Written up for false documentation... - page 4

by NurseLoveJoy88 17,840 Views | 78 Comments

i work in ltc and today i was written up for false documentation. i documented in the tar that a treatment was done when it wasn't. when questioned by the supervisor i admitted that i did not do the tx d/t patient being asleep.... Read More


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    It sounds like you are working in a privately owned facility that does not respect for nurses...
    or the residents.
    When they are firing people left and right over bs like your describe.... it is because the DON is power trippin'.

    I would seriously consider leaving without the 2 week notice... only you can decide that.

    After all, what kind of recommendation would they give..
    and what would it be worth?

    Good luck,,,, no where to go but up!
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    It might be helpful to remember the old definition of insanity:

    Doing the same thing over and over, and expecting different results.
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    I've been in your shoes and after much consideration I did put in my two weeks notice. I was then asked to reconsider my request. Instead of leaving, I am now PRN in my facility. I will work my minimum. I believe you when you say not every cream apply to every patient and not all treatments are done on every patient. So little time to complete all that required within 8 hrs shift. When I was on the floor I gave my all and I knew in my heart I have done far more than other nurses on the floor. However, no one there to witness my hard working. They only to see your shortfall. Put your two weeks and find another job. Maybe try Home Health. I work hard for this license but getting written up left and right as a new grad without verbal counsel first is not so good. Good luck with your decision. Think it through long and hard.
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    Quote from FutureRN_NP
    I've been in your shoes and after much consideration I did put in my two weeks notice. I was then asked to reconsider my request. Instead of leaving, I am now PRN in my facility. I will work my minimum. I believe you when you say not every cream apply to every patient and not all treatments are done on every patient. So little time to complete all that required within 8 hrs shift. When I was on the floor I gave my all and I knew in my heart I have done far more than other nurses on the floor. However, no one there to witness my hard working. They only to see your shortfall. Put your two weeks and find another job. Maybe try Home Health. I work hard for this license but getting written up left and right as a new grad without verbal counsel first is not so good. Good luck with your decision. Think it through long and hard.
    Thank you for your reply. This is so true. Some nurses make up weights, fingersticks, vitals signs and so on. I've seen it with my own eyes. I know not every treatment is being done. At my facility all nurses are guilty of this. As stated previously, last night I went through our treatment cart and did assessments on everyone who needed a treatment. Most of the creams were not even in the cart or room, so there is no way it's being done. I have taken the initial to get some of the orders d/c'd and reduced.
    I'm putting in my 2weeks today. I still have a PRN job as a school nurse. I've been doing school nursing for 6 years now and I do love it. I still want to get more bedside experience but maybe its not meant to be....
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    Quote from NurseLoveJoy88
    For all 5 write ups, I never received a verbal warning.
    Verbal warning can be as simple as pointing out a mistake and telling you the proper way to do it and you telling them that you'll watch out for it. It does not need to be formal.

    If you leave, it does not change the fact that you have been written up 5 times. Are they after you? Maybe, maybe not.

    My question is, do you think you are a safe nurse?
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    Um, I'm pretty sure it's not possible to lose your license just because you forgot to circle your initials on a tx not done. There would be a lot less nurses out there...

    Being fired though... if a facility wants to fire you they could get you on this or another BS charge. I swear to god, the only reason LTC still makes nurses initial a million stupid little boxes every shift is because they *know* sooner or later everyone will miss something and then they will have leverage.
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    Quote from NurseLoveJoy88
    I'm sorry, I just don't give up that easily....
    Don't apologize because there is nothing to be sorry for. If you feel nursing is for you, then there's your answer...and again, that was a question only YOU could have answered. Not me or anyone else. All I know about you is what I read here, so I don't know what you're thinking or feeling or doing unless you choose to share it with us.

    But in all honesty, the pattern that you have been showing does beg for THAT question to be asked...and people may keep asking it if they keep seeing that pattern. Something to keep in mind while you're figuring out where your niche is, and IMO that question is something you shouldn't take personally.

    Again, best of luck.
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    Quote from NurseLoveJoy88
    Unfortunately, I'm not a troll. I'm just a RN who really needs to get her act together.
    If you were a troll it'd be pretty impressive...I mean, nearly 4 years and 4100+ posts before you were finally found out? Usually trolls show their colors in 110 posts or less.
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    "nah, she's no troll. she's legit. "

    for the record, i would be willing to bet dollars to doughnuts that meriwhen ( ) doesn't mean "has a legitimate beef with a mean employer." i think she means "real."
    imintrouble and Meriwhen like this.
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    False documentation is the rabbit management pulls out of the hat when they want to get rid of you.
    I'm sorry it happened to you. I'll take you at your word that your error was innocent. A simple oversight on a busy day. When you're "caught" you feel slimy and sick. Like a liar and a cheat. For an honorable person that's a pretty crappy feeling.
    Again, I'm sorry. I wouldn't wish false documentation on anybody.
    The NH is aware it happens everyday. But they targeted YOU. I'd be looking for another job ASAP


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