Wednesday, August 13, 2008
I do worry about being too breezy with words in the OR. One of the ED nurses I know, compares conscious sedation to being drunk.
I have a recent example of how people on drugs can say what they DON'T really feel.
That Saturday night back this past June, when I was being wheeled to the OR...I told the transporter that I ADORED his mother!
I do NOT adore his mother. I like her. I don't ADORE her.
That was so totally the MORPHINE speaking!!
Well actually I guess it was a compliment to her... just not true.
Now...if they gave me versed before that statement... I wouldn't remember I ever said it.
So... my point is that people do say things they really don't mean while under the influence of narcotics/anesthesia. Staff must know that.
Then again... the PAT nurse was telling me they give that drug that I recognized as a truth serum. LOL!