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Totally agree with Judy Marano, there is NO room for errors in counting narcs! I worked weekend option at a local LTC facility and some of the Nurses there did not take it seriously! When you count the meds you are SOLELY responsible for them. Not saying you did anything wrong, just saying it becomes routine and a “no big deal” attitude for some nurses. It has always, and will always, be a huge deal for me. When counting meds, the nurse coming on AND the one leaving needs to VISUALIZE each and every pill and count sheet during the count, not all will do this. Who’s to say the nurse before you read off the wrong count (added the 2 missing pills) and set you up. I am so sorry for your experience, hopefully something good will result from it. Good luck, and yes in my opinion I would pursue it further.

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