I am a new Grad, just started in a LTC facility. I have no complaints about the place, the DON is wonderful, very supportive, I got a great orientation...ect.
One thing that I am not comfortable with is that ALOT of the residents get ALL their meds crushed. I know they have swallowing problems but even drugs that shouldn't be crushed are. I just read an article about how this can be dangerous for some meds, and I am nervous that something may happen down the road and I will be at fault for crushing meds when they shouldn't be crushed... even though everyone does it.
How should I handle this?
I thought about that, but I guess I'm really wondering why veteran nurses are still doing this? I'm the new girl that has to come in and "shake things up"?
Last edit by beatrice1 on Nov 17, '11
: Reason: spelling