I worked beside a new nurse in our CT ICU. She had a pt go bad on her. The resident (md) who was not very bright, ordered inderal IVP with a cardiac index below 2.0 for tachycardia....NOT! Well this nurse went to draw it up and give it. I said "Hold on a second, let's think about this..." Then I went to get the charge nurse, who called a senior doc who thank God stopped this med from being given. Later in the lounge in the am, I asked her why her pt was so unstable. She said I can't figure it out. I said what was the chest tube drainage? She got very pale, and said I didn't check it, I was so busy! WHAT?????? I told the charge nurse about that, she and I looked at her notes, and sure enough no CT output recorded. The next day, she went to show the notes to the manager, there were numbers filled in for the CT drng. Now that was one scary chick!!!!
Another night, I came on and pt's CT were bubbling like crazy with huge air leak. The nurse said, I checked the system, and even changed the pleurovac, but the air leak is still there. I said did you change the drsg? Uh, No. I got up, took off the drsg, there were three drainage hole visible outside the skin! And this one went on to be our manager!
Saw one nurse give a pt ear drops, into his eyes. The pt was AA&O, so WHY he never said I'm not supposed to get eye drops is beyond me. His eyes started bursing, and he started cursing and screaming at the nurse. I did feel sorry for her. He humiliated her so badly, I think I would have been afraid to ever come back to work, esp since this happened in my first month on my own out of school.