I have a concern that where I work there is often No seperate order for IV's. For example cardiac patient who get admitted and where a telemetry monitor should have IV access.Â Its like a nursing order. When I inquire the floor nurses state he has telemetry therefore he needs IV access.Â We get index cards with theÂ floor nurses request for HL or SL.
Another example is when IVPB antibiotics are ordered does that cover me who just goes around and inserts IV access for floor nurses?
Transfuse 2 Units PRBC. Clearly you need an IV to transfuse but Im not the one administering the blood, Im the one inserting the line.
Â I preferÂ to Â have a seperate order that would say insert IV saline lock or something. I have been doing a lot of reading and legally I know there should be an order to cover me. I work at a Veterans Hospital so some things are different than private sectors, but I still feel as though I should have an order before I go do an invasive procedure even if it is only IV insertions. Am I correct in wanting a seperate order or am I just making a fuss?