thank God for your reply, mustangsheba. I too found this a bit excessive. I wondered if I just had it alot easier than I thought.
As for the reference to Ativan not being a narcotic. It IS a Schedule IV CONTROLLED SUBSTANCE. This is why it's "locked up".
Bottom line, if the medication has an effect on a nurses' work performance, then someone must intervene.
Originally posted by mustangsheba:
I find it interesting that she was expected to pass 70 meds to 23 patients in under two hours and do 83 treatments. Without knowing anything else, that sounds like a recipe for stress to me.
[This message has been edited by nurs4kids (edited April 07, 2001).]
[This message has been edited by nurs4kids (edited April 08, 2001).]