OH MY! That scares me silly!

November 12, 2009 at 7:19 pm

ONLY ONE DAY’s TRAINING? Nuh-HUH! No way no how! Inexcusable.
Go web up your state medical licensing and look up the nurse’s name. She’s GOT to have certification training to do what she was doing to you.
I say this as I had to ‘report’ a hospital for Bad IV practices and it was all confidential. AND they all got re-fresher training! AND I got a whole fee abatement in billing the insurance company! {That’s cause I let the Ins. Co. know too}
It’s not only YOUR life we are talking about here? It is about anyone this nurse treats. And, since it’s your doc doing the set-ups? IT’s his responsibility as well!
I’m spooked as I’m getting my port put in next week. BUT I KNOW my IV nurse is certified and essentially pedigreed [I checked], so I’m confident in the nurse’s skills at least!
My heart goes out to you. I wish there was something else I could do!