Long story short: Had a patient who was supposed to be getting surgery (both arms are broken). She was NPO. Dietary brought up a tray for her. I gave the patient the tray and helped her have a few bites. I totally had forgotten that she was NPO!
Needless to say, surgery was cancel and the RN was ticked at me (I'm a PCA). My unit has a habit of informing the nurse manager every little mistake I make (as well as everyone else's). Well this one was a big one. Should I email the nurse manager of my error before the RN does? Or wait to see what happens?