My homecare patient is right at one year of age and even though he is developmentaly delayed, I am finding him to be more mobile every day! Today I took my eyes off him briefly, and he quickly rolled into harm's way.
I assessed him, called his mom, called my supervisor, called the doctor and documented. Baby looked fand acted fine...but soon there was a little swelling of that arm. So mom had to come home and take him to the doctor...and he is fine, so mom told me via text.
How bad was this mistake? I feel so bad, and am waiting for the boom to be lowered, either by the family, my agency, or both. Am I making a small deal into a big one? Or, did I commit the cardinal sin of private duty nursing?