oh, we could ALL post some goofs, oversights, mistakes, med errors, et. al.
being human is acceptable...
the fact that you learned from this experience and don't take what happened lightly are signs of your caring, professionalism!
my "bladder classic" was a NCB mom who was a grand multip whose baby just was NOT descending in the pelvis! She was breathing through her discomfort like a champ, and dialating appropriately but the presenting part was not only not descending, but the station was getting higher! I was totally baffled! Her doctor was concerned that he might have to section her for arrest of descent! I finally found the VE to be so bizzare, that I asked a friend to double-check behind me. SHE found the HUGE bladder!
Uh, some nameless nurse (uh, me) had told the patient she couldn't get out of bed after the patient's water broke, so the poor patient thought, that since she couldn't get OOB to go to the bathroom, that she had to "hold it" until after the delivery! Argh! I was sooooooooooooo embarassed and horrified at missing such a simple thing! The poor dear voided huge amounts of urine on a bedpan over the next half an hour....followed by a rapid descent of the presenting part... and the crazy rush to get the doc here in time for the delivery!
so, see, we too have some great BooBoos in our history!