So, of course, being the way I am, I just had to talk to this, um, nurse. I mean, I had no other choice. It went about how you would expect it to.
Hood Nurse: Hi, yeah, I'm calling from Hood Hospital to speak with the nurse taking care of Mr. Jones.
Nursing Home "Nurse":Derp derp, yes, that's me.
Hood Nurse: Sooo. I gather from these here papers you sent me that you're sending your patient over here on a daily basis to receive IV antibiotics?
NH "Nurse": Yes, that's right.
Hood Nurse: You're sending him over here on an ambulance so we can give you meds for you, I've got that correct?
NH person: Yes.
Hood Nurse: Yeeahhh. So. About that. We don't do that. The emergency room is here for emergencies. So, giving your antibiotics every day is important, but it isn't an emergency, you know what I mean?
NH person:Um. Yes?
Hood Nurse: And, you know what, if you were sending him over here for line placement, let me just stop you right there. This guy has no places to start IVs left. He has a 22 in the armpit. I will not send him back with that knowing he is coming back to you and you intend on infusing antibiotics through it. If you really need access you need a PICC line and you need to get it scheduled outpatient with a real doctor's order, not whatever this business you sent us today is.
Freaking Idiot:Um. So you guys started a PICC line?
Hood nurse: NOOOO!
Seriously, moron: So, you left the IV in?
Hood Nurse: Absolutely not. He is coming back to you. Get him an order for PICC line placement if you need to give IV antibiotics. Stop sending your patient up here for this foolishness.
Nurse dumbass: Okay, we'll be expecting him.
HOLY BALLS. The worst part? Site in question they were giving antibiotics for? No signs of infection. At all. I was actually shocked to not see him rolling in last night, too.