you'll want to check out this forum on allnurses:
- med savvy. promoting medication safety, medication alerts and understanding uses of new/old medications.
there is a link there to the ismp (institute for safe medication practice). i'm not sure if they have an official protocol for a med error or not. but, you should check their site.
- this is one of ismp's medication safety alerts. most of this page talks about the program in operation at frederick memorial hospital in frederick, maryland. toward the bottom is a list of the "procedures and responsibilities" of the various members of the healthcare team involved in medication errors. i think you will find the information you are looking for here.
- "adverse medication events and potential adverse medication events - reporting and monitoring" policy and procedure. includes what the nursing staff is to do. includes a copy of the facility adverse medication reporting form (incident report).
- medication occurrences - reporting, review, resolution - from the hospital pharmacy perspective, but also includes information on nursing actions to be taken.
- it is only a few sentences long, but this agency's policy on medication administration includes what to do in the event of a medication error (see items #4, #5, and #6).