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    Accused of making a medication error

    Also regardless if the patient was harmed I would asssume it would be illegal to not fill out an incident report. Can they do one on my behalf? Or would I be required to sign off on it or report it. I feel like I should be filling out my own report that way I can say why it happened in which I would never do without seeing the proof I did it. But maybe they can fill it out for me? Idk
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    Accused of making a medication error

    Honestly I kind of want to agree. Because I know who the day shift nurse was before me that night. She had 3 discharges and two admissions and I know she was super busy and saw that management/ charge nurses had given a couple of her medications when I was looking at past meds given (such as pain medication and such). But then I feel like if that's the case and they didn't want to get them in trouble then why even bring it up to me. I mean I can see wanting to protect someone but to shift blame on someone else instead is kinda crazy.
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    Accused of making a medication error

    Another reason I strongly feel I didn't do it is because we just got new IV pumps that we scan and are connected to the MAR. If the medicine was overrides I would have had to program this medicine by hand opposed to the pump automatically putting in my rate and such which means I would have been more likely to remmeber specifically hanging the med and putting in the information since that's different then what in use too. But I did not have this happen. So frustrating.
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    Accused of making a medication error

    Thanks for your reply! No unfortantely we do not sign meds. Just IV fluids and tubing we sign. And that is smart about Pyxis. I wouldn't know how to go about doing that and everytime I seemed to ask questions regarding the situation it was brushed off as it's fine it's not a big deal but to me and for me it is. My confidence is already at a low because I'm a new grad I don't need something else knocking me down farther if it isn't true. But yes they had no idea even room numbers. I had a good idea based on what I remember from the patient who would have probably received that medication but she was already discharged and I'm not sure if I would have remembered her name to look. So without managements help I'm pretty helpless in ever finding out.
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    Accused of making a medication error

    Hello! I am a rather new nurse, couple months in. I have debated coming on here to vent/ get opinions but kept deciding not to. I was laying in bed and can't get my mind of the topic as it makes me sick to my stomach thinking about it. So here I am writing about what happened. A couple nights ago I got pulled to the side by my shift lead, which I have a really good relationship with. Without going into to much detail regarding the situation I was basically questioned/accused of giving a patient double dose of IV diflucan. Apparently there was a mistake with the medication drawers and the wrong dose was dispensed. The day shift nurse caught it and saw the previous one hung was the wrong dose and the patient had received to much. She reported to the day shift manager it was me that hung it. Wel i didn't get in trouble. I didn't get yelled at but was told to be more cautious in future. Now for this to happen either there was a glitch in the MAR that allowed me to scan it or I would have had to override the Med without scanning. One i I don't recall giving the medication at all. I know every patient I handed off to the nurse and 3/5 didn't get IV meds at all. And the ones that did I remember what I hung. Two Typically diflucan is administered once a day. And if day shift nurse was administering it I wouldn't have administered it on my shift. Maybe the nurse before me but not me. I asked what patient it was and they couldn't even tell me as they weren't sure. I'm upset about it because I really feel I'm being blamed for something I didn't do. And regardless if i got in trouble it makes me sick thinking people think I did something so Careless. And deep down even if I think I didn't do it I'm kinda curious if I did somehow do it but there's no proof or nothing. Everytime I see that nurse that reported it was me kinda makes me sick to my stomach and mad inside. I just want proof so I can own up to the mistaken if I did do it and if not i want an apology but none of this will happen. I don't know how to move forward except to be cautious from here on out and if I see any hanging meds I didn't hang double check them so I can report them before they are reported as me doing them? I don't know. Feeling kind of defeated.
  6. Ill update y'all and anyone else looking. New grad position was offered at novant 24 an hour, 1.25 weekend diff, 4 dollar night diff Wake Forrest was 23.25 an hour, 1.25 weekend, and 4 dollar night diff Not bad but the weekend differential SUCKS compared to other places close by such as Cone, Duke, ect. Any questions regarding these hospitals feel free to ask!
  7. Sorry I actually mean Wake Forrest as in Baptist.. I guess since im from around here we refer to that as wake but I can see the traingle area knowing Wake med as wake as well! Thanks for the input im sure it will help someone :)
  8. Hello! I am wanting to start a more up to date thread about starting pays in the triad area. I know pay isn't everything but I want to make sure that I wouldn't be making to much less working for Wake because it will be a longer drive then I would working closer to home for novant. If anyone has any updated base pays and weekend and night shift differentials that would be really appreciated!
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    Duke PNA Summer 2016

    I ended up just sticking with moses cone I also know a couple classmates that denied their offer as well so good luck!
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    Duke PNA Summer 2016

    I just received an email offering a position on the oncology floor this summer. I have already accepted a position with Cone on the oncology floor and am torn as to what to do. So many pros and cons for both. Good luck to both of y'all and let us know if you hear anything!
  11. My professor wants us use this site page 23 to rank our research http://samples.jbpub.com/9781284043297/9781284038705_CH01.pdf I am struggling so bad and would love if someone please could help!! I have a RCT with 29,000 patients but because the study was only done in one setting I decided on level 2 I have a quasi-experiemental study that is a replication study. Has 4,000 patients in the study and has a control group. I can't decide but I am leaning towards level 3. Honestly this system is really confusing to me. I feel like I don't know enough about research to be able to label them. Any input would really help
  12. There are so many fields of nursing I am interested in but each one requires a different level of nursing knowledge. I know I want to start out in a hospital but eventually I did want to move to somewhere that will allow days and weekends off but thats later down the road. My question is how hard is it to change from one field to another? I am so scare I will chose a field and then I will be stuck there because it will be to hard to change fields.
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    Need help with a careplan

    Thanks y'all! After a little more research I believe I am going to switch it to ineffective coping. I will check that out though!
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    Need help with a careplan

    I have to make two nursing care plans. My fake patient scenario is a girl whose fiance broke up with her and she was so upset she walked to a bridge and tried jumping off. I made one of the nursing diagnosis risk for suicide r/t hopelessness from loss of important relationship. I am having trouble with the second nursing diagnosis. I was thinking maybe complicated grieving r/t loss of important relationship as evidenced by _____ thats where I get stopped. I mean she tried solving her problem by jumping off a bridge but is attempted suicide okay for as evidenced by.. This is my first time writing a care plan out for my psych class. Any help would be great.
  15. And I suggest that you don't tell me what to do. The people on the boards were having an attitude with me trying to tell me how to do my assignment. I am going to do my assignment just as my teacher told me to do because I want to make a good grade on it. So the fact that y'all are going to tell me otherwise is stupid. For the few people that actually did tell me something I appreciate it and I appreciate you using the board as it is intended to be used. Luckily I used a different online resource and got the answers I needed to for my post. Thanks anyways.
  16. Well I will add that to what nurses believe. As you said I am suppose to have my idea while y'all are suppose to have y'alls. The thing is I am student. All I know so far is what I read in my book. Y'all have hands on experience. I will read up on the fetal monitoring but this is my point as how people with experience can have different outlooks on what affects nursing practice. Ps: It doesn't have to be for the better. The factors can have both