klone, MSN, RN Pro 103,494 Views
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Agree with Muno. The provider should be contacted by the nurse caring for the patient.
Our state law requires assent, not consent. .
That is the reasoning for why the floor does it this way. To avoid multiple calls to the provider during the night.
Let's not derail this thread. If you want to discuss that, let's start a new one.
There is no law that would address it. The question is: what is a sensible amount of time to administer CPR/ACLS before "calling" it? Good luck with your homework!
I would feel "not right" about it too...especially if the parent is trying to indoctrinate his/her child. However, I really don't see how this rises to the level of abuse. There are lots of less then ideal things parents do (I wish I could turn in parents who let their toddler kids play on the floor of the ED rooms), but it requires something more than "a little not right" before we can report a parent for abuse..
Maybe I am missing something. We have 80-100 babies at any given time. The doctors are being called numerous times throughout the night. They are getting paid to be at the hospital, why wouldn't the bedside nurses call them?
In fact, OP, the more I think of it, the more this smacks of diversion. And now YOU are involved, because they will see that you pulled morphine out of the Pyxis, on override, without an order, on a patient that is not your patient, at the end of a shift, and didn't administer it. PLEASE talk to your manager about what happened TODAY so that you do not get implicated in this.
RockinNurse, did you change your username recently? Did you used to be known as PurpleGal?
How many applications have you submitted at this particular facility overall?
You were right in not giving it. You were wrong in pulling it without an order and then letting it get into her hands. Decent chance you just got played.
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