Jump to content

Patient hallucinations

Nurses   (3,076 Views 9 Comments)
by RNperdiem RNperdiem, RN (Member)

1 Follower; 29,329 Profile Views; 4,168 Posts

I have found that sometimes a combination of morphine and a lack of sleep causes some patients to have hallucinations. For some reason they always seem to see bugs. Is this a common hallucination?

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

chuck1234 specializes in Nurses who are mentally sicked.

629 Posts; 6,802 Profile Views

I want to see some $$$$, what should I try.....

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

annmariern specializes in vascular, med surg, home health , rehab,.

288 Posts; 6,936 Profile Views

My fave was the guy who woke up screaming about rats eating his feet. Calmed him down, he goes back to sleep.One hour later his roomate wakes up screaming, about a 6ft rat on a bike cycling around his bed. The original guy, eyes still closed says "see, told you there were rats in here"

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Larry77 is a RN and specializes in Trauma/ED.

1,158 Posts; 8,424 Profile Views

Sounds like DT's...are these drinkers?

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

StacieRN is a RN and specializes in ICU, Med/Surg, Ortho.

78 Posts; 2,809 Profile Views

Yep! I've had a lot of patients see bugs. Crawling on the floor, flying around, on their skin, etc. Makes me "buggy" too.:chuckle

Stacie

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Roy Fokker is a BSN, RN and specializes in ER/Trauma.

1 Follower; 2 Articles; 2,010 Posts; 32,406 Profile Views

Don't get me started on pt. hallucinations .... :uhoh21:

cheers,

Roy (Who once had a 92 year old woman AO x 3 before 11pm, turn into a confused combative pt who wanted to make babies with him :eek: )

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

MS._Jen_RN is a ASN, RN and specializes in Orthosurgery, Rehab, Homecare.

348 Posts; 4,466 Profile Views

Bugs are a common hallucination. So are mice/rats, and children.

~Jen

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

110 Posts; 2,242 Profile Views

I didnt see rats or bugs when I was on morphine(post surgery)...But I did see Lobsters...they were crawling around in the florescent lights. Then the silver sprinkler thingy on the ceiling morphed around the room like an amoeba. :bugeyes:

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

feisty_lpn is a LPN and specializes in HH, Psych, MR/DD, geriatric, agency.

106 Posts; 2,515 Profile Views

Ahhh the morphine. I had a morphine drip immediate post-op c/s in 1996. I distinctly remember laughing my butt off at the doctor during my recovery phase. He had a bandana on his head with different colored frogs and I swear those frogs were jumping all over his head and sticking their tongues out at him. My mom videotaped me for 2 hours that day. I could hold up my end of a conversation, until I hit that PCA button. Then I was -out-. I'd wake up a few minutes later and continue what I was saying. Mom says she's going to show that to my grandchildren. LMAO

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Guest
This topic is now closed to further replies.
×