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Old 02-22-2009, 07:11 AM
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No don't remove it yet. But it proves that it is sometimes worth reading these posts!
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Old 04-28-2009, 06:09 AM
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I also use a marker to write on the syringe what the med is. You can't take it back once you put it in.
ALWAYS triple check.
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We have scanning on the floor and it's awesome. For the past 3 years I've been working in medical imaging and we don't have scanners. Our medication inventory is Versed, Fentanyl, Lopressor, and Demerol and therefore we have a much smaller chance of picking up the wrong medication when we get it out of our pyxis but ever aware that it could happen I still do check the bottle several times as well as the expiration date. I also always look for the words "single use vial" on the bottle. Pharmacy could accidently fill it with a multi-dose vial. I agree, you can never be too careful when it comes to medications.
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Old 05-08-2012, 04:20 PM
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As a educator who teaches clinical skills - we require our learners to check each medication 3 times for 8 rights

Right Patient
Right Medication
Right Dose (including doing the med math 3 times)
Right Route
Right Time
Right Frequency
Right Site
Right Reason

They hate us at first until one comes close to making an error and them they are thankful for the way we harp on "doing you rights".
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Old 01-01-2013, 02:31 AM
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I agree that medication errors is one of the most common errors ever and all nurses are committing it, which is why I we really have to be vigilant about it all the time!
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I have worked in areas where it has been hard to read Doctors writing and seen mistakes in medications by nurses for that reason.
I approached a Doctor and asked him to write me a new order he was not impressed but did it. I am a senior nurse and made to feel inadequate just think of our junior nurses feel
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