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Interruptions during my med pass

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Nspirit has 18 years experience and specializes in Wound care.

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How many interruptions have you experienced in one med pass?

  1. 1. How many interruptions have you experienced in one med pass?

    • Which shift do you think have the most interruptions?
    • Coworkers vs Visitors

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I don't even understand why you would expect no interruptions. Heck I'm often having a running conversation with patient and family. Plus other interruptions. You don't go over what you're giving? Can't tell you how many times I get my pill isn't that color I don't take that. Why can't I have more pain medication. Med pass is not some sacred act that you must have complete silence for. I often get more of what I really need took now about the patient then than at other times. That doesn't count the aide popping in to ask if a patient is still npo or coworkers wanting help and six million other things. Just seems very unrealistic

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Zimber has 1 years experience.

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If you are that inconsiderate that you interrupt a nurse for something that can wait perhaps YOU should find something else do do. You seem mean and bitter and I don't like anything about you. Lol

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my DoN holds court at the nurses station. About her personal life...very distracting.

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This makes me think that robots may be what's coming next in medication administration!

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Maybe, but passes go more smoothly and error-free uninterrupted.

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Yes, totally agree, Nurses should not be interrupted during med pass, unless its a true emergency

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Tenebrae has 7 years experience as a BSN, RN and specializes in Mental Health, Gerontology, Palliative.

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Seconded.

Phenergan?

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Tenebrae has 7 years experience as a BSN, RN and specializes in Mental Health, Gerontology, Palliative.

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I'm fairly blunt to staff

"unless the person isn't breathing, haemorrhaging blood from all their orrifices or other similar emergency, please leave me a note and I will attend to it as soon as I can"

Families are really respectful when the nurses are doing the med pass they dont often interrupt.. If a family member comes to find me to tell me that their dying mum/dad etc is in pain, cant breath, is vomiting, then I will lock up my med cart and attend as soon as possible so I can assess the symptoms, administer medication, contact the doctor.

I have to carry a phone, it usually doesnt ring but if it does and I'm in the middle of something I'll ask them to call back. If its ringing off the hook then I'll give it to the CNAs

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Tenebrae has 7 years experience as a BSN, RN and specializes in Mental Health, Gerontology, Palliative.

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This makes me think that robots may be what's coming next in medication administration!

That would be lovely, I can imagine all the time it would free me up to do other nursing stuff

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TriciaJ has 38 years experience as a RN and specializes in Psych, Corrections, Med-Surg, Ambulatory.

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That would be lovely, I can imagine all the time it would free me up to do other nursing stuff

It wouldn't free you up, because management would then give you a way heavier patient load. Then you'd come to work and be informed that the robot was out of commission that day so you'll have to give the meds manually. But you'd still have the larger number of patients.

Any time we get something, at least 2 things get taken away. It doesn't matter what gets invented, we still don't get lunch.

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Yea, nurses should def not be interrupted in scenarios like this

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I'm not only interrupted by families its CNA'S also . I have 28 dialysis pt. And surg rehab pts. 

About 20 time a shift 3-11 pm.starting as we're counting narcotics 

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