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Does the loop stay unclosed?

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by Lee Mccasland Lee Mccasland (New) New

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If a nurse takes out a pain med on 1 patient in the omnicell but gives it to another patient instead, does the loop stay unclosed to make it look like you took out a pain med but never administered it? 

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JewlB specializes in Medsurg.

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Unsure reason for asking this.  Not sure about omnicell - but pyxis would allow you to reconcile- med X removed, Med X administered for same patient 

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On 6/13/2019 at 5:30 PM, Lee Mccasland said:

If a nurse takes out a pain med on 1 patient in the omnicell but gives it to another patient instead, does the loop stay unclosed to make it look like you took out a pain med but never administered it? 

Why would you do this?

 

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Rionoir is a ADN, RN and specializes in Neuro ICU.

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All I read was “I have an addiction problem” 

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"nursy" has 40 years experience as a RN and specializes in ICU, ER, Home Health, Corrections, School Nurse.

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Agree with Rinoir........whatever patient you take med out on, either that patient gets the med or you waste it WITH A WITNESS.    

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Lurkndmurk has 1 years experience as a LPN.

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you should have returned the med under that patient, THEN taken it out again for the other one 😕 

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