A nurse is caring for an elderly client and realizes she made an error by administering an antibiotic at the drip rate ordered for normal saline. What is the most appropriate action?
Tell the client that a medication error occurred and about the potential side effects.
Do nothing. There are no serious risks or side effects to this type of medication error.
File an incident report giving objective data about what happened.
Tell the charge nurse the medication error occurred and that it was due to the previous nurse mislabeling the IV tubing from the antibiotic and normal saline bags.
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