I have made a drug error when doing meds round on the ward and got distracted by my collegue who asked me a question but instead of giving the meds to to Patient A I went over and gave it to the patient next to patient A which was 10 mg Amlodepine and 4mg Doxasocin (not sure of spelling
) I reported the drug error immediatley. Unfortunately this patient died 3 days later, this patient was a very ill patient and had a lot of medical problems to start with and sister and matron treating it as a genuine mistake but because the patient died it has to go to a coroner and a toxicology report to find out cause of death which is fine. the whole thing has upset me having given the wrong drug, but now seeing that it's going for a tox test makes me feel as if I was a criminal or something and I started to get really paranoid thinking what if they find something really really small. am I going to be blamed??? I'm so upset about the whole thing and the Trust are supporting me and so is the RCN but it really makes you feel as if you are a bad person it puts me into a position I have nerver had to deal with before it's so awful and sooo scary. Can somebody please help relieving me of my worries as I don't know what's happening. the tox report comes back about end July 2008.