nursingisok 3,502 Views
Joined Oct 5, '08.
Posts: 85 (33% Liked)
I work in acutes and no i do not believe that one should be familiar with the machines and etc, we are there to dialyze but the ICU and CCU nurses are still the primary RNs in charge of their care. When we come they don't leave, they check in on us and sometimes monitor the patient the whole time as is their job.
Even if we were to learn the machines in the ICU i'm sure it would not be in our dialysis contracts to even touch those ventilator machines. If something wrong were to happen the hospital would blame the dialysis RNs for messing with ICU equipment......at least thats what I would think.
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