I am needing help with a problem at work.
I had a patient that was in the hosspital for 20+ days. The MD usually comes at night (which he did) We were expecting a discharge. After he came in he had wrote "D/C Home."
I went to the room to D/C patient and the patient stated "I am not going home tonight, the doctor said in the morning." (Approximately 2135 hrs) I immediately called the MD who stated VIA telephone order "Cancel D/C till AM." This order was written. (He apologized- He also admitted to this conversation.)
My supervisor (Charge Nurse) came in and asked the patient and she stated "I am going home tomorrow."
The next morning my supervisor demanded me to come in for an "urgent matter." I drove 50 miles (Without sleep)
She kept stating that "this is a business" and there was "no need to call the doctor."
Do you guys know any Standards of Care or National Care that I could bring up in the meeting this afternoon. I live in Louisiana. Thank You in advance!
I am very confused by the details, but reading between the lines it sounds like the OP is being called on the carpet for delaying the discharge until the next day.
To the OP, my opinion here is of limited value, but I think you did the right thing by calling the physician and I'm sorry that you are getting the blame for the mix up.
Last edit by Anna Flaxis on Jan 4, '13
still a weird story- you needed to clarify an order- you did the right thing- dr said d/c home- but actually patient needed to leave next day- you clarified that...
you work at topsy turvy general?
Last edit by Esme12 on Jan 5, '13
: Reason: TOS/txt speak removed.