Monday, October 29, 2007

Quick Update on Power of Addiction

Just a quick update on the patient I described in the earlier post.  Last night I was the Patient Care Tech - yes, us nurses can do practically anything...lol.  As I was taking the first set of vital signs - I noticed that a patient seemed very familiar to me.  Turns out it was the one that signed out AMA early Friday morning!

She returned back to the hospital Friday early evening complaining of nausea and dizziness.  I didn't mention who I was.  I'm glad she came back - obviously she has something medically related going on.  Hopefully they'll be able to fix it.  She did have a nicotine patch on - so no worries about her needing to go smoke. 

I just got done with a nursing skills assessment type fair - I'm tired & I have to be back at work tonight.  Hope everyone is having a happy Monday.  It's raining here by me - perfect sleeping weather.  Sweet dreams! 

 

3 comments:

tendernoggle said...

Well I hope she stays long enough to get help...Having gone without insurance for so long myself...I know how worried you can get about all the money that is adding up too!Hope you ahve a good oight's sleep tonight.
love ya,
carlene

hadonfield78 said...

Now I understand the power of addiction...................
Im addicted to Star Bucks Coffee..........
In your honest medical opinion.......
Is there a cure for that ???

mdburbssr said...

My Granddaughter is in her first year of nurseing at Hampton U. and I thought of sending your blog to her, but changed my mind. It's just too depressing for a bright eighteen year old to contemplate. Why not try to be a little more upbeat and encourage young people into the nurseing profession. Please don't be offended by my comments as I have the greatest respect for anyone in nurseing.