Another ER story...

Posted on: Sat, 03/04/2006 - 7:49am
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Hi,
Dh had to bring our 5 yr old PA daughter to the ER last night, turns out she has pneumonia. When they got there he told the ER nurse about her peanut allergy. 5 minutes later this same nurse brought out a popsicle clearly marked may contain peanuts/treenuts. DH pointed this out and she was very apologetic saying she never thought there would be peanuts in popsicles. It frusterates me to no end that the one place you think your PA children should be safe and the professionals who work there would be knowledgeable is a hospital and this is not the case. I'm just glad that my husband was there to catch this. Thanks for the vent.
Cheers, Gilli

Posted on: Sat, 03/04/2006 - 9:33am
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How awful! Then, of course, you are supposed to feel comfortable with them knowing what they are doing to help out your child. If they can't read a label right after you tell them about the food allergy, what else aren't they doing right?! Things like this are part of the reason I'm just 'this' side of insanity! Sorry you had to have that experience -- good thing you caught that nurse's mistake!

Posted on: Mon, 03/06/2006 - 6:01am
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Well, considering the things I didn't know about food allergies before having to deal with them, it doesn't really surprise me what others don't know. Even medical professionals.
I am currently in school to become a nurse. One of the things I look forward to be able to do is being helpful to those who deal with food allergies. I know this may never come up, but if it does I'll be prepared! [img]http://uumor.pair.com/nutalle2/peanutallergy/biggrin.gif[/img]
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Posted on: Mon, 03/06/2006 - 6:13am
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the same thing happened to us the few times we had DS is ER. the dreaded popsicle! They ended up finding him some "safe" jello, but I thought the same thing, they should be keeping him safe!

Posted on: Sat, 03/04/2006 - 9:33am
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How awful! Then, of course, you are supposed to feel comfortable with them knowing what they are doing to help out your child. If they can't read a label right after you tell them about the food allergy, what else aren't they doing right?! Things like this are part of the reason I'm just 'this' side of insanity! Sorry you had to have that experience -- good thing you caught that nurse's mistake!

Posted on: Mon, 03/06/2006 - 6:01am
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Joined: 10/01/2004 - 09:00

Well, considering the things I didn't know about food allergies before having to deal with them, it doesn't really surprise me what others don't know. Even medical professionals.
I am currently in school to become a nurse. One of the things I look forward to be able to do is being helpful to those who deal with food allergies. I know this may never come up, but if it does I'll be prepared! [img]http://uumor.pair.com/nutalle2/peanutallergy/biggrin.gif[/img]
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Posted on: Mon, 03/06/2006 - 6:13am
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the same thing happened to us the few times we had DS is ER. the dreaded popsicle! They ended up finding him some "safe" jello, but I thought the same thing, they should be keeping him safe!

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