ADVICE P.R.N.: When does your colleague become a patient?

April 2006 
Volume 36  Number 4
Pages 10 - 12
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I work at a small rehabilitation facility. Occasionally another nurse who's being treated for hypertension asks me to check her blood pressure (BP) for her. I believe that performing this task establishes a nurse/patient relationship between us, and I'm worried that I could be liable for any advice I do or don't give her.

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