People make mistakes

We will all make mistakes. The key is that the systems we use need to be able to catch these mistakes.

When I got up to take over for our overnight nurse, she mentioned that she hadn’t given Cayden one of his medications because it was expired. When I looked at the bottle, there were two places the expiry date was listed and one of them was written wrong. I think they even added this second handwritten label to make it clearer what the actual expiry date is because it can be hard to make out in the small print on the label. But whoever created it made a mistake.

This type of mistake seems to be common with the pharmacy we use. It seems clear that they don’t have a system that can catch these types of errors.


Published by Tilak Dutta

I'm on a journey to understand ways I can be happier and healthier. I try to share what I've learned.

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