I am a experienced nurse of 18 years plus. I have all ways turned myself in, because I want to protect my patient. When I received a warning letter (incorrect setting of IV Pump, I could not prove it was not me) and than it turned to probation and if a medication error happen again I would be suspended of fired. So I left there. Could not work under that pressure. I went to another hospital and got a warning letter for giving the patient the wrong meds(No complication), I turned my self in for this all so.
Approximately 3-4 weeks latter I turned my self in again for error in Insulin dosage again I was concerned about my patient and turned in. I was called at home and was fired. Talk about feeling down I was. Just bought a new House and was off work, worked sparing with Nurse agency approximately 6 months. Working again where I left in a different department in the hospital I left. Things are better for now. Because of my experience I have been a perceptor and a resource for other less experienced nurses on my current unit. I believe the IV pump may have malfunctioned (cell phone
). and second was due to poor staffing. Good or bad lets here about it .