Because I basically spoke my mind and told the assistant principal I did not agree, I did not feel supported, I felt if it were the other kid, they would be supporting me, I told them I felt it was a double standard that last years nurse was allowed to bring a student upfront when she felt uncomfortable but why was I not allowed to do the same? I speculated that it was because it was the well-like student and not last years problem child.
So, basically, I am on thin ice!
In the bigger picture, I know my license is worth more than this job. But, in the short run, I will be bankrupt without it.
So, my question is now this: I need all the documentation advice I can get on how I cover my behind when I am being put in this position?
Because I said all those things above, the assistant denied them and agreed that if I his sugar is low, and he won't eat, call mom to pick him up. Well, here we are, right back where I thought we were. But, what is going to happen is as soon as I do this, the principal is going to hit the roof. She's the one who didn't let it happen today. She and the assistant can't agree on anything! One will give me permission while the other is away ( which is the case until Tuesday now), then I will get blamed for following an unpopular order!
Believe it or not, my lead nurses response was "Quit worrying. Let him be noncompliant. When he passes out, call EMS, give him the shot." Seems like REALLY BAD ADVICE to me. In the end, I would be the one held responsible by his parents, doctors etc for delay of care. Thoughts on this item??
Is it enough to document refused care, called parent, notified principal, strongly recommended student be sent home, denied. student remained on campus.
BTW we do have new orders now. If they get his sugar up in the morning, then he can safely not eat lunch on campus. Still not a good idea.
Anyone been in the position where the principal makes it impossible to follow orders?
Now that I have written it, I am very concerned about the 'delay of care' issue.