I did not think twice about it but now I wonder if I should've handled it differently.
Wrong medication was given during the previous shift. MAR was signed off correctly, but narcotics record showed otherwise. I talked to my supervisor, and we filled out an incident report. That was several days ago. Next time I went to work, I heard DON was investigating it. Then a co-worker asked me if I had called the nurse in question before writing the report. Talking directly to that nurse didn't even occur to me at the time.
I was just reading an old thread about med error and it came up again -- clearing up with the nurse in question directly before writing them up. I don't think filling out incident report is same as "writing her up" but regardless, should I have talked to the nurse first? Is that professional courtesy?