Janet is a new physical therapist on the orthopedic surgery unit. Although learning a new position has been exhausting and somewhat stressful, she remains excited about the opportunity, and two weeks into her new job she has already volunteered to take on extra patients while a colleague is away. Today, she has 16 patients, one of whom is George Martinez. He is a 47-year-old man who had a left knee replacement two days ago. She goes to see Mr. Martinez in Room six. For privacy reasons, patients’ first names are not listed outside the doors on Janet’s unit, so she does not realize she is walking into the wrong patient’s room, and she does not check the patient’s name on his wristband as protocol indicates she should. She is now in the room of Rudy Martinez, a 56-year-old man who had an emergent left knee repair yesterday for a torn meniscus. Janet starts to bend his knee, causing him to yell in pain. Worried, Janet finds George Martinez’s nurse and tells her about the situation and background of the problem, as well as her assessment that something must be wrong
Which of the four critical behavior(s) did Janet violate?
- Follow safety protocols &
- Take care of yourself