First I want to say, I have thoroughly enjoyed reading the posts about your ADD experiences. I was fired from my last nursing position. I worked for a year in a clinic performing outpatient therapies. Their reason is "falsifying medical documents." The only verifiable history, was a two hour window where vitals were not entered into the computer. Well, we all know that when you have 1 RN with PCT and 12-24 patients, without the backup of your co-workers, some things get missed. But thats not actually falsifying, is it. They also say that co-workers were the ones, telling management that I falsified documents, which I did not. The state I live in is a free to higher, free to fire, with no reason necessary. I had been reprimanded on my tardiness, failure to complete tasks on time, and having disruptive behavior. Of this they are talking about when I would attempt to instruct PCT's or LPN's, about proper procedure. Or when they were doing things to place the patient in jeopardy. And lord knows, I frequently found patients in jeopardy! One had been placed on treatment and wasn't even conscious!!! I didn't really like the job and was looking for another one, just didn't quit before they fired me. Shame on me. I lost 58 hrs of PTO and they fired me one day before I was get a $3300 hire on bonus! They royally suck!!!!
I left the job prior to this one, having similar problems. I even had a major med error, pt was okay, but it shocked me so badly.
Trying to understand the why's, I've come to the conclusion, have been tested, and am getting treatment for ADD!!!!!
I'm really worried though. Am I cut out for this profession? Will I find a job that fits me? I'd like a job with more regular hours and less stress. Like an office or clinic job 8-5pm M-F.
Like many women, apparently, I had been diagnosed with depression for years. Now I find out it could be all or partly ADD! I look back at my life and now know its been ADD my whole life!!! I've read that ADD can get worse when your pre-menopausal. Don't think I'm there yet, but could be why its flared so strong of late.
Would just like to continue a thread with those of you suffering the same as I am. Do I tell my new employer? Do I wait to get another nursing job, until my meds are adjusted? I'm broke! And support two children! I'm just extremely overwhelmed!!!! Making lists, everyday!! Can't wait to meet you! Thank you.