Virginia Regulatory Town Hall
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Regulations Governing the Practice of Pharmacy [18 VAC 110 ‑ 20]
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4/20/09  9:29 am
Commenter: Helen Shifflett Martha Jefferson Hospital Pharmacy

ISMP medication safety alert Volume 14 issue 7 - Nurses signing for narcotics

As a Pharmacy Technician I would like to say I think  having the nurses sign for narcotics before restocking acu dose is a complete waste of time.  I have NEVER  had a nurse watch me restock. Some nurses don't even check the sheet they sign against the drugs I have, they just sign.  IF I don't get something into the acu dose, who do you think will be held responsible? The Nurse? We restock many other drugs that could be abused in some way, not just narcotics, and the nurses don't sign for them. Our Pharmacy is in the process of removing more Pharmacists from the Pharmacy to working on the floors. In short this means we will need our Techs in the Pharmacy more than ever.  Thanks for your consideration, helen

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