am i right or wrong here? just fyi, i work in a subacute rehab attached to ltc.
during report, had a nurse manager come in, tell me pt "had fainting spell" and to go see her. i get up, go in the pt's room, ready to do VS and assess, etc. four family members in the room with pt, one of whom is lying in bed next to pt. i say "what happened?", pt sitting up, a/o, no c/o. i go to take a BP on her, and another family member says "no, it's not her, it's my sister". sister laying in bed, says she has a "heart problem" and is vague with her symptoms. i say "sorry, i am not allowed to take your VS, but i will call an ambulance for you". rest of the family says, "no thanks, she's been complaining for the last hour, but we don't know why the nurses can't just give her a BP pill and check her VS every so often."
offer again to call ambulance, declined offer. so i go to nurse manager who's supervising building for the weekend, who goes to talk to family, and then writes me up for not taking the woman's vs. :stone
am i completely wrong here?