Wednesday, February 22, 2012

Don't tell me I am not working in acute care

Crazy scary shift last night. When you are working within a very tight margin of error, it is not ok for a pump to decide that it does not want to infuse at the correct rate, despite the indicators saying otherwise.

When you have a pump that is not adjustable and does not offer a bolus infusion of glucose it is not ok if it malfunctions. It can get get bad in a split second (aka < 15 minutes) and it did.


  1. Whoa, that is a very frightening situation, eh.:(

    Take care,
    Peny@barco scrubs

  2. Yeah I hate it when people hear about my experience in LTC. They assume you know nothing about acute care, honestly some of the situations that went down when I was working LTC were WAY scarier then what I deal with now