I am a PCT in an outpatiet dialysis clinic. I have worked in my facility for 2 years and I know my job and the companies policies so when my DON told me to do something I felt was against policy I questioned her. She belittled me and demanded I do as she instructed. I feel as if she was wrong but I am not a nurse so I am not sure if I have a valid complaint. Can anybody tell me if this is wrong:Machine set up for patient. Machine failed repeatedly. Trouble-shooted machine with DON to no avail. "Back-up" machine brought into treatment area for use instead. Back-up machine failed repleatly. Trouble-shooted machine with DON to no avail. DON pressed the reset button and the "ALARM TEST FAILED" icon disappeared. DON told me to go get my patient and put her on. I told her that the machine had not passed and she replied: I know what I am doing, obviously you don't, so go get your patient and put her on....she has been waiting long enough.I put the patient on the machine and guess what......machine presented with constant "pressure hold failed" alarms. DON had machine technichian come out to treatent room and calibrate the machine while the patient was still on the machine. After that, the machine eventually ended up working without any further complications. As soon as my morning-shift patients were all on, I told the RN what happened [she was on the other side of the room working with a PCT who had an infiltrated fistula, trying to remedy that crisis, and was not aware of what my DON instructed me to do until after the fact] and the RN seemed very concerned with the way things were handled. I am not sure what was said between the RN and the DON but there was a heated discussion in the conference room later that day between the two of them. Did I do something wrong? Can this end up being my fault?