Med Errors - page 22

by Angie O'Plasty, RN

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 was given by four nurses before I found the error. Just goes to 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.