Need some med error stories!

  1. I'm a student in nursing school and for one of my pharmacology assignments I need to get a nurse's med error story with these questions answered:

    1. The medication involved
    2. The medication right that was wrong
    3. Nurse's action following the error
    4. Patient outcome
    5. Response to error by patient/family/employer
    6. Nurse's change to practice following the error
    7. Identify factors leading to error

    I talked to some nurses where I work as an but just wanna make sure I can get the best one to share and learn from. I obviously am not asking for any names/locations/hospitals.

    Thanks so much!
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  3. by   amoLucia
    It's being hoped that this request will truly be a serious attempt to provide a learning opportunity and not one attempting to be silly and humorous.

    Med errors are serious business. Jeopardize pt safety and demoralize staff.

    We all make mistakes.
  4. by   elenuhm9
    I'm definitely not asking silly or humorous questions, I'd rather hear about certain med errors now and not make the same ones myself. Don't you think that's preferable?
  5. by   hppygr8ful
    Quote from elenuhm9
    I'm a student in nursing school and for one of my pharmacology assignments I need to get a nurse's med error story with these questions answered:

    1. The medication involved
    2. The medication right that was wrong
    3. Nurse's action following the error
    4. Patient outcome
    5. Response to error by patient/family/employer
    6. Nurse's change to practice following the error
    7. Identify factors leading to error

    I talked to some nurses where I work as an but just wanna make sure I can get the best one to share and learn from. I obviously am not asking for any names/locations/hospitals.

    Thanks so much!
    Send me a PM if you can and I will help you with this.
  6. by   elenuhm9
    Hi happygr8ful! Thanks so much. Allnurses.com wont let me use pm until I do some more posting because I am a newer member if you dont feel comfortable sharing on the thread i totally understand! may i pm you some other day when I have been more active on the site?
  7. by   Double Dunker
    Search for heparin errors in the NICU. Lots of devastating errors to read about.
  8. by   nursej22

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