Quote from MLOS
From my reading of this, you have a technical question re: IV tubing. Not an ethical/philosophical question about "advocating" vs. "ignoring this is happening."
Perspective is everything.
I thought about ethic because I believed the pt did not get the right dose of medication. I believe, it is ethical and calls for the nurse's moral to make sure that the pt is getting the right dose prescribed. And with abx the right dose and time is critical to kill microorganisms.
Also, it is a technical question because of the waste of almost 3/4 out of the 50 ml solution of abx.
I was just trying to raise these questions, because I have seen these practices by nurses many times, not only with IV meds but also with PO meds.
My hope is that while I am still a student to learn the right way of doing procedures, so that I develop good habits when I am working on the floor as a nurse.
I also understand that there is real world nursing out there where things are done short cut or different than the perfect world of nclex.
But I also know that, it will kill me to know that my pts are not getting the right doses of meds they should have received due to my wrong doings.