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A medication error was discovered when we were counting narcotics at the end of the shift on my last day of my clinical. What happened was that I administered Oxycontin 80mg at 10 am instead of at 12pm, Methadon 5mg was the one scheduled at 10am was skipped. This happened after I found out that the resident was getting ready to go out, and I rushed and pulled the medication according the EMar but failed to check with eMar if it was the right drug or not. The Md was then notified and ordered to hold the 4pm scheduled Oxycontin and to do Q2 hours vitals until midnight. Right away I checked the resident's condition, didn’t notice any respiratory distress, and vitals were, Bp 100/52, RR 12, po2 92% and pulse was 86.At 10:30pm I call the night shift R.N to follow up on the condition of the resident and he told me she was doing fine. My Other mistake was I didn't call my instructor right away. I thought it was ok to tell her the next day which was the last day of the clinical but I wrote everything on my report what happen. Also when I asked my preceptor if my instructor would be informed she said the D.O.N will report it to her as soon as she gets the incident report from us. Then in the next morning the preceptor nurse came angry she assigned me only four new patients and told me to get a urine sample form catheter of the patient I never work with, and I said never done it before but i will try if you watch me. So I went to the med room to get the syringe but I couldn’t find it. Then she went by herself to get me one and it took her ten minutes to come back to the room. While she was gone I saw a syringe on the bathroom counter top from a distance which I thought was the night shift made it ready for us, so I went to my preceptor told her about the syringe but that syringe was open and not the right one. For that reason she reported it me as I was going to use it by…...

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