Would you have done the same? Recieved wrong prescription. - page 5

by RN BSN 2009

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Okay Here's the deal. I'm in my last semester of nursing school and I'm also staying with my grandfather because he had an MI last January and was in ARF, then followed on an intermediate care unit and D/C'ed with cardiac... Read More


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    Quote from inland18mempire
    I've been a nurse for quite some time and all of my patients have been taken care of professionally at all times. These "I wouldn't want YOU to be my nurse" statements are immature in nature and childish. All I was trying to convey was that the situation should have been handled right then and there INSTEAD of causing a big stink about and having this guy's record marked (I'm sure he appreciated that!). It would have been much easier to have said "Dude, that's not how you supposed to do it." and the problem would have been solved. Just like this guy said to the Manager, he was very busy that day and he didn't know what he was thinking. I feel sorry for this guy.
    What if you were on the recieving end of tampered meds? especially narcs. would you still think that taking a remedial medication safety course and a tap on wrist would be so harsh of a punishment?

    would you do the same in your practice as a nurse?
    sharpeimom and shelly304 like this.
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    I'm glad you were able to resolve the issue with the manager. It sounds like steps were put in place to ensure this doesn't happen again which is very important. I'm also pleased to read that the pharm tech will get the additional training he needs.
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    Quote from inland18mempire
    Such dramatic scenarios to back up your points! Death, death, death. This guy did not die. He didn't even take the medication. Put on your critical thinking cap and stop spewing typical brain-washed nursing school jargon.
    God, I hope YOU are never MY nurse....
    sharpeimom likes this.
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    Please come up with something a bit more constructive and less of a quick and easy personal attack.
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    Quote from inland18mempire
    Please come up with something a bit more constructive and less of a quick and easy personal attack.
    I've already contributed what I thought was a constructive reply to the OP and was simply reacting to what you wrote; no different than your post saying that others were overreacting. I think you are underreacting.

    Just speakin' the truth.
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    Your opinion does not constitute truth. I stated my opinion, and you have stated yours. I do not appreciate personal attacks, which is exactly what people do when they have nothing else to say.
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    Quote from nikos
    I've already contributed what I thought was a constructive reply to the OP and was simply reacting to what you wrote; no different than your post saying that others were overreacting. I think you are underreacting.

    Just speak' the truth.
    I agree also and not because the answer is "quick and easy" but rather because I would not have wanted an RN or LPN taking care of my mother or mother-in-law when they were dying of breast ca that had metastized to several new organs, thus requiring many meds to keep them comfortable, with an attitude such as yours. They both had a great many meds to keep them comfortable and as some looked a lot like others, their nurses had to be mindful that the correct meds had been sent. Before you ask, we were over 1000 miles from my in-laws and my mom's dementia caused her to believe she was in the condition she was because we (the family) were trying to murder her. Hence, we had private duty RNs provide around the clock care and they were all careful about her meds. Are you, by any chance a new nurse?

    sharpeimom
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    The truth is that I wouldn't want someone as my nurse who thinks medication errors (especially involving narcotics) are no big deal. That's all I'm saying.
    Hilinenursegrl likes this.
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    I did not say it's no big deal. To the other poster: Are you accusing me (I suppose implying) of not being mindful of the doses I give at work now? The conclusions some people are drawing are being pulled out of thin air and are quite remarkable and colorful. And no, I am not a new nurse.

    I think that the direction of this post has long gone from what the OP had intended. Please, no more posts directed at me. Let's stick to the topic at hand.
    Last edit by inland18mempire on Jan 24, '09
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    Acknowledged.


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