have you ever heard of anything like this? Monday I had to complete an incident report due to a med error. The error occured the eve before when me and my coworker were working intermediate ICU with a 12/2 ratio--4above standard-- and my coworker hung the wrong concentration or Heparin for a drip. The incident was written as unsafe staffing led to the error. WELL... apparently this is my coworkers 3rd incident report (in her career) for a med error and she will be fired!!!! I think this is crazy and need to hear from nurses that have experienced something like this.
11/07/00 update. My coworker resigned. She's too humilitated to continue. The staff met with management in a Monday a.m. meeting where I presented some of your responses and information from the ANA site. I was congratulated by my colleages for my preparedness but was still unable to convince my "accused" coworker to stay on and work through this tough time. I only hope that my battle will protect those still working and intend to continue until we provide the quality safe care that the hospital says it provides and the patients deserve.
[This message has been edited by minurse (edited November 07, 2000).]