Long story short, I had no clue that Bacitracin is the active ingredient in antibiotic ointment. And got my head bitten off by the nurse who took the order because I ordered it from the pharmacy instead of just grabbing it from our on hand supplies. She felt I was questioning her order by ordering it without "knowing if she didn't order it, it was for a reason", and that I should have called her at 10:30 at night to clarify it with her. I dread going into work every day because simple errors are treated like you overdosed someone on insulin. And I'm only 3 months into this job as a new grad, and I feel like I just have to take it. I try my best to just own up to my mistakes and make sure they don't happen again, but I feel like such crap when it happens. I have 45+ residents to see in my 8 hour shift, with several that I have to see multiple times through the night. I feel like I suck at being a nurse, and can't believe I didn't know what Bacitracin was.
May 16, '13
i am sorry that is happening to you, and i am even more sorry it happens to a lot of newer nurses.......i wish nurses did not "eat their young"
i would of explained what ever the deviation may or may not have been, is done with what ever, and why etc...... i appreciate your efforts, can assure you it will get better........after 41yrs of being RN! i need you younger nurses, come on to the work place, as some of us fossils need some rest ))grins((
just try to let your princples guide your actions, every thing else will work out
Last edit by sallyrnrrt on May 16, '13
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