Hi All, recently i have been called to my managers office because I put another patient's name on a potassium IV that was suppose to be given to my patient. The reason for this oversight is that the other patient was also on potassium IV. My manager gave me a final warning for this error. A union delegate was present and we filed for grievance. What is the appropriate level of discipline for labeling errors? I did all the five rights. Right drug, right time, right route, right patient and right time.
Thanks for your inputs.
Nov 11, '12
I am not saying i am not taking responsibility for this error. I am posting in the forum to ask for opinion and so far the census seems to be that I did made an error which I appreciate and accept. I forgot to mention that this is my first ever write up and that is why the final warning seems a little harsh. How did you get the impression that there is a pattern from what I posted? Just because it is a final warning does not mean that i have a pattern, the degree of discipline is up to management and in this case you have no idea if they are being fair so you should not infer.
Last edit by sleeplessinnyc on Nov 11, '12