New nurse here! Share some of your nursing “oops” with me!

  • # 10 months ago

    I’m learning every day, and most days I feel like I have no idea what I’m doing. If you don’t mind sharing stories about your past nursing mistakes, I would appreciate it. 🙂

    Avatarmkx
    # 10 months ago

    Always make sure the patient is laying down when pulling a JP drain. My preceptor yelled at me real quick once for pulling it out with the patient sitting up.

    KatyxoxoKatyxoxo
    • Newbie nurse
    • Tampa
    # 10 months ago

    Don’t be afraid to ask for help or ask questions…even the most experienced nurses I work with ask for help and ask questions still.

    Don’t get offended if a patient yells or swears at you. Chances are you’re meeting them during the worst time of their life.

    # 10 months ago

    My first day without a buddy shift…

    While doing an s8 count with my cnm I dropped a packet of morphine ampoules. All 5 glass ampoules smashed. I went to start picking them up because I was nervous, cut my finger got morphine in the cut and freaked out thinking I was going to overdose and die.

    # 10 months ago

    If you have questions or are unfamiliar with something, ASK! Don’t ever think your question or concern is dumb. Better to ask than risk patient safety.

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