Virginia Regulatory Town Hall
Department of Health Professions
Board of Pharmacy
Regulations Governing the Practice of Pharmacy [18 VAC 110 ‑ 20]
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4/25/09  7:10 am
Commenter: Linda Goff, Centra Health

Nurses signing for narcotics

I do not feel it is necessary to have a nurse sign for narcotics.  All it basically says is taht the drug made it up to the floor.  It does not assure anyone that the correct count was entered into the acudose machine. 

In my opinion, it wastes the nurses's time and the pharmacy technician's time to have to track down a nurse and take them  away from patient care.

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