i made my first med error yesterday and feel terrible. I work on a combined OB floor and had a patient who had elevated AST and ALT (75 and 52) . The doctor had Tylenol and Motrin ordered for pain control after her c-section, and so I gave both every 6 hours, not realizing that I shouldn’t be giving Tylenol!!!
i let the MD know (I gave two doses, 6 hours apart) and they discontinued the order after that.
Should I also alert my supervisors? The only person I alerted were the doctors and the day nurse coming on shift.