Quote from corky1272RN
All the time, any nurse that has worked in the hospital has seen this time and time again.
What is your question?
Also in LTC's rehab/skilled pts that come to us from the hosp with their fresh surgeries. They're usually younger, walkie-talkies, who have an axe to grind coming from the hosp or with their MDs. So we get the short end of the stick.
I have NO problem with pts who really do have pain issues, and to that extent, I will most strongly advocate for those who may be under-managed. My discontent stems from the pts who seek the buzz or the LaLa Land oblivion to the detriment of their recovery.
Also, I am strongly annoyed with all the checks and balances that are required when signing out & administering pain meds, esp narcs. Yes, I know the reasons why; sadly, I agree they ARE necessary. But it makes a difficult situation even more annoying. So repetitive and time-comsuming.