How bad is this med error? - page 2

I got written up for leaving a saline flush in a patient's room. I had went in the room with it already having the plastic cannula on it, ready to use, but the previous shift didn't tell me that the... Read More

  1. by   Luv2BAnurse
    I wouldn't have written it up either, I don't have time. Sometimes things are written up because staff is tired of messes that certain nurses leave, and they are using the write up as a form of documentation. We had a nurse who kept on making med errors, leaving rooms in a mess, etc...we talked to her 'til we were blue in the face to no avail. Once the write ups started, she straightened up. I have left syringes, trash, etc myself although not intentional. Although we have only ONE distraction every shift it will mess us up everytime. I just wonder if the nurse who wrote that up writes ppl up all the time....if so...his/her day is coming. Just take an extra 1/4 second and check behind yourself. Sorry that had to happen.
  2. by   canoehead
    The most ridiculous writeup I've heard of.
  3. by   bluestar
    Quote from SmilingBluEyes
    It is not the end of the world.
    I agree. You've learned something. Don't let it get you down. This is not a big deal. Good luck.
  4. by   meownsmile
    I agree ,, totally to much time on someone's hands.

    Ive come across iv stylettess stuck in matresses for gosh sakes,a long time ago, dont use those now but non the less, thats a write up.

    I would totally get with your nurse manager on this one and get it taken out of your record,,its totally petty. I'm sure that nurse could have found something better to waste her time on. Maybe a patient?