What to do?

  1. I just woke up out of a dead sleep and first thing that came to my mind is that I charted that I gave a patient regular insulin when in fact I gave a different insulin. What should I do? The patient was transferred to a different floor earlier this evening. Should I call the night charge and tell her or wait til the am when I go back and tell someone then?
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  2. 5 Comments

  3. by   crb613
    I would call. I think it would be better to get it straight asap so everyone will know what was given.
    Last edit by crb613 on Apr 12, '07
  4. by   alexan18
    I just called my charge nurse and she said to fix the problem in the am.
  5. by   crb613
    I was thinking you meant on the MAR...did you mean nursing notes?
  6. by   alexan18
    We have a separate glucose monitoring form in addition to the mar. The MAR was signed as giving the right insulin but on the other form I wrote that it was regular insulin given in response to an abnormal glucose reading.
  7. by   crb613
    Quote from alexan18
    We have a separate glucose monitoring form in addition to the mar. The MAR was signed as giving the right insulin but on the other form I wrote that it was regular insulin given in response to an abnormal glucose reading.
    Then as long as the MAR was correct, I would have waited until my shift to correct it. A little late now huh? :trout: Have a good one!

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