Medication Error in School

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On 3/22/2021 at 2:17 AM, guest1143647 said:

Your supervisor is an idiot. Why would she report you for something that is not even in the policy? It only mentions containers,not actually identifying the pill. I hate overzealous supervisors.

The requirement for a receiving nurse to verify the med received is a good one. 

But it sounds like the Sup never oriented her nurses to this requirement. 

Sounds like the Sup should be held responsible, too, not just the nurse.


So who messed up?  The pharmacist?  parent?  is there something  sinister going on - like another nurse did this mix up intentionally????

Edited by Kooky Korky

On 6/5/2021 at 1:11 PM, DCtoRN said:

Amen! Particularly in the hospital setting, nurses seem to unconditionally tolerate extreme working conditions and abuse in the name of sacrifice for the healing of patients. Patient care and stressed out nurses are not compatible!

I am so grateful to be venturing outside the hospital and into school nursing. I expect a steep learning curve, having no school nursing experience and being the only nurse in a 1300 student district, but I am great at finding and using resources, asking questions, receiving constructive input, etc. Plus, this district hasn't had an on-location nurse other than an occasional contract nurse for over a decade. They are so happy to have a warm body and they are especially happy to have me joining them (small town- we mostly know each other from my parenting and coaching presence).

Be strong nurses!!

They might be happy now but they will turn on you in a heartbeat if you mess up.  Watch your step.

On 3/29/2021 at 11:35 AM, k1p1ssk said:

I wonder how long it will be until we are forced to have pills come from the pharmacy in blister packs, nursing home style. This whole thread is making me super uneasy. Definitely changing some practices for the sake of my license.

That would be good, as it would pretty much prevent parents doing something bad with the pills.

Please let us know what your wonderful Sup replies about this.