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  1. BlondieRN19

    CoWorker using a patient's medication

    I've been a full-time practicing RN since 1989. Stealing is never right. Integrity is doing the right thing even when nobody is watching. And I am so glad that none of my loved ones live in Texas if the nursing care is so poor there that the Texas BON is overflowing with reports. All I was asking is if witnessing this meant that I would be mandated to report it to the BON. In all my years of practice, I've never worked with someone who would steal something meant for a patient.
  2. BlondieRN19

    CoWorker using a patient's medication

    I was asking if I would be "mandated" to report this to the BON. That does not equate to your "strong desire". And not all of us have done something "boneheaded" that was worthy of a report to the BON. I am educated in my state's NPA, my hospital's policies as well as the mission and vision, not to mention what can be considered assault and battery if I were to have forcibly prevented her from stealing. She is not my nurse manager, my charge nurse nor my supervisor. She earned her degree/RN license just as I earned mine. She has every right to disrespect her license and professionalism if she so chooses. She does not practice under my license; in no way would I be held accountable for her actions. It seems as though your ridiculous response was meant to intimidate me. I've been an RN far too long. Perhaps you are better off giving your advice to the newly licensed nurse who may not know any better and lacks experience in the nursing workforce. Just sayin'...
  3. BlondieRN19

    CoWorker using a patient's medication

    My RN coworker took prescription ointment from a patient diagnosed with scabies and used it on herself, fearing she would be exposed and did not want to take scabies home to her family. She had no signs/symptoms of scabies, just very nervous. Am I mandated to report this to the BON? Management and pharmacy staff are aware, but because she is well-liked (and they often socialize/party together outside of work), there has been no discipline. Seems like this is a case of diversion and working outside the scope of practice, as this was a prescription medication. Management recently reported a different coworker to BON accusing her of "neglect" because she accessed internet on work computer . Doesnt seem fair to me. Your thoughts, please?

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