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  1. Narcan for School Nurses?

    Many states like MA and South Carolina have public health initiatives which teaches parents or community members to carey and give narcan. I know the project in the Carolinas was called the "lazarus program". The drug epidemic is rampant, kids toda...
  2. So fed up with my coworker

    Well, there is always the organizations policy? They must have a policy for this situation, how many weekend shifts in a pay period, or holidays? I suggest you take your concerns to management? Fair is fair and if you can not find coverage for a shif...
  3. Dumbest thing a doctor has done/said to you

    Well I've been a patient a lot due to chronic illness. I have had a dr say to me that "I was a drain on resources and stop acting like a baby" I've had a doctor scream in my face "what do you take, we know your on drugs" I had serotonin sickness and...
  4. Tips for Being a Good Patient

    Honestly I know this is a it off topic but I totally agree with not telling anyone you are a nurse. I think other nurses and doctors either assume you know, are nervous about you being critical of how they assess or work, and or assume you need no he...
  5. Tips for Being a Good Patient

    I have had the unfortunate experience of being in the bed and at the bedside. It's hard to hear that your having surgery and your worried about being a "good patient"? The best thing you can do is advocate for your self. I agree that you should stay ...
  6. How long is your commute?

    I agree- you have to really evaluate more than the commute. Work environment, management style, patient ratios. How well did the facility do on their last survey. What about patient satisfaction HCAPS scores. Benefits, 401k? Ability for upward moveme...
  7. Drug seeking- something to ponder

    Thank you. It is a unique experience when you can identify with the patient and the nurse. Its not anything I asked for, this disease has robbed me of over a decade of life and part of my soul. Chronic pain changes you as a human being. Thank you ...
  8. Abandonment if I don't pick up over time shifts??

    Your charge nurse maybe getting the heat for staffing issues too- he/she may have also been told that if she/he can not fill the holes then it would be up to her/him to fill them? It usually rolls down hill. If there is not coverage and no one is wil...
  9. Abandonment if I don't pick up over time shifts??

    In that instance or any instance when you are working short staffed and call for help and get no response, I encourage you to write a safety report. "Unsafe staffing ratios" this is only for your protection, they can not be thrown away or photo copie...
  10. Abandonment if I don't pick up over time shifts??

    You can not abandon patients that are not assigned to you for care. The one thing I would abandon is your job! Just read your own post- " she threatened me..." Sounds like a work environment that is desperate and poor communication. Your feeling, by...
  11. Drug seeking- something to ponder

    "so maybe I would call it something else in order to be taken seriously." That alone sounds judgmental- I wrote this post as an awareness. I read a post from some time ago that was closed and I really think it's an important topic and maybe my story ...
  12. Need to go back in orientation?

    If you don't feel like this job is a good fit, move on. You owe it to each patient to give safe, optimal care and I agree that you need to be kind to yourself and honest and say this isn't working. If anything were to happen you would feel terrible. ...
  13. New to methadone nursing

    Methadone has a bad reputation as far as usage. I know that you will work in a clinic for substance abuse, but pain management uses it often for long term pain management ( instead of fentanyl patches) so don't assume. substance abuse knows no socioe...
  14. Drug seeking- something to ponder

    I have been a nurse for over 20 years and I have seen nursing change over the last 20 years for sure. I obviously am very aware of the rampant drug problem that we are facing. I too have been concerned about if I am a glorified drug pusher until I ha...