Has anyone ever screwed up passing out oral meds. I had an incident this summer that still rattles me. My clinical was in ortho neuro and it was my first clinical of the quarter. The med nurse asked me if I was handing out all of my meds, I said "yes". I go to lunch, come back, and look at the MAR. My instructor had already signed the med out for me...but on the WRONG date. I go and give the med following all of the six rights minus one. Turns out, the med nurse gave my patient's 7:00 med and then a half an hour later (written with remembering the sinking heart feeling when information was found out) I gave the same med. Luckily, it was only Pepcid, but it totally got me freaked that it could have been something that could have caused major problems for the pt. I couldn't help but get mad at both my instructor and the med nurse, but mostly I was just mad at myself for being too confident and just taking for granted that my instructor was correct when any good nurse would double check thoroughly. Any other students out there that has made any medication errors? One thing for sure, I WILL not take for granted anything regarding a patient's meds. My instructor decided to let it slide, since she felt she was partly at fault.
Thanks for those who reply.
PS. I hope you don't think I am a moron for posting this extremely shameful episode in my life. I assure you, I am not too stupid