Friday, May 18, 2007

Against Medical Advice

How many times should a patient be allowed to sign out AMA and then come back with the same complaint in a 24 hour period? I mean, seriously. If your chest pain keeps coming back, perhaps you should stay in the hospital so we can run the rest of the tests you need.

Yes, I understand that you can't smoke your 3 packs a day while you're admitted. That's what we call a two-fer.


scalpel said...

Hehehe. :D

Nurse Kelly said...

We have a policy where we say that anyone that insists on leaving hospital grounds to smoke is automatically signed out AMA. If they pass out on the sidewalk for chest pain, that's on them, not us, thanks.