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    I am being told I will lose by job if I refuse to follow a doctor's order. The doctor ordered a PICC line on a patient just because she might need it for Amiodrome. She was post op open heart and had not been on any drips requiring central placement for over 12 hours. She still had a cordes in that was going to be removed. The patient was currently on saline drip only. She also had veins for a PIV. I did not feel the PICC line was appropriate. When I raised my concerns, I was told to put it in anyway. I was told I could be fired for insubordination if I refused to follow the doctor's order. Because of this, I placed the line. Other nurses have been told the same thing. We are being told that we cannot say no to this doctor even if we feel the ordered treatment is inappropriate. I can not afford to lose my job or my license. Any suggestions on how to proceed would be most welcome.

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    I have a situtation that I am being told I will lose by job if I refuse to follows a dr. order. The order was to place a PICC line on a patient just because she might need it for Amiodrome. She was post op open heart. had not been on any drips requiring central placement for over 12 hours. she still had a cordes in that was going to be removed. The patient was currently on saline drip only. She also had veins for a PIV. I understand about he chain of command and that I must talk to the Dr. and explain why I feel its inapproiate. Needles to say the line was placed and now we are having hugh discussions about NOT being able to say no to this dr. I can not afford to loose my job at this time. I need the medical insurance for my family. Any suggestions???? on how to preceed would be most welcome.



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