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Last week, my 2 coworkers and I got a med error because we did not give the coumadin, we assumed that because the mar was flipped, it means that it was discontinued. I felt really stupid because that... Read More

  1. Visit  sharpeimom profile page
    #26 0
    i would second morte's suggestion that you be tested for add. i don't suggest it as a former psych nurse, but
    rather as the wife of a man who has been diagnosed with add, adhd, and ocd. anxiety also is part of the package. he has earned two phds and has won several awards and honors. he has written several books, had a play published and produced. he is fluent in several languages and has won four research grants. he teaches on
    the college level and he's the one students stay in touch with decades later.

    i'm not bragging so much as i'm just trying to reassure you that a diagnosis of add is not the end of the world
    or a great disgrace. it just is. it's as much a part of him as his bald spot.

    he is really scattered and is the archetypal absentminded professor! i make sure his backpack is packed with everything he needs. in fact, he has a mwf backpack and a tth backpack (different colors) and meds have really made a difference in his ability to concentrate and think.

    i don't the bon will want to get involved if no lasting harm happened. families can be real pains sometimes.
    use this as a wake up call and don't let it become a permanent trauma. in fact, agonizing over something far
    too long can be another part of the package. dust yourself off, get tested, and begin all over again. you'll be
    great! with experience, comes confidence.
  2. Visit  morte profile page
    #27 1
    thanks!
    Quote from sharpeimom
    i would second morte's suggestion that you be tested for add. i don't suggest it as a former psych nurse, but
    rather as the wife of a man who has been diagnosed with add, adhd, and ocd. anxiety also is part of the package. he has earned two phds and has won several awards and honors. he has written several books, had a play published and produced. he is fluent in several languages and has won four research grants. he teaches on
    the college level and he's the one students stay in touch with decades later.

    i'm not bragging so much as i'm just trying to reassure you that a diagnosis of add is not the end of the world
    or a great disgrace. it just is. it's as much a part of him as his bald spot.

    he is really scattered and is the archetypal absentminded professor! i make sure his backpack is packed with everything he needs. in fact, he has a mwf backpack and a tth backpack (different colors) and meds have really made a difference in his ability to concentrate and think.

    i don't the bon will want to get involved if no lasting harm happened. families can be real pains sometimes.
    use this as a wake up call and don't let it become a permanent trauma. in fact, agonizing over something far
    too long can be another part of the package. dust yourself off, get tested, and begin all over again. you'll be
    great! with experience, comes confidence.
  3. Visit  mmm333 profile page
    #28 0
    Even where coumadin is given one day extra, if the INR comes back okay, then there is no harm to the patient and you should be OK. It's when that action can be connected to any "problem" that you have to worry more... basically if there could be "actual harm" or "damages" arising from your negligence in the legal sense, then you can bet the facility will be scrambling to hang it all on your neck, and preventing you from saying that their shoddy or confusing systems or records were a contributing factor (they may redo all of the binders nicely or stop flipping pages and using other forms, etc.)

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