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Medication error

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by omotee omotee (Member)

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Hi,am a new nurse that was not trained here so things are a lot different.So I gave my patient more than one NTG due to c/o of chest pain.He threw up almost immediately.It was while I was handing over that this mistake was detected.Patient is fine,vitals good,troponin high but a lot better than it was.Have been calling the hospital since morning and no cardiac problem.This was documented in RL solution,informed my unit director and was thinking of quitting and she supported me psychologically.Has anyone had a similar occurrence and what happened?

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Typo error

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I don’t understand. You can give up to three nitros spaced 5 minutes apart. Did you give two at once? If so why did you do that? 

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Yes I gave more than one at a time . Ignorance made me do it and now have leant.

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Have you given it before? What have you learned about it? 

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Have never given it before.Now I know it’s one at a time and 3 within 15min

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What else have you learned from this incident?

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