So one of the patients this morning had an allergic reaction into a food she does not know she's allergic to so we did call emergency team to come give us a hand as her ears were swelling and whole body was itching. They prescribed Hydrocortisone 200 mg and I am happy to give it. I always have this habit of looking in the injectable drug handbook
but that time I was a bit confuse reading it as I am really rushing and I did not want any medication errors so it took a bit of time. I am 2 years out of nursing school and I just felt dumb because I know it is critical timing but at the same time I don't want to have a med error. By the time I figured it out, I felt like I annoyed one team member because I took a bit of a time making it. Anyway, the patient calm down by time I get there.
Does anyone felt like they are the dumbest nurse in the world?