Our medication machine requires a finger scan. It is not uncommon to see nurses walk up and run their finger on their forehead before scanning their finger. I generally refuse to do this as I try not to touch any part of my face while working, but am often left mashing my finger in different directions and getting rejected multiple times.
I just imagine the pyxis as this epicenter of germs on our unit. Each nurse goes to it and takes whatever germs they have picked up back to their patients rooms. The fact that the cleaner your hands the harder it is to pick up your finger print means that people are less apt to wash their hands right before they take out meds, only making it more germ filled.
Any other units have this problem? Anyone have any recommendations
Aug 23, '11
I dread using the Pyxis as my finger scan never works. I guess my hands are too clean for the scanner. I waste too much time trying to get my scan in. Yes, I have resorted to trying to get some oil on my finger to get the scanner to work. I clean my hands again just after retrieving meds. This is the only thing that works for me. If anyone has any suggestions to improve the scanner reads, I am all ears....
Edited to add: Darkangel83, if I had the option, I would opt for password only. Ours only accepts the finger scan...GGGGRRRRR!!!!!
Last edit by littlewingrn on Aug 23, '11
: Reason: Added information.