April 2004, Volume 34 Number 4 , p 12 - 14
© 2004 Lippincott Williams & Wilkins, Inc. Volume 34(4) April 2004 p 12–14 Will “just-dis” be done? [LEGAL QUESTIONS: CELL PHONE ORDER]
BROOKE, PENNY SIMPSON APRN, MS, JD
Penny Simpson Brooke is a professor at the University of Utah College of Nursing in Salt Lake City. She's also on the board of directors and president of the foundation of The American Association of Nurse Attorneys. Meet Ms. Brooke, who's speaking at the Nursing2004 Symposium in Las Vegas, Nev., April 13 to 16, 2004.
One of my patients had a severe adverse reaction, but I don't believe I'm at fault. Her primary care provider had given me a verbal order via cell phone. Apparently, what he really said was, “Discontinue the I.V. for now,” but what I heard was, “Just continue the I.V. for now.” I even repeated this to him because the connection ...