Thursday, August 18, 2005

IV therapy escapades - part II (Uh-oh!)

Me: "Uh-oh."

Patient: "That doesn't sound good. What do you mean, uh-oh?"

Me: "Just a little tape sticking here, really no big deal"

Patient: "You need to be careful saying things like that when you're working on someone's central line."

Me: "Sorry. I'm used to the babies in the NICU. They don't notice things like that. Thank you for the reminder that adults can actually understand what I'm saying."

Patient: Laughs "Just don't do it again!"

That was my first day on the IV team. I saw him many more times in the 3 years I worked there - he was a regular, and always with a central line. He never let me forget that intro, either.