My daughter was given a Celestone 6mg shot to the buttock and the nurse then left the room to run her step test and left her all alone. She fainted and fell off the exam table and lay consciousnesses till the nurse returned 15 minutes later with the strep test. How do I prove that the nurse should not have left her alone because Celestone can cause fainting? Where are the standards for this?
There should be some kind of office protocol. Yes, the nurse should have stayed with her or had someone else stay with her, like a parent, in case she got dizzy or had a reaction. She should not have been left alone for at least 10-15 minutes to be sure she was going to be ok. Have you spoken to the Dr in the office about the fact your daughter was left alone and fainted then fell on the floor? Was you daughter injured in the fall? I dont know if there are any written standards but a trained nurse knows not to leave a patient after an injection but there in lies the problem. Most likely an office "nurse" wasnt a nurse at all but a medical assistant and they receive a lot less training than a nurse does. Some are hired right off the streets with no training and the Dr and other staff do the training.
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