pulling more than 1 patient's meds

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ATodd
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pulling more than 1 patient's meds

Do any of your hospitals allow nursing staff to pull more than 1 patient's medications at a time from an ADC?

Thanks for your input!

greg.evans
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Our facilities do not allow

Our facilities do not allow an RN to pull multiple pts meds from ADC at the same time. I perform Med Pass Audits and one of the items on the tally sheet is: Does RN pull and administer only 1 patient's meds at a time? If the answer is 'No', education will be provided to the RN as a deviation from policy or protocol.

sjaragona
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We do not allow nurses to

We do not allow nurses to pull meds for more than one patient. I continue to go over this with nursing administration and the education department and they are very supportive. I also include this in my medication safety lecture to new nurses. We have also tried to enlist our nurse practice council in spreading the word on the dangers of pulling meds for more than one patient. This is a difficult item to combat and takes continued vigilance.

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