Help, My peer is using same med cups all week! - page 2

I suspect the NOC RN uses the same med cups over and over. I have never seen this practice done before. We do a med pass of about 60-70 patients and this RN even stacks the cups up when he/she is... Read More

  1. by   Ms.RN
    just for your information, my patients stick their tongue out and lick inside of the their med cup when they are taking their medication to make sure there aren't any medications left inside the cup. would you give it to someone else?
  2. by   RNLULULABAMBA
    Wow! Your Fellow Nurse Is Doing More Harm Than Good To The Poor Patients. He Needs Some One To Talk To Him, And He Needs To Attend Infection Control Class.
  3. by   nurse4theplanet
    I don't know what bothers me more...how gross this is or how weird this guy seems...... I am picturing him looking wild-eyed over his shoulder as he counts, stacks, and restacks his 'special' stash of disposable med cups and quickly hides them when he hears footsteps coming, giggling to himself.

    Okay, now I am creeped out.

    And what's even funnier, is that you want to actually print this out and leave it for him to read about how weird we think it is instead of just confronting him face to face and asking, "Hey, I noticed you save and reuse your med cups? Is there a specific reason you do so? I am asking, because I am afraid it might be an infection control issue."
    :lol_hitti
  4. by   JessieC777
    Quote from asoldierswife05
    I am picturing him looking wild-eyed over his shoulder as he counts, stacks, and restacks his 'special' stash of disposable med cups and quickly hides them when he hears footsteps coming, giggling to himself.

    OMG I just totally pictured that
  5. by   sanctuary
    It may be a form of OCD. There is a form called "Hoarder OCD" where people save lots of the same thing (shirts, sox, old newspaper) and can be quite illogical about it. They know that it is "wierd" but can't stop themselves. Meds and therapy help. Otherwise, a visit from licensing may do the trick. Tell the DON, then the accrediting board. But, BLECH...
    Last edit by sanctuary on Mar 17, '07
  6. by   RNsRWe
    Or, conversely, you can sneak away the cups before he puts them back, glue them into an igloo, and present them to him with love :flowersfo
  7. by   sanctuary
    I saw a really nice Christmas decoration made of old med cups... I think they were glued into a ball.... nope, just report him, and throw them away.

close