Am I In trouble? - page 2

I worked last Tues,night shift (7pm - 7am). An lvn was the one who endorsed me the patients that i will be taking care during my shift.One of the pt has an order of vancomycin iv q tuesday and it was... Read More

  1. Visit  Tait profile page
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    Quote from SuesquatchRN
    gwafuh, pick up malpractice.

    www.nso.com
    I agree. I just did the same myself a few weeks ago.

    Tait
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  3. Visit  nyteshade profile page
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    In regards to the the very high temp, and the MD not calling back...isn't there a protocol in place to do blood cultures or something? Maybe even a rapid response team, to show that the temp wasn't ignored?! I too, suggest malpractice insurance.
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  4. Visit  egglady profile page
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    I would have questioned the order from the get go. Military time has the "0" before the number for am. Such as 0200 would we 2 am. 1400 would be 2pm. I would also say it is a pharmacy or transcription error. there is no such thing as 0200pm.
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  5. Visit  gwafuh_rn profile page
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    can anyone explain what I Need to do in nso.com?
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  6. Visit  gwafuh_rn profile page
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    what's the meaning of desired limit of liability (Per Occurence/Annual Aggregate)?Im trying to sign up in nso.com
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  7. Visit  SuesquatchRN profile page
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    That is the amount of coverage - what they'll pay PER INCIDENT should someone successfully sue you.

    Get the maximum. And you are doing a smart, smart thing.

    The error was not your fault, but not insisting that the nurse who claims it was given sign on the blank space was. COVER YOUR BUTT.

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  8. Visit  angel4gramma profile page
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    Lesson to learn from. I doubt you will lose your license. The manager should speak to you and suggest how it can be prevented next time. It doesnt matter if others were at fault because you had an unsigned MAR and you didnt do the 24hr check. Both should have been done. The RN needed to be called in am to see if it was given. This is a common mistake so don't be so hard on your self. Please do the 24hr checks because they find lots of mistakes.
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  9. Visit  oramar profile page
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    Quote from gwafuh_rn
    It was written on tues at 2pm by the pharmacist.I worked at tues(7pm - 7am).Am I the only one at fault?
    Absolutely, you are not the only one at fault. I think there is to much worrying about fault. I think it was wrong of the supervisor to come up and lay it on you like it was your fault.
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  10. Visit  Virgo_RN profile page
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    No, you are not the only one at fault, but as nurses, a big part of our job is catching and correcting the mistakes of others. That is the portion of it that falls into your realm of responsibility, so yes, you do share some of the responsibility here. Not all of it, but some.
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  11. Visit  jessiern profile page
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    Quote from egglady
    I would have questioned the order from the get go. Military time has the "0" before the number for am. Such as 0200 would we 2 am. 1400 would be 2pm. I would also say it is a pharmacy or transcription error. there is no such thing as 0200pm.
    I kinda was a little confused by the way the time is written as 0200pm. But, 2 in the morning seemed a very odd time to give a weekly vanc dose. Actually, a weekly vanc dose seems a little odd to me, but maybe that is used in other areas.
  12. Visit  SuesquatchRN profile page
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    Quote from jessiern
    I kinda was a little confused by the way the time is written as 0200pm. But, 2 in the morning seemed a very odd time to give a weekly vanc dose. Actually, a weekly vanc dose seems a little odd to me, but maybe that is used in other areas.

    Me, too. But I don't know.
  13. Visit  gwafuh_rn profile page
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    the pharmacist wrote the order 0200 pm. with the word pm on it.
  14. Visit  RNHuskyFan profile page
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    Hi,
    I agree with the other replies. I would question more why you waited to report the patients elevated temp to the doctor. By the way, was there a vanco bag in the fridge? That could have raised the question whether or not it was given. I seriously doubt this is an issue that could result in a loss of your license. However, like the others have said, a lesson learned. I also agree with the others that the cause of the sepsis is unlikely to be a few hours missed of a weekly vanco dose. Try to relax.
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