Okay, BIIIIIIIIGGG deep breath in...now let it out and try and relax
I really think you will be OK. Meds are missed sometimes and as long as there are no serious repurcussions (spelling
? I've been up all night!) for the patient, which there shouldn't be with one missed abx dose, then I don't think you will be in much trouble. I agree with the above poster, that at most "counseling" is in order.
I am just finishing up my first year in Nursing, and I have by no means been perfect, with little errors here and there. One night I gave a patient a med they were allergic to, and i'm the one that wrote out the allergy list! (in my defense, it was solumedrol, given FOR allergic reactions!). That's one of the many mistakes I have made. From that incident (which I was not written up for, I wrote an incident report out myself for that one), I have become SO much more careful with giving meds. Things happen, and you learn from them. If they fired everyone for every small mistake, there would be VERY few nurses out there! Think of it as a learning opportunity and KEEP LEARNING!