Man....what is it with some people not understanding NPO??? Especially in the medical field????
I have a s/p L/CVA, MI pt that is Aphasic and a tube feeder. This pt is also MRSA/Sputum. There are signs on the door....."NPO"...signs above the bed....."NPO"......so there should be no problem right?????? A registry RN went into this pts room to give the 1700 Robitussin......the nurse gave it PO.....even though there are 2 signs posted....unless your blind.....this pt choked, coughed and had to be deep suctioned.......the pt is ok....but guess what????? The spouse of this pt was in the room.....'oh, not good.....' well guess who else was in the room????? The attorney of the pt going over the MPOA with the spouse!!!!!!! Yikes!!!! Talk about a really sticky situation!!!
The family is now considering legal action and guess who the star witness is????????