We have hired a nurse with 10 yrs experience where I work. I orientated her last week (atleast I tried too). During my first med pass all she did was sit at the nurses station and read a book. She kept disappearing and such. I went to her and said, "don't you want to come with me on these rounds so that you can learn who the kids are and about their meds and such and what you can and can not do?" She said, "nah, I'll do it second med pass."
Well during second med pass I caught her on several med errors (now keep in mind, I've only been a nurse 3 months) that involved seriously needed meds. (Seizure)(Narcotic) Well, I found out last night that when she trained with another nurse the night before she did the same thing. Well, tonight she is back and she's on her own. We (the other nurse) are freaking scared to death for our kids. Her comment was "I've been doing this for 10 yrs!" In my opinion, "WHO FREAKING CARES!!!! " She don't know these kids. She's never worked with kids that can go from stable to 'DEAD' in the blink of an eye. No one will be able to watch her tonight. What if she forgets their sz meds again? There are sooooo many things that can go wrong in a heartbeat. I've been there 3 months and I still worry something will happen with my kiddos. Are we justified in being concerned? :uhoh21: