PT's and Medication....

  1. So I am the clinical manager at my agency, and we are trying to problem solve Medication education for our patients. My overall thought it that our nursing staff is doing this task, but I am concerned our therapist are just writing down a list of meds. We have had an in-service on this point... But I'm not confident they will be able to effectively correct the problem. is there any other way to fix the issue other than having a nurse open all cases? Or hoping the therapist will pick up on how to do the task?
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  3. by   Daisy4RN
    Not sure I understand your question but...It was my understanding that RN's must do all admit (open) paperwork. If the therapist are doing it (and they are allowed to) then I don't see the problem, either they step up and do their job or they look for another one.
  4. by   MissRigg
    Hey daisy,
    I know my question is kinda of strange, but my agency is small, we have 3 RNs, so the nurse can't open all the cases, and we are educating the PT's to do a comprehensive medication review, I am just scheptical about the review they are doing, ( based on patient survey results) I'm just looking for a check and balance system that can help me to ensure that an appropriate review is being done... I don't know if such a thing exists.