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  1. New Grad Med Error in ED

    I am freaking out and need some perspective. I am new grad nurse, day 2 on the unit in ED. I did my pregrad in the ED at another hospital that was really tight for resources, which meant I learned a lot of really bad habits and shortcuts that I ...
  2. Guilt About A Med Error

    I believe I made a med error a little more than 2 months ago(LTC). Our system does not have scanning equipment so it's all self-check based. I gave the wrong medication to the wrong patient. They were meds that were relevant to the patient's diagnosi...
  3. Dear Nurse Beth, I’m an experienced nurse on a new position at a Rehab Hospital. I’m now wondering if I made the mistake by taking this position? I was a patient at this hospital over a year and half ago on the same unit I’m working. When I w...
  4. Read in its entirety: Anesthesiologist Group Says Hospitals Can Prevent Fatal Errors Like Vanderbilt's
  5. For those of you who are following the Radonda Vaught case, she was a guest on the podcast Good Nurse Bad Nurse on January 18, 2022. (For those not familiar with this case, search for Radonda Vaught and read the threads on the case. It was discusse...
  6. Medication Error

    Sooo… I’ve been an RN for a whole 6 weeks.. and it’s happened. I’ve messed up… A little context… my last shift, after a terrible pm shift onto am. I had one discharge and the rest were fine.. I work on a dementia delirium/ acute geriatric ...
  7. Med Error

    I got an order to give insulin IV. Dextrose and calcium Gluconate due to a critical K . This order was so odd to me. I never heard anything like it. I asked the charge and I said insulin and dextrose are apposite is this order correct? She sai...
  8. Med error and Pyxis

    I'm a new nurse two months into orientation. I've been bounced around between preceptors and am starting to worry about my Pyxis history. I was told multiple times if you pull non narcotic meds from the Pyxis and the patient doesn't take them or refu...
  9. Dweller on a med error

    So I will make this quick, I made a med error at work. I have been working as a nurse for about a year now and this has devastated me. I had a pt. that came in for chronic migraines, she was receiving a lidocaine infusion and felt her pain was still ...
  10. Patient I had just admitted was ordered heparin subcutaneous every 12 hours. I gave the first dose upon admission and then the next morning ended up giving the next dose 6 hours after that first dose instead of 12 hours after the first dose. The comp...
  11. What was the funniest thing you ever heard a patient say regarding his "sickness"? Do you think medical websites are helpful or a hinder to the nursing field? Click Like if you enjoyed it. Please share this with friends and post your c...
  12. Nurse Beth

    Tips for Avoiding Medication Errors

    Hi Nurse Beth, I got my nursing license in June and I have worked in a skilled nursing/rehab facility for the past 2 months. Up until 2 weeks ago I was on orientation. The past two weeks, in which I have been on my own, things have been rough. I have...
  13. Anxiety Over Past Mistakes

    I am searching for some guidance. I can not get over some mistakes I have made YEARS ago. Simply because they seem so damn stupid to me now. For example, I keep replaying this patient scenario... I was in my early 20's and my first year as a CNA...
  14. Shannon Dull Dunlevy

    Need Advice on Accused Medication Error

    So, here is the situation. I started a DuoNeb treatment on my patient WITH my professor/instructor. Once the treatment was started we left the room and documented the treatment. I checked in on patient about 7 minutes and and everything was fine. ...
  15. Gave vancomycin wrong

    So yesterday I made my first medication error with vancomycin. I had two vials of antibiotics and one was meant to be IV push and the other was meant to hang via infusion. I mixed up both antibiotics and accidentally gave vancomycin IV push. I instan...
  16. I had a very rough shift last night and to top it off I made a huge mistake bc I was distracted in the sense of I was trying to do to much at once. I had a new admit come around 2200 for chest pain and headache but everything was negative so he was k...
  17. Causes of losing your license?

    I'm not asking about drug use, intentional fraud etc but due to clinical/medical errors. We have a new nurse (graduated 2 yrs ago and new to HH) who is afraid of making a mistake and losing her license. I asked if she knew of anyone who had and they ...
  18. The ProblemDear Mr. Thornton, I’m writing in response to the specific questions from your email this morning. A full investigation of the tragic event in our Faster Care area is in progress. You will have access to the complete report by tomorrow af...
  19. Made a drug error and feel sick

    Hi all, I have been qualified since last September and started on the ward I'm on in march so I am still new. The ward is heavy and the staffing is terribly low... As it is everywhere but on this particular shift there was me and two other nurs...
  20. Is this a med error?

    I’m not sure if this is a med error. I asked my preceptor and she says it’s not, but I’m not sure if she’s telling the truth. Pt admitted in the ER and received 50 mg of vistaril ( one time order. No time intervals stated on order) at 10am i didn’...
  21. Is this a Med Error?

    I’m a new nurse and literally today was the WORST day ever. 1.) I decided to go into work while barely getting over a cold (I took meds, wore a mask, hand hygiene, etc.). I’m just overall felt fatigued. 2.) There was a patient running down the hallwa...
  22. Messing Up

    I am a new graduate with less than 6 months floor experience. Well, I made my first med mistake. PCA programming gone wrong, patient received a ton more morphine than prescribed. I caught mistake, notified MD, monitored patient, did risk event, notif...
  23. Suspicion About Med Error

    Hello everyone, I have a suspicion about one new nurse who has started working by herself in past 2 weeks. I understand being new nurse and working by yourself, you are prone to make mistakes and with time you will learn. But if it’s regarding ...
  24. Hi guys, 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 b...
  25. Did I make a med error?

    The doctor order 75ml/hr of Normal Saline to run continuously. Also, the doctor order an antibiotic, which requires it to be hung with a flush bag. I have seen nurses in the pass set the flush of normal saline to the continuous rate the Dr order, so...