So, I made a transcription error.
- 0Oct 6, '12 by red2003xltHello All,
I made an error and need advice. I work OPS (similar to PRN) at a local psychiatric hospital. The error was a transcription error. I've owned up to the error and so far have talked to by the doctor as well as the DON.
When does it stop? The doctor jumped me immediately as soon as she found it. The DON jumped me the next time I worked about 2-3 weeks later.
This is the first time I've made an error and my question is really simple. How many more times will I get jumped about this error? My next shift by the RN? By the doc next time shes on duty?
- 0Oct 6, '12 by TheCommuter, ASN, RN Senior ModeratorIt depends on whether the error resulted in patient harm or delay of care. Without more specifics, it really is hard to answer your question.
However, if the transcription error did not lead to any harm, injury, or delays in care, it would be best if the DON and doctor stop hounding you about it because their unbecoming behavior may discourage other nurses from reporting errors in the future. Good luck to you.