Med Administration short staffing

Specialties Correctional

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Specializes in Corrections.

Hi everyone,

lately our correctional staff has been extremely short. Giving us challenges during medication administration. I'm my facility were unable to give medications in the dayroom or via cell-to-cell. 
With the high volume of meds (~150 clients per nurse) the med times are very slow. 
Our facility is looking at implementing a policy to help support us when we're unable to provide meds due to corrections staffing. 
what are your currently practices if you're unable to provide meds due to staffing levels? Do you call the MD? Do you triage medication neeeds? Do you have a policy in place? 

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