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Old 12-30-2007, 11:41 AM
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There is suddenly a surge of nurses in our area who are getting popped for stealing narcotics from local area hospitals. In addition, there are also an increasing number of nurses who are coming to work under the influence of alcohol and/or controlled substances. Are you also seeing this trend?


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Old 12-30-2007, 09:25 PM
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I'm not sure I'd call it a surge, but a few months ago it was noticed that narcotics were being stolen from several Pyxi on several different floors. So now instead of confirming the count of narcs, we have to enter the count. I haven't heard if that's solved the problem.

As for nurses showing up to work high/drunk/etc... I've never seen it!
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Old 12-31-2007, 02:23 PM
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I have and it's down right scary. I've even written several posts on "Dirty Laundry" and my own blog about it. What's amazing is that sometimes the ones taking the narcotics come out of left field and throw you for a loop because you'd never have guessed that they'd be the ones doing the stealing or the taking.

I suppose I should be glad I have control issues.... I like to be in control of me at all times...so taking narcotics or drinking alcohol doesn't appeal to me in the least.
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Old 01-01-2008, 10:31 AM
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Rarely experience it. But then, in mental health, who wants to steal a box of Clozapine?
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