I am a new graduate in a small community ED. I'm 3 months in to orientation and hanging in there. I feel like all I do is make mistakes, but my preceptor and NM think I am super duper... which is all well and good, but I still need some advice.
I realized last night after I was already in my bed half asleep that I sent a patient up to the floor (medical bed) without orders.
I'm just curious, in the grand scheme of things, how horrible is this mistake, and what are some pointers you have to help me remember it?
I know it's a logical thing that you need instructions on how to care for your patient, but in my (currently) one track mind, I have orders from the Emergency Doc and I (without guidance) occasionally forget that I need a set for the floor to follow.
Yesterday was also extremely busy, with all 30 something beds full with wall beds, and they were DYING to get people out and into beds or home.
Would the floor treat him like a boarder waiting for a bed?
--Also, I was actually in a meeting with my preceptor and NM evaluating my progress, and one very ... I'll say "enthusiastic" (code for kinda pushy) tech wanted to know why he wasn't on his way yet, and my preceptor wanted to know if the chart was copied and I said yes... and by the time I was out of the meeting, he was gone.