, "what is that!" she replied, "oho, your insulin." i almost came unglued!! i first let her know that no it is not!! also reminded her, i use an insulin pump and that is more insulin than i use in a month!!! she turned around (ahsen color too) and as i watched her at the desk, the don was there and about flipped as well! i don't remember ever seeing her again (i was in 5 days) as well as noone came to me with a syringe or insulin again. i do remember the don coming in and giving me flowers and a balloon and a "get well card, from the floor" really soon after that though! :-)what you said, is exactly why insulin has to be double checked by two nurses.
i know it's not really funny, but i'm picturing someone coming in with one of those huge syringe's we flush peg's with, and you going omg let me out of here.
Jun 12, '09Occupation: RN Specialty: Cardiac Telemetry, ED ; From: US ; Joined: Oct '07; Posts: 3,673; Likes: 5,547What kind of a question is that?