Im wondering if I can oxygenate my patient at will... using my own judgement.
Dec 27, '05
Quote from babynurselsa
You should check and see if you have standing orders in place. Most places do.
We have a protocol in place where an RN can oxygenate up to 2L NC and can wean to room air based on pulse ox. levels.
So in this respect it's independently driven. The protocol is supported by the medical committee, so it is not nurse-written but MD written.
Oxygen indeed does follow under the medications. But same as a dopamine or heparin protocol RNs can make adjustments based on nursing assessments.
Last edit by Tweety on Dec 27, '05