Decision Making

  1. How involved are you in the decision-making for your patient's care? When the MDs round and discuss the plan of care, are you included or do you just recieve orders and carry them out?
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  3. by   PJMommy
    I'd say very involved -- but depends on the particular doctor. There are a few random docs who know everything and certainly don't need the input of the RN (sarcasm intended). But many ask for the pt's nurse, ask questions, ask for input. I love the doc who asks the nurse "what do you think?". He/she knows I've been with the pt for 12 hours and have a better idea if the pt will fly if extubated, needs a different pain med, needs fluid, could be transferred, etc.