MIstakes New nurses MAke? - page 2

I am trying to do a paper on mistakes and reality of shock new nurses. Can any of you nurses think of things that mistakes you see new nurses make or that you made? or things that were a a shock to you? CAn you think of any... Read More

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    Thank you everyone for your stories. Ill be using them as examples in my papers presentation. all the stories make me super nervous to be a new nurse!

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    I had an order to give Bactrim 500 cc iv over an hour. The pharmacy sent me a 500cc bag with the bactrim label printed out and place on the bag. I looked through from the other side and saw the printing on the premixed bag itself showed it actually was a bag of Heparin. I called the Pharmacy and they, of course, came right up and took the bag and evidence away with them. Moral---- I don't care how it's labeled. look to make sure it is still the right med in the bag.
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    i would guess the most common mistakes would be med related or time management issues...
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    Mistakes new nurses make: choosing nursing as a job. Lol
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    Quote from ashleyisawesome
    i would guess the most common mistakes would be med related or time management issues...
    This. People, know what you are giving. When you come up to me and ask me to cosign Humalog when their BS is 32, No i will not sign it. Dont come up to us and say your person is feeling "bad" after pushing 80! of lasix in 30 seconds when their pressure was 60/crap. If you dont know what it is LOOK IT UP!
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