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Old 01-08-2019, 04:14 PM
 
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Sure you can. Hospitals don't like it, but they can't prohibit you from doing so. I always take my medications with me to the hospital (and last year that was 8 times). I provide a list of my medications during the admitting process and will usually have a nurse dispense the correct meds from their pharmacy, but if there's an issue with me getting a dose at the correct time, then I just take my own and tell my nurse. Sometimes just my threat to take my own meds is enough for me to get what I should be getting from their pharmacy at the proper time.
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Threatening the nurses! What a great way to have a satisfactory hospital stay, not!
What color is the sky in your world? Do words have different meanings there?

How did you ever arrive at the absolutely ridiculous conclusion/interpretation that threatening to take my own meds is in any way equivalent to threatening the nurses?

Oh, and by the way, writing "not!" at the end of a sentence went out of style in the late 1990s along with VHS cassettes of Wayne's World.

Welcome to the 21st century.
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Old 01-08-2019, 05:19 PM
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Location: Foot of the Rockies
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What color is the sky in your world? Do words have different meanings there?

How did you ever arrive at the absolutely ridiculous conclusion/interpretation that threatening to take my own meds is in any way equivalent to threatening the nurses?

Oh, and by the way, writing "not!" at the end of a sentence went out of style in the late 1990s along with VHS cassettes of Wayne's World.

Welcome to the 21st century.
Well, just who are you threatening? Someone received a threat by your words.

Sorry I'm not as "hip" as you.
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Old 01-08-2019, 05:31 PM
 
Location: North Beach, MD on the Chesapeake
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When I had my last cardiac event I took my then current meds with me. When I was discharged I was given an updated list of them with the changes in dosage, additions and deletions noted (I lost some blood pressure dosages, gained a blood thinner and had a diuretic deleted).

I know keep an updated written list handy.
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Old 01-08-2019, 05:58 PM
 
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I'm bringing my own meds if the chance allows.
Why complicate things?
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Old 01-10-2019, 06:01 PM
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I have not worked in a hospital for a long time. My last 25 years in nursing were in public health and out-patient pediatrics. I do recall from "the olden days" that patients were sometimes "allowed" to keep some meds at the bedside, e.g. nitroglycerin for angina heart pain, and maybe BCP. Everything else was distributed from the nurses' station.

I've had a lot of experience with hospitals these last 4 months with my husband's illness. Things are both the same and different. The differences are that patients can wear their own clothes if they want, leave the unit with permission, have food brought in from the outside, stuff like that. Meds are still distributed by the nurses. DH did have some topical cream that he was allowed to keep at the bedside to apply when his skin was burning/itching. What I don't understand if patients bring their own meds is how does the hospital verify what's in those bottles? How do they know it's what the label says it is? Anyone?

Keeping an updated list of meds is a good thing. They're always asking, every doctor's visit, what meds DH is taking. If your pharmacy has an electronic system of some sort, you can get a list of meds on your phone.
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Old Today, 12:21 AM
 
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Sure you can. Hospitals don't like it, but they can't prohibit you from doing so. I always take my medications with me to the hospital (and last year that was 8 times). I provide a list of my medications during the admitting process and will usually have a nurse dispense the correct meds from their pharmacy, but if there's an issue with me getting a dose at the correct time, then I just take my own and tell my nurse. Sometimes just my threat to take my own meds is enough for me to get what I should be getting from their pharmacy at the proper time.
Good advice and nice that the nurse was okay with that! If they don't remember, it gets irritating to have to remind them. Good to have a list of current meds including OTC, they are easily forgotten especially if not taken regularly.
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