While doing my clinicals I charted a baby's resp at 29. The norm is 30-60 according to policy. When my clinical instructor saw that she flipped. She called me over to the file and
demanded `what is the norm?' I said 30-60 she said `what?' angrily so I said 40-60....
she said then demanded i go immediately and redo the resp.
Which I did and the were higher at 42. In the chart the baby had resp 32 earlier, the baby was pink, no distress, no nasal flaring, no grunting, the baby was sleeping on his mom.
My instructor has written me up and I am on probation because of this. Other times when I asked about similar situations ( heart rate not in norms...she said its ok)
it did not even occur to me that the baby was in danger.(and the baby was NOT) I was in and out of the room multiple times in the 2 hours from the time i took the first resp rate till she read the chart.
When she wrote me up I did not defend myself or make excuse but I feel my file should also have my version of the events....any comments?
How will this affect my future career?