Mom actually seems like a normal person but clearly shook her daughter either too much or not enough when she was younger because she is acting completely foolish. The story is that the daughter took some unidentified meds that a friend left at her house because she had a headache- great plan, I know I always take someone else's random meds when I have a headache that I don't know the purpose of instead of just taking a damn tylenol. Anyway, they bring me the pill so I type it into the database and see that it's a prednisone tab. Well, it may make you nauseated but two certainly won't kill you. To the waiting room you go. So then, out of nowhere, this fool suddenly remembers some other pill that she took that is of course very generic in it's description that she naturally did not bring with her.
Mom is clearly about to slap her, as all this fuckery supposedly went down while she was at work. She asks her if she took anything else, to which she of course replies " I can't remember". May I also just say that 16 year olds really suck at lying. Really. Despite all that, I'm in a bind where I have to call the charge nurse and just let her know. She is a friend and very similar minded in what bullshit all this is, but we are put in a very bad place if any drama goes down if we admit to sending what's technically a pediatric patient who ingested an unknown med in unknown amounts back out to the waiting room because she sounded like she was lying. So homegirl then gets to skip over all the chest pains and such that have been waiting 4 hours patiently, and take our last available room.
Now. I know it's not in my scope of practice to order meds, but I truly believe that this situation calls for some charcoal with sorbitol, stat. I mean, she didn't know what pills she took or how many! Patient safety! Instead she got Ativan and Maalox. Um, no sir. You're fired or at least suspended until you are re-educated on the hood hospital therapeutic charcoal policy. It's in your manual between right after therapeutic NG tubes and O neg transfusion worthy IV sites for people who might be vomiting blood. Safety first, people.