I just recently started a new job at children's clinic, I worked brfore that in med- surg for 6 years, i just got tired of the shift work. Amyway , I feel so horrible I hate it when i make mistakes. Today ten mins brfore closing the dr, asked to check the blood sugar level of a little girl because she urinates a lot. It was 142, I asked the mom when the girl had last eaten she said an hour an a quarter before. ( i personaly thought that it wasn't that high brcause she had eaten). I messaged the dr and he didn't get back to me. In the mean time I was with other patients, and the other nurse I was working with ( who is also new), strted talking to the mom of the girl with the sugar level, I saw her giving her a urination bag to stick on when she got home and i guess I forgot about the drs answer about what to do with the sugar level. The mom left and I didn;t even think to tell her to go back to the doc. I guess I was really tired or just not focused.When I was l was leaving the dr asked me where the girl was and i said she left, he was very upset said that the sugar was high and that he wanted t see her. Also that the meds he prescibed her would bring up the sugar level. Luckily I immediatley called her cell, and she came bak , He was furious at me. I feel terrible. I made a huge mistake,I have no idea why i never waited for his answer.
Sometimes I feel like because the work isn't so intense like at the hospital I get distracted more. I just want to make a good impression of myself and feel like i messed things up. the doc is not really gonna trust me anymore.
Any words of advice????? Tomorrow there is a staff meeting and I just know he is gonna mention it- I guess I should be prepared to be humiliated