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  1. What is your current LPN salary
    I have two jobs. Mental Health/Drug Detox facility - $16.49/hr +benefits. PRN in a LTC care facility - $23.50/hr. Charlotte, NC
    May 9
    Forum: LPN / LVN Corner
  2. question about withdrawal protocols!
    I work in a mental health/drug detox clinic. We use the COWS for opiate withdrawal & once the client scores a 13 or higher, we use suboxone (naloxone + buprenorphine) to treat withdrawals. Within 30...
    Mar 21
    Forum: Addictions Nursing
  3. Is a drug rehab position good for new lpns?
    That clinic sounds awful. I work in a detox/mental health clinic and this is my first LPN job. The job is pretty easy, but my main concern is that I don't get to use many of my nursing skills. I...
    Oct 15, '13
    Forum: LPN / LVN Corner
  4. How am I going to pay for RN school
    Community college is definitely cheaper. Fortunately for me, Pell grant has covered everything up to this point & I'm hoping it will cover the ADN program as well. I'm working on my last...
    Oct 15, '13
    Forum: LPN / LVN Corner
  5. Visitation during detox?
    We have a new site director and some of us were discussing this with her and telling her what we've witnessed during visitations and the risks involved. She agreed that visitation is not a good idea,...
    Oct 15, '13
    Forum: Addictions Nursing
  6. Klonopin
    Yes, it shows up as a benzo
    Oct 3, '13
    Forum: Addictions Nursing
  7. Advice for dealing with addicts?
    Ok, if I came off sounding like I'm judging my clients, I am not. I can assure you that my supervisor has shown me numerous comments clients have put in our comment box to show their appreciation...
    Sep 28, '13
    Forum: Addictions Nursing
  8. What other routes can I take as an LVN?
    Have you considered drug rehab or mental health? That's what I do. I was hired straight out of LPN school.
    Sep 23, '13
    Forum: LPN / LVN Corner
  9. Nurse -Patient Staffing Ratio
    The facility I work in is a non-profit, acute detox/mental health stabilization unit. We often take involuntary committed clients for suicidal ideations. We have 16 beds & are full most of the time....
    Sep 23, '13
    Forum: Addictions Nursing
  10. Protect Your Patients When Giving Promethazine (Phenergan)
    My clinic gives a lot of phenergan IM. This is my first job & I don't think we covered phenergan IM in school. The only IM's I gave in clinical were vaccines to the deltoid. So, that was my go to...
    Sep 17, '13
    Forum: Nursing and Patient Medications
  11. Visitation during detox?
    I agree with both of you! I just wish my superiors would get more serious about actually trying to help people and be less concerned with making the clients happy. They seem completely ignorant to...
    Sep 7, '13
    Forum: Addictions Nursing
  12. Visitation during detox?
    Do you think it's a good idea for a detox clinic to have visitation? Our clients are with us 7 days max. Phone times are twice a day and visitation twice a week. Our facility is VERY small and...
    Sep 4, '13
    Forum: Addictions Nursing
  13. Advice for dealing with addicts?
    This is EXACTLY what I'm trying to do. Thank you TriciaJ. When I originally posted this tread, I was brand new to this job. I have dealt with addicts before this position, but as a family member;...
    Sep 4, '13
    Forum: Addictions Nursing
  14. Got interview for methadone clinic!
    I work at a suboxone clinic, and I'm not sure how I feel about the methodone clinic here. We get a lot of people who want to detox from the methodone, but we can't help them because our protocol is...
    Jun 15, '13
    Forum: Addictions Nursing
  15. LPN Student
    I'm a new LPN and I was hired into a mental health/drug detox clinic right after graduation. This clinic doesn't require any certification and employs more LPNs than RNs.
    May 22, '13
    Forum: Addictions Nursing
  16. Suboxone drug screen question...
    Thank you!!
    Apr 26, '13
    Forum: Addictions Nursing
  17. Suboxone drug screen question...
    We do a COWS scale before starting our clients on suboxone, and once they start, the protocol lasts for 5 days. They begin with 4mg BID, and taper down to 2mg 1x on the last day. This client was on...
    Apr 26, '13
    Forum: Addictions Nursing
  18. WHAT are "bath salts"?????
    I was looking up some addiction info and came across this page on bath salts: What is Bath Salts Abuse
    Apr 23, '13
    Forum: Addictions Nursing
  19. Suboxone drug screen question...
    At my clinic, we use suboxone to detox from opiates(inpatient). I was under the impression, that since the suboxone blocks the opiate receptors in the brain, any opiates in the clients system will...
    Apr 23, '13
    Forum: Addictions Nursing
  20. WHAT are "bath salts"?????
    The detox clinic I work at won't accept anyone who admits to using bath salts. Our doctor/medial director says they're very dangerous and unpredictable and can do permanent damage & we cannot safely...
    Apr 20, '13
    Forum: Addictions Nursing
  21. CIWA woes
    I work in a mental health/detox clinic & we see a lot of people for ETOH detox. They are all put on the librium protocol which includes B vitamins & neurontin to prevent seizures. Many are also put...
    Feb 18, '13
    Forum: Addictions Nursing
  22. Advice for dealing with addicts?
    Thanks, sharpiemom. Our doctor frequently orders neurontin for our detox clients while in our care to prevent seizures, ease pain, & help with mood stabilization. She has no hx of seizures, so I...
    Jan 15, '13
    Forum: Addictions Nursing
  23. Advice for dealing with addicts?
    "We don't want you to suffer, but unfortunately detox isn't pain-free. We're trying to help you learn to live without these meds." That's good. I'll have to use that one. One of the clients...
    Jan 15, '13
    Forum: Addictions Nursing
  24. Where does one find a job in addictions nursing?
    I'm a new grad working in a detox/mental health clinic. I found this job by word of mouth. They didn't advertise, so I called the clinic to ask if they were hiring new grad LPNs and was instructed to...
    Jan 15, '13
    Forum: Addictions Nursing
  25. Advice for dealing with addicts?
    I'm in a detox clinic & this is my first nursing job & first experience in addictions. We have standing PRN orders for 25mg Vistaril Q6H PRN, Phenergen (must see vomit),75-150mg Trazodone for sleep...
    Jan 15, '13
    Forum: Addictions Nursing


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