I made a mistake recently and I'm taking it pretty hard :-(
It was a big mistake, but luckily, no-one was hurt and the outcome was just fine. Not a med error, but I missed a step in an important process. It was accidental and definitely not intentional.
I'm frustrated with myself, frustrated with nursing, frustrated with the busyness and the demands. Frustrated with a disorganized unit and constant chaos! And ultimately, the mistake is mine. I cannot blame anyone or anything. But I do see my distractedness as the cause.
I'm overloaded, ashamed, embarrassed. Feel like I don't trust myself. I'm honestly thinking of leaving the ER environment for calmer pastures.
Has anyone been through this? What did you do to feel OK again?