(Closed) Please help, nurse Bees: Is it OK that my friend brought home drugs?

posted 5 years ago in Wellness
Post # 2
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: April 2015

HUGE red flag. I am not a nurse, but I work with them, and meds do not leave our cabinet unless they are properly signed out and given to a client to take AS PRESCRIBED

ETA: I guess ER is a bit different, we’re outpatient, and that would not happen here.

Post # 3
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: Demetries

Those are harmless if he is an ER nurse he most likely had them in his pocket as he was administering them and just threw the emptys in his pocket nurses use pockets to carry supplies in a hurry if they don’t have a cart close by. It’s not the proper way, but I wouldn’t be concerned IMO. If he is worried have him ask his friend What’s going on directly.

Post # 4
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Newbee
  • Wedding: August 2015

Seconding what PP said, especially because he is an ER nurse. I have plenty of ER nurse friends who leave with vials of meds, syringes, etc in their pockets at the end of the day. I make a point of emptying my pockets before I go home for that very reason. I would only be worried if they were controlled substances.

Post # 5
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: September 2015

I don’t think it’s anything to worry about since he is an ER nurse. I’m sure he just threw them in his pocket after administering them. I would be worried if he was bringing home vials of morphine or dilaudid, but that’s not the case. I have forgotten to empty out my pockets and brought home needles and such also. No big deal. I’m sure he carries extra in his pockets while working. 

Post # 7
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: May 2013

I agree with PPs, I’m not a nurse, but I know quite a bit of pharmacology, and these are simply not medications people could abuse even if they wanted to. They are allergy meds and heartburn drugs, so you couldn’t do anything other than elicitly stop some hayfever with them 🙂 

Post # 8
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Newbee
  • Wedding: August 2015

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whitemochi622:  You are definitely

over thinking this. It’s sweet that you’re concerned about him but he’s probably just disorganized guy who threw his work related trash in a drawer instead of the trash can.

Post # 9
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: September 2015

Maybe he collects empty vials? Haha I don’t know, I’ve seen weirder things. If you’re still concerned, just ask him about it. 

Post # 11
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: May 2015 - backyard wedding!!

Those mess are: benadryl, reglan, phenergan and lidocaine. Stuff that is VERY commonly used in the ER. Sometimes you just shove meda you need to give a second dose in your pocket – especially if it’s not a narcotic. 

Post # 12
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: Demetries

Maybe he feels weird about just throwing out meds and syringes in the trash like he would get in trouble.

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