Ethical dilemma -- new nurse - page 2
I am a new RN who has worked two full days on a med/surg floor. I did my preceptorship on this floor as a student, 6 weeks with a wonderful, caring, conscientious nurse. The preceptor I have been... Read More
Jul 7, '04Joined: Oct '02; Posts: 60,463; Likes: 16,918Quote from RhoresmithI am still a student but couldn't this get the poster in trouble and possibly make her lose her licsence also? she know that false documentation is going on (dressing changes should be charted correct?) and is allowing it? They keep telling us to guard our liscenses with our lives and that we can lose everything we own to malpractice so things like this worry me and I am worried for pdmt too
I think this is true. If you know something that is going on is endangering patients and you don't follow the chain of command, then you could be held liable.
Good advice here, I have nothing to add.
Jul 7, '04Joined: Oct '01; Posts: 9,619; Likes: 14,054Based on some info you have given, I'm pretty sure I know where you are working. You may want to consider another facility.