Pre employment urine drug screen for nursing home, will they test for alcohol? - page 9

by RN_jobhunting | 30,614 Views | 90 Comments

This is my first RN job offer so I had no idea I would be drug tested when I went in that day to sign paperwork (I would not have drank at all had I have known this). I thought they would give me a 3 day heads up and send me to a... Read More


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    What did you say???? Hehehe
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    I would be less concerned with the test results and more concerned with the fact that you probably REEKED when you walked in there.
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    Quote from RN_jobhunting
    I was still perfectly coherent. It's not like I was starting orientation that day. I was there for 10 minutes signing papers and taking that drug test. and like I said I wouldn't have drank had I known there was going to be a drug test

    I've learned my lesson now but I don't know if it's too late
    Buzzed people aren't perfectly coherent. Don't you think they probably smelled the alcohol/beer on you?
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    OK, I'm curious to know what happened since the OP was so stressed about this.
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    Are you serious? Party or not, 11 beers is excessive when you know you have to go to a new job the next day. You probably smelled of alcohol. Not a great first impression to make. And yes....people that don't drink can often smell alcohol on someone even if they drank the night before.
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    HI guys I was reading your posts I had my physical today in a hospital. I am just worried I took a glass of wine yesterday I don't know if that would appear in my blood or urine. Also I am working in a nursing home so I am crushing this narcotics for some residents, I don't know sometimes I feel like the powder spreads and it enters your nose or I'm just paranoid... I'm just worried, need your advise
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    Quote from Pretty In Pink
    HI guys I was reading your posts I had my physical today in a hospital. I am just worried I took a glass of wine yesterday I don't know if that would appear in my blood or urine. Also I am working in a nursing home so I am crushing this narcotics for some residents, I don't know sometimes I feel like the powder spreads and it enters your nose or I'm just paranoid... I'm just worried, need your advise
    How in the world are you crushing meds that they are getting within the danger zone of you snorting them? Also, I think all of the narcotics that my residents receive are XR, which means they can't be crushed anyway...
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    Quote from Pretty In Pink
    HI guys I was reading your posts I had my physical today in a hospital. I am just worried I took a glass of wine yesterday I don't know if that would appear in my blood or urine. Also I am working in a nursing home so I am crushing this narcotics for some residents, I don't know sometimes I feel like the powder spreads and it enters your nose or I'm just paranoid... I'm just worried, need your advise
    Just calm down, haha. No one would fault you for one glass of wine, even if it did show up. As for the narcotics -- I don't know about your pill crushers, but the ones at my facility are rather industrial and require you to place the pills in a plastic pouch before crushing them, making it virtually impossible for you to inhale any medication... even if you were bending down with your face right next to the pill crusher.
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    To the pp, if you are getting "dust" anywhere near inhaling it, you are doing it wrong..... AND to the OP.....you were so stressed, what ever happend?????
    Last edit by DidiRN on Oct 9, '13
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    Thanks for the replies... oh its in a nursing home and you crush pill in a plastic pouch but i have to transfer them back to the plastic cup to put some apple sauce as elderlies can't swallow them whole... so in the process of pouring them back from the plastic pouch to the medicine cup... dusts spread and i think i can smell them cause i am petite so the medicine cart is just a little bit higher than my breast level.... yeah i guess i'm just paranoid hahaha... but thanks for the posts


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