Time Frame for Med Administration - page 3

Hi, In school, we learned that meds can be given within an hour of the designated time frame. In other words, if a med is due at 2100, it can be given between 2030-2130. Here on AN, I've noticed... Read More

  1. by   Kooky Korky
    Whoever makes these rules is not actually living by them. They just make rules for the rest of us to follow. This justifies their employment. No one really cares about patients any more and, most assuredly, no one cares about nurses. Our necks are always in the noose and the trap door is about to be sprung.
  2. by   eatmysoxRN
    If they expect all my meds to be given in an actual hour time frame, they'll have to either give me less patients or clone me. Oh man, management would love that... Pay 1 salary since me and my 4 clones would be the same. Lol.

    Oh, and it's the hour on either side at my facility too. Abd if it's late/early, we have plenty of reasons to choose from. Most common is : time restraints
  3. by   Unknown member
    Quote from redhead_NURSE98!
    Golly, I'm really sorry that GrnTea made you have to read all that due to your misstatement! How will you ever get over the heartache of having to read two additional paragraphs?
    Why take the time to comment if you're just going to be rude? Very unnecessary.

    Please close this thread, as I didn't come here to be spoken down to, rather seeking advice from my soon-to-be fellow nurses. Thanks everyone who shared intelligent answers.
  4. by   Merlyn
    In LTC I always combined 2000and 2200 until a supervisor showed me that if you gave all the meds on time you finished work early.
  5. by   caliotter3
    Quote from rn undisclosed name
    Anywhere I have worked at I've been able to give meds within an hour either way. So 9:00 meds can be given as early as 8:00 or as late as 10:00 and still considered on time. Of course it depends on the medication, especially if it is time sensitive such as certain antibiotics (like vancomycin).
    This was the policy I liked when I had up to 80 residents to be responsible for.
  6. by   redhead_NURSE98!
    Quote from Unknown member
    Why take the time to comment if you're just going to be rude? Very unnecessary.
    I agree!! Thus my comment. Please don't act like what you said to GrnTea wasn't meant to be smart alecky. You don't get to dictate the manner in which advice is given to you when you ask for advice. If you want someone to just tell you what you want to hear, ask your mother.