What do I do if a patient's family member asks me for a soda?

Patricia M. Davidson, PhD, MEd, RN, FAAN's avatar image.

Well it all depends on whether you are taking care of that patient or not. If you are you should check their charts to see if they are fasting (NPO) or on a fluid restriction. If you are not taking care of that patient make sure that you identify the responsible nurse and convey the patient's issues and concerns. Make sure you communicate back to the patient.