Terrifying but true story of how a pharmacy dispensed a powerful narcotic along with the wrong measuring instrument – and how a nursing assessment by our experienced, conscientious Nurse, prevented a potential tragedy

Wrong syringe provided by pharmacy

  Hydromorphone is an opioid that is 5 – 7 times more potent than morphine. It’s used to treat moderate to severe pain. As noted on the website CMAJ Open, published by the Canadian Medical Association, Opioids have narrow therapeutic windows, and errors in ordering or administration can be fatal. Of the 8 cases noted […]