Good Page Bad Page

Good page: Mrs A. needs a coumadin order. Easy fix. Look at her INR, look at what she’s been getting the last few days, prescribe a dosage and you’re done.

Bad page: Mrs A’s heart rate is 130 bpm and we don’t know why… Her last INR was 5.0

Good page: Can you write a tylenol prn order for Mr. B’s pain?

Bad page: Mr. B isn’t responding, he’s been getting a lot of hydromorphone today…

Good page: Ms. C has some crackles in her lungs but her vitals are normal, can you come and assess?

Bad page: Ms. C is crashing, come here quick!

I don’t mind being paged about minor things such as medication re-orders, filling out paper-work, talking to a family member, etc. Because even though the pages can be minor nuisances, every page that is not a bad page is automaticallya good one.

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  1. #1 by Anonymous on February 18, 2023 - 12:23 pm

    What is an INR?

    • #2 by medaholic on February 19, 2023 - 2:03 am

      INR is a measure of anticoagulability. If you want to learn more look up PT/PTT and the coagulation cascade.

  2. #3 by Michael on February 18, 2023 - 3:15 pm

    The more details the better I suppose?

    • #4 by medaholic on February 19, 2023 - 2:03 am

      Not necessarily. As long as the pages are simple fixes, and not something bad is happening come here QUICK!

  3. #5 by David on February 19, 2023 - 5:07 pm

    Alright! New post. I was hoping to read some stuff from you soon and I got it. Thanks for blogging!

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