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Melissa Jackson RN 782 Views

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    Thank you everyone for such a quick response, I am so scared and it makes me feel better that I am not getting judged by my peers also.
    To answer the question about why me. I am a traveler, and everyone else was a lifer. When the nurse who noticed her password used realized she asked everyone on the floor if anyone inadvertainly used her's.(noone knows anyones password). When the Director came in that morning @ 6, a second nurse who works PRN, but has been there yrs. Went to the director and told her I did it. The nurse who's password was taken new in her heart it wasn't me, she is a very nice women. It is a long confusing story sorry.
    The gd thing is my lawyer had me take a poligraph and told the board to have me take one of there's. My lawyer isn't sure if they will allow it. My lawyer is experienced with this, but he doesn't know why I didn't get a letter to rebute first. Instead of the meeting that he can't attend.
    thank you everyone

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    Please Help me- Quickly if you can.
    I have been accussed of using someone's pass word to get into a pyxxis and take narcotics. Not a lg # only 4, but I am a mess.
    I love my job and believe that I was born to be a nurse. I would never put my license at risk. I demanded the state be involve so a non-biast person would be looking @ the info, but now I am petrified. I keep tryinhg to tell my self it will be fine b/c I didn't do it, but I know in the real world justice isn't perfect either.
    I did speak to a cpl lawyers who told me I would reciev a letter to respond to within 30 days then a meeting would be set up.
    I never recieved a letter to respond to, I just got a letter requesting the appt. I can't find any information on proper procedure of accusations, so I don't know what to expect or what will help me. I hold a # of licenses and every place I have ever been say I do an incredible job, even the last one I was at. Then I got slammed. Please help. All insite will be greatly appreciated.
    Sincerly,
    Distraught

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    I feel for anyone that this happends to. We all know this is reality. I am also a travler and before I decide to choose a site I always make sure all injuries are covered by the hospital +/or my company. The hospital I was at previously was in Fort Pierce FL, which is the highest Aids:resident ratio. It was not a strange night for me to have 4-5 HIV+ pt. This hospital did have the rx to prevent HIV in case of blood to blood contact. If you got stuck or splashed you immediatley went to the ED and recieved medication you had to take for 2 wks in order to prevent the virus from binding to your cells. Which according to the research has a high chance of success. This option was available to anyone working in the facility. They never tested the pt it was just automatic. This did give my husband and myself a secure feeling.
    You do however need to contact a lawyer, there is no reason you should have been blown off by the hospital, this is unappropriate. If the hospital doesn't protect you your agency should. In actuality your agency should'n do business with that hospital.
    Remember this is not the end of your life, people are living a full life with the proper care. An older friend of mine has been HIV+ for 23 years and has been "full blown" AIDS for 10 of that. He just recently went for his physical and blood work up, all of his labs came back normal. Except for the 1 positive saying he carries the vires he is in remission. He isn't rich, just follows the regiem,eats well, and exercises. He still goes out and has a great time with friends, sometimes parties abit too hard for me, but he is happy.
    Do your research that got you your degree, find a good doc, and try to get the hospital to pay for your expenses.
    Good luck, my heart is with you.

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    I'm just looking for some input. I am 28 and have been a nurse for four years. Currently I am in Med-Surg,I recently left a position as a unit manager of a 40-bed floor. Too much paperwork, and politics. I will be graduating with my Masters shortly yet I have no idea what I want to specialize in.
    I am the type of person who needs change and to always be learning. Plus money is an issue, any of my bosses will tell you that. I love and need my job to be a challenge. Help I have no idea. Help Please. Melissa



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