What to do if you are accused of a medication error or you received a complaint or investigation letter alleging a medication error. Professional licensing attorneys for nurses in Michigan and Florida.
Welcome and thank you for stopping by. As a professional licensing attorney representing doctors and nurses and other health care professionals, I'm often called my nurses who have received a letter of investigation relating to a medication error. Or they have been terminated by their employer and they know their employer is going to be filing a complaint. They want to know what to do.
First of all whether or not there has been a medication error depends upon the specific facts. I depends upon whether the Pyxis system or other electronic communication system was working properly. It depends upon whether you have received a proper order, including a verbal order from a physician. It depends upon the wasting procedures in your hospital. Whether you have to waste with a fellow nurse or there are procedures for you to waste medication on your own.