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Please please please help everyone.... Okay, I was working on a saturday in dialysis. One of the patient with end stage kidney disease came in set down and I was assessing her. After assessing her other nurse came to say... Read More


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    thanks to all the replys..

    Today i went to work and the patient did come back for dialysis.

    I also recheck to heparin vial and the label reads 50,000units/10ml in big writting and 5,000units/1ml in smaller writting.

    Today we did monthly lab draw on all of the patients. so the patient did get her lab drawn today.

    What had happen made me more aware when doing the procedure. I have learn from my mistake not to talk and pay attention to what i'm doing.
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    So basically you are NOT going to report your error because the patient is OK? I find that reprehensible. I hope to God that I am never in need of care from a nurse like you. You are a danger to this profession. All I can say is thank God that poor woman is alright.
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    Quote from renee1975
    So basically you are NOT going to report your error because the patient is OK? I find that reprehensible. I hope to God that I am never in need of care from a nurse like you. You are a danger to this profession. All I can say is thank God that poor woman is alright.

    actually, I did reported yesterday when i went back to work. I learn from my mistake. I'm a human being also and I have feelings. I'm a newly graduate and just didn't know what step should I take. I'm sure some of the new graduate out there made mistake. Even Nurses who have many years of experience still make mistakes.
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    Good job. Now you know to triple check and take care when you are using medications
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    WOW that is disturbing!!

    "actually, I did reported yesterday when i went back to work. I learn from my mistake. I'm a human being also and I have feelings. I'm a newly graduate and just didn't know what step should I take. I'm sure some of the new graduate out there made mistake. Even Nurses who have many years of experience still make mistakes."

    Wow everyone does make mistakes, but the OP knew about the mistake and didn't report it and thought about quitting instead of having to take responsibility. What kind of nurse would rather possibly kill something so they will not "get in trouble" ? I can not believe that as soon as someone sees that they made a mistake like that, not knowing what the reaction will be, can just keep quiet about it. Instead you come on allnurses saying "I hope the patient is okay". This is far beyond a mistake. I would much rather have a nurse that makes a mistake and admits it rather than trying to cover it up and hope everything turns out okay. I don't see how someone like this can be called a nurse anyways.
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    A little off topic, but I remember when I was giving insulin for someone. I gave it to him and chatted a bit and came out to my cart and saw Humalog sitting on my cart. I was like OMG what did I just do because the order was for 40 units of Lantus (kinda a big guy) and I was like did I just give 40 units of Humalog? Needless to say I did contact the Dr and said, I really don't know if I gave Humalog or Lantus. I could have sworn I drew up Lantus. I felt so stupid saying to the doctor, I may or may not have done a med error. What happened was a different nurse "borrowed" the Humalog and didn't put it back and left it on my cart. I was sooooo pi*&$(#. I was crapping bricks doing blood sugar checks like a maniac and calling the doctor like an idiot because of that. I found out 4 hours later she did that. Borrow med = med error, making me feel like crap and stupid in front of a doctor and scared for my patient = I hate you!!
    DeLanaHarvickWannabe likes this.


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