That's the lesson I got at work this past week. I thought a colleague was incorrect about something ordered for a patient, but didn't question it since certainly he knows better than I do because he has years of experience. Turns out there was no risk of harm to the patient, but the order was incorrect as was the rationale behind it.
Even when working with others who are very strong in their profession and who have loads of experience, trust that hinky feeling you get that something isn't quite right. And look it up. And act on what you find, if appropriate.
Mar 28, '13
As a FNP student soon to be FNP graduate, I am very nervous about the premise of working around clinicians who are three times my senior. Thanks for the encouragement!