Iv orders - page 3

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... Read More

  1. Visit  kellycinalli profile page
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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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  2. Visit  psu_213 profile page
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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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  3. Visit  kellycinalli profile page
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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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  5. Visit  kellycinalli profile page
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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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  6. Visit  losbozos profile page
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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????
  7. Visit  Christy1019 profile page
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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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  8. Visit  NayRN profile page
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    and then there is this

    sodium was low?

    why 2L of NS?


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