Medication Sheets

  1. Need someone's opinion. I recently started working on Aug.27 with a company that works under the DADs, TXHL program. Being the new one of course I'm stuck catching up reviewing paperwork that was not finished by the previous nurse. Here's my problem: there are some medication sheets from July and August that my supervisor expects me to review and sign off on them as completed. I feel uncomfortable signing off on Medication sheets from previous months because I wasn't there. Supervisor insists I sign them. Help! Should I sign them?
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  2. 6 Comments

  3. by   Esme12
    As per the Term of Service we cannot offer legal advice.....if you have malpractice insurance I would call them. Call your BON as well and ask them.

    It is usually a good rule if you weren't there when these meds sheets we used, nor be the patients caregiver at the time, it won't be a good idea to sign them...but that is just my personal opinion. If your supervisor wants them signed....maybe she could sign them.
  4. by   NutmeggeRN
    Nope I would have HER sign them.
  5. by   roxiLVN
    Yeah thats what I thought. I don't feel comfortable signing them cause I wasn't there. I just wanted to make sure that what I was feeling was right. :-) thanks!
  6. by   Esme12
    You are ...((HUGS))
  7. by   JBWill57
    By law NO!! You are NOT!! responsible for "OTHER" Nurse's mess. It's on you if you want to do it. CAUTION: Be ready when an incident comes back at you though. And NOONE WILL HAVE YOUR BACK. Check with your Board of Licensure. Or HR. Please protect yourself. There are monsters out there and they are not bias on who they get!! BE SAFE!
    Last edit by JBWill57 on Sep 19, '13
  8. by   eeffoc_emmig
    Never. Ever sign for anything you were not there for responsible for. CYA. Don't trust anyone with your license.

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