Oops, sorry! Son got wrong vaccination - page 8

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   KidsRNstill
    Quote from indynurse#2
    I think we all agree that something wrong happened here - the 'nurse' was rude and did not follow basic standards of practice in medication administration - she should be reprimanded about her attitude and given remedial teaching about med administration - yes, I believe OP should follow up on this and make sure it is not just "overlooked" (I worked as a RN in a Peds office, often things do get "overlooked") However - to SUE???? Come on people, our society is very "sue happy" and I think it's getting rediculous. No wonder malpractice is skyrocketing and doctors are getting forced out of the profession - do we really want that to extend to nursing as well? Now if there was intentional harm or GROSS negligence involved causing harm to the patient, it may be different but the fact is, a non-harmful mistake was made (and yes I know, there could have been an allergy etc. but that is not so in this case!) and whether the 'nurse' was rude about it or the most apologetic person in the world, she doesn't deserve to be sued over it, nor does the doctor/NP involved. There are other ways to get the point across that this was not an acceptable standard of practice. There, I'm done ranting

    :yeahthat: The rudeness should definitely be dealt with, along with the series of errors (I suspect) that occurred in the communication between what the NP wrote/intended and what the nurse interpreted it to mean. Doesn't sound like to me it was an intentional "This is good for you so I'm going to give it whether you want it or not" situation. As a manager, I would (and have, in similar situations) met with the mom, apologized profusely (along with the now VERY CONTRITE nurse who did it), eaten the cost of the vaccine and probably waived the copay, counselled the employee, looked at the series of events that led to the mistake and changed things if needed, inserviced the entire staff on what happened, what was wrong with the situation and how to avoid it in the future, and reported back to the parent about what steps I had taken to correct the situation and ensure it didn't happen in the future.

    Since no physical harm was done in this instance, and no malicious intent is in evidence, a lawsuit would be pointless, I think.

    Good luck with your meeting with the office---hopefully, a lot of good will come out of this situation:wink2:


    KidsRN
  2. by   flashpoint
    Any updates?
  3. by   mamason
    Waiting..............................
  4. by   TazziRN
    *drumming fingers*
  5. by   KidsRNstill
    *humming to self and studying the wallpaper*
  6. by   mamason
    Is anyone thinking what I'm thinking?
  7. by   KidsRNstill
    You don't mean.....no, surely not......
  8. by   TazziRN
    What am I not getting?
  9. by   PANurseRN1
    Has it occurred to any of you making thinly veiled accusations that maybe, just maybe, the OP contacted a lawyer and was advised not to publicly discuss the matter?
  10. by   NurseLatteDNP
    What are you thinking?
  11. by   SmilingBluEyes
    Thread garnered lots of varying opinions and advice and since the OP is no longer answering, it's time to put the matter to rest. Good luck to the OP whatever is decided.

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