Adam is a 10-year-old scheduled for discharge from the Emergency Department after a bicycle incident resulted in a fractured right ulna and radius. His arm has been casted, is immobilized and in a sling. Adam states, â€œMy arm feels better now, and I am sleepy. The pain medicine makes me feel like I will vomit.â€ The RN is reviewing medications with Adam and his mother when the mother states, â€œWe have a two (2) hour drive home from this emergency room. Can you give Adam something for nausea so he does not throw up in the car?â€ The RN has already completed the discharge paperwork, and the orthopedic physician who casted the arm has left the Emergency Department. The RN states, â€œNo orders are available for Adam to have nausea medicine. I can give him another dose of pain medicine if you think that will help him sleep on the way home. Then he might not vomit.â€
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