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  1. Positive drug test letter from BON
    You need to see if your current state has an impaired program and get in it ASAP. You are in major jeopardy of having your license supsended or pulled. Those actions will follow you and haunt you....
    7:39 pm
    Forum: Nurses / Recovery
  2. Have you had to be swabbed/cultured?
    I have been swabbed twice in 14 years due to patient issues. Wasn't a big deal. I was more than happy that someone was looking out for themselves or me. I got a couple of days off with pay and free...
    7:52 am
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  3. Joint Commission is a Joke...
    Nope. They consider them a medication and no medications are allowed in pockets. At my hospital that includes alcohol wipes.
    7:46 am
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  4. blood test
    Ya think? When one is under a contract they are to remain absence from all mind altering chemicals. Why would you think you could drink wine while under a contract?
    Jul 18
    Forum: Nurses / Recovery
  5. Nurses Who Are Being Tested for Alcohol
    If the nurse is in a recovery program the answer is NO. Anything that is considered mind altering is a NO NO.
    Jul 18
    Forum: Nurses / Recovery
  6. Can you test while on vaca?
    CoC = Chain of Custody
    Jul 17
    Forum: Nurses / Recovery
  7. Use of RX medicines
    Sorry to hear this. Georgia does have an Intervention Program GNA Intervention Program - Georgia Nurses Association/Foundation . This link should help you.
    Jul 17
    Forum: Nursing and Patient Medications
  8. Can you test while on vaca?
    We use Affinity here in Florida also. We test with Lab Corp. Test cost about $42. a drop. We have to use CoC's if we have to go to a different lab or have to test out of state.
    Jul 17
    Forum: Nurses / Recovery
  9. Use of RX medicines
    Are you 100% sure of this? The reason I ask is because if there is ANY doubt before hand the end results of jumping the gun can and eill be life shattering. Now with that said Why do you believe...
    Jul 17
    Forum: Nursing and Patient Medications
  10. Can you test while on vaca?
    In all honesty it depends on your state and the program. The best person to answer this would be your case worker. I know in Florida's IPN program we have to summit a interruption of monitoring and...
    Jul 16
    Forum: Nurses / Recovery
  11. correct placement of sq Lovenox
    Incorrect. Upper Arms and Tighs.
    Jul 15
    Forum: Nursing and Patient Medications
  12. FLORIDA NURSES
    Where about in South Florida. I am on the SW side and I am sorry to say nursing is a b*tch here. We have 1 hospital system that ownes the area and if you don't play nicely in their circus you...
    Jul 12
    Forum: Florida Nursing
  13. States with no income tax?
    I have lived in Florida for 40+ years. I have been a tax payer for a good 25 of those years. Your question is extremely open and confusing. When you say "Income Taxes", I think Federal Income...
    Jul 12
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  14. Alcohol screening?
    Ok. Sorry if this comes off wrong, rude or whatever. Why don't you call your caseworker up and ask if it's ok to drink alcohol while being monitored. See what their answer is. Sorry, but I am...
    Jul 12
    Forum: Nurses / Recovery
  15. A little concerned
    It's the chocolate causing the positive results. Awesome teaching skill though. In the hospital I work for only doctors can read the result. Only time nursing is involved is to collect the sample and...
    Jul 10
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  16. Capnography help
    What State/Country are you in? I personally think doing Capnography on a nursing floor is a bit over board. I have only seen it done in the OR or in a handful of ICU cases in my career.
    Jul 10
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  17. Help self reported to pap in wi and don't want to sign contract
    I honestly don't see how they can tell you that you can not leave the country. You really need to speak to your case manager and explain about your travels. Wish you the best of luck.
    Jul 6
    Forum: Nurses / Recovery
  18. Help self reported to pap in wi and don't want to sign contract
    In Florida. No signing of the contract equal BON referal. Also, 3 years isn't that bad. Many folks get a 5 year contract. Personally I would sign it and do what is asked of me.
    Jul 5
    Forum: Nurses / Recovery
  19. Does your hospital have a cutoff time for discharges?
    The hospital I worked for discharged 24 hrs a day. Didn't matter if a patient was completely set up for home health (if ordered) or not. I remember driving a patient home once because they had no one...
    Jul 2
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  20. Any military spouses?
    I am not in the military, but my son is. I know his last station had civilians working at the hospital. Most of them are spouses of the solider. If at all possible try to look into. Or the VA. ...
    Jul 2
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  21. Student monitoring
    Hoping the best for you. But why question is. If the case as dismissed and charges were dropped, how did they find out?
    Jun 29
    Forum: Nurses / Recovery
  22. Help! Relocating from WI to FL
    It honestly depends in where in Florida you are heading too. Could you give us a bit of a general location?
    Jun 27
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  23. When to inform
    In Florida it is basically the same. No sense in trying to fight it. After spending nearly 10K I still ended up with a 5 year contract and had my license suspended for 1 year. I had 2 evaluators...
    Jun 27
    Forum: Nurses / Recovery
  24. Silly nursing license question
    In Florida we still get a paper license and a wallet size one. I have only signed the wallet.
    Jun 27
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  25. Telephone order?
    You are correct. You never write an order you did not hear from the doctor. Whom ever spoke with the doctor for the morphine order should be the one writing that order. You only write what you...
    Jun 23
    Forum: Nursing and Patient Medications


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