I hope this isn't too long: I am in Ontario, a RN who took five years off, and worked only for 6 months after getting my degree.
When I was ready to go back, I decided to do a RN Refresher course to get my basic skills back.
I explained to the manager and preceptor at my placement that I needed to work on my basic skills - and they assured me I would do fine.
While giving Insulin to a patient I made 2 errors: I forgot to check her nameband (it was a patient I knew-not a safe action) and under the supervision of my preceptor, I failed to inject the whole sc injection - which luckily she caught. I received an email on Friday asking me to have a meeting with Manager, clinical leader, etc. They told me to still come to practice but I won't be giving any meds. There is also concern overall about my speed and skill. I haven't been there long and I know I can improve and I am trying my best - but I guess they expected me to pick up faster.
And the insulin error is understandably something we want to discuss because I could have made a serious error and put the patient at risk.
I am asking help for two things: how do I prepare for this meeting, if they bring up that I am not progressing fast enough? And I will explain that I understand fully that I made a serious medication error but that I hope I can continue to administer medications under supervision?
Thanks so much for your help - I am really scared over all of this.