Drug Abuse Among Us?? - page 15

Am I that nieve?? A nurse on my unit was arrested for"drug diversion" Is this rampant among us?? I know we have all taken the occasional tylenol from work, but controlled substances ??... Read More

  1. by   happy&healthy
    Quote from PHTLS
    This is precisely why I hesitate counting meds if I can and let the RN's count (I don't always get away with this). And if I take out controlled meds, I do it with licensed people in the med room with me.
    Pardon me for asking, but I fail to understand how you can be "counting, and taking out Controlled, narcotic, drugs" - without being licensed to do so.

    Unless you are a government employee, like in the Military ? -

    How's this for a sane idea: What if we were to simplify life, and just choose to rely on far less drugs to begin with, like "some immunizations, some antibiotics, some other Emergency meds, and some analgesics". Might that serve to eliminate most of the abuses spiraling out of control now?

    What do you think?
  2. by   GLORIAmunchkin72
    Quote from Cheerfulsong
    Pardon me for asking, but I fail to understand how you can be "counting, and taking out Controlled, narcotic, drugs" - without being licensed to do so.

    Unless you are a government employee, like in the Military ? -

    How's this for a sane idea: What if we were to simplify life, and just choose to rely on far less drugs to begin with, like "some immunizations, some antibiotics, some other Emergency meds, and some analgesics". Might that serve to eliminate most of the abuses spiraling out of control now?

    What do you think?
    I feel so lucky. An occasional aspirin is all that I'm willing to take. But we all know that that can all change as we get older and getting your prescriptions would be as routine as getting your groceries.
  3. by   happy&healthy
    Originally Posted by Cheerfulsong:
    How's this for a sane idea: What if we were to simplify life, and just choose to rely on far less drugs to begin with, like "some immunizations, some antibiotics, some other Emergency meds, and some analgesics". Might that serve to eliminate most of the drug-Abuses spiraling out of control now?

    What do you think?
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    Quote from MUNCHKINgloria72
    I feel so lucky. An occasional aspirin is all that I'm willing to take. But we all know that that can all change as we get older and getting your prescriptions would be as routine as getting your groceries.
    Yes, each of us fortunate in escaping life-threatening injuries, can consider ourselves lucky, or Blessed - right.

    And yes, like you, I only agree to a 1/2 Naproxyn (otc), rarely for Nurse-related headaches.

    but "Chronic-prescriptions"?, you must be joking !

    As I am headin' towards 60, my list of new toys keeps right on growing, foremost with 'replacing my iceskates' right on top along with more ice-time with coach. She says "geeze, if everybody lived as a happy eternal optimist like you - our world would be lots more enjoyable".
    Evidently, *staying perpetually youthfull* is a matter of MIND pretty exclusively. Think about it. And then, while you're at it - determine to live your life so full of FUN, Gloria

    that you literally will have no time, to waste on the rot of getting "older".
  4. by   goxy
    PLEASE, can someone explain me what is PIXIS system you talk about? How does it looks like? And where it can be applied (in what wards)? What are advantages of it? Disadvantages (if there are some)?

    THANKS!
  5. by   caroladybelle
    Quote from goxy
    PLEASE, can someone explain me what is PIXIS system you talk about? How does it looks like? And where it can be applied (in what wards)? What are advantages of it? Disadvantages (if there are some)?
    PYXIS is a mechanical computerized medicine cabinet in the USA. It limits access to meds in such a way by requiring either passwords or fingerprints as to pinpoint who had access to narcotics and where counts came up in error. Because of that, there are generally fewer narcotic counts required.
  6. by   TalldiNY
    In tghe Air Force we called this being promoted to the level of your incompetence. I am sure that as an administrator with a substance abuse problem she was just Jim dandy in her job wasn't she.
  7. by   squeakykitty
    Quote from boopchick
    I worked with a nurse today who refused to waste/sign off 2 used duragesic patches with me....stated it was her policy not to because she feels it's an insult to her ...??!! I had to ask the unit manager to waste them with me....
    Hmmmmmm??
    Wonder why this was an "insult"?:redlight:

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