Would you sign incident report?

  1. Would you sign an incident report admitting guilt for a supposed incident that occurred 5 weeks eariler ( missed med) when you looked at medication sheet and see you signed it out, and have no recall of said occurance or even this particular medication pass?

    I am agency nurse and was approached by management on my next shift there for this.
    How would you handle this?
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  2. 7 Comments

  3. by   augigi
    NO. If they had an issue, they should have called the agency immediately that this was noticed and got in touch with you. If the med sheet is signed, how do they know the med was not given? I would say that there is no possibility that I could remember, but as the medication was signed out, I must have given it and do not feel it is appropriate to sign something to the contrary.
  4. by   CarVsTree
    I definitely would NOT sign it. What makes them think you missed the med. Did you forget to chart it as given?
  5. by   Ruby Vee
    i[font="comic sans ms"]f they want you to sign it, fine. but i would write a brief note stating my recollection of the facts.
  6. by   meownsmile
    They would have to have a lot of information for me before i signed that. If the medication sheet shows you signed off the med what supporting evidence do they have that you didnt give it? And why is it coming into question 5 weeks later?? I get some answers and most definately write a response to what they are claiming.
  7. by   conehead
    I would not sign it for the shear fact if it happened five weeks ago and you signed for the med then what is the issue. Five weeks later someone is complaining that they didn't get their med!!!!!
  8. by   Kashia
    Well thank you all. What I did was verify I had signed MAR on this pass, then wrote incident report stating excatly that, also I could not recall 5 weeks ago. I don't know why this situation has put me in a tail spin ( so much more went on) but it has. I've been writing about it two days now, feel like a need a debriefing session it felt so bad what happened. Anyway thanks to you all
  9. by   nurse15dc
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