I have had a day to mull over everything. I still feel that it is completely ridiculous to call someone at home regarding an unchecked box. This in NO way impedes patient care.
I also stand by what I said, if 100 percent compliance is the goal then someone should be doing a chart audit before I leave.
It is interesting......the responses you get from nurses on here. Some people chose to jump on the not charted/not done band wagon, some were feeling I was lucky to have someone audit my charting to prevent a lawsuit and others jumped all over compliance. I think someone actually questioned whether or not I was telling the truth about the number of times this has occurred or if I actually left more boxes unchecked than I admitted to. Very interesting responses.
I am a Registered Nurse in the ICU for 20 years, I take care of very sick patients and I forgot to check a box.
I find it demeaning and irritating that someone would call my house to tell me that I forgot to check a box.
I find it demeaning and irritating that someone would tell me, and the staff that I work with, that management will allow us to get away with 2 offenses but on the 3rd offense we must return to the hospital to correct out mistake.
I dislike punitive management.....I find it very ineffective and offensive. We are Registered Nurses......we should be treated with respect, not like "naughty" school children. If the goal is 100% compliance, let's figure out a way to get there.
So, there were some good responses. I plan to use some of the suggestions that were mentioned here, since I will be bringing this up at the next staff meeting.
1- self auditing..... If they can run an audit.....they can teach me how to run my own audit. When time permits, I'll run my own audit.
2- Leaving emails and giving x number of days to resolve the issue.
Altra, I am not sure what to make of the quote below. Are you suggesting that I lack insight into the nature of my offense? If so.......is smacks of superiority. Just another issue some nurses have.