This. I am a big on drug levels and if it isn't ordered I will ask for it to be ordered. Several years ago my mother was hospitalized following an overdose and no one checked drug levels for over two weeks. By that time they had restarted her meds and even titrated the dose up. By the time they checked she was in acute kidney failure. Fortunately didn't need dialysis but still very scary
ChristineN replied to Anna Flaxis's topic in Emergency
What amazes me is when grown adults come in that didn't take anything for fever or pain.
I had one lady tell me she didn't take anything cause she was worried about interactions with all of her diabetes and HTN meds. I told her next time just take that Tylenol
I was also going to suggest CNL. I am finishing up a CNL program now. I had started a FNP program but realized that I wasn't ready to leave the bedside and I wanted something that also included education in its focus. CNL answers both of these desires of mine.
The degree is still fairly new, so I am sure that it will be tweaked some as time goes by.
ChristineN replied to gainschool4lpn's topic in LPN/LVN
When I was working in PA years ago we were told that they were no longer legal "unless the unit is short staffed." I never looked for myself to see what the law was as i was not a fan of 16 hour shifts