Whats your "criteria" for starting iv access on a pt?

Peak

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A lot of Hospitals tend to have multiple DONs...
In a hospital the term director is typically used in regards to the leadership of a service line, but they wouldn’t be a ‘director of nursing.’ You would typically have a director of adult critical care, director of outpatient surgical services, director of organ transplant and procurement, et cetera.
 

Ridryder911

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In a hospital the term director is typically used in regards to the leadership of a service line, but they wouldn’t be a ‘director of nursing.’ You would typically have a director of adult critical care, director of outpatient surgical services, director of organ transplant and procurement, et cetera.
I agree. It all depends on the newest management style and jargon for today! We just recently have a new CEO for our statewide hospital system. We have totally overhauled the hierarchy titles, no longer directors except for those that manage multiple departments. No longer individual hospital presidents as they are now corporate vice presidents.... and so forth. DON =Chief Nursing Director/ Administrator or Vice President or President of Clinical Affairs...etc.....etc.... It's all where and what they want to call the boss these days!

Chances are, the more titles they can distribute, the larger the role = more responsibilities = same amount of pay of one executive.

Be safe,

R/r911!
 

Old Tracker

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If we're outside the city limits the Pt might get an IV. Depends on what the problem is, cardiac probably, but good vitals and nothing major, then no, we are about 3 miles max from the hospital. Out in the county, different story, anything that might need meds gets an IV.
 

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