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  1. anxiousnewgrad58

    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...
  2. Sharmilagrg00

    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 ...
  3. 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...
  4. LibraNurse27

    Staying Honest...?

    Hi all, I follow an account on Instagram called nurselifern, and they recently did a poll about how many nurses have made an error (almost all!), and then out of those how many reported. I was surprised to see that about 1/3 of those who made an erro...
  5. 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...
  6. rnlady112

    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...
  7. DH1234

    How to come back from a mistake?

    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...
  8. Hello, I would like to know if there's someone here who had bad experience with their first nursing job and how did you guys cope with it. Please share because this time I feel like it's the end of the world and would like to quit. Also, Please excus...
  9. rnash679

    Heparin Error

    I made my first med error as a new grad; I flushed a peripheral IV with heparin flush. Didn't realize my error until shift change, 9 hours later. Patient was okay. Told my preceptor. I feel absolutely horrible and like I made a huge mistake and could...
  10. Hi. I have a serious question to ask. OK so. A pt had an order for dilaudid q6. I thought it was q4, because his oxy was q4. I gave it ONE time four hours apart. Realized my mistake at the end of the shift. Didn’t tell anyone. Pt is a-OK, still alive...
  11. Simplyvan

    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...
  12. 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. ...
  13. Michnurse1

    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...
  14. 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 ...
  15. jojo14627

    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...
  16. AllyRN

    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...
  17. Beachgirlxo2017

    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 ...
  18. DH1234

    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...
  19. Time4dilaudidyet

    Reporting med errors...

    So I commited my first med error, I feel horrible and own up to it. I pushed glucagon via IV instead of I'm into a hypoglycemic patient. This error did not result in any adverse reactions to the patient. I reported this incident to my charge nurse an...
  20. Ccn2556

    Help I made a huge med error!!

    I removed a narcotic from the narcotic box and went to administer the medication and got distracted by another patient and left the medicine sitting there. I signed the medication out and signed I administered it when I didn't. Is this criminal? Anyw...
  21. TraumaQueenRN4

    Med error?

    I have a question regarding pain meds. Let's say you have a patient with kidney stones that it awaiting surgery, until then you are keeping them comfortable with pain meds. Ordered meds are norco 10mg q4 prn for moderate pain and dilaudid 0.5mg q2 pr...
  22. Beachgirlxo2017

    Is this Med error/bad ?

    My pt was on a heparin drip and the Dr discontinued the order at 7:20am. I accidentally overlooked the d/c order. I then noticed it at 10:50 and instantly d/c it. I called the doctor, she was fine with it. But my job does audits on heparin drips etc....
  23. rn1924

    Insulin error

    Today, I was notified by the manager of another floor (a floor that I occasionally float to), that I had been involved in a patient safety issue and they wanted to talk to me about it long story short, a diabetic patient was admitted from the em...
  24. krystalized58

    PICO question! HELP!! Medication Errors

    Hello friends! I am needing help formulating a PICOT question on the topic of Medication Errors. I am just concerned on how to word it and what area to gear it towards as I will have to build on it over the rest of my BSN program (GCU). I need it to ...