Quote from gwafuh_rn
The lvn was the one who gave me report. All I remember is that she said that the vanco was given and the next one will be next tues because it was q tues.When the pt was transferred to icu on wednesday,the vanco was not given.Am I gonna lose my licence?????? My fault is I didnt do do 24 hour check..
First off, stop stressing. Breathing is good, do it often and do it s l o w l y.
These things happen. Chock it up to a learning experience to always double check your information, do your chart checks and always document. Like I said in an earlier post this ICU trip was a combination of things, most of which probably had nothing to do with nursing care, or even potentially MD care. Because we don't know the whole story about the patient (and no we don't need a detailed report because we still have HIPPA to consider on this website) we don't know exactly what was going on with this patient to put them where they were getting Vanco once a week (which seems really odd to me). Heck we aren't even clear on if you work hospital, LTC, hospice, homecare or what have you. And that is OK.
Mistakes happen, and it isn't even very clear if you even made
a mistake here. If the dose wasn't given by the prior shift, but they reported it given then it seems pretty clear the mistake was theirs. Not yours.
One thing nurses, myself included, need to be reminded of so often is the following: Just because a patient gets worse, does not mean we did something wrong.
People are sick, they ebb and flow, rise and fall and the only thing we can do is be there to offer the most competent care we can and a watchful eye.