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    Hurricane and testing

    With Hurricane Dorian creeping up the coast, what happens if I get selected during a mandatory evacuation? I left messages with my case manager, but have not heard back.
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    What does it take to succeed in the ICU?

    I absolutely LOVE critical care and the ICU. My biggest piece of advice is develop excellent self-care practices! You are dealing with pts who can turn in a heartbeat, and potent medications/treatments. No matter how educated, practiced, or experienced you are, if you don't make an effort to practice self-care the stress will sneak up on you. Aside from that: * Hone your assessment skills, head to toe. * Review your vasoactive medications, what to expect vs unexpected, including how the medications affect change when used in combination. * Know your cardiac rhythms, standard and the "not so standard but headed down hill" rhythms. * Questions are your best friends. If you don't know, ask. Even if you do know, ask until you are 100% and you become the one to ask. The rest you can pick up as you go.
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    Returning to work after incident

    Yeah, a clean slate would be nice,. Trying to decide if I have the strength to "face the music" and return. It is, or was, a position I very much enjoyed, with amazing co-workers. I have been told they are holding my position pending the results of thr BON investigation, and am on the fence about returning. For reference, I wasn't caught diverting, but had a bit of a mental health crisis at work. Unfortunately, the BON was notified, recommended the program, and an evaluation. I met with the evaluator, who stated "I see no reason for an addiction or substance use diagnosis, but I would still like to do 1 year of monitoring." I don't use, 3 urine tests and a hair test all negative, yet he recommends 1 year monitoring. SMH.
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    Returning to work after incident

    Just wondering if anyone returned to the same job after accusations or being caught? How did you handle everything, the gossip, broken trust with co-workers, etc? In hindsight, would you do the same or find another position?

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