I'm on warning. Med errors.
First off, the DON has a concern. Remember I mentioned the womn who fell? Ended up with a C2 fracture? Two CNA's have WRITTEN that I said, "Go ahead and get her up. It's okay, I'm a nurse." Good Lord. Even when I wasn't a nurse I knew better than that.
I basically had a meltdown in her office. She does, at this point, understand a few things that are troublesome, like asshat charge nurses and having seven in a week, and that I feel very badly that I am being reamed for having told on myself for the most egregious of the med errors when I could have gotten away with it.
I was given the rest of the day and tomorrow off, and I'm scheduled for Tuesday.
I stopped off at my best friend from nursing school
's house and collapsed sobbing into her arms. She says it isn't me.
My DON said, "It doesn't sound like you're too happy being a nurse." I told her that I hate being an LPN, that a trained chimpanzee can do what I am permitted to do. And. I. Hate. It. So we know where we stand.
I've been weeping and floating in the pool for a while but the sun went in.
I had already told them I wouldn't be picking up any PRN days, so that's solved since my med errors are always on a unit I haven't worked in a month. And I am focusing on not getting fired so we can keep our medical benefits - my friends across the pond, be grateful for the National Health - and passing my RN boards. If I push and I'm not doing extra days I can do this, excluding clinicals, by October.
I was picking up extra days not so much because we needed the money - I prefer having the time - but because we're always short staffed. HA! As someone here's signature line reads, "Your staffing problem is not mine."
Oh, med errors here are caught and written up ny one's sister nurses. I haven't written up a med error yet and I';ve caught them. I alwaus thought it more effective to say, "BTW, X gets a phoslo at 10:30 and a Renagel at 12. You missed those ystdu." That, to me, is a learning tool. Writing someone up is punitive.
I dunno., Maybe I'm nuts. I thought we were supposed to work together.