Medication Error Dale Buchbinder You are a physician making rounds on your patients when you arrive at Mrs. Buckman’s room. She’s an elderly lady in her late 70s who recently had colon surgery. She is also the wife of a prominent physician at the hospital. She has been known to be somewhat confrontational with the nursing staff. However, today she states she was just given a shot of insulin to cover her elevated blood sugar and the amount of insulin did not seem to be the usual amount. Even though Mrs. Buckman often complains, you are somewhat concerned about this […]
It is Friday afternoon, and Mrs. Greenville is calling the office complaining of a tooth ache. She is unable to get to the office until Tuesday because of going out of town. Mrs. Greenville has requested a prescription for pain medication until she can get to the office. How would you handle this situation?