Typical Med Schedule for one of my patients

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    7:30 meds
    8:00 meds
    9:00 meds
    10:00 meds
    11:30 meds
    12:00 meds
    13:00 meds
    14:00 meds
    15:00 meds
    16:00 meds
    16:30 meds
    17:00 meds
    18:00 meds
    19:00 meds


    and that does not even touch on the plethora of PRN meds in between.


    stop thee insanity
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    ridiculous. If they are not in ICU (where I would assume they need closer attention) I would talk to MD and/or pharmacy about combining some times.
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    Doesn't your pharmacy have some type of "formula" timetable, something that would indicate Med X is BID, QID, daily am, daily bedtime, that sort of thing? Empty stomach meds before meals, but the rest should be grouped.

    Looks like the patient you're using as an example should have meds given at probably four times throughout the day, that's it.
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    What's you facility's policy on time windows for med administration? I just read a great article on medscape about time windows to be considered on time for med administration and some medication safety group (the name escapes me but The Joint Commission follows their recommendations) has said that for meds spaced further apart than Q4 hours that are not otherwise time sensitive, an hour before or an hour after is an acceptable window. For daily or less frequently given meds they say two hours before or after the scheduled time is also OK.
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    Here's the article. You need a free account to access but maybe worth bringing in to work. http://www.medscape.com/viewarticle/772501?src=top10
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    I could see something like that if a patient had lots of eye drops and an insulin drip.
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    I wish someone would stop the insanity. I have had exactly one resident that has a particular and oddly unreasonable schedule similar to the one you listed with meds given all night long and she is the only one who will raise a huge ruckus , making accusations about getting wrong meds at wrong times and calling in the care manager and threatening to call the managment, etc. They need to change the schedule to avoid all of her outbursts and games, instead they cater to her so much she thinks she runs the place.
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    7:30 meds
    8:00 meds
    9:00 meds
    all at 8am


    10:00 meds
    11:30 meds
    12:00 meds
    all at 11:00

    13:00 meds
    14:00 meds
    15:00 meds
    all at 1400

    16:00 meds
    16:30 meds
    17:00 meds
    all at 16:30

    18:00 meds
    19:00 meds
    at 18:00

    Hour before hour after thats how I operate. ICU would be a different story, but you can't be everywhere at once.
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    Quote from gingerpeachee
    7:30 meds
    8:00 meds
    9:00 meds
    all at 8am

    10:00 meds
    11:30 meds
    12:00 meds
    all at 11:00

    13:00 meds
    14:00 meds
    15:00 meds
    all at 1400

    16:00 meds
    16:30 meds
    17:00 meds
    all at 16:30

    18:00 meds
    19:00 meds
    at 18:00

    Hour before hour after thats how I operate. ICU would be a different story, but you can't be everywhere at once.
    ^ That's how operate, in consideration of incompatibility of some meds. You can't be everywhere...and if possible, offer up the Medscape article if possible


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