As of November I've been an LVN for 2 years. It's been a rocky ride since our local hospitals don't hire LVNS. I finally found a job 6 months ago in pediatric home health (not my area of interest but its all thats out there unless I'm willing to be drastically underpaid.) Anyway, One of the two main day nurses has suddenly become lazy, neglectful, and a bad nurse in general. She didn't even tell me when the patient went to the doctor for vaccines and was discovered to have a dislocated hip!
Two days later (I was off for one of them) I found out from the Mom but boy was I livid! I tried several times to talk to her about it and on the third attempt she even insulted me saying it was written down and she "assumed I could read." Nope. No such note that I've seen but it still should have been in verbal report I think. So, after a week of this I finally reported her but I feel so awful about it! I'm still the new nurse in the team and the new nurse over all.
Work mgmt said they'd handle it but I know she'd going to make my life hell now. I'm the only one who was even upset about it apparently. Even the mother said blow it off. Did I do right? Am I being too nitpicky in this house full of nurses? (Yes, the mother is an LVN peds nurse too.)