This would be my first state survey eversince I became an RN and got employed. Anyways, I am a foreign trained nurse and had no experience how the state does their surveys. And to make matters worse, I'm one of the nurses behind the med cart when they come in. I have a few questions to all nurses out there who had experienced state surveys and the DO's and DONT's that I have to know when they come in and follow me around.
-Is the 1hr before and after window during medpass universal or does that depend per facility's policy?
-Is wearing gloves when handling meds necessary during medpass? If yes, do I have to remove gloves everytime I open their cart?
-Should I take my medcart inside patient's room or may leave outside patient's room but locked?
-Is checking the room number and ID bracelet the only thing I have to secure before giving meds?
-Should I sanitize my hands before and after medication administration? Or handwashing is a must? (I sanitize my hands after giving meds and leaving the room.)
-Glucometer: When to clean it?
-Pill Crusher: When to clean it? After crushing pills?
If you have any suggestions, feel free to let me know. Comments are highly appreciated. Badly wanna do this the right way. I've been in this position for only 4months and I'm not really that confident when people of higher authority are following me. And me being a perfectionist doesn't make me feel better either. Thanks in advance