Nursing Home Facility Fined Following Patient's Morphine Overdose
A nursing home facility has been fined more than $3,000 after an improper medication administration. According to a report, a physician at the facility ordered 5 milligrams of morphine to be administered to a patient. A nurse administered 50 milligrams of morphine to the patient after misreading the dosage. read the story
The patient was thereafter administered Narcan, a nasal spray which can potentially reverse effects of an opioid overdose. The facility’s administrator stated in an interview, “Immediately after the incident, the center conducted a root cause investigation to help determine any opportunities to lessen the chance of future occurrences.” For more, read the story.
Posted on Wed, August 7, 2019
by Robert Carter filed under