HUGE mistake - page 5

*Admins, do not put this on facebook* Full disclosure, I am lazy about counting meds. I count them when they come in, and since I'm the only one who passes meds I just assume that the count will... Read More

  1. by   OldDude
    Hey, how about this idea...if there is no count, and you don't know how many you have to start with, you can never be short!
  2. by   SafetyNurse1968
    It takes a huge amount of courage to admit you are wrong. I admire you and support you. It's smart to reach out and find support - shame and loss of confidence often accompany error; you can combat that by talking to trusted co-workers and friends. I hope you reported the error - the only way we can prevent future error is to examine the systems in place that allowed the error to occur in the first place. I know it's hard to report, but patient safety has to come first. Being open and transparent is how we make the world a better place.
  3. by   OyWithThePoodles
    Quote from Amethya
    Well what's on the amount on the bottle, I assume that's how much it's in it. But I'll be doing that from now on.
    The reason this could be dangerous is because a lot of times these kiddos take the medicine several times a day. Pharmacy will fill the rx for how much total medicine they need all day, not just the school dose. So a 30 day supply of a TID med would be 90 pills, but Johnny only gets it once a day at school, so his mom only gives you 30. Bottle may say 90, but that's not how many you have. Most pharmacies just reprint the label they put on the original bottle for the school bottle, which would have the 90 count.

    I hope that made sense...