Latest Comments by Been there,done that

Latest Comments by Been there,done that

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    "From now on, please no one reply to this thread unless they are a fellow Weirdo like me."
    I have your answer, as I sit around in my underwear making 6 figures writing.
    Somehow , your charming response has lead me not to share.

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    I will be Yelping this

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    Quote from elkpark
    "Have to"? Says who?
    Happy holidays, Feliz navidad, "don't tell me what kind of Christmas to have", worked for me.

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    Not_A_Hat_Person, ton, kmsussman, and 27 others like this.

    You are barking up the wrong tree.
    Nursing didn't change. Corporate health care changed nursing.
    Your unit is obviously understaffed. We all know one CNA for 30 patients is not adequate. Are you aware of the nurse/ patient ratio?

    It was never that I felt passing water and toileting a patient was EVER below me...the MAN kept piling so much responsibility on me, that I could not take on one more task.

    Know your battles, pick them wisely.

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    Sydryth likes this.

    I wanted to make a difference and wanted to make decent money. I still have compassion in my heart.
    I still care, but corporate healthcare beat the hell out of me. I went to the darkside.

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    Here.I.Stand and Sour Lemon like this.

    You need direction from an academic advisor, before you waste more time and $$. You are all over the place regarding your goals.

    I wish you the best... but we are nurses, not academic counselors.

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    SororAKS, WKShadowRN, and sallyrnrrt like this.

    Quote from Asystole RN
    The ability to differentiate between hydromorphone and hydrocodone on the chromatographic assay will depend upon the type of panel they run...5 panel, 5 panel expanded, 7 panel etc. There are metabolite similarities but there are also differences that can be detected.
    Good to know. They've got us by the short hairs.

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    RestlessHeart and SororAKS like this.

    Quote from RiskManager
    Absent the filing of formal charges by the BON, which may be a covered exposure, do you want the underwriters of your insurance policy to know that you are being drug tested for cause by your employer due to erratic behavior? I would be concerned that this information would be used for future underwriting purposes: to non-renew my policy, to cancel my policy, or put me in a high-risk category and therefore be ineligible for insurance.

    PS: I should point out that when I was at the malpractice insurance company, we kept track of this sort of information for these sort of reasons. I have no reason to believe that CNA or ProLiability is any different.
    I bow to your expertise. Just thought she needed all the help she could get.

    I work for an insurance company, I know the deal .Makes perfect sense that ANY insurer should not know if I was screwing up.
    Just wishing her well, as I think we only see the tip of the iceberg.

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    sallyrnrrt likes this.

    Quote from RiskManager
    As I have mentioned before, your malpractice carrier, if any, does not get involved in your workplace issues. Testing positive for opiates or not and any workplace consequences thereto is not an exposure covered by the malpractice policy.
    True, but if she has been acting erratically ...the powers that be may be questioning her clinical judgment. Even if she has not been officially charged with anything ,YET what would be the harm of discussing this with her carrier?

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    It was a good off the cuff answer.
    In the future, you don't owe an answer to a "very personal question" to anybody.
    If someone asked me that, even in the delicate hospice scenario, I would respond with .. " I don't discuss my beliefs in the professional setting."

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    Quote from Ihmbcm
    Thank you all for your condolences. He was my little sweetie, there are no words.
    Yes, I find it very difficult to even get out of bed and shower let alone try to be normal at work. I mean...I still feel like I do my job well and safely. It's just hard.

    So back to the drug test. Say I take it and they say it comes back positive. Which likely it will. Then what?

    To the poster that was concerned about my meds, I don't take them at work. I been on them periodically long before I lost my son.
    If you have taken the Vicodin or the Percocet in the last 90 days, prepare for your follicle test to be positive. Even if you diverted the Dilaudid, the result would be the same, positive for opioids.
    If positive, you would provide a prescription.. valid within the 90 day time frame that the follicle check is looking for. You would be cleared for having opioids in your system, regarding the diversion.
    It would now be up to management , to do what they want ,with the knowledge that you have been taking opioids. I suspect the level of your "erratic" behavior will have much to do with that.
    Again, have you discussed all this with your manager, your lawyer and your malpractice carrier?

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    Quote from Asystole RN
    LinkedIn is not a job board. LinkedIn is a professional networking site so that you can get noticed by the people you want to be noticed by. The advantage for the OP is that she can look at a specific employer and start adding people from that company. She might get lucky and get noticed by someone there.

    I regularly do, and know others who do, scan an applicants LinkedIn and Facebook if possible. The presence or absence and what condition they are in will give a ton of information on that person. It does no harm having a well put together professional profile.

    Cover letters are still very important and gaining popularity in the white collar sector. Cover letters are a sign of professionalism and are indeed read by those who matter. Even if the hiring manager does not read the letter it does the applicant no harm. The nice thing is if the manager receives 20 resumes but 3 letters at least those 3 will stand out.
    I have discussed Linkedin, FB, and cover letters with the people I work with in the corporate setting. This is the information they have relayed to me.

    Are you receiving different information within your corporate setting?

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    nursel56, Sydryth, Lev <3, and 6 others like this.

    Not common at all, you have most excellent ancillary staffing. I bet you even have nursing assistants to clean the buttocks.
    If you were to ever leave this sweet set up, the new facility will train you.

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    Quote from Ruby Vee
    First you clean out the break room refrigerator. Then you announce a potluck with a theme -- posters upthread have had some good ideas for themes. My favorite (night shift) theme was "breakfast." We had an electric griddle that made awesome bacon. (Illegal to bring in crockpots, griddles, etc. but we got away with it on the night shift.) The guys usually volunteered to cook, and we all brought in ingredients: eggs, bread for French toast, bacon, sausage, OJ, etc. YUM! You've just gotta slip the small appliances past management until they go home and have it cleaned up by morning. We also kept a small microwave in the breakroom and hid it under a pile of jackets when management was about.
    " slip the small appliances past management until they go home". Is that like taping the patient's arm band to the bed? There is a reason building services do not allow small appliances to be brought in... It's called safety. I have seen a chafing dish catch fire to the breakroom. The whole floor had to be evacuated.