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Discussion in 'General Residency Issues' started by drwasabi, May 27, 2008.

  1. drwasabi

    drwasabi New Member 5+ Year Member

    Dec 14, 2005
    I just got called by a nurse because she thought it was "interesting" that hydralazine lowered the patient's blood pressure. At 2:30 in the morning.

    So glad internship is almost over...
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  3. roja

    roja 7+ Year Member

    Oct 20, 2003
    NYC--->San Francisco
    lol. you would have thought the hazing would be over by now. ;)
  4. Top Gun

    Top Gun 7+ Year Member

    Feb 13, 2007
    You should have told the nurse, "Uh, yeah, that's what hydralazine is supposed to do :rolleyes:."
  5. nolagas

    nolagas Member 10+ Year Member

    Aug 13, 2004
    You should fill out an incident report. That's unacceptable.
  6. DrDawg

    DrDawg Member 7+ Year Member

    Jan 27, 2005
    The proper response is "We need to check it every 15min for the next 2 hours to be sure he doesn't drop his BP any further. Let me know if his pressure drops below 90 Systolic". I like to task out extra work for stupid phone calls.
  7. Doowai

    Doowai 2+ Year Member

    Feb 4, 2007

    Hahahahaha Niiiiice
  8. 3dtp

    3dtp Senior Member Physician 10+ Year Member

    Nov 27, 2005

    Mine was a 3AM call from the ICU on a comatose DKA.
    Did you know that X has gained 7 litres of fluid?
    Really? When did he gain all that fluid?
    I don't know.
    Well could you please find out and call me back?
    Gee, he's been in the ICU for 3 weeks and his record has been thinned 3 times.
    Ahhhh. 'night.
  9. ekydrd

    ekydrd Senior Member 5+ Year Member

    Oct 14, 2004
    Louisville KY
    Dude! Don't take out your frustrations about the nurse on the poor patient. It's not his fault she is pharmacompeiapenic.
  10. fab4fan

    fab4fan TiredRetiredRN Classifieds Approved 10+ Year Member

    Jun 29, 2002
    Desolation Row
    1. Was she po'd at you for something earlier, and this was a payback call, or was this just one of those random neural firing phone calls?

    2. Have they taken down the crime scene tape, cleaned up the chalk outline where her body was, etc? ;)

    Dumb phone call. It shouldn't have happened and I wish for your sakes (interns/residents) that there was some sort of mechanism to address this. It's completely inappropriate.
  11. Strength&Speed

    Strength&Speed Need more speed...... 10+ Year Member

    Dec 26, 2004
    My favorite was when i asked for triple antibiotic ointment to be put on a really small wound. I got a call from the pharmacist late saying he was out of triple antibiotic, but could he use double antibiotic ointment instead. doh.

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