Latest Comments by ChristaRN

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    Quote from traumaRNdrama
    Really? All medical professionals should be able to expect that their team members behave themselves professionally and ethically within their scope of practice as outlined by their nursing/professional board. Expecting that the vital signs recorded into the patients chart are true should be the norm, not the exception. Are you saying you delegate nothing? It sounds like you are implying that the delegation of VS to a CNA (all my CNAs are CNA2's, even more qualified) is inappropriate...
    In reference to the previous post that you are referring to, I just wanted to point out that back in nursing school I was taught that the decision to give or not give a cardiac/blood pressure med SHOULD be based on your own assessment of vitals JUST PRIOR to the med being administered. Of course, I do trust my techs, thankfully haven't been given a reason not to, it's just a practice I've always been taught and continue to this day. I think it's a smart practice for me - I just always imagine that if vitals are obtained during 2000 rounds and I have a med to give at 2100, alot could change in an hour and the few seconds it takes to obtain a set immediately before have more than once changed whether I would or would not give a med, had I relied on the previous set of vitals alone.


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