"DON'T RUB THEIR LEGS!" - page 2

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"Dont massage their legs because they can go into cariac arrest." I have gathered this advice from several authorities including my first teacher and one clients own doctor. If a patient is sedentary for too long you... Read More


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    Agree with the above. Why are we so concerned about a MD order? It seems so many nurses are mostly concerned with covering their behind (and even with a MD order, if you do it and it's contraindicated, you'll still be asked why you didn't question the order.)
    There are times I wonder if we'll get a question, "I walked into the patient's room, but I didn't have an MD order to do so, should I have been written up?"
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    What was explained to me by one patient's doctor, in no uncertain terms,

    was that there are tests that need to be done

    on the patient to show that rubbing the patient's legs is safe. If I had a doctor's order

    based on tests and I think there are still contraindications, I would ask them about it.




    Quote from wooh
    Agree with the above. Why are we so concerned about a MD order? It seems so many nurses are mostly concerned with covering their behind (and even with a MD order, if you do it and it's contraindicated, you'll still be asked why you didn't question the order.)
    There are times I wonder if we'll get a question, "I walked into the patient's room, but I didn't have an MD order to do so, should I have been written up?"


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