Quote from mindiianajones
Yeah, it was me being a dumb and thinking about what I could bring out to them instead of dragging them up inside. Hopefully, it doesn't happen again, but now I'll remember to leave the peroxide and bacitracin inside. I had no idea there was a rise of allergies to bacitracin though. I'm glad you told me that! I feel super dumb for it all. I'm a new nurse who's been thinking about going into the ER or CCU eventually, and I think I'm going to rethink that, since I can barely handle thinking quickly about what to properly do over a scratch.
Don't take this situation too seriously. I generally tell others complaining of a malady (routine headache, soreness, cut/scrape, etc) what I have (ibuprofen or acetaminophen, ice, soap/water, bandage, etc) and let them choose what they would like to use. And your customer could have refused any/all of what you offered.
Also, don't write a dream off because of something that happened in a non-work setting. You learn to "deal with" situations at work and think through them. I deal with situations at work I never thought I'd be okay with/in. You learn to deal with it, it becomes routine (never to patients but to staff). The first time I was in one of the situations I routinely face at work, didn't handle it as well as I would now. Time and experience teach us plenty.
Also, definitely check out the BON website. While it CAN happen and sometimes should happen, it's not as easy as so many people think to lose your license.