I'm not allowed to talk about work online, so I have to go anon =)
Here's the scenario: you're passing meds in a nursing home when you decide to give someone a PRN (as needed, for those who aren't in the medical field) med. For the sake of the story, we'll say the ordered dose is 0.25 mg, but the dose in the drawer is 1 mg. Obviously, you realize you can't give the dose that you have on hand. Out of curiosity, you look to see how other nurses were giving this med (it's a narcotic, so it's easy to check the sign out sheet)....and you realize that over the course of several days, this wrong dose has been given several times.
Do you pretend you never saw it? Or, do you turn it in to the supervisor knowing that these other nurses will have med error write-ups and possibly be fired?
For the record, I turned it in, and I know deep down I did the right thing, but I feel so guilty about getting these other nurses in trouble....even though it wasn't my fault at all....I just need someone to tell me I did the right thing (or not, if that's the case).....