What is the policy for when the lab is ringing with a patients blood results?
- 0Apr 16, '13 by TBONENURSEI'm stuck on this question on my assignment and i need help! Also what is the policy for when a family member asks about a patients change in heart medication?
- 1Apr 16, '13 by ChristineNQuote from TBONENURSEAnytime the lab is calling with a critical lab value, the nurse should use a read back method along with providing their name, and then notifying physician and documentingI'm stuck on this question on my assignment and i need help! Also what is the policy for when a family member asks about a patients change in heart medication?
I am not sure I really understand your question about the medication change. Patients and family should always be educated about any medication, especially medication a pt will be d/c'ed with.
- 1Apr 16, '13 by loriangel14 GuideIt will vary where you work. At my hospital you read back the result and they ask your full name for their records.You owuld then document that you were notified of a critical value and let the doctor know.
If a family member asks about someone's meds you can explain the medication change as long as they are the POA.Where I work only the POA can be given patient information.