did you see what I saw?

nurse bed

Mr FD was informed by the nursing staff that he was to be “allowed to manage your own medication”.  I was there to witness the  big occasion.

So, instead of the usual procedure, where the nurse enters Mr FD’s room; unlocks the medication drawer, pops the medication out of its blister pack, places the tablets in a small cup, then hands it to Mr FD to take, the nurse now enters Mr FD’s room, unlocks the medication drawer, takes his medication out and hands it to Mr FD who then pops it out of the blister pack and swallows it.

In case you missed the change, I’ll explain it more carefully. The nurse no longer pops the tablets out of the blister pack and into a small medicine cup. Now, Mr FD pops the tablets out of the blister pack and into his hand. Self managed medication.

Some of this medication he has been taking for 30 years.

Just another example of why we are straining at the bit to get our hands on a “comment or complaint” form. We may need two pages.

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