How to Prevent Medication Errors?
Today when I went to the ward, I came across a student loading an injection. Of course she was under the supervision of the nurse responsible for that patient.
I went close by and asked the student slowly ‘What is the name of the patient? For whom are you loading the drug? What is the name of the injection”?
She was just a second year student. But to my surprise she didn’t know answer to all the three questions.
She was blindly following the instruction of the nurse without even reading the label of the drug. I explained to her that she should be more careful and follow all the steps of medication administration