I don't dispense medications!!!

  1. I don't dispense medications. Why don't the docs get this??? Yesterday a doc wrote an order for "take home" zofran.
    I gave him the zofran( which now I regret, being my name is shown as removing it in the pyxis) and stated " I'm not allowed to dispense medications".
    He said" Oh, you are new here.... I see.
    I said" I've been in nursing for 7 seven years and I don't dispense medications because it is against the law for me to do so". Then, I walked away.

    Well, he had a nasty attitude the rest of the shift. I don't care!!!!
    I don't care what the nurses do, that is them. I'm not a pharmacist, so I do not dispense.
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  3. by   eatmysoxRN
    You can't give a patient a one time dose of a med until the pharmacy opens in the morning?

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  4. by   SionainnRN
    No she's saying that by handing the pt take home meds, rather than the dose in the ED, it's considered dispensing meds which is out of our scope of practice (I think that's what op is saying). We've had this fight multiple times in my ED, and I've only been there for 3 months!! It's a tough line especially since the town doesn't have a 24 hour pharmacy and we do a lot of to go packs.
  5. by   BSNbeauty
    That is exactly what I'm saying!