Quote from chrisrn24
Lasix should be in the e-kit...
I don't borrow. Other nurses at my work do but I don't.
Fair enough, but there's plenty of more obscure medications that might NOT be in the Pyxis/e-kit/whatever.
And never say never, one day that lasix might not be in the back-up, even though we all know it's supposed
to be. And one day that 24/7 pharmacy might not deliver it, despite that contract they're supposed
to fulfill. And one day the only way to give mrs jones her lasix is to borrow, even though you're really not supposed
With that said, I'm well aware the vast majority of med borrowing in LTC occurs because it's easier and faster than going through the proper channels to obtain that lasix the right
way. There's no excuse for that. But to say it's never
okay to borrow..... no, not true. I'm skeptical of any LTC nurse who says they've never
had to borrow over the years. Either they work in the most magical, miraculous facility ever, or they're lying.