Posts Tagged ‘Mistake’
OK where to begin, I'm an rn in a level 1 hospital. In a compact state , ne. I did not steal the med morphine or tordal but I did leave the property with it and realized and was gonna return it, we got pulled over for speeding and the cop had to call work I got fired for theft, the medications [...]
We have recently had to stop student nurses from charting their assessments on the computer. There was discussion about whether or not the student's charting could be used against an RN in a court of law if the assessments did not agree. There was also discussion about the RN who signed off on the student's charting be liable for that assessment when we [...]
I started off as a new grad in a very very busy surgical floor with a huge learning curve ahead of me...I made some mistakes (or as I am approaching them now learning experiences) and unfortunately had conditions placed on my license as a result. I have worked closely with the registration body and am good to go in thier eyes-with the conditions mind you- [...]
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I understand those of you who are worried about losing your license after a conviction-and wondering about how to appeal the board of nursing. I know what it is like to worry for months and months, because there are no clear cut answers out there.
I am an RN who has been licensed since 1990. In 2008 I got arrested for petite theft, a Class 2 [...]
Rookie Wit & Wisdom
I have been an RN for almost two years now. I worked in a Special Care Unit till now, and I am training in the ER (my dream job). I have made mistakes since becoming a nurse and I always keep them with me. (I expect perfection from myself.)
Generally, though, when I make mistakes, I realize I have the best intentions and am able to [...]
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As we come to the end of 2008, I thought it would be good for us to do a little RealityRN review. You know, think about the good, the bad, and the ugly of a year almost gone.
I spent some time reviewing what the "hot topics" have been. We certainly have covered a lot of ground--that's for sure. We've talked about drug addiction, the NCLEX [...]
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I am a second career nurse—53 years old and a new grad.
I landed a job at a teaching hospital because I love to learn and felt it would be a good place for me. But I feel like I have bitten off more than I can chew.
Every day I make at least one mistake. I’ve already made two medication errors which resulted in my having [...]
My first nursing job was as a camp nurse the summer I graduated. It seemed like a great way to spend my last free summer while studying for boards. Lots of sun, water, and friends. A week or so after boards (the whole country took a two-day written test on the same days) was the first time I considered quitting nursing. [...]
Everyone wants to be treated with respect; nurses are no different. But we often exhibit behavior that undermines our professionalism. Over the years, I've developed a list of the 5 things that scream, "I am not a professional!"
1. Sharing too much of your own story. I've done this several times. Once when I was assisting my doc with a Pap smear, the patient mentioned [...]
How nurses can get beyond the goof-up.
Nurses are human—we all make mistakes. But knowing how to deal with mistakes is what will make you a better nurse. Despite what your fears tell you, it is possible to live through, and benefit from, a mistake. Here’s how:
Avoid mistakes in the first place.
This is a statement of the obvious, but it’s better to avoid mistakes than to learn how to deal with them. [...]