I just need some advice on this one, and it's making me NERVOUS. - page 6

by sherabear

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I am a new grad LPN. I started my very first nursing job last week, and have been orentating since last Wednesday. On the wing that I will be working on, I have 1 resident in particular that asks for PRN Ativan at least four... Read More


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    I have read through all 4 pages of responses to this post.
    The bottom line, as I see it is this, IF the patient has the med ordered prn and they ask for it, WHAT seems to be the problem? Give it to them as ordered, now see, that would take approximately 10 seconds to remove the med from the narc drawer put it in the med cup, give it to them and sign it off, now that wasn't too hard, now was it?
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    Quote from GLORIAmunchkin72
    "Since when does "PRN" = "If the nurse thinks she needs it"?"

    Does not the nurse need to 'assess' before giving a PRN?
    Yes. And with anxiety meds, that assessment is fulfilled by "did pt say she has anxiety and needs the med?"
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    hmm...not really. could be, wants to be numb. That said, in LTC, as some one said "up" post. It is the end of life as they know it. Give what ever, just don't kill'em.
    Quote from Bortaz, RN
    Yes. And with anxiety meds, that assessment is fulfilled by "did pt say she has anxiety and needs the med?"


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