New Grad opens a can of "whup " - page 2

Just want to vent a little. Today, we were more short staffed than usual(4 people left early-they were on call and worked until 5:30am) so my supervisor asked if I felt comfortable enough to take a... Read More

  1. by   jwk
    Quote from P_RN
    Just imagine how Mr Anesthesia looks with his knickers in a knot.....literally. You did the correct thing. He did not. You protected your patient, your license and your integrity.

    Good On You!!
    Hospital policy is one thing, but simply taking a patient to the OR without an anesthesia provider has absolutely nothing to do with protecting the patient or your license.
  2. by   ewattsjt
    Quote from jwk
    hospital policy is one thing, but simply taking a patient to the or without an anesthesia provider has absolutely nothing to do with protecting the patient or your license.
    i would disagree. hospital policy is a part of your scope of practice. if you violate hospital policy, then you are operating outside of your scope of practice. if you are outside your scope of practice, you put the patient at risk and your license on the line.
  3. by   RNOTODAY
    Interesting. At my hospital, its different. Anesthesia always brings the pt down to the room. The circulator does not. We have a problem with them coming down too early, before we have counted, set up, etc.
    The circulator goes down to holding to meet the pt and interview, then goes back to the room to wait for pt and anesthesia to come barrelling throught the doors!!!!!
  4. by   ElvisLives
    That's why it's important to bring your Glock to work. There's no question then as to who is in charge.
    ;-D

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