I'm a student nurse and this is just a "what would you do" question.
My husband went to a church camp this weekend and was a cabin leader for 15 ten year olds. There is no formal med policy at this camp, it's pretty casual.
A kid (who he didn't know) handed him a bag of meds with instructions from his mom and said "mom said to give this to the cabin leader". So dh took the meds and put them in his bag. He ended up coming home the second night and accidently brought the kid's meds home with him, before he left to take them back I looked and noticed what they were.
to be given each night. I told dh those were double the dose for a 10yo and I wouldn't give that kid those meds at those doses if I were him. I didn't attend the camp, but it got me wondering what would I do if I did? He just gave the meds to the cabin leader that replaced him.
What are a "real nurse's" responsibilities at a casual event like this? Would you intervene or do you feel it's none of your business if you weren't the one supposed to give him his pills? Am I just a jumpy nursing student and there isn't anything wrong with the doses she sent? I'm very curious how you seasoned nurses would handle it.