Do you give OTC meds at Church?Register Today!
- by prnqday Feb 21I work on the nurse ministry at church. Our lead nurse said we are allowed to give OTC medicine from our medicine cabinet to members 18 and over. I asked if this is okay since nurses are not allowed to dispense, she stated yes.
I'm still struggling with this. I will follow up with the BON but wanted to see if you all do this. Thanks.
- Feb 21 by lhflanurseThis poses a fine line. What is the difference of the individual going to CVS or Walgreens and having the techs suggest something for them? Are you being asked to "diagnose" a problem and give the OTC or just provide it if they ask?
- Feb 21 by prnqdayThe BON states RNS can suggest an OTC medicine. However, it is not clear on whether we can administer. It saysRecommendations of an over-the-counter product does not encompass administration of the medication. Administration of the medication is governed by the policies and procedures of the practice setting.
- Feb 21 by prnqdayThis is what I usually do. I know handing out OTC meds may seem so minute but I just don't want to take any chances.Quote from tnbutterflyI have OTC meds such as Ibuprophen, Acetaminophen, antacids, etc. available. However, if they ask for something, I ask them what they would prefer. I hand them the bottle and let them get their own meds, checking to see that they take an appropriate dose.