Urine testing - page 3

Hi I have a question about urine screening. I have never had to have a drug test before. I do not do illegal drugs but have heard stories about tests that came up positive because of advil. ... Read More

  1. by   SRbear
    I am in total disbelief.....was called to human resources, a co-worker complained that I was giving narcotics unnecessarily. I am a charge nurse on med-surg floor, nurse manager pulled up narcotics record, said I gave much more narcotics as compared with 2 other charge nurses they checked. I did not know there was a limit to the amount you give as long as it is ordered, and the patient requests it. I always am out on the floor asking other nurses if they need help, the one thing I can do is give pain meds for them. Well, I was told that I gave too many pain meds, especially dilaudid IV. There was no problem with having the drugs wasted witnessed, and all pain meds given were charted on the med sheet. There were some charts that did not have it documented in the nurses notes, though. I have been a nurse for 25 years, have a very good work record. I was sent for a urine drug screen. Drug screen came back negative, but they told me the urine was dilute, so I must have done something. The urine sample was given in a lab with blue water in the toilet and a sink that did not work. I was fired. At this moment in time I am in hate with the whole nursing profession. Thought I would feel better writing this down...I don't.
  2. by   boggle
    Quote from SRbear
    I am in total disbelief.....was called to human resources, a co-worker complained that I was giving narcotics unnecessarily. I am a charge nurse on med-surg floor, nurse manager pulled up narcotics record, said I gave much more narcotics as compared with 2 other charge nurses they checked. I did not know there was a limit to the amount you give as long as it is ordered, and the patient requests it. I always am out on the floor asking other nurses if they need help, the one thing I can do is give pain meds for them. Well, I was told that I gave too many pain meds, especially dilaudid IV. There was no problem with having the drugs wasted witnessed, and all pain meds given were charted on the med sheet. There were some charts that did not have it documented in the nurses notes, though. I have been a nurse for 25 years, have a very good work record. I was sent for a urine drug screen. Drug screen came back negative, but they told me the urine was dilute, so I must have done something. The urine sample was given in a lab with blue water in the toilet and a sink that did not work. I was fired. At this moment in time I am in hate with the whole nursing profession. Thought I would feel better writing this down...I don't.

    Oh SRbear, this is terrible. I strongly suggest you contact a lawyer familiar with nursing issues.

    Do any other members here know how to find a "nursing lawyer"?
  3. by   Blackcat99
    :chuckle I just went to that site www.whizzinator.com and checked it out! Wow! If I ever have to supervise an addict giving a urine specimen I am going to be right up in their face so I don't get tricked by the "whizzinator" It is truly unbelievable!
  4. by   laughing weasel
    I know somebody that passed a drug test using a different sex's urine and had to warm it prior to using it because they measured the temp on the bottle. It is people like that who are going to make the sampler hold the bottle wile you pee.
  5. by   SRbear
    thanks for reply boggle. I feel like a witch in ole salem...if they were charged with being a witch, they had to die to prove they were not a witch, and to save themselves they had to admit they were a witch, then they were burned at the stake anyway, for admitting to being a witch. How can one prove you haven't taken any drugs from work.......any good lawyers out there??????
  6. by   Blackcat99
    :chuckle In the "old days"-(the days when almost everyone was a hippie") a lot of nurses at the state psych hospital where I use to work would smoke weed at parties on their days off from work. I remember that a day or so after one of our "parties" I was asked to give my routine yearly urine specimen for drugs. I know it must have tested positive for marijuana. However, no one said anything to me about my urine test. I am wondering if in the "old days" they checked for all drugs except marijuana since it was so commonly used in those days?
  7. by   francis3695
    Recently went in for a random drug screen and it came back positve for propoxyphene (Darvocet) I have never taken them before and do not use any other medicines. Since the screen I have heard of this coming up as false. Can anyone out there please help me with any other instances or types of foods that could have possibly caused this? I can't believe this is happening.
  8. by   jaimealmostRN
    Ok, I have one too: Does Imodium AD show up on a urine drug screen? ...Looked at that website and didn't see anything, but does anyone know for fact? Thank you!
    PS. not an option for me to stop taking it.
  9. by   ERNurse752
    Quote from francis3695
    Recently went in for a random drug screen and it came back positve for propoxyphene (Darvocet) I have never taken them before and do not use any other medicines. Since the screen I have heard of this coming up as false. Can anyone out there please help me with any other instances or types of foods that could have possibly caused this? I can't believe this is happening.

    Anytime a UDS comes up positive, it must be retested. It is a more sophisticated, highly accurate test. Was your test + for metabolites from opiates, or did they already specifically find Darvocet?

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