Working with a nurse who isn't allowed to admin narcotics? - page 3

by squatmunkie_RN

I lady I work with got in legal trouble, didn't report it to the board when renewing her license and now is on probation with the board. According to the files on the board's website she isn't allowed to touch any scheduled meds.... Read More


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    Where I work, they just put the no narc nurses as charge. Our charges don't take patients and there are plenty of others around to witness for the nurses that need it.
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    Quote from jennilynn
    Where I work, they just put the no narc nurses as charge. Our charges don't take patients and there are plenty of others around to witness for the nurses that need it.
    Um I dont know how I feel about that. Charge should be someone who's judgment can be relied on. And even if we are all human and make mistakes i'd question the judgement of a nurse found guilty of diversion....
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    I know, right?
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    Quote from squatmunkie_RN
    I don't think she can pull narcs from the Pyxis. But I've seen other illegal things she's done on the floor relating to narcs. The NM and I are not on good terms, she most likely wouldn't believe me. The person involved in the illegal narc distribution with her is a fave of the NM. That persons word would be taken over mine, and I don't have any proof of what I saw either. I think I'm going to keep quiet and wait for the s to hit the fan. It's coming.
    Hold up, you saw on the state board's website but you don't have proof of what you saw? If you aren't on good terms with your NM, perhaps just drop a line to HR. I don't know if that's how it works, but you would think HR would check any nurses for disciplinary actions against their licenses.
    I have worked with someone who had a restriction against giving narcs. We just made the best of the situation at the time.
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    This nurse expects a lot for nothing in return. She needs to be spoken to and what your expectations are to assist her that she can continue working. If you are not tight with your manager there is always a compliance hot line that staff can call anonymously. It maybe helpful to get the word out. Another thing is if you have addressed it with your manager it can be escalated up to the CNO. They are ultimately responsible for nursing!
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    Quote from blackvans1234
    Bad nurse: Hey squatmonkie, can you give narcs to the patient in 403 and 404?
    Squatmonkie: Sure, while i'm doing that can you round on my patient in 408 and retake the vitals on 412?

    You scratch my back, i'll scratch yours.
    Why did you label her "bad nurse"?
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    Quote from OCNRN63
    Why did you label her "bad nurse"?
    If she is expecting everyone else to pick up her slack,without helping anyone else, then yes. It is not the narc restriction that causes he to be seen that way, it is her lack of being forthright and lack of picking up her own slack.
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    Quote from OCNRN63
    Why did you label her "bad nurse"?
    The same reason santa makes a naughty list and a nice list.
    If I had her SS number I would've used that instead.
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    Quote from jennilynn
    Where I work, they just put the no narc nurses as charge.
    Say whaaa? Expediency trumps intelligence with management. Every time.


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