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Do you have to count lyrica at your LTC facility?

  1. 0 We have to count all of our lyrica at my job every shift. I was curious as to whether this was just something done at my LTC or if there were other facilities that also counted lyrica.
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  3. Visit  montecarlo64 profile page
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    yes. Indiana.
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  4. Visit  1busymaniam profile page
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    Quote from Blackcat99
    We have to count all of our lyrica at my job every shift. I was curious as to whether this was just something done at my LTC or if there were other facilities that also counted lyrica.
    Yes we count Lyrica every twelve hours........ Russell Roach
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  5. Visit  Reigen profile page
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    Ours counts Lyrica and it is placed with other narcotics, and we count coumadin and all antibotics as well....last two prevents missed doses (or so we hope).
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  6. Visit  nyteshade profile page
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    Lyrica is a schedule V controlled substance. It is counted.

    http://www.deadiversion.usdoj.gov/sc...s_drugcode.pdf
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  7. Visit  Blackcat99 profile page
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    Thanks to all. Where I worked in LTC 3 years ago we didn't count it. I like the idea of counting antibiotics. I always find "leftover antibiotics" after antibiotics are dc'd at my current LTC.
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  8. Visit  serenidad2004 profile page
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    Our lyrica was always in the pyxis in skilled... so yes it was counted
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  9. Visit  Vinniesguy profile page
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    Pretty sure here in NSW we don't count it - but we don't keep it as stock unless someone needs it. We don't count antibiotics or coumadin either!
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  10. Visit  LindaB73 profile page
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    Yep. Lyrica is kept in the narc drawer.
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  11. Visit  CapeCodMermaid profile page
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    It's preposterous to count Coumadin and Antibiotics. Why don't you start counting the colace or the digoxin to make sure those are given as well?
    systoly, psychgeribuff, xoemmylouox, and 15 others like this.
  12. Visit  BrandonLPN profile page
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    And who keeps track of how many coumadin pills there "should" be at any given time? With all the split doses and every other day doses, this sounds like a logistical nightmare!
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  13. Visit  Blackcat99 profile page
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    Unfortunately, I keep finding at least 7-8 extra antibiotic capsules leftover EACH TIME an antibiotic order is d'cd. It's obvious that the patient is not receiving their entire antibiotics as per doctor's orders. I certainly don't have extra time to count antibiotics but if the patient's are not actually receiving their antibiotics then something needs to be done.
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  14. Visit  CapeCodMermaid profile page
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    Perhaps the other nurse takes the first several doses out of the e-kit.
    NurseKatie08, NutmeggeRN, IowaKaren, and 1 other like this.


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