Methadone Dispensing

  1. I just srarted working in a Methadone Clinic and the wafers are 40 mg and they are scored. The problem is they are broken by hand. Does anyone else do this? There is a bottle of hand sanitizer to use. I am so uncomfortable doing this. Counting the wafers in front of the patients and breaking them by hand just doesnt seem to be correct.
    Toogie
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  2. 3 Comments

  3. by   MickyB-RN
    Quote from Toogie
    I just srarted working in a Methadone Clinic and the wafers are 40 mg and they are scored. The problem is they are broken by hand. Does anyone else do this? There is a bottle of hand sanitizer to use. I am so uncomfortable doing this. Counting the wafers in front of the patients and breaking them by hand just doesnt seem to be correct.
    Toogie
    Why can't they simply provide a pill cutter? That's strange.


    Kelly
  4. by   LPNer
    Quote from Toogie
    I just srarted working in a Methadone Clinic and the wafers are 40 mg and they are scored. The problem is they are broken by hand. Does anyone else do this? There is a bottle of hand sanitizer to use. I am so uncomfortable doing this. Counting the wafers in front of the patients and breaking them by hand just doesnt seem to be correct.
    Toogie
    I am not nearly as concerned about breaking the wafers by hand as I am counting them in front of the pt. This is, after all a Methadone Treatment Facility!
    I wouldn't want them to see any more than the one dose they are getting.
  5. by   webblarsk
    Quote from KellyMarie37
    Why can't they simply provide a pill cutter? That's strange.


    Kelly
    That's what I was thinking! :uhoh21:

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