Where do they get these people?

I don’t often write about the day to day perils of working in a LTCP… but some of the staff ….

today…. we receive faxed in orders…. only having patient name on them…. call to LTCF … CLARIFY ORDERS PLEASE ….

we receive second fax… INVANZ  1 Gm…. call to LTCF … WOULD THAT BE IM or IV??   CLARIFY ORDERS PLEASE…

we receive third fax.. that would be INVANZ 1 GM IV… technician keys in orders….

I go to review the order…. pt has noted PENICILLIN ALLERGY…. call to LTCF

I make call to nurse… INVANZ ordered … PT… has noted allergy to PENICILLIN …. nurse …YES !!

Me:  they are in the same class/type of drug … nurse  YES !!

Me: PT is probably ALLERGIC to INVANZ !!!   … nurse… I went over allergies with prescriber !!!

Me: do you want me to send and you monitor the patient for a ALLERGIC REACTION ????   nurse… maybe I should call prescriber !!!

fourth fax from LTCF …. CANCEL INVANZ order !!!

 

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