What happens after med error? - page 2

by natrgrrl

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I was reading another post about a nurse who made a med error. It got me thinking about my new job as an LPN and how easy it really is to make an error and how easy it would be to not report it. So, what happens to the nurse who... Read More


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    Quote from queen777
    It takes awhile to become familiar with drugs and their appearance, but you will be "old hat" at it in no time.
    Maybe slow down, and if you are not sure it never hurts to ask no matter how much experience you have....just never get too sure, but you can't worry about everything either. The longer you are a nurse, the more you learn little tricks that defintely stay with you.
    I always had my up-to-date drug book with me too. It is very important not to let others, no matter who they are, to distract you. I used to tell visitors who would want to come up and start a conversation and they would see measuring insulin, but that didn't matter to them, "I don't want to make a mistake measuring this insulin, can I talk to you later?" And they would go on their way. They were fine with that response.
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    So here is a situation that happend to me and maybe one of you can help me out with this answer.
    First day of Orientation on a LTC facility I was following a LPN around during med pass. The state came in and was monitoring her during a med pass of a patient. A med error occured because someone did not change the MAR and the LPN was sighted for med error. I as a new grad RN. Am I to also be blamed because I am an RN and was there or becuase I was first day orientating not responsable. This happened today so please let me know.
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    Why would YOU be responsible for someone else's med error? We are all responsible for our own actions. The LPN has her own license.
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    Quote from NurseTricia
    So here is a situation that happend to me and maybe one of you can help me out with this answer.
    First day of Orientation on a LTC facility I was following a LPN around during med pass. The state came in and was monitoring her during a med pass of a patient. A med error occured because someone did not change the MAR and the LPN was sighted for med error. I as a new grad RN. Am I to also be blamed because I am an RN and was there or becuase I was first day orientating not responsable. This happened today so please let me know.

    And if you want to get really technical.. the facility was cited for the med error that was caused by the LPN


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