So a while ago, I was pulled into THE office by my manager. She stated that another nurse came to her and said that I did not respond to a patient emergency because I was too busy "spending time" with another patient. Apparently, I must really suck as a nurse according to her testimony to my manager.
So, after listening to this TOTAL line of B to the S, I informed my manager of the actual
events of that afternoon. Regardless, she reprimanded me and her decision has had a detrimental effect on me and other patients as well.
AFTER our conversation and after she spoke to her manager, she talked to another person who was an EYEWITNESS to the event in question. That individual totally corroborated and validated EVERYTHING that I told her that happened.
Well, of course this person couldn't go back to their manager and tell them "I made a mistake about this situation, it seems Sofla98 did, in fact, respond to the situation and totally handled it the way she does. We're lucky that we have her on the team." SHE DID NOTHING to remedy the situation. NOTHING. I'm guessing that she never went back to her manager and said anything to her about it.
The sad part is, I have done nothing either. Can someone help me find my backbone? You know, the one that would always stand straight up and say, hey you listen up (in a professional way, that is)!
Any advice is appreciated, especially from those seasoned nurses like myself. I think all of those years of "eating the young" thing has finally come right back 'round and bit us all in the *ss.
Apr 7, '12
unquestionably, document, document, and my last advise never let them see you sweat! i'll share what a wise man said to me once..."you can either follow your fears or be led by your passions"
Last edit by GitanoRN on Apr 7, '12