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    Question about marijuana use as a nurse

    I'm not sure where you live, but in California anyone can get a prescription. There are Drs along the beach I know that have vendors harassing the public outside of their "clinic" to get a prescription for business. As a nurse you should know that there are other drug therapies that are much more effective. Buspar, Klonopin, Xanax. With marijuana you don't always know what's in it, at least with pills you know what's there. Employers can make whatever decision they want, as well as the BON. I've known nurses that have traveled out of country and smoked where it is legal and then failed a drug test. With that in mind, how can you prove your not using it for recreational purposes or in a place/situation where its legal . You can't. If I were you, and wanted a job, I would not be wasting my time on a drug that is contoversial and pushing it when there are clearly other choices.
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    Would you do this?

    A MD would be under obligation for any order he gave, and it would be nursing judgement to give or not give that medication, so the nurse is also obligated in that case. I've worked in Critical Care where patients usually get ill in the odd hours of the night, our MDs would never inhibit their judgement on nights when they were on call, and even if they did, it was our job to know if the orders we recieved were appropriate.
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    Would you do this?

    A MD would be under obligation for any order he gave, and it would be nursing judgement to give or not give that medication, so the nurse is also obligated in that case. I've worked in Critical Care where patients usually get ill in the odd hours of the night, our MDs would never inhibit their judgement on nights when they were on call, and even if they did, it was our job to know if the orders we recieved were appropriate.
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    Would you do this?

    You did receive the order to change medications to po. However, it should have been written at the time the order was taken. You should have ensured that all of the medications had changed accordingly. I wouldn't have falsely written the order in the way that you had done, I would have wrote the order by the facility's policy for backdated orders. My facility usually has us write it as an order clarification. There is such a thing as nursing judgement, however, that doesn't include changing the route of medications and writing orders.
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    Flags on LPN and RN license

    If you are charged with something and it is under your LPN license, does that flag stay with you after you get your RN?