@dixielee, you should be glad you don't have to deal with this! I have been in a hospital setting for 15 years, and I know how things are done on a floor. So when I get a scenario like that in nursing school, and I am told "okay -- you are the only nurse in the known hemisphere, and you have to deal with all of this. What would you do"? Well in real life, I would never be alone, and also, I would follow the physician orders that they so thoughtfully supply. Yes, I need to learn to assess, yes I need to learn critical thinking, but you are right. This is why nursing school makes me crazy!
ETA that I agree. Grn Tea is my hero too. I have learned so much from those posts!
Last edit by arrisub on May 22, '12
: Reason: So that I could bow to Grn Tea