This is an odd question. I work with a nurse who writes some really odd and uncomfortable nursing orders. In my facility we often write nursing orders to let other nurses know there is a possible skin issue. This nurse has began writing orders for procedures that I am not real comfortable with. I do not mind doing them but feel we should have a DR order first. My question is what orders can a nurse write? Any web sites you know of with details would be great. I am just worried about getting into legal hot water with some of these orders.
Nov 21, '09
I always had the same question. I work at a long term care facility, and the nurses have always written orders, then got the doctors to sign off on them later. But what about when a doctor writes an order for a "ua c&s", can the nurse write an order for "may straight cath"? I feel uncomfortable with that because its invasive.
Last edit by encourageu on Nov 21, '09