First of all sorry for the miss spelling. Just noticed and can't figure out how to edit that part
About 30 minutes before the end of my shift I had a CNA come to me and say "Ms. Smith's patch came off. I tried to stick it back on." I knew that it was her pain patch and went to check on it. It was just barely on there and had just been applied the day before. This particular patient has had this happen before but it was just before she was due a new patch anyway so we just gave her PRN pain pills for about 12 hours until time to reapply the patch. She didn't have nearly the quality of pain control she normal does though. Anyway, the resident was not currently experiencing discomfort and I could not get the patch to adhere. I put it in a zip lock bag for the oncoming nurse and charted about this incident. The oncoming nurse didn't look thrilled and said she was just going to tape it back on. This was suggested to me by another nurse but I didn't think it would work.
I'm just a new grad LPN. I've been working LTC on 11-7 for six months. Thought I could learn something from this experience. I would have called the MD myself and gotten an order to change the patch earlier but didn't have time with other meds due, narcotics to count, and report to give. Thanks