I'm currently reviewing some of our policies. Some basic nursing skills are being reviewed and I am finding discrepancies between nurses. for example. Our current policy on IM administration does not say anything about limiting the amount of med injected i.e. 3ml limit. In nursing school, I was taught that you can only give 3ml per injection. So, if giving Rocephin and it is reconstituted to 5ml, we had to give it in 2 shots. I graduated in 1987 and some of the nurses that graduated near me agree with this but the more recent grads said they never heard that. Any opinions? Also, does anyone know where I could locate "Standards of Practice". I perform risk management for the facility also and need some guidance for Standards of Practice. I was informed that if a Resident falls, you need to assess the Resident, including vital signs every shift for 3 days. What do others do?
Thanks in advance