Fellow nurses: I had an Iv infiltrate on a pediatric patient and didnt discover it. The nurse whom I gave report to found it on her morning rounds. I got written up and a three day suspension . I feel terrible . I have been a nurse for over twenty years and this is the first time anything like this has ever happened to me. What do I do now? How can I regain my reputation? I will be surprized if I am able to keep my job! Any advise out there ?
Aug 5, '08
Thank you for continuing to E-Mail me. It has been a while since my first thread. I would like to give some encouragement by letting everyone know that It is not as impossible to fight for your rights with the board of nursing as everybody seems to think (everyone I spoke with anyway.) I am refering to the situation I had first disscussed about the RN I was working with that had a ped pt with an infiltrated IV, about how she lost her job and the board of nursing was tryng to implement me as being responsible also, (although it was not my pt, and the hosp where I work, the LPN'S and RN'S each have thier own pt.) To make a long story short, the hosp where I work did stand behind me and their lawyers were wonderful. They understood that I had nothing to do with what happened that night and were willing to take the case to court if need be, to clear my name. In the end the board dropped the whole thing and I can now continue on with what I love, Nursing.:angel2:
"My personal opinion. Go with what you believe in your heart, stand up for your rights and although things may become overwelming and very scary at times. Have faith in God and know he is on the side of truth."
Last edit by sirI on Aug 5, '08
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