sissiesmama replied to Kaylight's topic in Nursing
I haven’t worked on the unit, but I was a patient in that type of unit. I had a PFO repair and was there post procedure. The way the nurse explained it was that after 24 hours of u weren’t able to be d/ced home they transferred the patient to another ICU bed or possibly step down unit.
sissiesmama replied to Nursebry91's topic in Recovery
Hi - not sure what specific restrictions you may get but in Louisiana ours were -
No night shifts, no OT
No ER, ICU, no OR / PACU, no charge
Can't be the only nurse on a unit
No home health or agency work.
I hope this helps you a little.
That's crazy! Like others have said - if someone says they haven't made a med error most likely they aren't being honest.
Try not to be too hard on yourself - it didn't harm the patient, right?
Try not to beat yourself up about the error. As long as you are able to learn from the error that's a biggie. As long as the patient's ok and you report your med error when it happens and not try to cover it up - seems like they wouldn't be too hard on you.
sissiesmama replied to Debfluffy's topic in Recovery
One of the residents at our local teaching hospital got caught with Toradol - I forget the details but she got busted for Medicare fraud - ordered it for a patient and Medicare pd for it - that was the first time I knew someone getting caught for non-narcotics.
Mu hubby and I are both RNs in La and have been through the RNP here - we both started our program in 99 - we had previously worked at the same facility years before we entered the RNP and started dating after we finished our programs.
i have a friend that was diverting while working agency and I'm hoping she can give me a little info that may give u a few ideas.
i know that when I was in the program Louisiana was a lot more "friendly" than some other states - please let me know how things are going - if I can give u info at all I'll be glad to.
Hang in there!
sissiesmama replied to Kitiger's topic in Recovery
I don't know if this will help you or your friend at all but I can share this with you. When I found out I was going to rehab I had just lost my job and with that I lost my health insurance - I had NOTHING put aside to pay for inpatient treatment.
I found out the only place I would be able to go was our state hospital - they had inpatient treatment that was automatically 28 plus days. I was terrified due to some of the stories I had heard. I was there 29 days, and going there was one of the best decisions I could have made.
When my mom arrived to pick me up and head back home the business office staff told me I had no bill to pay at all - I was very surprised - Mom and I both expected to be paying a large bill.
This was in 1999, and i'm still thankful for that hospital- I have other colleagues who went to other facilities around the state, and some of them found out they would be paying for their treatment for years - some of those went to the "country club" type - I think that facility kind of scared the crap out of me at first and that's probably one reason I am still clean and sober today.
Hope this may help even a little -
Hi! I'm from Louisiana also - we live in north La. My hubby and I both went thru the RNP back in 99 - I'm sure a lot has changed since then. I was caught diverting at work and terminated. -
Sounds like if u can go with the EAP and contract that would be great. Do u know how long u will have to wait before hearing from the BON?