Friday, April 09, 2010

An interesting consult

I was reviewing notes for one of my nurses (we supervise several nurse practitioners) and almost burst out laughing when I read the following.

He ate at ABC and reports having 5 slices of french toast, pancakes with syrup, 2 beers, 2 shots of Jack and then was called to have his appointment with cardiology for pre-angio work up for ischemia. His sugar after that was found to be 580 mg/dL and his angiogram was cancelled and he was referred to endocrinology instead...

Not that I was being cruel or that it's a laughing matter, but sometimes some things are not unexpected. At least this patient was being honest with his story.