I work in a LTC facility that also does rehab. Recently I noticed that a fellow nurse had sent three cards of Norco home with the wrong resident.
Our narcs are kept in a locked drawer in our med cart. The nurse sent four cards home, the first card belonged to that resident, the next three belonged to another resident.
I notified this nurse personally, to let her handle it. I did not want to make her feel that I was trying to get her in trouble. I wanted her to be able to notify the DON herself. She was shocked and She said she would notify the DON. (If she doesn't, I will notify the DON myself)
What is your facilities policy on this? The other two nurses I spoke to had never seen this happen before.