Ondo State Trauma And Surgical Center: An Incident Report Of An Assault On Me At My Place Of Work While On My Duty Post On Saturday 9th June 2018

On 14/Jun/2018 / In Medical News

I Nurse Oladele Olayinka was at my duty post on the said date along side with my other colleagues and two porters.
At around 11:30pm I sent one of the porters (M. Jimi) to the pharmacy to get drugs for a patient, while the pharmacy technician was dispensing the drugs the porter left the pharmacy and went to the crash room without any notice.
This was discovered when a medical student came to call the second porter from crash room for help.
In response to the call, myself and Nurse Eguranti rushed into the crash room, we met  anew patient and the porter (Mr Jimi) irrigating the patient's wound, the medical student holding on to grey cannula and tourniquet and Dr Ajibola on glove.
I challenged the porter (Mr Jimi) ofs his failure to complete his previous task, for sneaking into the crash room without notifying me that there was a patient newly admitted into the crash room and told him to return to the pharmacy where he was initially sent.
The doctor in the crash room confronted me in the process that I have no right to order the porter while he has assigned him to assist him in the crash room. I responded that the porter (Mr Jimi) can go since i'm on ground to assist him in anything that has to do with the care of the patient in crash room. It was in the process that the doctor said "Should Mr. Jimi leave, He would also leave the crash room".
I insisted the porter (Mr. Jimi) leaves, he left as ordered with Nurse Egunranti, and this angered Dr Ajibola and started abusing me. Raising abusive words such as "You must be stupid, bunch of idiots, iru oriburuku wo niyen". He ordered the medical student out of the crash room while the second porter My Akinola walked in.
I replied him by saying that it is not Mr. Jimi's duty to irrigate my patient wound, though met him securing an Intraveinous access under your watch on the previous patient during this same shift, this angered him and he kicked the trolley that has the bowl of water used for patient wound irrigation towards me, which caused a splash of the said water on me, I reacted by asking him "I guess what just happened is a mistake right?".
Surprisingly, He carried the bowl of water already used for the patient's wound irrigation and he swiftly poured it on me from head to toe in the presence of the porter (Mr. Victor Akinola) and the patient. l screamed and other staffs from the unit rushed into the crash room.
A staff of health Information Management section (Miss Abayomi Y.) assisted me out, went to take my bath and havee a change of cloth and continued my duties.
Oladele O. S
Nursing Officer


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