FIRED - page 2
I got fired from my first LPN job for medication errors, how am i going to get a job when i got fired after a couple months from my 1st nursing job! Should i consider a new career? Im sick to my... Read More
Oct 4, '09 by rkeatingQuote from mortenot being nosey, but how many errors and how serious were they?
I was working a double and at 2000 i didnt sign off three Fetynel patches because i wrote on my sheet to go back to them....but i must have forgot, so that is three med errors. And pain patches are important .They also said my documentation wasnt up to par as far as following up, like documenting you called the md and POA and how many times you messaged and stuff like that.
Oct 4, '09 by caliotter3There is an added onus when your error involves pain meds or other controlled substances. When one doesn't chart on these it looks as if they might have stolen the medication. You really, really have to be careful with this in the future. Losing a job over med errors is nothing to being accused of improprieties with controlled meds. And off the record, there are supervisors and managers who will disclose this information in the "grapevine".
Oct 4, '09 by morteQuote from rkeatingoh!....as cali said, this is double trouble......(and i am no one to speak here,) but, always sign those narcs when given!! this is true of any med, but majorly true of narcs.......however, if the patches were on the patients....it would seem to be proof of adm......not like a percocet that once given couldnt be seen. take it as a lesson learned......good luckI was working a double and at 2000 i didnt sign off three Fetynel patches because i wrote on my sheet to go back to them....but i must have forgot, so that is three med errors. And pain patches are important .They also said my documentation wasnt up to par as far as following up, like documenting you called the md and POA and how many times you messaged and stuff like that.
Oct 6, '09 by rkeatingI wasnt accused of stealing the patches because the count was right. I dont understand what your saying...is it impossible for me to get another job.
Oct 6, '09 by rkeatingI didnt sign the patches off becuse i didnt apply them to the residents. So the count was correct at the end of the night. I just didnt give them there patches, which is bad because of their pain, but there was no concern that i was taking them
Oct 6, '09 by Valerie SalvaAbout a hundred years ago, I was fired from a nursing job.
I was fired by a non-nurse admin for following my nursing judgment and doing something I was supposed to do. I held a tube feeding on a pt who I had found laying flat in the bed with tube feeding coming out of her mouth. Her lungs were clear, and she was breathing fine. I held the feeding for 8 hrs because that's how long it took the doc to call me back. The pt was overweight and was not diabetic, so there was no issue w/ nutrition or blood sugar.
The admin didn't know any better and fired me, though. I hated the job so I didn't fight it.
I had worked there for a year, so I had to put the job on my resume.
However, I wrote that I had resigned. Yes, I was not truthful. It never did come back to bite me. I no longer put that job down at all, as it was so long ago.
However, your situation is a little different. Three errors of omission w/ narcotic meds is something to be concerned about.
I would take a few days and review med administration and charting before you try and get another job. Also, maybe you should ask for extra orientation next time.