Am I freak for charting meds as I pull them? - page 5

I just started working in a LTC facility and it's my first job out of school. It's taking me a long time to do the morning med pass, although I'm getting better at it. The nurse who oriented me... Read More

  1. by   JuneSmith
    I still after 34 years of nursing in a geriatric section of the hospital pour my medications, give same then sign for them. I know this takes longer . Legally it is the correct way to do so and it is my license at risk if something goes wrong
  2. by   TriciaJ
    I worked agency for an LTC facility where the workload was impossible. I refused to cut corners or do anything that was less than legal, and I pride myself on being fast and efficient. I strongly suspected the regular nurses were doing a lot of fudging and corner-cutting because I couldn't fathom how they were getting through and getting breaks. After 5 shifts of being a total stress case, I told my agency I was no longer available for that facility. Oh, and by the way, they were being audited by the state.