Thursday, March 21, 2013

Hand Caught in the Cookie Jar

We set a new record last month in the medical center.  Six  times maintenance had to be called to cut the top off a sharps box to free the hand of someone who was trying to get the used syringes for the last drops of the narcotics contained within them.  They were all "family members" or "visitors".  Two claimed it was an accident despite the fact that the patient was on seizure precautions and they were on camera for the whole thing.  We also have had over 12 sharps boxes go missing.