Made a med error - page 3

I know that to some this may not make a lot of since cause knowing me I jumped everywhere but I just needed to go some where where I could just say something about my experience OK so yesterday... Read More

  1. by   AussieKylie
    Geez, everyone makes me mistakes. Who is really the perfect nurse out there? Some get their kicks in thinking they are but pfftt yah right. We all make mistakes and I too am a new grad and I have made a mistake in having another patients chart sorting out their preop stuff. However that was rectified and I learnt from that. So yah, you make mistakes, you reported your situation which is honourable however in the end you learn from it. Incident report filled out however to be yelled at, that aint good very much an unprofessional behaviour from the director. I think there should have been more support for you.

    I hope you are doing well now and your spirits have lifted since that incident.

    Wishing you the best:wink2:
  2. by   jill48
    Don't be so hard on yourself. I don't think there is one of us on this forum that hasn't made a med error. It's a learning experience. Look at what you learned from it already! You will never make that particular med error again, and you will never forget it. But most important, you did the right thing for your patient. You could have easily kept your mouth shut and hoped for the best; I know nurses that have. But YOU did the right thing and that is all that matters. As for the thrashing you took, it WAS inappropiate, but you are going to deal with those kind of people in one capacity or another throughout your entire career. You will rebuild your trust, but at least you don't have to rebuild your character or your decency. Please, please, please don't let this terrible outcome stop you from coming forward again if need be. YOU did the right thing, and that is all that matters. Good luck to you. You'll be fine.
  3. by   TrudyRN
    Dani, keep being honest, keep protecting your patients. Know that the Director maltreated you. Do speak with her when you are more dispassionate. Keep it totally professional. Do let her know that you want her to keep it private when she dresses you down. Etc.
  4. by   augigi
    I agree, I absolutely would not tolerate that kind of treatment. I'd try to speak calmly to the individual (with my manager as a witness). If that made no difference, I'd put it in writing. This person is discouraging reporting of errors, which puts patients at risk.
  5. by   hocke5716
    Yup.. definitely the right thing to do !!