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The image of nursing: The handmaiden


Well, I am working in the US at present and here when a physician writes an 'order' it is exactly that. Even if not discovered until late in the evening ( the physicians don't usually speak to you directly!") you still have to wake the patient to give them the pill or do whatever, right away. It can't wait until the morning however simple it may be. To delay giving something (unless it is actually unavailable or needing to be ordered ) is considered a drug error warranting an incident report!

Posted date

7 October, 2010

Posted time

4:01 pm