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  1. jancon201

    Care planning meeting

    yes, you are reviewing the plan of care and the patient's needs. many patients don't stay very long and d/c always begins as soon as they are evaluated. So save yourself and your team some work and if you have someone leaving, call it a care plan meeting.
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    Positive? urine screen

    yes, you were tested for the wellbutrin. If you provided a prescription for this medication to your case manager you will be fine. You are allowed to take medications as long as you have provided the prescription to them. In my case in NJ RAMP we must disclose all of our medications monthly and scan in a copy of the RX. All medications must be approved by RAMP, including blood pressure meds, diabetes meds, cholesterol meds. They need to know what you are taking. The $95 charge is how they make money off of us. You will be paying this twice a month, plus a separate blood test at least once a quarter. Add in the monthly "counseling" at $110 per month and you are looking at average $300-$400 per month for 5 years. Also, Hester --my advice is to not use your real name on here, if that is your real name. Google searches will come up forever and when you get out of RAMP, you'll want to put it behind you.
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    RAMP program question

    Ramp in NJ is 5 years. It does not allow nurses to work in critical care, including Emergency dept. Some nurses will be allowed to work in critical care type positions during their final two years, as long as you go through the program without any glitches. You will need to only work day or evening shift no 11-7. You may be allowed to work a longer shift during the day like a 10 or 12 hour shift. If you have a narcotic restriction, you will have other challenges, although this is usually only for the first 6 months after you start working. You will not be able to work in wound care, because it is home care. The reasoning behind the home care is you need to be directly supervised for the 5 years. Good Luck to you.
  4. speak to your supervisor and advise that person (DON, Administrator) that you are not paid to answer calls on the days you are not working or not on call. You will probably be told that you are responsible 24/7. This is impossible, as we all have a life and these calls should be directed to your supervisor when you are not working or on call.
  5. Can anyone recommend which way to go for an R.N., working in LTC/skilled nursing to pursue certification in Infection Control/prevention. I have searched the threads and found the word "infection" is a very popular word. Thank you for any information!
  6. https://www.chapmanlawgroup.com/hprpclassaction-motiondismiss/ This is the link to the class action lawsuit in Michigan against the abuse of power of their monitoring program.
  7. jancon201


    It's an app similar to facebook but without any restrictions. A lot of people started using it because facebook would block what facebook thinks is offensive, or does not agree with their "standards" or politics. If you join MeWe, make an anonymous profile and search for NJ Ramp. It was just started.
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    There is an anonymous MEWE group named NJ RAMP.
  9. FSSolutions uses or is contracted only with labs that are open from 7am to 2pm and close from 11-12 daily- For Urine testing. (Quest) Some of these labs don't perform "drug testing" until 10 am. Despite providing and writing my donor number on my lab slip, they randomly change the donor/employee number. I had to argue with one place that a "split" specimen was required. (not a single) Recently I was tested and they also spelled my name completely wrong. I was already late for work, and they said I would have to wait for them to re-do it, making me even later. On top of this, I then receive a nasty e-mail from FSS that I need to use my CORRECT DONOR Number. The tests frequently come back dilute or "abnormal" and are followed up with an expensive blood test. Another money making way for FSS. Think about this... you wake up very early and the first thing you have to do is Pee. You check in and are selected for some Option # urine test. So you show up at the lab at 7 am when they open, after having drank water so that you can pee on command at the lab. Avoiding morning coffee until after the test. I can't help it if my urine is dilute at 7 in the morning. When selected for a random blood test you must wait until 7 am to call FSS to see where they will send you for your blood test. Most nurse are already starting their day at work. Many days there is such a high volume that they cannot answer you right away and you get a machine. What???? If we are lucky there is a lab that stays open until 5 pm that will draw your blood. Then you have to hope to get out of work by 3:30 pm and get there in time. One morning I was sent to a lab for blood, I was first to get there at 8 am, and didn't get out of there until almost 10 am. There was no one in front of me. Some of the lab places really don't care and I've even heard one person say "oh, we have another drug test" out loud, in front of the waiting room. I understand that we as addicts have brought this punishment upon ourselves but I think since we are paying for these tests, we should at least be treated in a decent way. RAMP is a money maker. The stress that is caused by this Recovery and Monitoring Program is a joke. Forcing us to attend three 12-step meetings per week on top of a RAMP peer group meeting, while trying to juggle being tested 2-3 times per month is just more stress on people who work stressful jobs already and are trying to stay clean and sober. And all along, we are paying for the lab fees, the peer group meetings. It's all about the $$$$
  10. Fssolutions is a mess. Calls to them are a joke. They send nurses for random blood testing to places hours away, only to get there to find they don't know you are coming, don't have the "kit" and don't know where to send the specimen. This is just great for us in "recovery". They are also good for transfering calls to numbers that you can leave a message at and never get a return call. Good luck with this.
  11. jancon201

    Ramp in NJ

    I have been in RAMP in NJ for about 6 months. I wish you luck.