I was working as an independent contractor. I have professional liability insurance.
I told the husband: his wife had nausea and was vomiting but I medicated her and she no longer has it. She is unsteady on her feet and need to be walked to the bathroom.
She may have a lot of drainage through her garmet but this is normal. I left guaze pads in the bath room if areas bleeding need to be reinforced.
She hasn't eaten in over 24 hours, except for a few crackers. She needs pain medication in a few hours. She needs to have toast, soup, smoothie prior to receiving her pain medication.
I had set up a medication box with all of her medications for the next seven days. I showed him the box explaining when she receives her next medication. I explained she had to receive her antibiotic after she ate.
At this point he became very annoyed and said to me "you could get in a lot of trouble for
telling me these things, right?
I told him my concern for his wifes safety and ongoing care was my prime responsibility
I also mentioned to him that his wife can call me at anytime.
I have not heard from the surgeon but patients first post op appt. is May 8,2009