ok..I admit I combine med passes BUT I am a RN, so i assess, assess, assess. I space out bp meds, depakote doses, put IV ABTs on time, etc. However, some patients have like 2 meds, maybe a shot of insulin at 4:30 and then a coumadin at 9. all coumadin is scheduled for 9pm and it may be silly of me to ask this, but is there any particular reason, coumadin is scheduled so late? is there any reason medically/ heathwise I couldnt give it at 4:30 so that person can be done with their meds and I dont have to bother thm while they are in bed later?
The only practical reason I could think of scheduling coumadin late is so that it gives the staff time to reieve the results of the PT/INR and hold/change coumadin orders in case the results are out of range,