Do all nurses make fatal mistakes? - page 4

I am a nursing student and today one of my fellow students was telling me how she expects to make a mistake in her career that will lead to a patient's death. She then said every person she knows in... Read More

  1. by   wondern
    Yeah we can agree on the emojis thang for sure!
    Last edit by wondern on Nov 5, '17
  2. by   justtryintonurse
    A flame thrower? I literally just asked a question.....isn't that what this is for?
  3. by   klone
    Quote from justtryintonurse
    A flame thrower? I literally just asked a question.....isn't that what this is for?
    Yes, it is. Ignore the ones who are being unnecessarily harsh. Please know your nursing school colleague is full of beans.

    Yes, I would say that every nurse has or will make a med error at some point in his/her career. The vast majority of med errors do not cause patient harm, let alone kill a person.
  4. by   justtryintonurse
    I feel like you didn't read my original post of the post that I was responding to. I was simply asking if there was truth to a rumor I heard about nursing, and someone suggested that I was "gullible" and that I shouldn't go into nursing because of it. Am I crazy, or does that just not make any sense? I appreciate all positive responses. But that response in particular seems illogical and overly negative.
  5. by   Julius Seizure
    Quote from klone
    You see a flame thrower, I see a naïve student who is asking an earnest (albeit somewhat alarming) question.
    I see a flame thrower, but its not the OP...ahem.
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