med error already-just a mess - page 2

I am just beside myself tonight. I can't believe I made a medication error-I feel like such a failure! I am not even licensed yet and already I have tainted myself. I know many many nurses who have... Read More

  1. by   pagandeva2000
    You are not a bad nurse. Period...
  2. by   mel1977
    I am doing great since and let me tell ya-that mistake will not be made again!
  3. by   Hellllllo Nurse
    Quote from mel1977
    I am doing great since and let me tell ya-that mistake will not be made again!
    Good for you. I think that hurrying is what causes most med errors. Even when you are very pressured for time, always pause a few moments to read through every word of the order, and make sure you get out the right med, and give it to the right person.

    I once gave insulin to the wrong pt. Two pts in the same room, same last name. No name alert was posted on the chart or pt's door. It was noc shift and the room was dark. My fault. I reported it. I felt awful having to explain to the pt what I'd done and waking her up q 1 hr to check her bs. She was nice about it. No harm to the pt, thank God.

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