AWWWW!!!! I am so disappointed in myself. I made a med error. The patient was fine but still
. I am also very frustrated. Some of the MD's I work with write orders for Pharmacy to dose things such as Insulin SS, Coumadin and UFH. So when I called pahrmacy to verify about the pts. insulin I was told to give it....well guess what the pt. was not supposed to have it
. So now that my back end is very very sore, the MD told me not to clarify orders with pharmacy and to always call the MD with questions. SOOOO on the same pt. I asked the MD to check the coumadin orders(to verify that it was right, because now I am really freaked out) the MD looked at me and said "I do not know the dosing,pharmacy does that." So I told the MD they cannot have it both ways, I either call the pharmacy for clarification or them. So now I will not give a "pharmacy dosing" med until I call the MD and have them verify with the pharmicist that the dose is correct. As a new nurse I really rely on pharmacy to check meds and compatibility, now I feel like I can not trust them..Any suggestions?
Jan 30, '07
Quite frankly I'd be concerned that the DOC does not know the dose of coumadin to give for a given INR and prior dose.
Last edit by jimthorp on Jan 30, '07