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- Apr 21, '06 by Grace Ozfor starters we sandgropers are tribal, not parochial and the reasons for not accepting your comments was we had already tried it that way and it didnot work!!
and, sorry to disagree with you, but... they are parochial! very parochial! as for having 'already tried it and it didn't work', ha!
the place was so bloody backward, it still used wood chip heaters in the houses! a pre-requisite for moving there was to bring an axe to chop the wood! :stone
- Apr 21, '06 by Grace Ozi am from queensland and i am used to those who live round that overgrown coathanger that they have down there bagging us!!:d it's jealousy - that is what it is
actually i find that it is more institute driven. unfortunately there are some institutes that because they can lay claim to being the biggest or the newest or the oldest, think that they are also the best and do not need to listen to anyone outside of that particular institution. happens everywhere - the outsider is bullied and put down because they dare to suggest change.
us 'southerners' jealous??! never!
and, you're dead right about an 'outsider' being put down or, worse, bullied because they dared to suggest ....anything! back then, those folks were so insecure about themselves, they just didn't want to know, learn, share, you name it! it was unbelievable! and, from what i hear from very reliable sources still living there, not much has changed!
that aside, it mostly is institute driven, i agree with you.
- Apr 23, '06 by jdelynhi iam jade from philippines, i just need some advice.... i just graduated BSN last march 24... my aunt in victoria can help to work in australia as a care giver. but the thing is I want to register as a nurse in victoria.... am I eligible to apply victorias Board even Iam not registered here in the philippines
- Apr 23, '06 by greatshakesHi all
Even though I am finally an RN, Iwant to ask you all about something that happened as a student. I made a med error and gave the wrong oral antibiotic to a patient and was suspended from clinical. My preceptor had to go and get the DD keys as the patient also wanted something for pain. At all times I had the chart. When I was hauled over the coals later, the preceptor told the person in charge she had the chart. I said "No, because I was going to bring it into you after you got the drug keys and I wouldn't have given anything without it because it's not legal" . I had told the patient not to take the tablets (antibiotic and panadol) until I had had them checked by preceptor and put them on bedside table. I took the med chart while I looked for preceptor and in that time the patient had taken the tablets prior to them being checked. When the preceptor bought out the medication from the treatment room, the tablets were gone, so I pointed to the box I had taken it from and was told it was the wrong one. I felt terrible, apologised to the patient and said " I am very sorry and I will need to fill out an incident report" to preceptor. This preceptor on her report about me said that I was not duly concerned about the incident. Nothing bad happened to the patient but I still feel that I was done over, so to speak. I made the mistake though and the responsibility rests on my shoulders. The incident report of which I was given a copy, really made me out to be very negligent but I knew I had that chart in my possession at all times. Was she just covering herself as she should really have had that chart in her possession when she took out the meds from the DD cupboard so she and her other RN could check the order and dosage?Last edit by greatshakes on Apr 23, '06
- I have been navigating my way around 'allnurses' for sometime now - glad to find Aussie Chat amongst all the US orientated postings. I have trouble with some of the US terminology!
Welcome to jdelyn from the Philippines - suggest you contact the Nurses' Registration Board for infomation about registration, but remember you also have to get a work visa.
This situation was a learning experience for you in more ways than one! Remember always complete an incident report yourself, even if someone else is also reporting the same incident. Detail facts & avoid emotion or subjective comments, if possible identify a witness, and keep a copy!
Everyone will have a different version of the same situation. and a desire for self preservation (or fear of blame) can lead to a variation in account of events. Forget about your preceptor's attitude and actions in this situation - you can't change them now. Learn from the experience and move on. The situation did not have a disastrous impact on your career - you were a student when it happened, you are now an RN! Nursing can be emotionally draining and you don't need the angst associated with past situations dragging you down.
Have a great career in nursing!
- Apr 24, '06 by gwenith:groupwelcome:
Can I say that is excellent advice Nambour?
- Thanks Gwenith! Hope it helps hassled!
- Apr 25, '06 by greatshakesThanks Gwenith and Nambour. It does help and I did burn the copy of her report so I could move on. I just wondered re other opinions so now I can bury it. Much appreciated. This site has probably meant the difference between nurses carrying on and giving up and we don't want any of them to give up.
- Apr 25, '06 by gwenithHassled I did try to Google the answer but I could not remember the current title of the legislation. Originally it was titled the "Drug administration act" but I think that has been changed to the Therapeutic goods act. Anyway some years back I had to Give a lecture on this subject and realised that the legislators had neglected to even include students!!!:eek!
I think, and now I have stumbled on this my curiosity bump is well aroused, that legally you are not in the equation as SHE, as your preceptor, was the person and the only person who is able to administer drugs to the patient. You are doing so under HER registration.
This is going to be like an itch I cannot scratch until I find the answer