Example Of Miscommunication

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Thanks for sharing your discussion post. You provided a great example of miscommunication in the healthcare field. Our job as a nurse is no joke, because we are dealing with lives. Sometimes we think physicians know it all, but that is not the case. You are right, it is difficult to review a medication especially in an emergency situation, plus you were a new nurse at that time, so you were still getting familiarized with drug doses and uses. I recall an incident maybe 3 years ago. I have a patient who was DNR and in coma due to critical low sodium level. I notified the primary physician and he ordered a hypertonic fluid, I believe 3% with a fast rate. I was already a nurse for 6 years at that time and I have never given a 3% IVF before.

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