Quote from knockandhello
Thanks for the words of comfort and advice.I have always checked orders before dont know why I didnt apart from being shortstaffed and filling in for someone else as well as doing my own duties.The lady ended up getting a double dose of antibiotics.My fault in the end .I have always before this double checked what ive been told at report and this day didnt.Could really kick myself and only discovered the error when i came home and was thinking about things.Should have known better as this other girl is always leaving things undone or partly done for the next shift to complete.Oh well feel better after finally being able to get to sleep last night.Once again thanks for listening.
If the second dose of antibiotic was given without consulting the MAR and
the MAR was accurate, the nurse who gave the second dose was at fault. If the nurse did
consult the MAR before giving the second dose and it wasn't
accurate, both she and the nurse who gave the first dose are at fault: the first for not charting a med given and the second for not noticing that the med should have been given and double checking whatever system you have for documenting that meds hav been given (i.e., pyxis).
If there isn't a better failsafe system in the facility, you might look for another place to work. Your license will more likely be jeopardized in a system without basic documentation and communication practices.
Good luck to you.