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KyBeagle ASN

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KyBeagle has 27 years experience as a ASN and specializes in ED RN and Case Manager.

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    Release for secondary supervisor IPN

    Not sure how IPN operates but I can tell you about the KY BON KARE Program. Within 2-3 weeks of beginning a new job, the KARE case Manager did reach out & communicate with the supervisor of my department. My KARE Case Manager ensured that my supervisor had a copy of the KARE contract, was aware & it $ any stipulations that I may have had, & asked if the supervisor or hospital had any questions. My supervisor also had to sign a KARE form, verifying that my employer had a copy of my KARE contract on file. KARE also required that I sign one general release of info for any providers that I see (MD, dentists, specialists, therapist, etc.). However, when I actually see a provider, they must sign a form stating that they are aware that I’m in the KARE program & in recovery, & that they have a copy of the contract on file (this Form is one time signature from each provider that I see, the first time that I actually see them). If I receive any prescriptions, the provider must also sign a Prescription record form, and write the meds prescribed, —name, date, strength,, quantity, diagnosis, & number of refills. If I take any OTC meds that aren’t “approved” (Benadryl for allergies , DM cough syrup, if sick, etc.) they must also be written on the prescription record form & sent to the KARE program for my file. They do not routinely call the provider. However, I have read some of the public discipline cases. If the KARE Case Manager believes something is “fishy”, they will call & talk to staff & provider and get a copy of the medical records. Regarding the case that I read, the nurse was positive for a controlled medication & didn’t have a prescription on file. She had already had issues in the program. She said in this case, she had just seen the doctor & received the prescription but she was still waiting for the provider to complete her Prescription record form. She did did turn the form with a order date that was BEFORE the UDS. However, the CM was suspicious & called the office. Apparently, the office visit & RX was actually 2-3 days AFTER the UDS. The office staff had filled out the prescription record for the docto, & just had her sign it. However, the nurse had asked them to BACK DATE the form to the day before her UDS. So— she didn’t have a prescription ar the time of her UDS- CAUGHT!!
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    AG’s office??

    I’m not sure when the AG is involved. I’ve seen a lot of posts on this site that reference the AG being involved with their cases. I self-reported & entered KY’s 5 year KARE program in 2014. The AG was not notified by the BON & (thankfully) wasn’t involved in my case. And yes, I had been terminated for diverting Dilaudid from the hospital Pyxis.
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    Kentucky Board KARE

    Whenever you get the required # of posts (I think it’s 15), feel free to PM me! I would be happy to answer any questions! I look back & wish that I had a “seasoned” KY peer to talk to when I entered the program. Don’t look at it as 5 years...just one day at a time. You CAN do this, rnsam92!!!
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    Kentucky Board KARE

    I was not. I self-reported to the board (after rightfully being terminated by my employer) & voluntarily enrolled in the confidential monitoring program. My employer offered to wait 1-2 days before reporting me to the KY BON so that I could self-report & avoid the (very public) disciplinary route. I took advantage of the offer so I wouldn’t have a permanent mark on my license.
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    Kentucky Board KARE

    Yes. There was a 3 week lapse between meeting with the KARE director & signing my agreement 10/21/14) then meeting my assigned CM (11/17/14). Affinity selected me to test twice before I met my CM. In fact, I was “selected” to test within 1-2 days after activating my Affinity account! I’m sure that they wanted a “baseline” UDS upon entering the program.
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    11 hours and 30 minutes til my final check in

    Whoo Hoo! Congrats! It must be a heck of a feeling to check in & have an inactive testing account!!! Now- what to do with all that extra money each month?!?!?!
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    Scared.. but not guilty!

    Whew! Awesome! I have 90 days left. Holding my breath that nothing like this happens to me.
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    Scared.. but not guilty!

    Could we get another update? I’m in KARE. Very curious about your outcome!
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    11 hours and 30 minutes til my final check in

    Congrats! Wow! You certainly faced stressors but hung right in there! KUDOS! As of today....exactly 90 days left for me!
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    Countdown roll call

    I’ve “enjoyed” this forum immensely since my inclusion in this select group in 2014 (KARE). By “enjoyed”, I simply mean by periodically going through the forum, reading posts about similar concerns, questions, frustrations, fears, etc. and knowing that I’M NOT ALONE. I’ve mainly read posts, occasionally responding & even asking questions (such as when I was midway thru my KARE contract & needed advice on approaching a dentist about my contract). I feel like I know so many of you- even though you haven’t really heard from me. I’ve still felt very supported & knew that others were just a few clicks away. I’m completing my 5 yr contact soon...95 days. Set a “countdown app” on my phone at 120 days. Became excited!!! And , then- Whew! Affinity does NOT want me to enjoy this! SIX tests in SEVEN weeks! What the heck! All negative. Compliant throughout the past 4 years 9months (w/one Dilute earlier in the whole period). So- instead of ENJOYING the countdown phase, I think my anxiety & paranoia has intensified! I’ve been SO cautious the past few years about inadvertent etg in food/aerosols, hidden poppy seeds, etc. Now my paranoia has intensified X 10 that something will happen in the last little stretch. (Like- Does Affinity have spyware on my phone & KNOW I set a countdown App, LOL! Such paranoia)! I almost feel like Affinity is on a witch hunt to find something if they do enough screens, so I can sign up for another 5 years of testing with them! I’m a pretty positive person. I’m one that needed KARE, was an appropriate candidate, appreciate it & have benefited from the structured program (my heart goes out to some of you that obviously shouldn’t have been in the standard program. I’ve read your stories). I’m sober & in a nursing position that I greatly enjoy. But DANG! This increase in testing, decrease in my bank account, is enough to change my happy personality into a paranoid, anxious, negative being! Congrats to everyone counting down!
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    Scared.. but not guilty!

    Fergij, Please keep us updated! This is a scary situation that could happen to any of us. Best wishes to you!
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    I’ve been in Kentucky’s KARE program since 2014 (127 days to go)! We use Affinity, too. Since I had one “Dilute” urine last year, I’m ALWAYS checking my results out of paranoia. When the urine had been received by the lab & results aren’t posted yet, I always see a “No-Result” message. I assume that this is the timeframe that the lab is processing it. In fact, I see this message every month because I check the Affinity site numerous times until I see my result! When the test is complete, it will change to Positive, Negative, Dilute, Invalid, etc. Although I’ve been doing this for over 4 1/2 years & KNOW that I’m clean, I still breath a sigh of relief when I see that Negative result posted. I still live in fear of a second “Dilute” or an inadvertent + etg of unknown origin...