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    Ex-pedatric flight-nurse. Too many to mention, too sad to re-tell.

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    Quote from Jmar532
    I would have taken his clothes off and put ice on him.
    You would have iced him down?!!!!! Are you in the US?

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    Because it is considered an invasive procedure in my facility (renown research hospital) we need an order and it must specify the exact tubes to be drawn but no physician needs to be on the premise.

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    canoehead, PixieRN1, and JKL33 like this.

    First of all, let your friend work out her own problems they have nothing to do with you. Second, you say you aren't getting your hours. Well, there you have it. You're taking the new job because you need to have one that guarantees your hours. She doesn't need to know where you're going and you don't need to tell her.

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    macawake, TriciaJ, and KatieMI like this.

    Quote from KatieMI
    Just to clarify things - mandatory reporting requirements of domestic violence varies widely through states, with three of them mandating neither screening, nor reporting:
    Thank you for this. Perhaps we all should click the link to see what our individual states require as it apparently varies widely. In mine I'm legally required to screen and report any suspicious injury.

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    CKPM2RN and Susie2310 like this.

    Quote from BostonFNP
    Simply, what I am saying is we don't have any idea what it is about the BSN degree that is responsible for the differing outcomes. I think we all would make the assumption that is it nursing-related classes but maybe it's general-ed classes or some other factor that wasn't separated from the degree (of which there are a million).

    Again I want to be clear: none of this says a BSN nurse is a "step above" anyone, individual variability is a far bigger factor than any of these other variables.
    This a thousand times over!!!

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    AJJKRN likes this.

    Quote from BostonFNP
    Second degree ADNs are not really ADNs as they are bachelor-prepared RNs just like BSNs; to seperate them out would shed some light on whether it is the liberal arts education or the specific BSN cirriculum that is affecting outcomes. It would be a great study to do.
    Wait, I'm confused. How are ADN's with an irrelevant bachelors degree "just like BSN's". If that's the case why aren't they granted a BSN? I mean all through this thread the theme has been that it's the courses in research, theory, community nursing and leadership that make the BSN educated nurse a step above a diploma/ADN nurse. That these courses, in particular, are what impacts our nursing practice. It's fairly safe to say that someone with another type of degree and an ADN didn't have these specific courses (at least that's what has been opined here by several posters). So are you saying it's the English, history and civics courses that are the reasons for the better outcomes in the Aiken studies? If that's the case then hand me my BSN because I went to college for two years prior to nursing school and my hard sciences, nutrition and sociology type courses during nursing school were done through the local university (Dean's list I might add).

    Really I'm mostly jesting but I find this post a little odd given all the talk about how the ability to understand the nuances of research, grasp nursing theories and have a management class sets the BSN apart from all the others yet now you're saying that really ANY degree+an ADN is really the same thing as a BSN even if the education is lacking all those things that people here have deemed so important. And if that's the case why don't those second degree ADNs get to sport a BSN on their badges?

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    4boysmama likes this.

    Quote from klone
    It's "mandated" reporters, and that does not include adult victims of abuse (unless they're vulnerable, i.e. cognitively delayed). ETA: I see you mention that later. Since she's not a vulnerable adult, I'm not sure why you brought up mandated reporter laws in the first place, since it doesn't apply to the situation in the OP.

    But as a HUMAN, I agree with Makawake that it's everyone's responsibility.

    OP, since you've kind of been dancing around the subject, and I'm sure everyone is wondering, can I ask how you got the bruise?
    Geeez sorry! I'll just go crawl back into my hole now. Is the link I provided up to your standards?

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    Kkbrdr3, Scottishtape, TriciaJ, and 7 others like this.

    Quote from ohiobobcat
    I am well aware of the mandated reporting of suspected abuse of vulnerable populations as I am a school nurse and used to be an ER nurse. I've made "the call" many times. I don't remember reporting on adult, mentally/physically competent victims of abuse that came into the ER. Like you said, our protocol was to provide support and resources to those patients.

    So does a manager LEGALLY have to report if he/she suspects an employee is a victim of abuse or not? Or is the manager's role to provide resources and support?
    Okay, well sorry I wasn't aware of that.

    Assuming her manager is a nurse she falls under the same rules as the rest of us and probably was the most appropriate person to address the situation. I don't see a problem with it. People may disagree with my viewpoint. Frankly, I'd rather risk asking and being told to go pound salt than ignoring it only to have something unthinkable happen. YMMV

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    Kitiger, KittyLuv, JustMe54, and 4 others like this.

    Quote from ohiobobcat
    I was not aware that this is a LEGAL requirement. Interesting.

    And yes, if you are in a domestic violence situation, please seek assistance.
    Nurses, teachers and school administrators are obligated reporters. With children and vulnerable adults we are required to notify the authorities of suspected abuse. It's a little stickier with adults that don't fall into the "vulnerable" category. If we suspect abuse we are required to assess the situation if possible and provide resources.

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    Your manager is legally required to ask you if you are in an unsafe situation. If your black eye was not the result of domestic violence you need to tell her that but you are not required to give her any other information. If it was the result of an act of domestic violence please get yourself someplace safe and get help.

    The National Domestic Violence Hotline – The Hotline

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    saraleigh and Sour Lemon like this.

    Quote from Sour Lemon
    ...but she doesn't know what she's talking about.
    Well true, but there was probably a more courteous way to say it. You know since we're all worried about that.

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    sharpeimom, CBlover, klone, and 1 other like this.

    Quote from cleback
    I know. And yes. "Oh for heaven's sake!"--discourteous and unnecessary.
    Well at least I didn't tell the OP she didn't "know what she was talking about".

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    Cowboyardee, BogieRN, mushyrn, and 2 others like this.

    Quote from tridil2000
    You are no more educated than the ultrasound tech or the surgical tech without a bachelors degree.
    And people wonder why Diploma/ADNs get a little defensive. Well, here you go.

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    Quote from cleback
    I would encourage people to be kind in their responses. These kinds of reactions may be why the OP is asking an anonymous forum instead of addressing the concern at the time.
    I wasn't responding to the OP I was responding to another poster AEB the fact that I quoted her. And seriously? "For heaven's sake" is about as mild as it gets.