inappropriate patient placement - page 2

Yesterday when I got to work and received my assignment, I noted that I had a patient that was admitted to the hosp with back pain. This patient came in through the ER and as part of her workup, they... Read More

  1. by   fergus51
    The patient was mismanaged. They knew she was pregnant and didn't think back pain could be an obvious sign of preterm labor? That's completely unacceptable. We used to complain about emergency trying to turf all the pregnant women to us when it was innapropriate (sprained ankles, etc), but this one should clearly have had an OB consult right away.
  2. by   VivaLasViejas
    Quote from butterflynurse03
    I agree, however, as far as the patient goes, she was receiving depoprovera injections and so in her mind could not have been pregnant. She stated that she could remember her LMP because she'd been on the shots so long. Also, yes, she was larger than some, and not highly noticeable by sight. However, anyone who'd have palpated her abdomen would have felt a fundal height way over the umbilical area. In my mind, this patient was severely mismanaged.
    You got THAT right. I smell a lawsuit in the making..........good thing the OP acted as she did, or the whole hospital could be in for some baaaaad publicity. :uhoh21: