PRicanRN 57 Posts Aug 1, 2007 I think you had good intentions but yes I feel your charting his comment was out of line. Like everyone else said if you had a question whether it was necessary or not, always err on the side of caution. I mean think about it, your out there triaging and then you go grab a doc who is very busy with his own 9-10 pts. he is assigned and then you ask him a question, about a pt. he has never seen. Only you saw the pt. come in, only you saw his presentation and listened to his complaint and did the triage assesment. He may have given you a flippant answer but to chart it was unnecessary. You don't know how many times I go to ask a random doc about a pt. that came in by ems for this that and the other and I am just told by the doc to follow protocol, or sometimes given unhelpful answer. I just always follow the protocol. Alot of the times the docs trust you to know what to do without having to ask them all the time unless its critical, at least where I work at. For ex. you know when a CP comes in to get ekg,place on monitor, IV, labs, asa, ntg sl or whatever form in your hospital, all this we know to do without asking a doctor. Where I work the docs don't like giving orders on a pt. they haven't seen unless its very serious or critical, in which a doc needs to be there anyway. I think maybe an apology for the charting it is necessary but I would also let him know that your were looking for a professional medical opinion instead of what he gave you.