Med Errors - page 22

by Angie O'Plasty, RN 100,859 Views | 210 Comments

For our collective benefit, list some of the med errors you've seen committed or caught before they were committed. The only rules are: 1. No blaming. 2. No naming names. 3. State what the error was. Examples:... Read More


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    Last night, I found an IV med error. I work at a SNF, and our meds come from an offsite pharm. The IVs were in a plastic bag, and the label for the ABT indicated that it was two different concentrations...it was given by four nurses before I found the error. Just goes to show...do the checks yourself, rather than rely on what others have done. You can't assume that they have all done it correctly, even though 99% of the time they have.

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