Saturday, March 6, 2010


Ok, first - my husband is doing a little better. The cough is almost gone, he's maintaining his weight so far, he has a little more energy. I'm keeping a close eye on him and trying not to stress and worry about him.

Second, why oh why, must a nurse check the patient here for induction prior to starting pitocin when I am here and I opted not to check her???? This was Nurse Passive-Aggressive.

Third, got a call from a patient who complained of getting a racing heart rate after eating something sweet. Sooooooo......don't eat anything sweet. Problem solved.

I'm being tortured....all three of my f*cking favorite nurses are here - Nurse Sucky, Nurse Crappy, and Nurse Passive-Aggressive (PA for short). At least I only have to deal with Nurse PA.


pinky said...

Except, what if number 3 has WPW and she is too young to be diagnosed as of yet. Zebra, yes I know.

Anonymous said...

I'm not trying to be sassy here, but part of the protocols at our hospital are that the pt is checked before starting an induction. That way you know where you are starting from.

Ciarin said...

Anon - I totally get that line of thinking - I've certainly heard it before. But I knew roughly where we were starting - I asked the patient what she was in the office a couple days prior. She was 2-3cms. No contractions or labor in the two days since that exam. So it stands to reason that we could spare putting our fingers in her vajayjay this time. And a SVE is not part of the protocol for an induction at this hospital. Many vag exams are done for bullsh*t reasons - such as curiousity. It doesn't bother me as much if they are intact. But excessive exams get done sometimes with patients who are ruptured. It's just one of my pet peeves that we minimize such intrusive exams whenever possible. I was taught that you only do an exam if it will change your management. Ok, that was long-winded! So I'm a little nazi about this subject :p

Ciarin said...

Pinky - uh...too much time in your patho book girl! LOL!