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  • ICNDonna
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    Okay --- I'm not a nurse and don't know all the laws in the area of drugs. What I do know from working in Nursing Administration at a major hospital for many years is that nurses do at times need prescription pain medications and may take them. What they can't do is take meds from any medication storage area in any hospital. If a nurse needs to take medications during duty hours, the nurse needs to talk with the immediate supervisor and needs to be sure the meds he or she needs are in a prescription container with the nurse's name, the name of the medication, and the name of the prescribing physician.

    Hope this helps.
    Donna

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  • ldwall
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    Boy you raise some good questions......I will be done with my BS in health services/education in the spring, and will be going on for my masters in Nutrition/Dietician.........wonder how we find those answers......I would like to work in a hospital setting, and now I am wondering about perscription drugs on the job. I will poke around and see if I can find a place to find answers.......will let you know. Lisa

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  • adrienne
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    Nursing School

    I am currently going to school to become a nurse. I am still taking the "prep" classes. However I am not sure what you have to do in the actual RN part. I know part of the classes are in the class and "on the job". I am worried if I have to work in an ER or something. I plan to go into Psych. nursing and oncology. I think that is feasible with IC. The ER won't be if I am in a flare. I also don't know what the laws are re meds. Can you take pain meds while working? I have all these questions. I have made a few calls to meet with the head of the nursing dept as well as the local civil rights law office. So, I am just waiting to see what my options are!! Anyone know about this stuff???
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