Ohio Nurse Practice Act Case Study

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The Ohio Nurse Practice Act seems to have outlined particular instances where the nurse must advocate for the safe care of their patients. In particular, a section specifically deals with an occurrence when executing an order that may potentially be harmful to the patient. According to the Ohio Board of Nursing (2013), the nurse must clarify the order with the prescriber if there is any question about its safety.
Nowadays, this concept seems deeply engrained within nursing education; but, I have the sense that it may always have been that way. Perhaps, there was a time when doctors and nurses felt that it was disrespectful to question an order. Of course, that notion can have a detrimental effect on a patient. This may be an instance
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