SouthernPoint replied to NextGen's topic in Nursing
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 to pick them up and couldn't afford a taxi.
Our hospital one year offered employees a gift card to a local grocery store for a "Christmas Gift". It wasn't really posted anywhere that this would be happening. Well Christmas, New Years and the Superbowl came and went. Then somewhere one of the b...
SouthernPoint replied to Jasper676's topic in Medications
Somethings sounds off here. If you are using the pyxis this is how the company explained it to us.
Order = 0.5mg (controlled substance).
Pyxis = 1mg (controlled substance).
Difference of 0.5mg (which is your waste).
I (the giving nurse) si...
SouthernPoint replied to Adele_Michal7's topic in Recovery
She has 2 DUI's? She will get busted sooner or later. She could end up loosing her license all together. It is her job to report arrest and DUI's to her state. I know in Florida they are slowly getting to it but they are doing back ground checks. Als...
SouthernPoint replied to nursej22's topic in Nursing
No. You were not out of line. In my opinion the nurse passing the patient to you was out of line.
Handing off orders without a patients information on them is a safety issue just waiting to happen.
If you as the nurse would have just placed th...
SouthernPoint replied to skinnedknee's topic in Recovery
It seems like you have something else going on in your life that you need to get a good control on. It is good that you are aware of your issue's, but don't create more problems for yourself. These are all questions you need to contact your caseworke...
SouthernPoint replied to EmmaLynnSmithRN's topic in Recovery
1st people need to relize that NO ONE had to hire you, just because you might fit a slot.
Many places these day fine that someone taking a potenial addictive medication is a liability and they want nothing to do with the person.
Yes, it is sad ...
SouthernPoint replied to Junebug59's topic in Recovery
My health insurance pays for my therapist. As for the UDS's you have to pay for that yourself. I know of some nurse's who have to see an addictionologist and their health insurance covers that. What are you looking for the insurance to cover?