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If the corporate agency I work for is out of state, am I able to vaccinate and use the standing orders of an out-of-state physician?

Monday November 5, 2012
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Dear Donna,

I am a new grad working as a flu vaccination nurse. I have standing orders and epinephrine in case of an anaphylaxis reaction. If the corporate agency I work for is out of state, am I able to vaccinate and use the standing orders of an out-of-state physician?

Alex

Dear Donna replies:

Dear Alex,

For your question I consulted Nancy Brent, RN, JD. As Nancy explains, the answer to your question depends on several variables. See her response here at http://News.Nurse.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=2012121031001.

To find a nurse attorney in your area, ask around, get a referral from your state chapter of the American Nurses Association (www.nursingworld.org, whether or not you are a member) or get a referral through The American Association of Nurse Attorneys (www.taana.org).

Best wishes,
Donna


Donna Cardillo, RN, MA, well-known career guru, is Nurse.com’s “Dear Donna” and author of “Your First Year as a Nurse: Making the Transition from Total Novice to Successful Professional” and “The ULTIMATE Career Guide for Nurses: Practical Advice for Thriving at Every Stage of Your Career.” Information about the books is available at www.Nurse.com/CE/7010 and www.Nurse.com/CE/7250, respectively. To ask Donna your question, go to www.Nurse.com/Asktheexperts/Deardonna. Find a “Dear Donna” seminar near you: Call 800-866-0919 or visit http://Events.nursingspectrum.com/Seminar.