We are a small, rural hospital and have a department called "Outpatient Medicine" where we do a broad range of therapies, one of which is to attend radiology procedures.
We put PICCs in with US, attend medication stress tests to monitor the patient, assist with breast biopsies under US, assist with stereotactic biopsies, assist with thoracentesis under US, catheterize for VCUG...no interventional radiology and seldom administer any medications.
What type of documentation would you think would be required of an RN performing these duties?
Is a care plan/care path required?
Would anyone mind sharing their documentation records with me if you have one?
Do these procedures require an RN in attendance at your hospital?