I had a write up early on in my nursing career.
I worked nights and did 7p 7a. I had a patient who was in with pneumonia, but had a long psychiatric history, but honestly was very high functioning and appeared stable from basic interactions.
I had an uneventful night with her and called it a wrap at the end of my shift.
THe next day I was called to come in as my manager needed to "speak to me". I came in and was floored!! The patient who I cared for the night before claimed I told her " I don't empty commodes, I will have the CNA come and help you". and that "I will have the CNA bring you some soda and crackers".
I had proof by witnesses that I was caring for this patient solo. NO CNA that night. I waited on her hand and foot and even brought her 7-p several times.... so it was unfounded.
I WAS WRITTEN UP!
My only response to my manage was, you know my practice, you know how I am with patients. I have staff willing to vouch for me I was solo and you are taking the word of a patient with a known psych history over me? I feel really hurt.....
I was a new RN, but it opened my eyes to the hospital.