Our "do not use" list was an "actual" list. It's different from the "not eligible for re-hire" list used for staff nurses. You CAN have an actual list for agency nurses because it is entirely the facilities choice as to using certain nurses or not. While it does sound like you have a certain situation in mind, I can give some examples of our facility. I'm sure if any place has a list, it's different in that each place has certain things they will and will not tolerate.
Med errors would only count if there were several, showing a pattern of being careless. Late entries are allowed for documentation. Withholding meds or treatments for "valid reasons" is not what I was speaking of.....however if this is done, the doc must be notified, etc.
I have the perfect example......the other day I worked with an agency nurse...left a trach patient with an empty O2 tank for 2 hours (thank God she was getting air exchange, she's being weaned!!) because she "didn't know how" to change it...didn't give a seizure patient his phenobarb because she "couldn't find it"
(in the controlled drug box)....didn't apply the correct treatment to a wound because she "couldn't find it.....I just slapped this other cream on"
I found this stuff out at the end of her shift....had to go back and fix everything, re-do tx's, was an hour late getting out, had to write up the med error,notify MD and family and mind you she NEVER told me she couldn't find or didn't know how to do anything!! She walked around all day saying how "easy" my floor was!!! If you actually GIVE the correct meds, tx's, therapies, etc. it's a tiny bit harder!!! SHE IS ON THE LIST!!!!!