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cox 1
 
Reply Thu 25 May, 2006 03:13 am
i need an education pack to help nurse after a drug error
Can anyone help i need a education pack or info on were to get one to help nurses that have made small drug errors. i am sure their is an enthuseastic nurse out their that has done one if so can you help
Carole
 
yoyo 1
 
Reply Thu 25 May, 2006 07:29 am
To prevent further med error, you alway try to remember 5 rights
( right pt , right dose, right route, right time, right med ) prior to adm.
If there was a med error , notified MD and pharmacist .. to prevent any complication. Hope it helps.
 
cox 1
 
Reply Thu 25 May, 2006 09:30 am
thanks yoyo
 
jhals
 
Reply Thu 25 May, 2006 02:01 pm
nursing errors
there are mandatory classes in florida on medical errors. you can do a web search on mandatory classes for florida nurses and you should come up with a list of educators that have such classes. I just finished my florida liscense requirement called medical errors prevention (2 ceus) taught by an on line company called Florida Medical Education Services or fmes. good luck jean
 
lpnlimbo
 
Reply Thu 25 May, 2006 05:02 pm
Embarrassed I remember when I made a med error, well, technically it really wasn't a real med error because it was given at the wrong time. Coumadin at the facility I worked at gave it at 9pm verses 9am and I was a brand new grad and felt so much pressure to pass as fast as I could considering I had a little over 40 pts and very little experience. I accidentally saw 9 o'clock and considered it as part of my morning med pass. Right after I gave it I realized what I actually initialled and when I told my supervisor about it she acted like it wasn't a big deal and to just let the 2nd shift nurse know about it, well, needless to say at the very end of the day the supervisor approached me and made me sign a med error report who went to the DON whom I was called in to see and even though everyone acted liked it wasn't a big deal it sure looked differently on paper and in my permanent file. I just think looking back on it that the main problem wasn't just making a med error but the stress of trying to pass too many meds to too many pts in too short of time allowed. I think it's ridiculous how many meds needlessly pass nurses hands a day, I know, I know, there's a shortage, but my God man, a new grad and all that pressure, the packet (whatever you devise) should take this as the primary concern when the mistakes occur, isn't the same when MD's Dx? Take care of the root of the problem instead of treating the symptoms all the time?
 
kimmiejs
 
Reply Sun 28 May, 2006 08:23 pm
Here are some links that contain both helpful and good information. I hope this helps.

http://nursing.about.com/od/pharmacology/a/medknowledge.htm

http://www.usp.org/pdf/EN/patientSafety/justAskPrevent.pdf

http://www.aetnapharmacy.com/AP/ihtAP/r.WSIHW000/st.51005/t.51069.html

http://www.bidmc.harvard.edu/display.asp?node_id=5697

http://www.jointcommission.org/NR/rdonlyres/2020EE90-CBD6-482D-8FE3-24593431A313/0/wrong_site_brochure.pdf

http://www.jointcommission.org/NR/rdonlyres/BF7973E4-BCEC-42E1-BB59-7D7D207D4870/0/speakup_brochure_meds.pdf
 
Skyla
 
Reply Sun 18 Jun, 2006 12:39 pm
GREAT, Kim!! Thanks for such great links!!!!
Peace,
Skyla


 
Wildflower63 1
 
Reply Sun 18 Jun, 2006 08:16 pm
Nurses are understaffed, with no time. I have heard many other nurses say "We are forced to be liars!", with genuine outrage.

Medication errors are nothing to make mistakes about. I understand how it was made, no time to pass meds.

It isn't right or fair to nurses. We will make mistakes, under such staffing and so little time, to make a med pass. I wish someone would staff us!! Med mistakes would be a rare thing, not something to get fired over and be called 'incompetent'.

I know many nurses that hide a drug error, fearing being fired. This isn't the way it should be! It really is that way. We are forced to lie, sometimes, with lack of staff and too much to do in the time you really have to do it.

I am sorry that you have to go through this. We need adequate staff!!
 
 

 
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