I would like feedback from other nurses on a topic I am working on for our hospital.We are finding a breakdown when a patient is receiving crushed meds by mouth ie in applesauce. This is only rarely an issue with feeding tubes as the med is normally ordered "PT" and pharmacy catches that it can't be crushed. However with PO crushed the pharmacy has no way of knowing we are crushing the meds. How do you alert pharmacy so that they can catch this? How do you educate nursing staff that it is inappropriate to crush certain meds:for instance CR or ER; or potassium; or enteric coated; or that some meds are in capsules for a reason and shouldn't just be opened and dumped right in to the applesauce/pudding/etc.Thanks for any feedback!