As you probably know, when completing a Medication Error GER (General Event Report) there is space for the medication to be entered both as it was ordered and as it was given.

It doesn’t always make sense to include both, but it’s not always obvious when each field is required, so below is a handy dandy table saying just that!

Medication
Error Type

Ordered
Reqd

Given
Reqd

Charting
Error

yes

yes

Omission

yes

no

Order
Expired

no

yes

Transcription
Wrong dose

yes

yes

Transcription
Wrong Individual

no

yes

Transcription
Wrong Medication

no

yes

Transcription
Omission

yes

no

Transcription
Wrong Route

yes

yes

Transcription
Wrong Time

yes

yes

Wrong
Dose

yes

yes

Wrong
Individual

no

yes

Wrong
Medication

yes

yes

Wrong
Route

yes

yes

Wrong
Time

yes

yes

Other

no

yes

Hope this help, let me know

:: Justin ::