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This is a discussion on RN pre-op assessment liability in Ambulatory Care Nursing / Clinic Nursing, part of Nursing Specialties ... I work in an outpatient GI facility. Currently every patient that comes in has an RN review the...by freakophil Oct 11, '09I work in an outpatient GI facility. Currently every patient that comes in has an RN review the patient's health history, meds, and pertinent pre-op data. Any abnormal findings are reported to the anesthesiologist. My facility is now going to have the medical/surgical history review performed by the anesthesiologist, not the RN. The -ologists routinely blow off the nursing staff when we voice concerns about abnormal findings, but at least we can document that we notified them. Now, if a patient has a procedure and has an adverse outcome because of something the -ologist did not address, am I liable as the patient's RN?
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