I was scheduled to do that last nite - with no orientation to it. I expressed my concern to the DON, and she told me it was 'no big deal'.
Yes, it was a 'big deal' if you've never done it there before!! Geez, they have those bubble packs, they change them once a month - it was a total mess.
They are supposed to be banded per patient, and they were - mostly, but then I'd find meds for patients that went to the other side of the building in my meds - a lot of my meds were missing. They had to be put in order that they appeared on the MAR. It took me 5 1/2 hours just to do that for 40+ residents. Thank God the evening nurse stayed over for awhile to get me started!
And then trying to shove those bubble packs back into the slots where they belonged was a challenge - the backs of my hands are all scratched up.
I kept looking at the CNA's, wishing one of them would do it, so I could go out and see a resident!!
I need a hug.