Quote from Caroline123
Yes we do have barcode scanning but I must have just hit administer without scanning. I must have because I never even took the medication out of the Pyxis. What I have learned is that when it is really crazy that is the time I must slow down.
i may have made a mistake but I in no way tried to hide it! AND for someone to imply that I did I reject totally
A mistake is one thing, lack of integrity is entirely a different story.
It's important to look at this as a learning experience. You're not fired, and if you avoid having a track record or repeated episodes of the same behavior, you should be fine. Not being fired means you have a chance to grow from this. Jumping over the verbal and going straight to the write up means something else entirely.
It means they want you to know this is not a slap on the wrist, its more than that. Something happened that they are not going to fire you for, but they are not going to tolerate this becoming habit either.
Look at your write up abstractly, not concretely. Ask yourself what is the spirit
of the lesson they want to teach you. Don't get caught up in the lettering of the write up or the rules of verbal vs written.
Going by what I highlighted up above in your quote, I can see why the write up. "Just hit administer instead of scanning". There is a term for that: Bypassing system safety features.
Bypassing system safety features is a habit many of us fall into. Once you're in that hole, it's hard to climb back out of it. And its one of the things accrediting agencies love the slam administration about. There are committees that focus much energy on this exact issue, not scanning meds (and other bypassed safety features).
Your write up is probably a result of them being under the impression that you do much of this, not just with med passing. The spirit of what they are communicating to you is to clean up the bad habits, eliminate short cuts and perform efficiently without mistakes such as this one.
Ironic part is, most of the short cuts people invent to speed things up end up slowing us down more than anything else. Then you end up in this endless loop of working twice as hard to avoid the little bit of work that would have taken half as long in the first place.
This time around
nothing happened. But, if you continue with shortcuts such as not scanning, more likely than not, something eventually will. And when the facility sees the mistake may have occurred because you were taking shortcuts...........they will have no way of defending you.