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What is a "70 nurse"?

I am a court reporter and the following term came up in the deposition of an LPN working at a long-term care facility when she was describing her daily duties.  [After completing rounds] "my 70 nurse counts the medications."  She was describing the person in charge of transferring custody of narcotics and other controlled substances at the change of shift.  I think maybe she was referring to a statute or code number,  Even though her English was heavily accented, I am quite sure that is the phrase she used.  Can anyone tell me if this is the correct nomenclature.  This is a facility in New Jersey.

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In 35 years of nursing I have never heard of this term. Could it be a typo or an abbreviation? Has anyone asked the institution employing this LPN what it means? It may be a term that only the LPN's institution uses.

The year 1970?  Was she born in that year?  Maybe she still wears a nurse's cap and acts like a nurse from the 1970's.

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The witness was actually saying "my SECONDARY nurse".  As I mentioned, her English was heavily accented.  Thanks, all, for attempting to help me out!

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