Opinions please--Did I do the right thing? - page 2

I am a new RN of approx. 5 months. I work on the Medical floor normally night shift. I worked Tuesday night and I had this pt.--he is 38 years old, quadraplegic, has a suprapubic catheter, turn and... Read More

  1. by   greatshakes
    I hope whenever I am placed in such a situation I can act as well as you have done. You have acted responsibly and being so new to it, you need to be commended and supported. As an earlier post said I hope you documented everything as it happened as that's what will be in your defence but you seemed to have applied yourself admirably. Don't worry and keep up the excellent care.
  2. by   RN-TO-BE
    Thanks to everyone for your opinions! They are well appreciated. The more and more I think about it I believe in my heart that I did the right thing. I go back to work tomorrow night so I will have to wait until then to see what happened the next day.

    Yes, I did very careful charting on everything that happened with that pt. that night including BP and MD orders.

    I will let you all know what happens at work tomorrow night.
  3. by   SFCardiacRN
    Such a young man to be having so many problems. No wonder there is so much anger. As a professional care provider, you did your job with distinction. Patients and family may not always understand or appreciate what we do for them but we do it anyway. That is what makes us RN's.
  4. by   shortsteph12
    Yes the family is wrong to threaton each Rn with suing. I hate when people treat nurses like crap that way... You did the right thing and hopefully will not to have to take care of that pt again
  5. by   Daytonite
    Quote from RN-TO-BE
    I will let you all know what happens at work tomorrow night.
    Nothing of importance happened. If it had you would have gotten a phone call a long time ago. Relax.
  6. by   RN-TO-BE
    Went to work last night and no email or anything. Nothing said about the pt. at all. Looked in the computer and MD sent pt. home last Friday! Thanks again for all the opinions!