What shift does the 7am med pass?

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    I do 11-7 for the first time tomorrow, I've seen yesterday's LPN who worked 11-7 marked off the med pass for 7am for today. ex. She did 11-7 on 3/14/13 and she signed off the 7am med pass for 3/15/13. I thought the 7-3 shift did the 7am med pass? or does it depend on the facility?
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    It depends on the facility. At my facility, the 11-7 nurse does the 6 am meds, all the morning blood sugars & coverage if needed. Most of our morning meds are written as UR (upon rising), midnights do some of the UR meds, it just depends on the resident & the unit.
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    i understand the 6am med pass since it's before the 7am punch out, but what about the meds that are on the MAR at exactly 7am? thank you
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    At my facility, the 7-3 does the 7 am pass. You do have that hour window before & after, so if you can do it I'm sure the next shift would appreciate it. I don't usually do the 7 am pass because inevitably something comes up that needs my attention & I don't always have time to do more than the meds & treatments that are a must do on my shift. If in doubt, you can ask one of the other nurses that work your shift what they do & why. Maybe the nurse you worked with just does it but isn't required to. How many residents do you have meds to pass to in the morning. How many are 6 am & how many are 7 am? Are you the only nurse on the midnight shift on your unit?
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    yes i am the only nurse on the midnight shift. it's just me and 55 patients. they are mosly 7am meds and some 6am meds
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    It depends on the facility. Most meds aren't scheduled for 0700 or 0730 unless it's an antibiotic or levothyroxine. The night shift staff is responsible for the 0700-0730 meds because day shift needs to get report and they may not get into the patient's room until 0800 or later.
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    At my facility, 11-7 is responsible for 7am meds, while 7-3 is responsible for anything due at 7:30am. I can only think of two residents that have a medication due at 7am at my facility, though (I work 11-7), so we really don't call it a "7am med pass" as that would suggest that a whole slew of meds are due at that time... our synthroids are due at 6:30am.
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    "traditionally", meds are simply NOT timed for 7-3-11; for just this reason. make it 645 or 715, viola`, no questions!
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    i have a lot of meds due at 7am tomorrow morning, im thinking of starting 7am am med pass at 330am, is that ok? i think it is because all the other shifts i give out the meds early but i just wanted to make sure. thank u guys for the replies
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    Quote from keepitsimple0025
    i have a lot of meds due at 7am tomorrow morning, im thinking of starting 7am am med pass at 330am, is that ok? i think it is because all the other shifts i give out the meds early but i just wanted to make sure. thank u guys for the replies
    You have a 1hr window before and after the scheduled time so technically no it is not ok. I don't know about anyone else but I would get a little upset if I was woke up at 330 for a synthroid. If I was you I wouldnt start my med pass that early.
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