Quote from Yulie
Im an lvn at a clinic. I just found out a pt of ours, who was denied her last request of hydrocodone phoned it herself using my name. We found this out because she did not include strength and the pharmacy faxed over a clarification fax. I am angry. What is the best way to handle this now? I did speak with the pharmacy, they said they have an investigator who will check into it. Should I file a police report? Tell the board? has this happened to any of you and what is the best way to handle it. My license is dear to me and I am offended someone would jeapardize it.
It hasn't happened to me, but more than one patient i had in alcohol/drug rehab had done the same thing, and had legal charges filed. I do not think that is a bad thing- sometimes it takes something like a police investigation to get someone into treatment. AND you have a license to protect- anyone looking into this would find out you had nothing to do with it. The pharmacy starting an investigation may be all that's needed. You could call them and ask if the police were notified. I would hold off on calling the BON for now... They tend to hear what they want, not what is going on.
I'd be really angry also. But I don't think you're in any jeopardy.