A nurse inadvertently administers the wrong dose of antibiotic to a patient recovering from surgery. Which of these is the correct course of action for the nurse when documenting this in the patient’s medical record?
The nurse should tell the patient of the incident and ask his or her preference on if an incident report should be created and if one is, it should be included in the patient’s medical record.
The nurse should just document the dosage given in the patient’s chart. An incident report is not necessary because it was simply the wrong dosage of a drug that was ordered.
The nurse should create an incident report and include a copy of the report in the patient’s medical record.
The nurse should create an incident report and record the facts of the incident in the medical record, but does not have to include an actual copy of the incident report or reference its existence.
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