Wednesday, August 20, 2008
Lousy Night Nurse
I'm in isolation (thanks cepacia) so nurses who come in contact with me must wear that stupid yellow gown. This nurse I had last night came in my room with the gown still folded, just draped over his arm. Yeah, that'll work. He wore gloves at least. He was a mumbler which, even with my hearing aids made him hard to understand. His accent didn't help either. That's not to say that I dislike nurses with accents, it just made this particular situation difficult.
I explained to him about my night meds and how I have to get them by 8:30 otherwise it throws off my whole schedule. He didn't seem to register the conversation. Even though I called him, I didn't get my meds until more than an hour later.
Here's the real kicker. He hung my Merrem at 12:30 am (which he wrote down as being 24:30--what a dummy. I think he meant 00:30.)Well, he hung it but never ran it. I woke up this morning after having had a really rough night, and saw that the pouch of Merrem was still hanging there, completely FULL. Correct me if I'm wrong but isn't skipping a dose of an antibiotic a bad thing?
I filed an incident report with the main nurse here. I'm not happy about what happened.
So today I'm less than cheery. I want to go home so badly. I still haven't even seen my CF doctor and that's bugging me too. Oh yeah, and the RT forgot about me this morning. I'm seriously feeling frustrated here. I want to go home.
I had a nurse do that before - hang it up and forget to turn it on. I'm glad you filed a report on that nurse.