Would you give a drug someone else pulled from a pyxis? - pg.2 | allnurses

Would you give a drug someone else pulled from a pyxis? - page 2

For example: if they handed you a pill still in the wrapper? You know it's the right pt/right med etc....there is an EMAR record. I'm NOT talking about giving a syringe full of a medicine you... Read More

  1. Visit  FlorenceNtheMachine profile page
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    And I guess I would add that a Pyxis/med cabinet gets stocked by a pharm tech, so I would trust a nurse grabbing it, just like I have to trust the tech who stocked the cabinet.
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  2. Visit  DeBerham profile page
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    No problem here, I've administered meds that were pulled by another nurse and I've pulled meds for a nurse who needed them.
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  3. Visit  CT Pixie profile page
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    If its still in the blister pack with all the info on it (drug, strength etc) and I had the MAR I'd be fine with it. I've given meds pulled by another nurse that were still in its individual pack and I've pulled meds for another nurse that way.
  4. Visit  M/B-RN profile page
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    Yes, and if it is an emergency you should. As the primary nurse you do not leave the patient, other people bring things to you and that includes meds.
  5. Visit  nrsang97 profile page
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    Quote from TheCommuter
    At the facility where I work, the night shift nursing staff pulls all of day shift's a.m. meds and leaves them in a locked medication cart. Management's rationale is that "day shift is too busy to pull the morning medications."
    Really? I can't figure out how busy they are that they can't be pulling out their own meds. Seriously?
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  6. Visit  KelRN215 profile page
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    Quote from squatmunkie_RN
    For example: if they handed you a pill still in the wrapper? You know it's the right pt/right med etc....there is an EMAR record.

    I'm NOT talking about giving a syringe full of a medicine you have no way of confirming what exactly it is...(that should be obvious)
    Why not? If it's in the wrapper and you can see that you have been handed "oxycodone 5 mg", I don't see why it would be an issue.
  7. Visit  eatmysoxRN profile page
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    So guys, what would happen if you pulled a controlled for someone else and it was never delivered to the patient? I'd be leary to pull stuff like that for someone I didn't know.

    ~ No One Can Make You Feel Inferior Without Your Consent -Eleanor Roosevelt ~
  8. Visit  BSNbeDONE profile page
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    Quote from nrsang97
    Really? I can't figure out how busy they are that they can't be pulling out their own meds. Seriously?
    Believe it or not, if you are assigned the right set of patients, their families won't allow you time to do anything! I actually had to have another nurse give my meds because the families were so ***** relentless, that I just didn't have time to even GO to the med room. At the end of the shift, the charge nurse came to me and said, "if you will come back tomorrow, I promise you that I won't give those patients to you as long as they remain here". She felt so guilty because I went down that hall at the beginning of the shift and LITERALLY, didn't come back up the hall until AFTER the next shift took over. I was an LPN on a med/surg floor when that happened. The next day, I came to work but I didn't clock in until AFTER the assignment was made...you know, just in case I felt ill suddenly and mysteriously. Lol!
    Last edit by Esme12 on Feb 12, '13 : Reason: TOS
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  9. Visit  Mandychelle79 profile page
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    I will give most meds, as long as they are still in the packaging. I will pull meds for people when asked. I will only pull narcotics/ count meds when the person is in the same room with me and I see them actually give the pill.
  10. Visit  dah doh profile page
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    If its in the packaging and you look at the mar then it's not a problem. We also do it in an emergency all the time, especially codes or rapid sequence intubation when there are doctors barking at you and chaos all around you and the nurse or pharmacist who drew up the med into the syringe is standing next to you. Not ideal, but it happens all the time!
  11. Visit  lub dub profile page
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    Yes, I would.
  12. Visit  turnforthenurseRN profile page
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    Yes. We do it all of the time.
  13. Visit  LLT1964red profile page
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    In the name of giving the patient the best care you can,and sometimes you have to do it fast,its a fact in some situations that it is best to do this/always have witness to see if your drawing up/diluting narcs or anything that you feel you need a 2nd check...meds in original packs unless completely not possible.Trust is a big part of nursing.You hold your coworkers capable and responsible for these things as they hold you responsible..There are a few out there that might try cheating the system but somethings gonna look funny if they arent doing the meds like the rest of the nurses do,,ie diverting,and they will get caught...others will notice.IN er especially true.I would generally grab the stuff and go in the er room,draw/dikute w other staff present,,


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