So, here is the situation. I started a DuoNeb treatment on my patient WITH my professor/instructor. Once the treatment was started we left the room and documented the treatment. I checked in on patient about 7 minutes and and everything was fine. At around 15 minutes I checked on the patient and noticed that someone had taken the face mask off the patient and turned the nebulizer machine off. When my instructor came back I reported that someone had turned the machine off. My instructor went into the room alone and reported to me that she had re-initiated treatment because there was still some DuoNeb in the reservoir. I was written up as having made a medical error because I did not personally take it upon myself to start the treatment again. My rationale behind not starting the treatment by myself is:
I wasn't sure who stopped the treatment in the first place. It could have been my instructor for all I knew.
I wasn't sure WHY the treatment was stopped. The patient may have been observed having adverse reactions for all I knew.
I do not feel that I as a student, working under another's license, should make the clinical judgement to restart the treatment on my own accord.
What do you all think is the best move here. I have a remediation meeting in a couple days.
I feel like the persons who made the medication error was #1, the person prematurely stopped the treatment and didn't document or notify anyone, and #2, my instructor who restarted treatment without knowing who stopped it in the first place and why.