Talk about a scary situation. I work for a community college and take nurse aide students into a wonderful state owned facility. I have the biggest concern and no one else seems bothered by it and I am just an instructor USING their facility, so really I have no voice, or do I?
There is an LPN who passes the morning and noon meds. She has the meds lined up on the med cart, hands the medication to MY students and the cna's who work there to give to the residents. In my wonderful state only nurses can give medications unless they are med techs who have had an approved med course. This is usually only people who are med techs who work with the developmental disabled. Not this case.
Anyway, this LPN leaves medicine cups all over the tables, some still full of medicine! Anyone of the residents could pick the medicine up and take it at any given time. I have never encountered this type of med pass in my 12 years of being a registered nurse. I have worked in many long-term care facilities and I always stood with my resident and made sure they took the medication and I cleaned up my mess! I always took my med cups to the trash.
Am I just too picky? :uhoh21: