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  • 22

    I'd keep this situation in mind in case you need an example of how you are an advocate for patient safety. You might need this example for a future interview when you become an RN. Remember what you did was a good thing!

    The other med tech might be mad at you but that is his or her issue.

  • 22

    "No." was the only right answer, despite the family's feelings. I also doubt the patient's question was serious to start out with. It's more likely that he was amusing himself ...or possibly expressing frustration with the futility of some aspects of his treatment.

  • 20

    I think you did the right thing. I don't quite understand what your scope of practice is as a Med Tech, but the only thing you did was bring it to the attention of the nurse, who then took it upon themselves to get the order clarified and the extra dose discontinued. Better to error on the side of caution. I wouldn't stress, you did the right thing and sound like you are on your way to becoming a safe, conscientious nurse.

  • 19

    Don't worry and when you go to work please don't start asking around to see who is mad etc...Just go in and do your job as if nothing has happened.

  • 17

    I work 3-11p now, but when I worked days or did clinicals I set multiple alarms. Actually my last semester of nursing school I got up at 0430 because I had an 8 mo. old baby and had to pump before getting ready. You can set a loud one across the room if you're like me and sometimes hit snooze in your sleep. Go to bed early. Get professional advice if insomnia is a regular thing. Lay out your clothes and pack your lunch the night before.

  • 17

    Quote from sarahnp103
    I want to become a psychiatric nurse practitioner however I don't think R.N. duties would give me experience that would help me in that career ex: giving insulin, giving pills, helping patients brush teeth. The two career paths I could take is either getting a BA not in nursing and then doing an accelerated MSN program in which I won't have to be an R.N. or I can get a BSN, be a nurse and then pursue my MSN. Although I would really love to avoid being a nurse beforehand in what ways would being a nurse beforehand help in a NP career, specifically psychiatric?
    Is that seriously what you think we do? If so you have absolutely no idea what nursing is all about and frankly I find your viewpoint to be insulting.


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