Spacenurse: Critcial Care Preceptor & Nursing Activist - page 3

spacenurse: critcial care preceptor & nursing activist spent an interesting evening in chat with spacenurse…til 5am a few weeks ago. a staunch nursing supporter, her many threads focus on... Read More

  1. by   pickledpepperRN
    Angie:
    You are a truely great communicator on allnurses.com!
  2. by   BBFRN
    I loved the Bio!

    Spacenurse, you have always stood out as such an interesting person here, and I just love reading your posts. You are a cyber-mentor.
  3. by   ZASHAGALKA
    I don't always agree with you, but I sure love to debate you. I'd love to do that over a few cups of joe someday.

    I can't wait till the '08 threads. . . and OH! Am I ever keeping my storehouse of powder on WH travel office firing Hilliary dry. . .

    But then, there's a room in that storehouse for Keating Five member John McCain as well. . .

    ~faith,
    Timothy.
    Last edit by ZASHAGALKA on Sep 7, '06
  4. by   pickledpepperRN
    Quote from ZASHAGALKA
    I don't always agree with you, but I sure love to debate you. I'd love to do that over a few cups of joe someday.

    I can't wait till the '08 threads. . . and OH! Am I ever keeping my storehouse of powder on Hilliary dry. . .

    But then, there's a room in that storehouse for Keating Five member John McCain as well. . .

    ~faith,
    Timothy.
    Oh I'm not so sure you would like it.
    See I already like you. I'm so controlled with hospital management, bank and insurance employees and such.
    But I only truly argue with people I like. My voice gets high and loud. I bring up past arguments.
    It's no fun. Just ask my husband and sisters!

    Hillary, Mc Cain? Say what you want. They have both disappointed me.

    You got the coffee right. I'm no fun at all drinking. Just go off to sleep.
  5. by   smk1
    nice to learn more about a great member!
  6. by   geekgolightly
    i read your posts every time i come here, spacenurse.
  7. by   Spidey's mom
    Hey spacenurse - California girls rock!


    It was very nice to read more about you - these threads are such a great idea.

    steph
    Last edit by sirI on Mar 23, '08
  8. by   pickledpepperRN
    geekgolightly:
    I learn from and empathize with your posts. You prove your caring patient advocacy. I think we've had many similar nursing experiences.

    Steph! They only wish they could be California girls like us - tall, thin, blond, always at the beach!
  9. by   av8er7
    Hey Spacenurse! That is awesome--you being a part of the Safe Staffing Law--great achievement. Moreover, having the fight to put 12 years into it too. How did you feel upon the law passing?
  10. by   pickledpepperRN
    I was one of thousands.
    In October of 1999 when the governor signed the law I thought it would go into effect in January.
    Well we had more letter writing, town hall meetings, and three hearings first.
    Then the Hospital Association filed a lawsuit claiming they didn't know what "At all times" meant!
    They thought patients sleep at night. Or get well at 7:00 pm and become ill again at 7:00 am.
    We had to go to class and then educate our colleagues.

    It sure is worth it. Knowledge plus unified action on the unit is power. Our patients benefit. And we are less stressed and able to care for our patients like we learned to in nursing school.

    As Guilda Radners character said, "It's always something."
    But so worth it!

    NOW for other states to enact laws to staff by acuity with ratios as the minimum.
    And other countries (Canada next?)

    We need to let the people who will or may be our patients know what is going on. No more hiding dirty laundry.
    No more protecting the greedy.
    Last edit by pickledpepperRN on Feb 13, '07
  11. by   av8er7
    Spacenurse I am totally awestruck reading your reply. I'm also marveling at your diligence--I'm an RN student graduating this May/07. Reading posts like yours gives me some fresh zest (if you will) to do the same things. But I am up here in Idaho, a state one must be careful not to tread too harshly. Idaho is a right to work state, resulting in businesses being able to can a person for just about anything. However, I do know there are ways to still get through.
    Thanks for your words,.......av8er
  12. by   kontakt
    Spacenurse -

    I enjoyed reading your bio. Thank you for sharing a bit about yourself. You have been and will always be one of my favorite heroes found here at Allnurses.

    Peace and God Bless You!
  13. by   Simplepleasures
    Spacenurse,I am privleged to be in your company, thanks again, ever so much.

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