Oops, sorry! Son got wrong vaccination - page 4

My son is 8 years old. He had a well-child check up Friday. NP said he's due for varrivax booster and they also recommend Hep A. I had never heard of Hep A for kids. She said that it's not a new... Read More

  1. by   HeartsOpenWide
    Quote from drpsrn
    The bad attitude is secondary to the error that was comitted. I would be very concerned about the medication error and take this to another level.
    Who every the aid was, was just following instructions. Unless she was in the room when the OP said she was going to think about if first, more than likely she was just giving what shots she was instructed to give. I am not excusing the behavior but I would be more concerned with a physician that ordered something after I said no.
  2. by   gentle
    I would be very very very upset over that one -- :angryfire . The kind of upset where I would want to just :trout:.

    I am soooo sorry that this happened to your son and you. I wish you well in your endeavors to resolve this issue.
  3. by   jojotoo
    Quote from morte
    hmmm.....can we spell a s s a u l t........


    Actually, I think this constitutes a battery.
  4. by   morte
    darn, i hate it when i am wrong!!!! lol your are correct, touching without consent is battery, assault is the puttng in fear....
  5. by   hotshot05
    Well, I'm off this morning to meet with the office manager. I have a detailed letter of the events. A request for incident report to be filed and a copy to be sent to me and a request to speak to the physician in charge of the office.

    Just for clarification, the Hep A vaccine was NOT ordered by the NP. She circled Hep A for education. That is where the mix up occurred.

    Thank you everyone for all your input and concern. It has been very helpful in deciding the next step to take.

    thanks again for all your support
  6. by   nursedawn67
    See if I was the NP I would have taken the order to the nurse/tech/aide ...whatever she was and varified what I wanted. And in equal turn if I was the tech/nurse/aide getting the order I would have clarified it to be sure what I was giving...not only with the NP but with the parent, I would have explained what it was and side effects. I feel like the others this is a huge med error! And you should be Pi**ed! Good for you on following it up.
  7. by   UM Review RN
    I'm so very sorry this happened. If it was my child, I would have to take some kind of action in order to ensure that this didn't happen again. And as with you, I'm even more concerned by the cavalier attitude than I am with the actual mistake.

    I have to say this also. From other threads on this board and my own experience--I'd have to bet that the person who did this was not a nurse and not licensed.

    Please let us know how it comes out.
  8. by   mamason
    Quote from hotshot05
    Well, I'm off this morning to meet with the office manager. I have a detailed letter of the events. A request for incident report to be filed and a copy to be sent to me and a request to speak to the physician in charge of the office.

    Just for clarification, the Hep A vaccine was NOT ordered by the NP. She circled Hep A for education. That is where the mix up occurred.

    Thank you everyone for all your input and concern. It has been very helpful in deciding the next step to take.

    thanks again for all your support
    Good for you. Let us know what happens.
  9. by   mamason
    Yeah, Angioplasty, I'm thinking the person wasn't a RN or LPN either. Since DR's offices use MA's for these types of things. that's not to say that all MA's are like this.They aren't. We're still not sure if it was a nurse though. If it was a nurse, then she did not follow the five rights nor did she double check the orders. What a bad situation.
  10. by   rnsrgr8t
    I used to work in a Primary Care office and I am absolutely appalled for you! You NEVER do anything that causes pain to a child without warning them first. Even if it is "just" a finger prick. As far as the vaccines, at my old office a parent had to sign for each vaccine and give consent. I would go through each one and have the parent sign PRIOR to giving anything to make sure they knew what I was giving. I think that is mandate by law, but you would have to look into that. As far as where she gave the shots, I do pefer giving them in the arms at that age, but I always gave the parents the option and it did not ever have anything to do with the child being "a baby" or not. In my old office, that behavior would not be tolerated. I am not sure how much a role the NP had in the situation but whoever it was that gave the shots needs to be reprimanded. There is no excuse for her not to introduce herself to you either. Let us know how it goes!
  11. by   OB_or_NICU_hopeful
    I'm not sure how to ask this without sounding harsh, but how did you not notice her giving two shots? Or preparing both legs for injections?
  12. by   mamason
    Quote from OB_or_NICU_hopeful
    I'm not sure how to ask this without sounding harsh, but how did you not notice her giving two shots? Or preparing both legs for injections?
    I believe the OP was expecting her son to receive the Varivax vaccination, not the Hep A. The Hep A was given anyway. Her son would have probably had his pants down in anticipation of receiving only one shot. Not two. The OP did not see the administration of the vaccine because she was busy trying to hold her son for the administration. The Hep A vaccine is what is in question. It was given without mom's consent. I believe that's what the OP was questioning. This is my understanding of the OP's posts.:wink2:
  13. by   kalayaan
    get her!! for all our sakes and for the sake of all our kids!

    she was wrong from start to finish. this person, if she is a nurse, will tarnish our reputation in general. she will jeopardize the healthcare system. and we dont want that. who knows what shell do next time.

close