So, I work at a facility where the other nuses pre pour meds for the 2nd shift, including narcotics. I seem to be the only one who won't do it. I'm really feeling the Love from my co-workers for this....NOT.
Any advice is appreciate.
Why would you prepour? I mean I organize the pill boxes so that all the pills for my regular night med pass are in line, then Am med pass are all grouped together, just to save time.... but I don't pre-pour or pre-pull. I pull the pill from the box while viewing the MAR as I go and then line them up on the cart, check them against the mar, then they get put in the cup and taken to the patient, then I come back and sign them off.. I don't see how pre-pouring could really even save you that much time. You spend the same time pulling them ahead of time that you spend during med pass. I mean I know med pass takes a long time and maybe you want to save time there but it's not worth a mistake. I also sign off meds as I go, and I do ones that are narcotics and crucial timing/insulin, etc., first at the scheduled hour, and if someone gets their senna and tylenol an hour late it's not the end of the world.
Last edit by JZ_RN on May 9, '12
: Reason: Typo