i did so many errors today.*needing comfort guys - page 5
i'm a new grad and i've been orienting for about 8 weeks now.I should hve been starting my night orientation 2 weeks ago but i guess i'm not doing well so my preceptor suggested to my manager that it... Read More
Nov 6, '07Ah hun. It's not an easy transition. The mistakes you made were not super terrible. You are a brand new nurse. It's expected that you're gonna make mistakes. Take the extra time. That's a good thing. You want to feel good about your job before you go out on your own. I know it's difficult not to be hard on yourself, but remember, this is NEW.
I kept a note pad with me in the beginning to remind me of things. There's nothing wrong with that. As an experienced nurse, I still do that.
You will make mistakes throughout your career and someone who tells you that they have NEVER made a mistake about anything, is not telling you the truth.
I wrote affirmations on my mirror in my bathroom, "I CAN do this." And you can! Don't give up!
Find what works best for you and go with it. If you need to, talk heart to heart with your NM.
Quote from chick_peai'm a new grad and i've been orienting for about 8 weeks now.I should hve been starting my night orientation 2 weeks ago but i guess i'm not doing well so my preceptor suggested to my manager that it would be best to keep me orienting on day shift bef i finally start nights. Today i guess i made the biggest error ever. I forgot 2 vials of diluded for the PCA in my pts room!Good thing the pt was honest and returned it to me. My preceptor saw this and she reported this to my manager.My manager then called me and told me that such an act is a valid ground for termination, but since i'm still orienting she will let it pass. Earlier that day i forgot 1 med tablet in my pts room.i was suppose to give it but then she was sleeping so i left it in the table so i can give it to her later ( bad move).And to top all that the pts iv line has air in it so i disconected it and tried flushing the bubbles out from tubbing but i forgot to close the antibiotic line so i almost emptied all of it! and it was only a 50 cc rocephin. There's just too many things goin on that i forget things. And my preceptor is the kind that well not let anything go.She reported me to my manager about the diluded earlier that day i don't know what she's gonna do about those other errors i made later that day. And to think she was in the room while i was doing this.I wonder why she did not say anything?I've had other preceptors before her but she seems to be the only one making such a big fuss out of this.I mean don't get me wrong i learn from her but she makes me feel so inadequate.I mean i have seen a lot of nurses who forgot to open antibiotic lines.*sigh*i guess i'll just expect for the worse.