I've been reading and noticed nurses writing that they would call a dr and ask if they can hold a med due to low bp or low hr, and write that as an order, and then get parameters for future med administration.
Is this something that we have to do for risk of losing our license or administrative action, etc? When we pass meds, there is an option where you can select that the med was not given, then a drop down menu: patient off floor, patient npo, patient nauseous, bradycardia, hypotension, patient somnolent, etc. etc. I've typically just chosen one of those options if I held a med. Should I be calling the on-call PA/NP (I work nights) and informing them? I can't recall whether or not I was told that in orientation, so I'm just curious.