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Re: Nurse competency was Re: [IP] First week of school & @#$#$#@^%#@ Nur...
At 08:56 PM 8/22/2002, you wrote:
>I'm confused here so any RNs out there please help me out!!!!!! I was always
>taught that RNs were to follow MD orders unless they felt that those orders
>would put a patient into a life jeopardy type of situation.
> Now, we are
>talking about orders that are talking about when/where a child can test BGs
>and give him/herself insulin or other related stuff (sugars) as needed. What
>is so difficult about reading orders like that.
I am betting the original question was related to School nurses right? with
that in mind I have found that many school nurses (no disrespect intended
here) are afraid of diabetics and insulin / testing. And trust me I have
seen several in the last few months that are refusing to give children
shots in school even with an order from a doc. One stated to a family that
the mother would have to come and give a shot if one is needed (now if this
is true that the nurse said this who knows).
> When nurses start things
>that they can practice medicine without the benefit of a MD degree or atleast
>NP then we have a REAL problem on our hands.
Actually some nurses can change and start new treatment regimens as long as
there is a protocol in the works and as long as they are working with the
consent of a Doc. We have several nurses that change and redo many insulin
schedules relating to patients then they just inform the doc what they have
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