I've been working as Nurse in LTC for 2 months now. Woot. I'm just concerned about the ways of other Nurses who gives all the meds for 5pm and 9pm all at once?
Is that bad?
I asked one of the Nurses if it is ok. She said.....
It's ok to give earlier if....
2. Eye drops
You have to give the other medicine on time if
1. B/P meds
3. Heart Meds
8. Sleeping pills
I was thinking, if you guys do agree or disagree on these. It seems so hard to give all the 5pm meds and then later give all the 9pm meds on time. There are a lot of charting to do and Treatment, it so overwhelming.
They told me about the 1 hour before and 1 after rule on passing meds. They even laugh at me because I was doing the "Book Way" that pass all 5pm meds and then later 9pm meds, so I'm doing what they are doing. I felt I'm doing the wrong way, but everyone is doing it and nothing seems to go wrong. Also, I somehow agree about they told me about that certain drugs are ment to give on time, and some are ok to be late. Most of them are doing it for 17 years now and the patients are ok. Any comments to experience Nurses out there?