this is a way more appropriate place for this post i wrote elsewhere ay o'dark thirty. maybe mod will delete other?
anyway, don't know how new or interesting this might be for anyone but fwiw
anybody ever peruse the 'disciplinary actions' section of your state bon site?
since we all(and even if you haven't done this particular mistake like op, don't worry, there's somethin' here for almost everyone) know that real world nursing is rarely the utopia of school/nclex-like practice scenarios where there is staffing and 1to1 care available for all
but even i was a little taken aback by some of the egregious offenses listed. oh and the bolded emphasis is theirs
1. respondent removed 8
mg. morphine from pxysis when physician
order was for 4
(no issue w/wastage btw, that appears all good, just the discrepency
in what was ordered vs. removed)
2. respondent removed 'whatever' at 2335. documented medication given at 2330, however this was fully five minutes before
3. respondent adminstered 'whatever' according to md order and patient was d/c at 1300. wasted 'appropriate amount' with 'appropriate witness' at 1341. however, this was almost 45 minutes after
patient left department.
let's see......only comes in 8's
my watch/yer computer's off,
wth? i couldn't get anyone in to waste w/me until then and oh yeah, bed c decided then would be good time to, y'know, code...
don't know why i'm surprised anymore, and yes i know they're there for the public's protection and not ours, and no, these aren't mine nor am i in any trouble...
just over the the ability to make how-it-is-sometimes appear all shady
anyway, just found that section today and it really teed me off.