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 have no way of confirming what... Read More

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    As long as it's not opened. It's not uncommon for our floater RN or surg tech to be pulling the medications for the next surgical case while we're finishing up the previous one.

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    Sure, as long as the blister pack is intact. In a pill cup? No way!
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    Yes, of course. If someone is that sly and can tamper a medication and reblister(?) the package, how could I possibly compete with that mastermind?
    Hygiene Queen, wooh, KelRN215, and 1 other like this.
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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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    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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    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.
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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.
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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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    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.
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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.

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