Does anyone have a policy regarding Triage RN ordering triage x-rays? I have heard that the Dept of Health ha said RNs in ERs cannot order x-rays?
Jun 7, '01
We just wrote a policy on triage protocols and xrays were one of them. They are awaiting approval by the medical staff. Our ER director and I wrote them. The one dealing with xrays are extremity xrays only. They are certain requirement (s/sx) that will allow the nurse to order the xray.