Please read this situation and respond to the questions below, with your title (LPN, RN, ect.)...it would really help me out :) ....
You enter a patient's room to answer a call light and are very surprised to walk in on a physician who put on the call light because he needed help. The doctor is doing a procedure unknown to you that involves IV solutions and medications. You are a new LPN graduate and have not yet been certified in IV Therapy. There is an LPN student in the room looking frustrated and possibly frightened. The patient appears to be in pain and looks at you as though she hopes to be rescued.
The doctor seems frustrated and is tense and raising his voice. He appears to be unable to complete the procedure he has undertaken because both his hands are full, and he needs one more thing done. You wonder if he asked the student to assist with the IV medications and became frustrated when she said she couldn't. All of these observations and considerations race through your mind in seconds. In addition, YOUR blood pressure and pulse rate increase because of the adrenaline release caused by the situation. Then the doctor says to you, "Finally, a nurse! Grad that medication (a syringe filled with "something" sitting on the over bed table) and give it in the second IV port."
1. What do you do, and, more importantly, how do you think it through?
2. What are the considerations that you must factor in to your decision?
Ok now...send in the replys!!