Drug Seeking Patients

  1. We seem to have a lot of drug seeking patients on our floor. I remember there was a young lady once that I was taking care of. At the time I was a CNA. I remember I was in her room after the nurse had given her IV pain medicine. I walked out of the room and was told to return to check on her because she had just vomitted. I walked into the room and asked her if she was okay. She said, "Yes, but I think I need more pain medicine because I just threw it up." I looked at her a little funny and said, "Um, I don't think that you're going to get anymore since you received IV pain medicine and I seriously doubt you threw it up." The look of disappointment on her face was classic. I'll never forget it.
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    Transplant RN & College Educator; from US
    Specialty: 9 year(s) of experience in Transplant, homecare, hospice