I was fired for refusing to give injections incorrectly! - page 6
Hello, my name is Katherine. I have been an LPN for 10 years. I am an experienced clinition and have won awards for my excellence in clinical practice. I worked in an office for 10 years which gave... Read More
Sep 25, '08Reminds me of a job I had as an LVN where everyone drew up the cloudy insulin first then the regular. I caught it because al the regular insulin containers were cloudy. I asked the nurses who had been there for two years and they argued with me about the correct practice.
I called our boss and asked for a meeting, brought several peer reviewed articles. The nurses were ticked, but the boss was angry at them.
I ended up quitting that job, but at least I did what was right, as did you.
Good for you!
Sep 27, '08Quote from GompersDepending on the size of the child, the shots would not necessarily be SQ instead of IM.It does make sense to give two shots at the same time, but there's a much safer way to do it. Two nurses, one on each side, giving the shots in opposite limbs on the count of three is MUCH better. That's how we do it in the NICU when we have to give our little ones their slew of vaccinations. Just like when they pierce kids' ears - they do both at the same time.
But taped together...sooooo wrong! And those short needles scare me, too. How many years have they unknowingly been giving IM shots SQ????
But the practice of taping syringes together sounds not quite right, especially if it is causing infection and abscesses. The doc is aware? Is he or she making extra money by the child having to be seen again for post-shot infection? Probably good you got out but I'm glad you reported it.
Just curious - was the one who fired you a nurse or an office person who really doesn't know about shot technique?