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When should a nurse call the doctor in surgical floor?

when should i call the dr. I am a new nurse? hi i have a question i will be starting to work on a medical surgical floor, but i am still not sure how often i call the dr for things. for example if i have a pt who is having abdominal pain , then vomits, then develps diarrhea should i call for all those things as they happen or wait. And labs i am confused about abnormal labs please help me.
Asked On : Sat, 19 Dec 2009
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You call when your gut feelings tell you, too!
Answered: Sat, 19 Dec 2009
General & Family Physician Dr. Gautam Das's  Response
Hi. Please do not hesitate to call the doctor as the decision making is in his hands. You are of course trained to perform some procedures and rest will come with experience as you work. Do not take any decisions from your end.
Answered: Thu, 24 Feb 2011
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