Last week, I was super busy with my hospice patients and made a mistake. I ordered a fleet enema for a patient with severe constipation. She takes miralax and had had no bm for 6 days. She requested the fleet enema.
Our medical director has, in the past, specifically told me that I don't need to call him for orders for enemas or suppositories. Based on this, I went ahead and ordered the enema so the patient would get some relief.
My boss has been after me for several months now trying to find errors of any kind. She bullies me continuously and loves to tell me things she thinks I am doing wrong in front of my co-workers.
I forgot to document the verbal order that day and my boss figured it out. I apologized and said I forgot and that there was no excuse. I explained to her what the medical director had said to me on a number of occasions. I filled out a med error form/incident report and went on with my day (after she cursed at me and told me how incompetent I was etc). Well, it seems the medical director is denying he ever told me that and so I am having a disciplinary action taken against me, and it is possible that she reported this to the board of nursing.
Bullying aside - any suggestions? I am falling apart. This same boss called the board of nursing about me 2 years ago because I had held a patient's insulin (and documented it) because her blood sugar was 40. I had to go through months of stuff with the board of nursing but no disciplinary action was taken. I am afraid that this will turn into a really big deal.
I don't know what to do.