HELP! the adon stealing out of the med cart? - page 3

by blondnursey 3,242 Views | 25 Comments

hi my friend who is also a lpn, got a new job this week. its a local nursing ho me with a very bad rep. i told her to be careful... well she has called me everyday that she has worked freaking out. seems the adon asked her... Read More


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    Thanks everyone,

    My friend posted the original topic about my "problems". The issue with people asking me for ibuprofen and such is more of an irritance, I am able to say no. The other issues, and there are more, I need to address with the state.

    Undocumented falls, missing meds, ADON rummaging through carts for lasix and other meds (even narcs I believe), expired stock meds and yes, even expired lice shampoo, isolation precautions without any PPE... There's so much going on, I am not the perfect nurse but I try my best. I want to just walk away sometimes. Maybe give the state board a call, stick with it and see if anything changes. I really don't know. These would be hard to prove. I can find the narc sheet where it had missing doses and copy it. There's also a resident who fell, no incident report, and bruising on the greater part of her foot and ankle. The other things I don't know how to get proof.

    The admin and don along with the adon are all friends, I did tell them how the carts are a mess, they listened, but nothing was done.

    Oh and to the one who asked what not using the MAR means, the nurses (a couple) don't look at the MAR, they pop through the blister packs and sign off at a later time.

    *sigh* off to work.
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    Quote from kompack151
    Thanks everyone,

    My friend posted the original topic about my "problems". The issue with people asking me for ibuprofen and such is more of an irritance, I am able to say no. The other issues, and there are more, I need to address with the state.

    Undocumented falls, missing meds, ADON rummaging through carts for lasix and other meds (even narcs I believe), expired stock meds and yes, even expired lice shampoo, isolation precautions without any PPE... There's so much going on, I am not the perfect nurse but I try my best. I want to just walk away sometimes. Maybe give the state board a call, stick with it and see if anything changes. I really don't know. These would be hard to prove. I can find the narc sheet where it had missing doses and copy it. There's also a resident who fell, no incident report, and bruising on the greater part of her foot and ankle. The other things I don't know how to get proof.

    The admin and don along with the adon are all friends, I did tell them how the carts are a mess, they listened, but nothing was done.

    Oh and to the one who asked what not using the MAR means, the nurses (a couple) don't look at the MAR, they pop through the blister packs and sign off at a later time.

    *sigh* off to work.

    Not using the MAR is a good way to miss new orders.

    If the DON and Admin won't take action, your next step is the owner, assuming he or she is not also the Admin, DON, or ADON. Right?

    Please take to heart what I said about getting in trouble for giving OTC meds to anyone other than patients with whom you have a nurse-patient relationship. You must stop giving anything to coworkers, for your own protection.
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    Quote from Vito Andolini
    Can you expand on "the other nurse doesn't use the MAR"? What does this mean?
    how scary to think shes medicating somebodies family............."
    Last edit by blondnursey on Nov 10, '09 : Reason: rewrite
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    I would be out of there fast !! At some point the fit will hit the shan and your friend will not want to be there when it does.
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    Quote from kompack151
    Thanks everyone,

    My friend posted the original topic about my "problems". The issue with people asking me for ibuprofen and such is more of an irritance, I am able to say no. The other issues, and there are more, I need to address with the state.

    Undocumented falls, missing meds, ADON rummaging through carts for lasix and other meds (even narcs I believe), expired stock meds and yes, even expired lice shampoo, isolation precautions without any PPE... There's so much going on, I am not the perfect nurse but I try my best. I want to just walk away sometimes. Maybe give the state board a call, stick with it and see if anything changes. I really don't know. These would be hard to prove. I can find the narc sheet where it had missing doses and copy it. There's also a resident who fell, no incident report, and bruising on the greater part of her foot and ankle. The other things I don't know how to get proof.

    The admin and don along with the adon are all friends, I did tell them how the carts are a mess, they listened, but nothing was done.

    Oh and to the one who asked what not using the MAR means, the nurses (a couple) don't look at the MAR, they pop through the blister packs and sign off at a later time.

    *sigh* off to work.
    stick to your guns my friend....nurses everywhere have your back!
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    Quote from Vito Andolini

    Please take to heart what I said about getting in trouble for giving OTC meds to anyone other than patients with whom you have a nurse-patient relationship. You must stop giving anything to coworkers, for your own protection.
    Hello again,
    Trust me, I'm not giving any staff anything from the cart, I'm able to say no without feeling pressure. On the phone atm with the state complaint hotline, been on hold for a couple mins.
    Today was the same as the other days, watched more today what others are doing, quite scarey, even if I do quit, something must be done.


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