I just feel lousy. Work sent an SMS to work out what happened yesterday.
They can’t find the medication in question. I did give it to the nurse. Now it’s gone missing.
So did she give it to the patient? Or took it home in her rush? As it was near end of shift. They can’t find it anywhere.
Asked the person on today to go find the drug chart and see if the dose was given yesterday.
I did dispense what was written up. So it’s correct just not what she’s supposed to take.
The opportunity for detecting the error was annulled when I gave the nurse that medication.
Turns out this morning that she’s supposed to take that active drug after all but a longer acting form. Another isomer.
In the big picture it would not matter with one dose.
Then why is it still niggling at me? Felt like I stuffed up.
Reason why I’m working less. Stressful job. In my profession the golden rule is to Never Assume.
You have a terrifying job. I’m glad you are working it less. YOU are one of those angels and I’m darn sure you were correct in what you did. Because it bothers you-
Thank you. I just feel rotten. Like I’m not cut out for the job.
PIFFLE. You are good at what you do, you care and pour yourself into your work. And you will be more careful..just don’t let it wear on you. xo
😊 I tend to zoom in and focus on something like that. Been a bit down as lately making mistakes quite often.
Guess got too much on my mind. Then it makes me wonder if I’m any good.
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You are. This displaced Alaskan chickie believes in you!