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Doctor's lying about telephone order

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Totally despise telephone orders.

Chances of miscommunication, especially when both parties have an accent :D. This person said/that person said... bleh.

It would be nice if more facilities make it a point to have a witness sign off on telephone orders and/or record conversations with telephone orders.

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Mom made a big deal over this incident and was threatening to sue. I doubt the EPS was from my shot. because it developed four days later.

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It wasn't an adult dose. We routinely give 10 to adolescents. Pt. just developed EPS, things happen. But the Dr. decided to put this on me . Thank you for support. I am starting to forget about it.

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I agree. Writing a note about receiving an order wouldn't help at all. The only thing that could help is a witness. I am waiting for RN who was near by that day. She is currently on vacation. However, as you already suggested I would probably just move on. Thank you everybody for your opinions and support. I am slowly letting it go. On the other hand, I still can't accept that nothing is done about it: " Oh... this doctor.... we know... don't worry.... he does that sometimes....." He does that sometimes?????????? *****??????? How about some disciplinary actions for "doing that sometimes"???????

BTW, very interesting fact: he actually DID sing the order!!!! How does this make ANY sense???????? I think he signed the order then he was notified that patient is not ok and decided that the order is wrong .....

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EPS take a while to manifest. I've never heard of an EPS on day 2 or 3 of an antipsychotic.

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Hummmmm ..... strange it happens though ,. Thank God u were not written up.

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I don't know about anyone else but I tend to check the chart and the drug book after receiving an order. I've caught physicians Rx'ing drugs to people with known allergies, wrong dosage, and incorrect or non-existent parameters. If something exceeds the recommended dosage, I'll call pharmacy to confirm. If necessary, I'll hold the drug until I get clarification from the Doc via text. I'll type out all of the information so it's a yes or no response and then save it.

I rarely do TO unless it's really an emergency. We haven't implemented a real EMR or E-scripts according to the CMS mandate anway. It's like working in a 1980's time capsule. Everything is paper and fax otherwise.

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