Reflective on Wrong Drug Administration

Topics: English-language films, Pharmaceutical drug, Pharmacology Pages: 2 (627 words) Published: September 4, 2013
Experience to apply – Gibb’s Model:
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In a placement during my first year when I was working on Medical ward, I going to administer IV injection to a 35 year old male. I was working at cubicle 1 side 2 with my fellow colleague. At that time we were work on one side (2) as other Registered Nurses were working on at side 1. We were working without under supervision since staffs were all busy in administering drugs for that time was about 12 am at noon in which patient’s medications are overdue. We were working without double checking and ignoring the 5 right because, all in our mind is overdue of medications. I administered IV injection to a wrong patient while my colleague asks me, “Is that the patient you are going to give an IV injection?” But I said, “Yes”. My colleague say in front of the patient “look at your folder, the name is different with the patient you give an injection.” I was angry and said by my heart, “how can she say that, she thinks I didn’t know what am I doing!” At the same time the patient said, “Don’t tell me that you had given me the wrong injection.” I replied him and said that my colleague had a wrong thought. But behind that, the fault is me. Since I was giving him an injection but the folder I work with which I thought it was his, is not. Feeling

I was looking back to what I have done and ponder. I felt sorry for the patient and I angry with my colleague but I hide. I expected my colleague not to do that but to find a place and discuss as not in front of the patient I talked with my colleague and make things rights then we shared this one of the senior staff and said that we must go and talk with patient and explain things honestly at that day and at that time. I felt so nervous and afraid to it but luckily we did. Evaluation

The incident was extremely challenging for me. I regret I did not do this to the patient. However, I am happy that the patient angry at the first time when we told him but while we keep on...
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