Feeling much better after med error!

Nurses General Nursing


Well I am feeling almost 100% better. I just came

off working three 12 hour days in a row and I did

just fine. I am up to five patients now which is a big

step for me. I felt a little uncomfortable my

first day back but I am feeling much more confident now.

My preceptors are not hoovering over me like I expected

which makes me feel a lot better. I am sure to go over my

five rights each time I give my meds and I run back to

the med cart if a patient even questions a med that they are

receiving and I have also been looking up medications that I

am not familar with. I am now trying to learn how to organize

myself and how to delegate tasks since I try to do everything.

I am like a sponge trying to absorb everything I can because

I still have so much to learn.

Thank you all for your support


Specializes in ER, PACU, OR.

good job rosey!

Way to go, Rosey!! It's not so much the mistakes we make, but what we learn from them and what we do afterwards that counts. You're going to be one hell of a nurse!! Way to pull-up your socks and get back in there with your head held high!!

Right on! Keep up the good work!!

Hi Rosey....

As a clinical nurse manager I get nervous if I DON'T find ANY med errors. I know they happen....I want to know about them so we can LEARN, LEARN, LEARN. If you learned something from yours, and it sounds like you did, well done. Don't beat yourself up, pat yourself on the back for your high ethical standards that compelled you to report it or not deny when it was discovered.



Attagirl Rosey,

I am on the peer review committee at our facility and we have to deal with med errors on a quarterly bases. It is not always the easiest thing to find med errors on ourselves or others but it lets us learn from our errors and decide how to avoid the same errors in the future. You're gonna do just fine, Judy

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