|This cartoon is too perfect, and no, I did not intentionally try to give a sham injection|
...just for the record
I pulled the needle out and placed it in the sharps bin. Then, my mind going a mile a minute, explained that there had been no vaccine in the syringe when I'd gone to give the injection. Panic was evident in her eyes as she replied, "Well, that sounds really bad."
I did my best to my compose myself, assure her that it had been a clean, but unfortunately empty syringe, and that she did not receive any vaccine. I had to call our supervisor over...explain it again...listen to her calm the patient down...have her watch me (very closely) give the injection again...apologize to the patient...watch her leave....and then listen to a lecture from our supervisor on the need to be aware of everything we are doing. I'm thankful she didn't make me feel worse than I already felt but, still... here's what I learned and will never forget.
Always make sure the syringe has the vaccine or medicine in it before you stick the patient.
...even if they are a Democrat : )
*Sorry, I couldn't help myself, I was giving flu shots at the Capitol, it had to get political!
Thank you for your final comment, I laughed out loud :)ReplyDelete
That was a great story!ReplyDelete