crap...am I in huge trouble???

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    So im in orientation and I started the sink to warm up the water and got called out of the room...........you guessed it I forgot and when i came back 5- 10 minutes later the entire hospital room was COVERED in water. We called house keeping and cleaned it up it took about 20 towels and i thought it was all over but then another patient started having water seeping in....so we called maintenance but then it was change of shift so i left. I just assumed that the sink had the secondary drain ....bad assumption. I feel like a complete idiot and am worried im going to get fired over my stupid mistake.
    Esme12 likes this.
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    probably not. but you'll never go off and leave the water running again, will ya?:d

    (i once raised up a bed under the little bedside shelf where the defibrillator lived and dropped five thousand bucks worth of electronics on the floor. they didn't fire me for it. accidents happen. nobody hurt... and i learned to be more careful of where electric beds are going.)
    DalmatiaRN, BunnySan27, whereslilly, and 7 others like this.
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    Your biggest mistake was not in flooding the room but in leaving and not owing up to the incident. You should have reported this to the nursing supervisor and written up an incident report for maintenance if that was required. This was very unprofessional and looks bad, especially since you were in orientation. As a former DON I would be very disappointed. Again, not in the accident, those things happen but in just leaving? It looks like you were sneaking out.
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    Why would she even think to do an incident report? She said "we" called housekeeping so MY assumption is that she notified everyone who needed to know.

    No, you won't get fired.

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    Nah. Accidents happen you probably are not the or the last person to flood a floor.
    I was working once where a nurse started to run the water for something, but then had to run out to help there other 3 of us deal with a post op pt with severe delerium. As we were dealing with him once of us glanced down the hall to see this flood of water coming out of the room she had left the water running in. And, we had carpetted halls in those days so it was a huge mess to clean up!
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    I don't think she was sneaking out they called for help and were cleaning it up.

    I doubt you would be fired over that. Relax! Just pay more attention next time!
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    Im sorry how did I not take ownership of it, i cleaned it up as well as called housekeeping as well as had my preceptor come in....when the other room reported leaking water I told them what had happened in our room and had maintenance come.
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    I meant a notification to maintenance, not an incident report....sorry...my facility required written forms...that's all.
    and no, you won't be fired...
    wooh likes this.
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    Highly doubt you'll get fired. I've done worse
    DalmatiaRN, wooh, and CrystalClear75 like this.
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    If they fire you for that it isn't a place where you want to work anyway. At least you know they will never forget you.
    annietart, sharpeimom, DalmatiaRN, and 9 others like this.


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