embarrassing situation

  1. hi everyone,

    I came across an embarrassing situation last week and want to know if I did the right thing. We have our patients write down their medications and we go over it with them to double check for accuracy. The patient had their BP and chol medications which was of course QD. Then they wrote their medication for ED and also wrote once a day. I put that into the records as I was just going down the list a bit hurried. Looking back on it, that medication probably isn't taken daily but it's in his records now. I should've put prn out of respect but pt did indicate once per day. What would you have done in this situation?
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  3. by   Meriwhen
    Clarify the frequency with the patient and if necessary, amend the record.
  4. by   Altra
    Some ED meds are prescribed to be taken daily. And "prn" could also be daily.
  5. by   nurseprnRN
    Look up the one he noted and see whether it's one that is taken daily "so you're always ready when the moment is right," LOL, or whether it's prn.

    The stuff is expensive and they normally don't issue more than 4/month of the prn variety on most insurances, so if he was taking it QD he was probably supposed to.