Would you give a drug someone else pulled from a pyxis? - Page 2Register Today!
- Feb 11 by Sweet_Wild_RoseAs 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.
- Feb 11 by sharpeimomSure, as long as the blister pack is intact. In a pill cup? No way!
- Feb 12 by CT PixieIf 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.
- Feb 12 by M/B-RNYes, 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.
- Feb 12 by nrsang97Quote from TheCommuterReally? I can't figure out how busy they are that they can't be pulling out their own meds. Seriously?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."
- Feb 12 by KelRN215Quote from squatmunkie_RNWhy 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.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)
- Feb 12 by eatmysoxRNSo 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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