Help Please !!!! Medication Error Protocol

  1. Hi everyone,

    I'm doing a report on med errors and I need some information on what the nurse is supposed to do after an error has occurred. I have searched all over the internet and I can't find any info. Can some someone direct me on a website?
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  2. 4 Comments

  3. by   onduty23
    1. assess patient
    2. charge nurse/doctor
    3. risk management
  4. by   Mesomorph
    I believe an incident report would be in order.
  5. by   Daytonite
    you'll want to check out this forum on allnurses:
    http://allnurses.com/forums/f279/ - 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.

    http://www.ismp.org/tools/frederickreporting.asp - 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.

    http://www.hospitalsoup.com/public/nonpunitivemed.pdf - "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).

    http://www.musc.edu/pharmacyservices/pnp/g02.pdf - medication occurrences - reporting, review, resolution - from the hospital pharmacy perspective, but also includes information on nursing actions to be taken.

    http://familysupportservices.org/boa...ction7/7.8.htm - 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).
  6. by   noni06
    Thank you all for responding to my post especially Daytonite, the websites were very helpful.

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