ok well i am going to take full responsibility for this .....i have been an LVN for three months now at an Assisted Living and i did my first med error yesterday.
The resident went out for an appt, i was not on the shift when she left for her appt. She came back and i was passing out medication so i gave her all her daily meds that were on the MAR because shes a diabetic and was trying to get her meds in that 1 hour window..........20 minutes later after she was eating she claimed she forgot to tell me that she was not supposed to have taken the glucophage and asked if i have given it to her.....of course i did. So i opened up her Dr. Consultation report and it said to not give glucophage for 2 days ......she had just gotten back from a pelvic ct scan and they injected her with contrast....i checked in today and shes ok but im still afraid something will happen to her and i dont know how to live with that. I told on myself ,and that it was a total procedural error i should have asked her if the doctor ordered anything new. the ADON said its fine.
I am having terrible anxiety.......i dont know if nursing is for me anymore.