Borrowing medication from different patients - page 2

by Isitpossible

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New grad working in ltc. I've notice that during med passes, if the pt does not have the prescribed med, they are "borrowed" from another patient (particularly narcs) and then documented in narc book as "wasted"... seems weird... Read More


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    nascar, thats the problem... the DON must be aware of this, as the Nurse Educator told me its legal to do!!!
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    Quote from Isitpossible
    nascar, thats the problem... the DON must be aware of this, as the Nurse Educator told me its legal to do!!!
    Scary situation you have there! My best advice is to always do what YOU know to be right.
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    Find the policy manual, and see if it says something about 'borrowing'. No?? Ask the educator to write one to cover these situations!!!
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    Your facility should have an emergency box for meds. Us that if you don't have them meds. Best way to make sure you have the meds is to make sure they are ordered or re ordered. If you are regular staff, check your cart on a regular basis and re order the meds.


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