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AriesLPN

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  1. Thank you for your reply. :) The pt was not allergic to Haldol and I documented my assessments pre and post administration. I was worried because of the pt's age and the controversial use of Haldol on the elderly as a form of chemical restraint with potential bad side effects. The fact that I gave the order, makes me feel guilty, even though it was clearly needed for her restlessness and agitation and that it was only a one time dose of 1mg PO. Maybe it shouldn't had been the drug of choice..

    As a new nurse, I am just learning the ropes of nursing. I am always on my toes whenever I work. I never knew nursing can be so stressful! :uhoh3: At times its even discouraging. :sniff: But when I think about all the pt's I've helped, it makes me feel good. I guess it all just comes in the territory... I just hope I'm strong enough!

  2. Am I in trouble?

    It's been bugging me and I just need to get it off my chest.. I work on a medicine floor and had a 90+ yrs old pt on a 1:1 observation for s/p fall at home. The pt became restless, confused and trying to climb out of bed in the middle of the night. I had to call the doctor to see if a medication can be ordered to help calm her down. The doctor ordered a one time does of Haldol 1mg PO which I administered. Nevertheless, the pt still remained restless and confused throughout the night until the morning. The 1:1 was there with her the whole time to prevent falls. That day, when the family member found out Haldol was given, she was so frustrated and complained to the head of the hospital. Now, I'm concerned she might take this to a different level (lawsuit or something) The patient was never again ordered Haldol and was dc'd home days later.

    Should I be worried? What is the worst that can happen? Can I lose my license over this? So scared and convinced this family member is out to get me :cry:

  3. Am I in trouble?

    It's been bugging me and I just need to get it off my chest.. I work on a medicine floor and had a 90+ yrs old pt on a 1:1 observation for s/p fall at home. The pt became restless, confused and trying to climb out of bed in the middle of the night. I had to call the doctor to see if a medication can be ordered to help calm her down. The doctor ordered a one time does of Haldol 1mg PO which I administered. Nevertheless, the pt still remained restless and confused throughout the night until the morning. The 1:1 was there with her the whole time to prevent falls. That day, when the family member found out Haldol was given, she was so frustrated and complained to the head of the hospital. Now, I'm concerned she might take this to a different level (lawsuit or something) The patient was never again ordered Haldol and was dc'd home days later.

    Should I be worried? What is the worst that can happen? Can I lose my license over this? So scared and convinced this family member is out to get me =(

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