OCD and nursing

Nurses General Nursing


Hey y'all. I have really bad OCD and keep ruminating on something at my  job. Need advice / help / support.

I was starting a new job and giving a vaccine with my preceptor. They did one I did the other. Right before giving I tried to push any excess air out, pushed a little hard and some of the med streamed out the top. I don't know how much. Everything happened so quickly and I told my preceptor. We went into the med room together and used a syringe with water so they could demonstrate how much is still an acceptable amount. I then demonstrated how much I think I had accidentally squirted / pushed out in the moment. They said it's okay and everything is fine, and that it probably looked like a lot more came out then what actually did. I keep overthinking though and ruminating on it because of my OCD. I feel horrible that a stream of the med squirted out the top cause I pushed a tad too hard. They kept reassuring me everything is OK. I keep beating myself up and replay the scenario in my head. My anxiety is taking over and I don't know how to cope. Any help or suggestions are appreciated. 

This is a minor incident. What do you think could happen to the patient? Appears your OCD is significant. You are going to overthink everything.

Specializes in CRNA, Finally retired.

Are you being treated for your anxiety?  If not, make it a priority. 

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