Hello everyone,It's my 3rd week on the floor as a new nurse in a snf and I feel like giving up. I made a stupid (excuse me for the word) thing yesterday. Here's what happen, and please give me some advice or feedbacks...4 days ago, I noticed a lady with +2 pitting edema on her LLE. Informed MD of my assessment & MD ordered Venous Doppler Study to rule out DVT. Okay, so Diagnostics called & appt. done. Yesterday, it was during the shift of report when the technician came and asks to do clarification on the order. He said that Medicaire won't cover it if the order says "to rule out DVT", but instead it should be "to rule out leg edema". The off-going nurse says, ok I'll make the T.O. sheet and just call the MD later, assuming that the MD will agree with that. It was my biggest mistake, I signed that T.O. & a copy was given to the technician. Hours later, I called the MD to update about another pt, and also to get that order from him to ok " to rule out leg edema", yet MD said no. He said follow original order of "to rule out DVT"...That's when my head starts to crush. What am I suppose to do now?The technician already left with that assumed copy of the T.O. saying "to rule out leg edema" with my signature. I called my co-nurse who is so wonderful and helped me figure out a solution. This is what we did: I made the new T.O. and put it on Physician's order saying this: "Follow original order for venous doppler study to rule out DVT. Disregard other T.O." Then I faxed that to the Diagnostics. Now, It's all in my head. I didn't sleep wondering, worrying that I will be in great trouble later. They might throw to me a question saying, why did I make a T.O. assuming that the MD will ok it. I don't want pointing fingers, but I would have not done that if the off-going nurse didn't assume that in the first place. I need your feedbacks please. Thank you.