Lame admit Dx's - page 5

Ever wonder how/why some can even be admitted? Maybe it's a small hosptial thing? One of our Docs admitted an old guy with: Fear of back pain. Does insurance even reimburse for that??... Read More

  1. by   Nurse_Bonita
    About two weeks ago we had a guy brought into our ER complaining of a belly ache and flatulance. I don't know who his MD is or what the MD was thinking, but they admitted this guy to CCU.

    Ok, if I go to ER complaing of a belly ache and flatulance and perhaps throw belching in for good measure, are they gonna admit me too?
  2. by   RNinICU
    Several weeks ago we had a 42 year old admitted through the ED to our ICU with epiglotittis. According to the ENT guy who saw him on consult, it was strep throat.
  3. by   mother/babyRN
    Ok, I am exhausted and what do I get for that????MANDATORY OVERTIME....Just can't win...
    We induce because of all the reasons described above BUT GOD FORBID a pt comes in on the night shift with contx q 3 min as high as the reading will allow and huffing and puffing IF the damn cervix doesn't ripen to at LEAST 80 percent....OH yes, thats THIS week!
  4. by   jevans
    I've got one of my staff on long term sick with TATT
    Took myself and many colleaques days to work out
  5. by   kids
    Originally posted by jevans
    I've got one of my staff on long term sick with TATT
    Took myself and many colleaques days to work out

    NO FAIR!

    I'm too tired to figure it out.
    My plane leaves for Oklahoma in 60 hours and 38 minutes (but whos counting) and won't have any net access when I get there.

    what is TATT?

    good grief! I cant believe I miscounted the time left!
    Last edit by kids on May 18, '02
  6. by   okihusker
    Admit ICU: DX Physical Exhaustion
    (Guess I should have been admitted on some days too)

    Transfer to Inpatient Mental Health Unit: DX: Major Depressive Episode, Partner Relational Distress, Suicide Gesture, and Bilateral Ingroing Toe Nail.

    Admit General Medical Ward: DX: Social Admission

    Admit ICU: DX Rule Out MI (the patient's symptom were electrical shock feelings that started in the chest and rushed to her head. Three to four of these 1-2 second episodes in 24 hours) Should have read Admit to Inpatient Psychiatric Unit: Axis II, Conversion Disorder.

    Admit ICU: Palpatations, Rule Out Dysrhythmias (yes she was having frequent unifocal PVCs. After further enquiry by this RN, we discovered that she consumed 15-16 Mountain Dews a day and 2 to 3 liters of ice tea a day as well).
  7. by   NotReady4PrimeTime
    I work in a pediatric ICU to which we are often required to admit patients inappropriately. We admit a significant number of post-op T&As, and we discharge an inordinately high number of patients directly home... We record all of our admits/transfers on an index card kept at the desk with the date, time and source of admission, patient's name, hospital number, diagnosis, physician, where they went from us and when they left. Recently I came back from a short vacation, and as is my habit, I checked the card to see what I missed. I nearly fainted when I saw, under "reason for admission" "ingrown toenail". Just when I think I've seen everything... :roll
  8. by   jevans
    Simple really TIRED ALL THE TIME
  9. by   CseMgr1
    :angryfire How about this one: "Flu Syndrome". The treatment?: IV Dilaudid q 2 h. This patient was a drug addict, who finally wound up in Drug Rehab...and the prescribing Dr. had his license suspended, for injudicious prescribing of controlled substances....
  10. by   CATHYW
    Casemgr, where in Georgia are you? I was going to PM you, but you dont accept private messages.
  11. by   CseMgr1
  12. by   CATHYW
    Just up the road in Gainesville. Live in the mountains.
  13. by   CATHYW
    BTW, casemgr-dob 8-15-51. Another slight similarity! LOL!