HPRS 2300 – Chapter 16:
Mr. Alldredge; Chapter 11:
Medication Errors and Prevention
While examining Mr. Alldredge for urethritis caused by
physician was interrupted by the nurse because of an emergency at the physician’s
He quickly wrote out Mr. Alldredge’s prescription for azithromycin and left the
examination room to take the phone call.
After 3 hours, the pharmacy called the
physician asking about the prescription.
The pharmacist said that the dosage he wrote
for the azithromycin prescription was for a child, but that Mr. Alldredge was 40 years old.
The physician corrected the dosage and Mr. Alldredge received the correct azithromycin
The answers to this case study, the drug azithromycin, and other questions
about medication errors and how to prevent them can be found in your textbook and the
following online resource: