Looking for advice - page 2

Hello everyone, First of all, I'm disappointed I even have to come here to write this, but I'm looking for advice about a situation that is going on at the home health agency I currently am... Read More

  1. by   kbrn2002
    That may be one of the most insane things I've ever heard. It's difficult enough to double and triple check orders and care plans without worrying about random mistakes purposefully entered. There is real potential for disaster here if an intentionally wrong med order slips through with catastrophic consequences.
  2. by   Qing
    While I agree it is very important to double triple check orders, falsifying documents is against the law. It feels like they are more than willing to throw nurses under the bus, so it may be best to look for other employment. There should be a better system in checking the orders, not falsify the records to make a point.
  3. by   nursel56
    Thought I'd heard it all...

    Add to that, I have good reason to say that the physician isn't going through that 485 line by line to check if the nurse made an error before he/she signs it either, so to deliberately remove a layer of safety is just nuts.
  4. by   NurseBlaq
    Quote from NurseV123
    Update: we were told it's a perfectly acceptable practice because it's techniqually just a data entry error and it doesn't became a legal document until the RN signs it.
    It's time to go! I would not want to sign my name to anything for anybody who's purposely putting my license and livelihood in jeopardy.
  5. by   slauren
    I wouldn't want to work for a company like that.