Wednesday, April 13, 2011
Chief Complaint of the Day
What was the chief complaint you might ask?....
Patient: "I swallowed two thousand dollars worth of crack and now my stomach and chest hurt."
That's a lot of crack. His heart rate reflected it. He said he swallowed it pure. It wasn't wrapped in anything or stuffed in any orifices. The police showed up, he freaked, and shoved his hard earned drugs down his throat.
So my job was to basically keep him alive by not letting his heart explode. Thanks to a medicine called Ativan, in continuous IV drip form, this was accomplished.
Posted by SerenityNow at 10:30 PM