Hey everybody! I was just wondering if anyone could give me a few helpful tips on how to successfully pass a med pass observation by state. I'm from NJ and work in a LTC facility. I've never been observed and frankly am terrified of the idea, being as most of the nurses in my facility have been cited for one thing or another (nothing life threatening). Any tips or feedback would be much appreciated! Thanks!
By the book. Cross your Ts, dot your Is, wash your hands in between and don't worry about time. I have not heard of anyone being cited for lack of speed. Chances are you will only be observed for part of the medpass anyway. You might be able to shorten the amount of time they spend with you by giving them a variety. I mean let them see you give tabs, liquids, eye drops, crushed meds, etc. Once you covered all the bases, they usually bug out. If you're really concerned, ask the pharmacy consultant to observe you administer a few meds. It's much better to be made aware of problem areas by an associate.
Last edit by systoly on Jun 25, '10