Misunderstanding in ER


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Mustang0909 said:

Many people, of all ages, leave a hospital setting (outpatient and inpatient) with a functional IV access. There are many IVs in the home setting. That in and of itself is not a cause for alarm.

They have a plan of care that calls for such. Entirely different scenario we are talking about.


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bluedreamerstu said:

I am a current NEW nursing student, I am still taking my A&P's. I went to the ER due to pain I was having and had to leave to go and get my son from school. I admit, I was a bit frazzled and rushing and told the nurse I needed to step outside to go and get my son and come back.  

What was your reason for going to the ER?  "frazzled , rushing are not reason for temporarily leaving the ER. Did you not have anyone  to help you with your son? Was in the ER room with you? Nope you had to 

"had to leave to go" and pick him him up.   I truly hope you got the care you needed

If you are able to get into a car to pick up child, you do not need to be in the ER.  If you are applying to nursing school after you get your perquisites done like  (A & P),  I wish you well. Rushing  in to the ER for abdominal pain in the ER,  when you can drive, pick up a child etc. seems misuse for service . If you received any pain medication it would be contraindicated to drive.  Okay, what if you needed to be admitted? While you love and want your child with you, if there was no one to call for care...your child would go to a foster or relationship placement if you were admitted. I understand you had no expectation of being admitted....but why have the child sequestered in the ER with you?