I'm on orientation currently at a facility. A patient came in with ofloxacin drops that were to go in both eyes. The medication came from the pharmacy at the hospital, including its little zip block bag with the medication name and directions. And was also administered at the hospital, and sent with the patient on admission a few days ago. After giving the eye drops, I noticed it was filled for the ear drops
doctor notified, refresh drops and new medication ordered. I just feel awful. Patient denied any eye pain/irritation fortunately. Such a breakdown in a system but I feel terrible I didn't catch it until after it was given. Family was not informed as I was told it can be more distressing if no poor outcome resulted. I don't know what I'm really asking, just venting.