I have a question........Can a SNF in Missouri legally use med techs to pass meds?????
I received a call from a friend that has a loved one in a SNF in Missouri. Her loved one was given 5 times the normal dose of Haldol for a geriatric patient. Her history doesn't even warrant an antipsychotic to be given. In addition to the large Haldol dose, she received a dose of Ativan at the same time. The Ativan was within normal range. To top it all off, the patient refused the medication. However, the med tech gave her the med anyways but told her that it was her "water" pill (Lasix).
I have advised the family member to report this to the appropriate agency in that town.
I would be so grateful for any additional information that I can obtain through this board.