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 said," that isn't so being it would take 10 hours and should still be infusing. Went to check the bag and had no label and 800cc left in the bag. Hence, had to call the nurse who received the order, which stated" oh I though I was only to give 200 cc and it's finished". doctor was called and was ****** and the nurse written up and incident report filed! 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. My issue is shouldn't the 11-7 nurse that did the chart check be written up as well. The order was never written on the mar and she acted clueless as well?!? Just baffled about carless nurses who still make mistakes and have a license!
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