Medication Removal from Drawers/Boxes Upon Discharge

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Sarah Nordberg
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Medication Removal from Drawers/Boxes Upon Discharge

Our facility has been having issues with remembering to remove medications from the patient med drawer or boxes in the rooms upon discharge. We have added a hard stop to printing the AVS where a nurse must say she has removed medications from the drawer/box but they continue to select yes and not actually complete the task. Does anyone have anything that works as far as hard stops/forcing function for removal of medications from drawers upon patient discharge? A little more info: Our current process is that RNs are responsible for this task as EVS cannot touch the medications. They are to alert RNs of any medications in the drawer/box when turning over the room but cannot always find an RN to complete this task. RNs are the only ones with keys/codes to these areas.

This is an issue for us especially with leaving insulin pens in drawers and then those pens being used on the next patient admitted/incorrect patient.