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  1. LaborRN

    Hooking up epidural line

    Thanks for your response and I agree with you. The fact that this is an expectation is ridiculous. Especially with no policy.
  2. LaborRN

    Hooking up epidural line

    Not everywhere practices this way
  3. LaborRN

    Hooking up epidural line

    It's all fun and games until something goes wrong and then the nurse is to blame. If I hook up to the patient I am the one administering when i wasnt involved in anything except pulling the med. Also, anesthesia refuses to review pump settings with me because they are preset☹ i have to have a nurse come in to the room but they "aren't allowed" to verify settings only verify correct med.
  4. LaborRN

    Hooking up epidural line

    This is Florida. I havent seen any CRNAs but they have AAs that do spinals in the OR. I would be okay with doing it IF they had a policy or if I was backed up by the BON but when I called the BON they told me that they don't have guidelines on epidurals specifically. They told me to follow hospital policy. I told them there isn't one... I don't think I should be expecter to do something that there is no policy on if the BON has no support to provide for me either.
  5. LaborRN

    Hooking up epidural line

    I guess I should clarify one thing. When anesthesia brings the pump and med into the room the pump is already running/medication started. So if I am the one hooking it up to the patient then i am administering the med is my thought on things. Thank you for responding
  6. LaborRN

    Hooking up epidural line

    Hello, I am a travel nurse working in FL and at the hospital I work at the anesthesiologist wants you to hook up the epidural line to the patient after he places the epidural. I am uncomfortable doing this since they have no epidural policy and it is against Awhonn guidelines to initiate the epidural continuous infusion. Also, I called the board and they have no specific guidelines in the nurse practice act. A couple of them downright refuse to hook it up. What would you do?
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