I'm a new RN, less than a year, LPN for the first 14 years, 44 years old, working mainly LTC and home care. Thought I'd like a challenge and broaden my options.:bugeyes: I 'm working at a small local hospital on the Med/Surg unit and it goes okay for a couple of weeks, then bam I screw up big time. Yesterday a pt. went down for a angiogram and filter placement which was placed in the R IJ area. (I have never dealt with this before).he came back from the procedure and a nurse on the other unit noticed the techs were escorting him to the BR. She says He's not suppose to be walking, he should be on bedrest for at least 4 hours. What does his post op orders say? What did they tell you from report? I said They didn't give me report on him. She says no report? and there's no orders? notifies our supervisor and an incident report was filed for no report. So the day goes on and the 7 pm nurse comes on and I 'm giving her report and she says no postop orders? we need to get him orders. I'm thinking why can't he go back on what he was prior to the procedure? So I page the oncall PA and she says You just notice this now and you want me to give orders to cover some nurses ass? I become completely befuddled and scared and say All we need is diet orders. She said what about meds? I say he has meds, She says how can he have meds if there's no postop orders? I say I don't know and can I please have a diet order for this guy. She says fine, soft diet. I now in tears tell the supervisor of this and she says What? So I tell her the story, she calls the PA and their discussing this situation and the fact this situation will be thoroughly investigated and she will take care of it on her end, however her attitude toward me when I called was uncalled for and we need to take care of this patient. So I received the orders and hope I didn't screw up transcribing them because now I'm a pathetic crying mess and my peers try to console me, although I know I'm in some trouble here. I haven't thought of much else since, it's my weekend off and I'm really tired of feeling this way every other week. My thoughts....1. Should I quit and find a less stressful position?2. Am I going to be fired?3. I don't blame the PA for being upset, incompetant nurse.4. If these are learning experiences, why do they have to hurt so much?5.I really don't care to share this story with some of the people I work with, because some think they are perfect.This patient was fine. VS stable, dressing intact, no bleeding whatsoever.Any insightful and useful thoughts on this matter would be appreciated. I think I should have went into truckdriving.