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Consults?? - page 2

Just a quick question regarding consults, I'm just starting out as a new RN and I get so confused when a doctor calls me and simply states that he was "consulted"...what exactly am I supposed to say?... Read More

  1. Visit  Been there,done that profile page
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    Consulting doctors have been requested to evaluate the patient. Unless the order reads to consult AND participate..they cannot write orders .
    Certainly you would give them you nursing input if asked. It is NOT your responsibility to perform their assessment.
  2. Visit  DSkelton711 profile page
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    I haven't worked in a hospital for awhile, but most of the time it was just basic info they wanted: age, dx/reason for consult, room number, etc. If you are not aware that a consult has been ordered, tell the caller you need to pull the chart for the info and that way you can check the order to make sure a consult was ordered and what for.
  3. Visit  fiveoclocksomewhere profile page
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    Thank you all SO much for all of the helpful info!! All of your replies really helped me get a better grasp on what consults are. I am still way too sensitive when docs yell at me but I think I will get more confident as I progress and I now know that there is no way I can speak to the consulting doc without being near the chart or computer! They just always seem to catch me off guard.
  4. Visit  SaoirseRN profile page
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    Quote from Been there,done that
    Consulting doctors have been requested to evaluate the patient. Unless the order reads to consult AND participate..they cannot write orders .
    Certainly you would give them you nursing input if asked. It is NOT your responsibility to perform their assessment.
    Not necessarily. At my facility, all that is required is a consult order. As long as the consulting physician has privileges at my hospital, they can and will write orders.
    dudette10 likes this.

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