Registered Nurse: A Case Study

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Where a patient requires urgent medication a, Medical Officer may provide the Registered Nurse a verbal authorisation by telephone if the Medical Officer is unable to attend to the patient personally. The Medical Officer will confirm with the Registered Nurse the name and date of birth of the patient, to confirm they are discussing the same patient. Once the Registered Nurse has received the phone order the medication order must be read back to the Medical Officer. As a further check, the Medical Officer must confirm the order to a second Nurse. The Registered Nurse will write the telephone order in the “once only administration” section at the back of the Medication Chart and the patient’s progress notes with details of the telephone order,
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