New nurse here w question: Earlier today i could NOT get ahold of a doc on the phone for my new ltc pt. so i sent him a fax w standard admission orders, asking him to add anything else he wanted or cross out anything he didnt want. i called the office and gave them heads up and asked if they could have doc look at it between pts. few hours later i get signed orders faxed back - i thik okay great we are all set.
My boss just told me I really messed up by not signing ad writing date and time I sent the fax on the order. She says they aren't official orders and apparently I ruined everything. I tried to explain they weren't verbal orders- why would I sign the spot for verbal orders? But she was adamant that I had initiated the ordrs and that's the date and time that the order should say. ( I had documented the attempts to contact and the fax under communication notes. ) my point is that it could be proven that I had Not talked to the doctor and they were Not official orders until he approved them.
Anyways I feel lousy because I was chastised like a child and I'm pretty sure I was in the right. Any opinions? (Sorry for typos, I'm on my phone) thanks!