Busy night in the ED, down two RNs, and I screwed up and hung my abx before blood cultures were drawn. I know in the big scheme of things there are a lot worse mistakes that could have been made but I feel like an idiot and had a knot in my stomach the rest of the night.
There is no excuse other than I just didn't check with our lab person first. I've only been in the ED 3 months (Trauma ICU before that) so still learning, but feel like such a dope! Had to get that out!