Quote from hmwright13
Yes. I am a student preparing an assignment and have absolutely no clue exactly what the physician would want to know. I have not had enough interaction with one and my term in ICU was all too brief to find out what the reqs were; surely not the same as MedSurg; after all, the goals of care in each of those units is different.
BTW, what info do you recommend having on hand when calling to give a report when I need an order?
And yes, the K+ is a typo. This was given via IV. The vit. K was the abd SC injection. Sorry. That must have been scary to read
I know how you made the typo, too. You saw 'K' and wrote out potassium, right?
Anyway, glad you edited your post with the correct info.
Now, when you call a physician/NP/PA/CNS, he/she will want to know who the patient is, why you are calling and a brief description of the diagnosis and problem at hand (chief complaint).
Then he/she will want to know vital signs and any other pertinent information relative
to the call, ie: recent lab reuslt/s, diagnostic study/s result/s, etc.
If you are calling about something for pain, where the pain is located, new, rating, and recent previous attempts at alleviation. If for fever, for example, what the temp is now and if you have attempted to give antipyretics and reduce fever, etc.
Many ways to do this. Just the facts and keep it brief but inclusive.