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Dan_DWCP
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Date Posted:12/05/2018 1:59 AMCopy HTML

Yup, here we go again.  It's going to FREEZE again tonight.  Second freeze this winter.  Brrrrrr.  I mean, it's actually supposed to hit 32 this AM.  (That's 0 to you, James and Maggie and the rest of the world... )  I do wish we would go away from Farenheight and inches and feet and miles and go to the decimal system and the Centigrade system.  It just makes so much more sense.  Oh well.  It is what it is and I suppose it will stay that way.  


My joints hurt.  Every one of them hurts.  I read the patient information sheet on Metolazone and it says right there, "joint pain" as a side effect.  Now, why would a doctor give a guy like me a medication that CAUSES joint pain and then take away his Aleve on top of that?  Is he trying to make me miserable?  Well, he's succeeding.  I was so miserable in PT today I almost called it quits.  It took me an hour and a half to get through an hours worth of exercises.  <Sigh>  


OK.  Take care everyone.  I hope you all are surviving your own cold fronts.  I know if it's happening here it's happening pretty much everywhere in the country.  We usually get them last.                                


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Re:Another cold front

Date Posted:12/05/2018 6:23 PMCopy HTML

Hi Dan,


 errrr can I take Certain Doctors are twits for 100, please...


 Seriously I haven't got a clue why they give you drugs that will have very negative side effects been having a doozy of a day woke up thinking I was having a stroke. Now think it's a trapped nerve I hope and typing is beeping hard.


_James


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Re:Another cold front

Date Posted:12/06/2018 2:27 AMCopy HTML

I don't think doctors know the side effects of the drugs they order or compare them to other drugs you are on. I always ask the pharmacist. Last time I had to talk to him was when he ordered sulfa. The pharmacist called me and asked "aren't you allergic" to sulfa? Yep..good he caught it or I'd of had some pretty red spots on my body. In saying that I don't like the way they order drugs via phone or fax now. I liked the prescription in my hand to take to the pharmacy myself.
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Re:Another cold front

Date Posted:12/07/2018 10:09 AMCopy HTML

I used to have a doctor who always looked new meds up for side effects and interactions before he prescribed them for me; that was one of his best qualities.  Unfortunately, it was one of his ONLY good qualities.  LOL  If it weren't for pharmacists, I think half of us would have died years ago, bless them.  


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Re:Another cold front

Date Posted:12/10/2018 8:06 PMCopy HTML

Doctors should have an allergy tab on the chart that says, "Allergic to:"  Then there's a list of what you're allergic to.  


That way they're not supposed to miss things like that.  Thing is, your pharmacist could have saved your life.  Those spots you're talking about are hives, and they often appear just prior to the airway closing down when a person goes into anaphylactic shock.  I do hope you have an Epi-Pen, as expensive as those things have become.  


There's that, and honestly Jac.  You have to be responsible for that sort of thing.  If the name of the antibiotic has an S and a U  in it, question if it's sulfa.  I think all the brand names of the sulfa drugs have at least those two letters in them.  Actually, I would make sure any antibiotic I got wasn't sulfa if I got hives from taking it.  You're one pill from full-blown anaphylactic shock.  We would miss you because you're a very nice and very good person and we love you.  Please ask every time, OK?  


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Re:Another cold front

Date Posted:12/11/2018 4:25 PMCopy HTML

Hi Dan,


 Earlier this year when my body went full wig out and stomach would not empty the first time I went blue light in a amblunce they dragged me into A&E and handed me 2 tablets I assumed it was paracetamol it wasn't it was aspirin. I am hyper-allergic to the dam things where a bracelet have it on all my records but still, it was missed. luckily I threw it back up but still had to stay overnight on full monitoring as it messes with my heart. Doctors are like everyone else they male mistakes yes there mistakes cost people there lives and luckily I got away with it this time shyt happens. 


If I was more alert and Linda was with me she would have caught it or I would have questioned what it was. The problem with doctors are too overworked and don't always check as we all know they should! I Bet we all have similar stories once we have been around the health system enough?


Well, I hope milady Jac is Ok and resting comfortably at home is all I want to say ;)


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Re:Another cold front

Date Posted:12/12/2018 1:37 AMCopy HTML

Jac is still living. A little miserable with a bladder infection but otherwise ok. The pill the doc gave me has a big long name. Never heard of it before. Least the dr. read my chart this time before he ordered the usual sulfa for a bladder inf. When I picked it up at the pharmacy I double checked to make sure I wasn't getting sulfa in any way shape or form. When I worked at the nurs. home a resident who had a bad stroke and couldn't talk had a nice red rash all over her body. I questioned the nurse director and she said oh, yea she has a rash..I said why? she shrugged her shoulders. I went back to the desk and right across her chart was a red allergic tag that said penicillin. Checked her meds...yep they had been giving her penicillin. I stopped it and charted why. Called the dr..got something different plus something for the itchy rash. You know what? I got called on the carpet for doing that over this nurse director who was supposed to be checking us..not the other way around.
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Isn't that just typical?  Here you made the patient more comfortable, stopped a med that might have killed her and got her the right one and all the nursing director could think of was saving face.  You should have gotten a pat on the back.  Sheesh.  


I'm not surprised though.  Things like that happened to me all the time when I worked on the floor, mostly because I overstepped what I should have been doing.  I remember one time chasing a busy doc down the hall, stopping him and telling him something he totally missed about the patient he was just with.  He thanked me, ordered a test and a med and went on down the hall.  I went in and told the nurse and she got totally bent out of shape because I took a doctor's order.  She was the nurse and she was supposed to take the orders.  Next thing you know, I'm on the carpet in the nursing admin office with a black mark against my name and being chewed out for taking a doctor's order.  


NEXT thing you know a week later I'm in ICU and a doc orders something for a patient.  I tell him I can't take a doctor's order because I'm not a nurse.  He gets a disgusted look on his face, walks over and gives the order to the nurse who then climbs all over me for not taking the order and just passing it on to her.  


Go figure, eh?  


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Re:Another cold front

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My doctor has a great sense of humor

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Re:Another cold front

Date Posted:12/12/2018 4:24 PMCopy HTML

Hi Dan,


 This proves as you say why mistakes happen too much passing verbal information from person 1 to 4 rather than the dam doctor write something down that can be read and that's it. I will never understand why we have to do these french whisper games in medicine.


 I once spent 2 weeks extra in a hospital because a dang doctor would not admit he had not ordered a simple test. So I wasted a bed some other poor so and so needed because of pride. If not for a nurse that informed me and I had to get higher-ups involved who of course blamed a junior never the doctor crazy!


So all you nursing staff have my upmost respect you really run hospitals and have to clear up the twit doctors messes...


_James



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Re:Another cold front

Date Posted:12/13/2018 3:03 AMCopy HTML

 In my case one nurse was more worried about her privileges as a nurse than just getting the job done, and in the second case the nurse was just the opposite.   She was like, "Just get the job done and we'll worry about protocols later."  Also, the second nurse trusted me to get it right, even though we were in a cardiac unit and the situations were much more complex than in the surgical wing where the other nurse worked.  


You're right though.  Often it does seem like the institutions are run by the workers and not the bosses.  


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