I'm wondering how many of my OR coworkers share medication access (pyxis or other)? Just RNs or both RNs and techs? At my current assignment the surgical techs have been given access and responsibility to obtain meds for the surgical field. That would include local, heparin flushes or heparin vials for mixing, abx (baci, gent, neomycin), lymphazurin, and so on. They don't retrieve narcotics - and we don't use them often from the field. It is still the RN's responsibility to check for accuracy and dispense them to the field. It is viewed the same as "picking" their suture or gloves.
Just throwing this out for thought and discussion. For me as a traveler I go with the flow on stuff that is new to me, after I UNDERSTAND it. This one makes me think (and watch) very carefully.