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Opening medication packs

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by gmiz1 gmiz1 (New) New Student

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Hello all, I am a new nursing student and was wondering how many of the nurses out there actually use medication or blister pack openers in clinical practice?  I found that my fat fingers have trouble opening the small packs and want to avoid having to dispose of a medication because I dropped it on the med cart or the ground.  I found some older topics on here where nurses use scissors or other plastic openers to get them open, but I am not sure how my professors would feel about carrying one around.  Any input would be great! 

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Sour Lemon has 9 years experience.

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3 hours ago, gmiz1 said:

Hello all, I am a new nursing student and was wondering how many of the nurses out there actually use medication or blister pack openers in clinical practice?  I found that my fat fingers have trouble opening the small packs and want to avoid having to dispose of a medication because I dropped it on the med cart or the ground.  I found some older topics on here where nurses use scissors or other plastic openers to get them open, but I am not sure how my professors would feel about carrying one around.  Any input would be great! 

Opening blister packs is not something I've ever seen scrutinized by anyone in any setting. I use anything that is available and clean.

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Blister pack openers exist?!  Seriously?!  I've been mumbling to myself for MONTH that I have to invent one so I can open those god damned packs easier!

I dont think anyone would mind - whatever works!

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