Dec 12, '10
In order to protect yourself, I would attempt to have a conversation with the doctor. Explain this to the family. The other nurse should have left some form of documentation stating that she had received an order from the doctor. Absent the order, you are really putting yourself out there by doing it only on the word of the family. Families are always telling me to do what THEY want me to do versus what the doctor may or may not have ordered. I make certain I document accordingly. But in this case, I would not take action without the doctor's order, especially since you disagree with the action.
Last edit by caliotter3 on Dec 12, '10