A nurse discovers that she accidently administered the wrong dose of a medication. After assessment and confirmation that the patient is stable, what should she do next?


•The physician is the only person that can fix the situation with additional orders. The nurse cannot give a reversal medication or provide other interventions that require a physician order.

•The nurse should also fill out an incident report after the situation is rectified, and inform the charge nurse.

•The nurse may inform the patient of the error, but this is not necessary.

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