I am a nurse from Israel, worked for Legacy from october 2006 at med/surg (it was most medical)and today I just had a conversation with a safety/quality manager and was given an choice to quit myself or... she was going to fire me. This came as a result of 2 incident reports when I was rotated to serg unit ( 1 of them was the delay of surgery,- which I "did not report Low K level...a month ago the other report I was not shown at all, I was explained that I did not follow the protocol , did not sign here, there, and that it is UNSAFE for the patients , whom I take care of
I have a question Do all new grads really come to the unit with the knowlage of all protocols and procedures? I am not sure that next time some other protocol will not be new to me
What can I do to avoid such things? Is it OK in States to fire a person in 1 day and not to SHOW the report on him?
May 11, '07
Quote from ukstudent
Sorry that you lost your job with no written warning. I do have some questions though. Would you have called the Doc about a K level of 2.7 on the med side? That is really low and should be called on any floor. Let me get the other problem correct, you started a epidural pump on your own!! Have you ever done that before?
Sure, on med side the critical K is from 2.6, ...and I had a standing oder for PCA with the exact rate and basal, just did not call the time that I started it to anasteziologist
Last edit by svetas on May 12, '07