Am I in trouble?
It's been bugging me and I just need to get it off my chest.. I work on a medicine floor and had a 90+ yrs old pt on a 1:1 observation for s/p fall at home. The pt became restless, confused and trying to climb out of bed in the middle of the night. I had to call the doctor to see if a medication can be ordered to help calm her down. The doctor ordered a one time does of Haldol 1mg PO which I administered. Nevertheless, the pt still remained restless and confused throughout the night until the morning. The 1:1 was there with her the whole time to prevent falls. That day, when the family member found out Haldol was given, she was so frustrated and complained to the head of the hospital. Now, I'm concerned she might take this to a different level (lawsuit or something) The patient was never again ordered Haldol and was dc'd home days later.
Should I be worried? What is the worst that can happen? Can I lose my license over this? So scared and convinced this family member is out to get me