This morning I was on the computer, reading overnight notes on my patients. These were the nursing notes on one guy:
00:23 Patient yelled at nurse for pushing Dilaudid "too slow."
01:00 Patient running up & down hall yelling for more Dilaudid.
01:25 Patient called nurse an ugly bitch because she hadn't pushed Dilaudid faster.
02:00 Patient apologized for calling nurse an ugly bitch and asked for more Dilaudid. When informed he could only have it within the schedule set by pain management, he called her an ugly bitch again.
02:10 Patient ran to another nurse's station trying to get more Dilaudid.
02:30 Patient yelled at nurse for giving Dilaudid too slow, said "It's like giving me low octane fuel instead of high octane fuel."
02:40 On call physician notified of patient's behavior.
02:49 Patient seen by on-call physician, who informed the patient he would not be getting more pain medication than the pain specialists recommended.
03:40 Pt escorted back to room by security, who found him downstairs in ER demanding Dilaudid from staff there.
I absolutely LOVE this nurse. I ran up and gave her a high-five before shift change.