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    Wizard 1 and rn1965 like this.

    Quote from chare
    Only your state's board of nursing can answer this. However, in my opinion, yes they can if your employer reports you. Again, in my opinion, the fact that you had a negative drug screen is irrelevent when you consider that you admitted to your boss that you had a prescription for Xanax. They could maintain that you had taken a Xanax sometime that day, and that was the reason for yor confusion. And, HIPAA is not applicable here as you volunteered the information.

    If it were me, I would consult a lawyer with experience handling this type case before your state's board of nursing. He or she would be able to review all pertinent details and advise as to the best course of action.

    Best wishes as you work through this.
    the Xanax would have shown up in the testing, it has a very long half life.

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    this is a system error. it should have been entered into the computer so that that parameter should up FIRST, not last, and certainly not in "fine print"

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    Katie, this is not about coke. why was this person tested for fent? there in lies the big question. I am thinking switched specimens, purposeful or not.

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    wondern, Here.I.Stand, and brownbook like this.

    one possible is trazodone.
    and fent should not produce a positive on the opioid screen, they would have to test separately.

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    Quote from Munch
    Keeping up with the speed limit is another issue. I cant tell you how many times Ive been driving on the parkway then had to come to a screeching halt because a senior is doing 30 in a 55MPH zone completely oblivious to everything going around them.

    It was mentioned what is a senior to do if they don't have family to help run errands, get where they need to go etc. So many people of all ages can't drive for several reasons be it medical or financial(they can't afford a car) or maybe they simply are afraid to drive. They find a way to make do. Their are services that provide rides to medical appointments. After I had brain surgery I wasn't cleared to drive for quite a while. My ex-boyfriends next door neighbor called a cab to bring her to the grocery store every week before the days of grocery delivery being as frequent as it is now. Needing to go to the corner store to get a lottery ticket isn't dire enough to warrant putting the public at risk. They can ask a neighbor to pick it up for them. I know someone who can't drive because she has epilepsy. Not being able to tell what the difference between the accelerator and brakes is just as precarious as someone having a seizure while on the road.
    I get a kick out of your "seniors are so slow" idea. I work 34+miles from home, work 4+shifts a week, and I am the one passing you in the high speed lane...

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    jeastridge likes this.

    perhaps counterintuitive, but I think part of the problem is that the older driver should put in MORE road time, not less. keep up with the laws, and drive at off times (as much as possible).

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    rn1965 and NutmeggeRN like this.

    Quote from Davey Do
    This singes my shorts also, meanmaryjean.

    Just last weekend, I put in home meds Rx by the MD for Namenda 5mg HS. Pharmacy wanted verification for the med, as Namenda is usually given BID. So, until the MD clarified the med, pharmacy refused to dispense it. So instead of getting a single dose of Namenda at HS, the patient got none.

    Where is the sense in that? There are other examples. I think WRMC's pharmacists are phacist. Or Fascist.
    pharmacist practicing medicine? perhaps a complaint to the pharmacy board is in order? I am thinking of that with LTC's most "favorite" pharmacy provider over certain idiot things they are doing lately.

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    Here.I.Stand, TriciaJ, and rn1965 like this.

    Quote from TriciaJ
    "One month to the next": is the clue. Most likely LTC. They are usually technologically a few years behind hospitals.
    I work long term care, I recognized it. My point is that legally, how are they getting away with it? all records are supposed to be computerized, over a year ago. The last place I worked came in under the wire.

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    Beth1978, vanessaem, KelRN215, and 7 others like this.

    Quote from Abbycat
    Has anyone ever heard of a nurse being terminated for gross misconduct after accidentally omitting an entry when transcribing MARs from one month to the next?
    my heavens, who is still using paper?

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    Rhart166, Kratoswife, Orca, and 2 others like this.

    Quote from bluegeegoo2
    Pre-op orders usually cover what, if any, meds are to be given during NPO status. I've always seen the order written "With sips of water."

    If there was no pre-op order for meds, the nurse should call the MD and clarify.
    but it should be the nurse that took the NPO order doing the clarifying, not the night nurse.

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    Nurse Leigh, RainMom, macawake, and 2 others like this.

    thank you all. I think this new addition is t*olling.....

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    Quote from angelnursedf
    Disgusting. He should have been drug tested. Thank God no one died.

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    Here.I.Stand, JBudd, ICUman, and 2 others like this.

    when someone is wronged, as this nurse was, I want them to make a ruckus. The ED patients are not her concern at this point. angel, you are coming off the martyr, not a good role for a nurse.

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    Quote from Been there,done that
    It's a SIX minute thing. It is covered under the labor laws. That is why administration watches it like a hawk. Punch in early, you should get paid for OT. Punch out early, you get docked for 15 minutes.
    where ever I have worked before this it has been seven minutes.

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    where I work they pay by the minute. I think that 7 minute thing is left over from paper and pencil payroll.