Just want to talk about why it is some Nurses (not all for sure), go absolutely "ballistic" when another Nurse has to make out a medication error report when an error is found.
Last weekend I found an error in a pre-op med that was to be given four times a day, for two days, prior to this resident's surgery on Monday morning. (The day shift Nurse did not give the med on her shift, for two days.)
I contacted the Doctor, who stated, "not a big deal, just get two doses in before the resident leaves for the hospital on Monday morning. We did.
But, I realized that this was an error that needed to be documented according to policy and procedure, so followed through on the right thing to do.
When the Nurse involved saw the report she went absolutely ballistic!! Started making all kinds of claims, accusations, and went into a tangled scenario as to why "this just cannot be so."
She's one of these Nurses and persons who can "do no wrong" and has been at the facility for 100 years now.
But I have seen this same "reaction" by other Nurses during my lengthy tenure in this profession. What is that all about anyway???
Any of you experience the same with your peers?
Wondering, in Minnesota.
Dec 22, '01
Last edit by Chuckie on Jan 17, '03