Mandatory notifications

After the patient has gone to ICU, the buddy takes you aside and says he is sorry he didn’t listen earlier. He also says that He feels he can trust you and discloses that he’s been struggling with drug use and was using excessively overnight. He might still be drug affected, with is why he was so dismissive.



Does this situation require a mandatory notification?



Provide an essay that answers the following questions and explains the importance of mandatory notifications to protect the public and health care services.



What would you do (one paragraph)? Even as a student nurse you have a duty of care.



What is the difference between mandatory reporting and mandatory