administering O2

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    I am confused between Kaplan and Saunders. According to Kaplan, nurse should administer O2 prior to calling the physician bec u have to assume that there's an order for everything. While Saunders says notify physician first to obtain order for O2. So... Which is which?
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    It depends on what the situation is. Usually the rule is don't call the physician if you as the RN can HELP the client with your implementation. If not...then call the physician.

    But I'd go with Kaplan...you always assume there's an order in NCLEX land.
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    Quote from zanedee
    I am confused between Kaplan and Saunders. According to Kaplan, nurse should administer O2 prior to calling the physician bec u have to assume that there's an order for everything. While Saunders says notify physician first to obtain order for O2. So... Which is which?


    You have to keep in mind o2 is a medication so an order is required. If its an emergency situation like in er oxygen will be ordered by the doctor but you must make sure
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    Good question because I've been wondering the same thing


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