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    Nurse practitioner arrested in opioid pill mill

    Tramadol is more euphoric than other opiates and opioid meds for some people. It also has antidepressant actions and is similar in chemical structure to Effexor.
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    Nursing is not what it is made out to be..

    You are the exception. I have never been targeted by bully nurses but I have seen them in action in every facility I have ever worked.
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    What does your nursing career repair bill say about you?

    Would have become a pharmacist or anything but a nurse.
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    Certified addict nurse able to report nurse patient?

    Addiction does not mean practicing impaired. You can be addicted and not use while practicing.
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    Certified addict nurse able to report nurse patient?

    That is terrible and I can't imagine how it is not a HIPAA violation. As a psych nurse I have cared for nurses detoxing from drugs and alcohol and know of no such requirement. What a deterrent to getting help.
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    Damned if you do/don't

    If the asked her a direct question regarding the wound what was she supposed to say? I think you were correct. I would not feel comfortable withholding information.
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    I Lost My Baby And My Phone!

    People just want to be heard and understood. What's unfortunate is that the nurses on her unit were probably so overloaded with meaningless documentation requirements that they don't have time to provide person centered care.
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    Helping patients kill themselves

    That's the point though. Will providers that have moral objections to these practices be either forced to participate or give up their medical careers? I believe that that people have the right to end their lives in the face of suffering however; no practitioner should be legally mandated to provide these services.
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    Pet peeve

    There are very intelligent people with written language difficulties that make even using spell check ineffective at times. Try to understand that you experiences are not everyone else's and some are doing the best they can given their circumstances.
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    Disrespectful patient

    There are also research chemicals like Etizolam that are analogues of known benzodiazepines available OTC that wouldn't show up on any UDS.
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    Disrespectful patient

    Psychiatric patients don't behave as you expect they should and to challenge him at that point was not only useless but dangerous. Why escalate?? What do you hope to gain?
  12. Good choice. It makes no difference to your career if you Mason or Georgetown but if makes a big difference in you bank account.
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    Should I say something?

    She always assumes the charge roll when she works so she would use that as cover for looking at all the patient charts
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    Should I say something?

    I work on a Behavioral health unit with a female coworker who constantly makes inappropriate sexual comments targeting male nurses during shift report in front of me. They often include innuendos that point toward questioning their sexual orientation. This nurses is vindictive and the male nurses don't want targets on their backs as she comes to work two hours early and pours over everyone's documentation in the break room and they think she would look for "mistakes" to use to sabotage them to management in retaliation if they confront her and she would. Should I bite the bullet and say something to her and risk her wrath or bypass her and talk to our director?
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    Reckless Speeding in VA--Will this affect employment?

    Go to court wearing scrubs and plead your case and positive record. The will reduce it in Virginia. No I don't think it should be a problem if you reveal it.
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    Reckless Speeding in VA--Will this affect employment?

    They will knock it down to simple speed given your driving record.