Questions about Drs orders HELP!! Please! - page 2

This happen on my 11-7 Am shift last night. I work in LTC. Here is what happened. A pt. was aaggitated and wet. I helped the CNA walk him to the BR. he told me he was going to die!! Scared the... Read More

  1. by   jimthorp
    I've seen this twice in my 15 month career, once for a UTI and once for pneumonia. In both instances the pt had comprimised renal function. The ABT was effective. I caught both early so that may have had a positive impact on the ABT.
    Last edit by jimthorp on Jan 4, '07
  2. by   churdlpn
    I have seen this order recently. One of our docs at the facility I work at has been giving that dosage for renal patients. Does this guy have some sort of renal diagnosis?