Quote from jenlpn(i)
Honestly, my intention was NOT to offend her, I just didnt want her to go home WITHOUT signing off that she had given a resident their medication!
I don't mean to nit-pick.
In my mind, ideally you would have asked about the medication for the purpose of knowing whether or not the resident had received the medication. Do you see the difference? In one scenario your concern is for the resident, and in the other the "concern" is about someone who didn't do something she was supposed to do. I wasn't there, so I am not
saying you didn't speak professionally - - but there is a distinction that may
have affected your paraverbals (tone, etc). It kinda-sorta sounds like you may have mentioned it to her with the forethought that she has done this in the past...
I would've said something like, "Sorry, I know you're getting ready to leave, but quick question - - do I need to give Mr. Jones his meds? I'm happy to do it, but figured I'd better ask if you'd already done it..." Leave it up to her to realize you're asking because she didn't sign them off. That way you don't just look like you're trying to pull a "gotcha!"
If you approached her with good intentions, then just don't worry about it any more. It's her problem.