I can't believe I made a med error in home care. I feel horrible. I'm a new nurse, licensed this past August, and finally found a job in January in home care. Today I made a medication error because I'm careless. I gave an antibiotic scheduled for 3pm at 11am. I could have sworn it said 11am, but it was 11pm (it's tid). The first dose was at 7am. I feel like such an idiot. I called my supervisor and told her. Then I called the prescribing doctor who gave no instructions. Then I told the parents who said its fine, but it's really not. They don't understand the gravity of it.
I feel like such an incompetent jerk. I don't know how I'm ever going to make it when I start my hospital job next month. More patients? I obviously can't even handle one. There was no system error to blame it on, just my inability to be a safe nurse. I'm so upset.