:smackingf :smackingf Ok-so im a new grad. Still in orientation. Thank goodness my preceptor keeps me in line, however, I still do dumb stuff all the time, lol.
Last week, while drawing blood off the A-line and attempting to do glucose testing...I squirted myself with blood, and another time all over the wall...and other time all over sink. However, in my defense, that was only 3 times out of like 100 that I did it well...lol.
Yesterday I was drawing labs off my A-line and it must have been 0400 bc I decided not to take the test tube out of that, um, plastic thing that kind looks like a needle that you put the test tube in (omg thats awful, I dont even know what the name of it is :smackingf) then I took it out of the aline...oops...blood all over again. Grrr. lol.
Oh, then I was priming a line, and normally i'm good at this...yeah except the time this week I let it run all over the floor...duh. Oh, once I was trying to draw up some water to put down the NG tube...I couldnt for anything get the water to go into the syringe...hmmm...the cap was still on...ugh I felt stupid.
Some other things: I suck at giving shift report and I sound like an idiot when I talk to doctors.
On my second night shift (the first I drank waaay to much coffee) I almost fell asleep on my station.
I do lots of stuff well too, lol. Im just waiting for the day when I screw up something with the foley and urine ends up everywhere. So, now that you all think i'm idiot, share your stories too so I dont feel as bad
ps really, im not doing that bad lol.
Sep 22, '06
I attempted to change PICC dressing while the PICC was still attached to a line.
We use the new Stat-locks and I had never done a Statlock PICC dressing change. I didn't realize that when you chloraprep the site it disolves the "glue" on the statlock. Well I didn't have a new statlock. So I turned to leave the room (PICC is now not anchored). And yupp! You guessed it. I tripped over the line and pulled the PICC out about a foot or so. :smackingf Pt. was to be discharged that day and got to stay an extra few hours and go through the poke of a second PICC insertion. He was not pleased at all, but really was a very good sport. I think by my 10th "I'm sorry" he'd about enough of me though. And I'm sure the PICC nurses were loving me (was home trying to sleep, plagued with guilt by the time they arrived.
I did report myself in a pt. safety report, including what I did wrong and how to avoid this mistake in the future.
My motto... NEVER change a PICC that is connected to anything (other than the pt. of course).
Last edit by CarVsTree on Sep 22, '06