I have been an LPN for quite a few years. Just last May I graduated with my RN. For the last 5 years I have worked in a correctional facility. Once I had my RN I worked at a hospital that was over an hour drive away and was so very grateful to have been given the opportunity for a job 15mins from home. That job is in a youth facility.
I went through training, and was on my 3rd night shift on my own, when I accidentally called the wrong parent about a patient. The parent didn't catch that I said the wrong name on my greeting. I was looking in the MAR's and I had the wrong facesheet up when I called the parent. It wasn't until I began to inform the parent of the patients wellbeing that they said to me how could this be concerning their child, that I realized my mistake. I apologized profusely, and the parent was relieved it wasn't their child. I then contacted the DON and let her know. Now, risk management asked for a statement, which I gave in detail. But boy am I scared. I can't believe I made such a HUGE mistake. I fear for my job and I fear for my license.
Any words of encouragement out ther would be greatly appreciated.
Feb 20, '13
I just wanted to say something. How I wish I knew you folks better and had the priviledge to work with people like you. It's the one thing I feel I am missing. It's a new job, so the adjustment is there, but working nights..is lonely too (I am the only medical person there from 2100 to 0700.
Well..no official word..but i recieved the schedule for March and I AM ON IT! "Good sign" I hope! God Bless you all for helping me.
Last edit by soon_2Bnurse on Feb 20, '13
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