Iv orders - page 2

by kellycinalli

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Had a patient last night receive an order for, nss@ 100cc/hr times 2 liters. When I read the 24 hour report,after I had already got report about the order, the off coming nurse proceeded to tell me that the iv was finished!! I... Read More


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    Agree with you "imintrouble" and thank you for the reminder.
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    Quote from kellycinalli
    I had to call the nurse to clarify the orders at home. Cause according to the night nurse the 3-11 nurse said the iv was finished. She only gave 200 cc vs the total 2 liters. She was educated and the don did whatever she did with the nurse.
    I walked in the room and notices the bag not labeled and still hanging. So I questioned it right away. I make rounds in the morning. That's what I'm saying. If the night shift girl made rounds she would of noticed the bag and hopefully figured it out.

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    I'm sorry but if you called me at home to tell me about a mistake that you already fixed and I was already getting written up for I'd be furious with both you and the DON that you called me and not her. I'm clearly missing something here, but my response would have been "Crap, missed that. Did you fix it? Yeah? Then why are you calling me?" If you aren't the boss, then why did you call? Or do you mean you called the doctor?

    This whole thing is coming off as very holier than thou, no matter how you try to explain it. No, heads shouldn't roll. Bottom line--be glad that you caught the error and no harm was done. I kinda have the feeling that you instigated trouble, just from your original post.
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    I didn't fix it. Had to know if she gave the bags as per the report I received. And I didn't call her the charge nurse did to verify it. Then after I called the doctor and was told the situation then I resumed the fluids. I can't assume anything. Just like if there is a blank on the mar for lets say proctit. Am I to assume it was not given then give it. No, I'd ask before I'd give!

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    No I didn't instigate trouble neither. I wasn't the one who called her at home. I needed to clarify before it was hung. And the charge nurse is the one who called and had me call the doctor. So, no I didn't start trouble is was merely to clarify!!!

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    Quote from kellycinalli
    But if u can't write orders and understand them then u need to be out of the profession because you are a threat to the patients. She has been a nurse for 10 years and just had a refresher course for Iv's.
    I am sure you are well meaning in all this, but I must say that I am pretty glad that you do not have to follow me. The error occurred. Correct, write the incident report, move on. There really is no place for the type of hyperbole that you mention here. It was a human error, everyone should learn from it, and you will all be better for the experience. Just hope that when you make a mistake, your coworkers do not hold the same attitudes toward you.
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    I have had made a ton of mistakes and told on myself. Gave all cardiac Meds to the wrong patient. I accept that I'm not perfect. Maybe my wording wasn't correct when I wrote this thread. Me and the nurse are fine. The iv was clarified and it was given. Yes we r all human!! I have and always do tell someone that they forgot to do something etc and don't go and tell on them. The charge nurse is the one who called her for clarity and she was educated. There wasn't even an order on the mar that is why she was called and the doctor to clarify the order because there wasn't any documentation stating if it was even infused.

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    Quote from kellycinalli
    Just baffled about carless nurses who still make mistakes and have a license!

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    So, you just admitted to mistakes you made, are you baffled as to why you still have a license?
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    Now I'm twisted in my own words. Lol. I guess I do sound harsh on others and that's not what I'm about as much as it sounds like I am.
    I just want to be done with this thread and erase it. I don't want to come off as a snotty person that don't make mistakes. I do make them and admittedly take any action warranted to me. I do my job to the best of my ability and that's all I can ask of others also.
    Please forgive me for acting like I'm holier than now

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    What I heard is that she is sick & tired of stoopid colleagues & the (seemingly) never ending behaviors which reflect lack of thought. Or, is it just my state of mind right now? I totally try to have my colleague's back (for her/him but mostly the pt). But, sometimes I just want to ask, "WHAT WERE YOU THINKING?"! Deep breath...... Just last night a nurse decided that since the pt had piercings (& 2nd class citizen), she wouldn't use a local for the IV start...intradermal or topical. The pt had stressed many times how scared she was of IVs; very anxious. It was like she almost enjoyed "teaching her a lesson" (whatever it was) & inflicting discomfort & anxiety. Also, there was some verbiage that accompanied this demonstration. Maybe this pt wasn't "pretty enough" & in need of dental hygiene, but good grief! Don't all of our pts deserve dignity/compassion? Makes me very sad.Are there more of these types of nurses out there????
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    Quote from kellycinalli
    I have had made a ton of mistakes and told on myself. Gave all cardiac Meds to the wrong patient. I accept that I'm not perfect. Maybe my wording wasn't correct when I wrote this thread. Me and the nurse are fine. The iv was clarified and it was given. Yes we r all human!! I have and always do tell someone that they forgot to do something etc and don't go and tell on them. The charge nurse is the one who called her for clarity and she was educated. There wasn't even an order on the mar that is why she was called and the doctor to clarify the order because there wasn't any documentation stating if it was even infused.

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    Not to be a smart a$$ but I think I'd take my chances with missing that "life saving NS @ 100cc/hr" over getting a bunch of cardiac meds that weren't prescribed to me.... lol

    Again, yes they made an error, but I couldn't see myself getting so bothered by it unless the pt's BP was 60/30 and those 2 liters NS were supposed to be given as rapid boluses via pressure bag.... but that's just me...

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