Mistakes happen. Sure, some are more serious than others, and it’s important that we try not to make them, but it’s also important that we find ways of putting them right, and that we learn from making them in the hope of not making them again.
It’s called “Learning from errors” and here’s an example:
No-one seems very sure how a Scottish lady with eye irritation was prescribed erectile dysfunction cream with full instructions on how to apply it to her eyes, but they’re kinda hopeful that it won’t happen again.
Seriously, how hard can it be (careful now) for someone to notice that she shouldn’t have been given it, especially not to stick in her eye? (Pro tip: Never stick it in your eye (careful now)).
Sure, the names of the products are vaguely similar, but there’s clearly a big difference between giving it a quick rub in one place (careful now) and the other.
We’re informed that the patient received “a mild ocular chemical injury”, which was treated “with good response”, but she probably has a boner to pick [stop this please – Ed.] with whoever was responsible for this prescribing error.
And the staff at that that pharmacy clearly need a stiff talking to.