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Awww shucks K+MgS04 and Grumpy thanks for you support.
Nelfid, sorry you find my post harsh. I really do try to be measured and helpful in my responses but really don't believe in "buttering" people up and giving poor advice. I've re-read and can see why you may view it as harsh but although in hindsight I may alter the wording I'm would stand by the message.
I have watched too many colleagues take on senior posts before they had the experience to support that position, and tried to support failing nurses who have tried to take on higher grades before they truly know their craft.
One of the best bits of advice I was given was don't chase the grade too soon. Work, learn, develop and stretch yourself within your current job and when you feel you have moved from novice to expert then consider more seniority.
one years experience as a band 6 or one year experience at any level? a few of my colleagues have said that I will not even be considered for interview for a band 7 post as I have only been qualified a few years. This is my dream job though so I am hopeful. I guess what I am really wondering is how long are people usually qualified before they become band 7 and band 8 nurses. The many band 7 and band 8 nurses that I have met have been qualified for over a decade. I am not sure that experience always counts for alot though.
I've found this whole thread refreshing and very enlightening. I can't imagine living without Universal. Healthcare and I am often intrigued at those who advocate against it.
What is refreshing is that the debate on this thread has actually been about the ethics of the decision making and who has made that decision rather than demonisng UHC (although I appreciate there are some who still believe the "death panels" exists)
Excellent thread and discussion.
Clostridium Difficile is an bacteria found in peoples bowels, it can be found in healthy individuals where is causes no symptoms. It causes problems when normal gut bacteria is compromised for example after taking antibiotic.
firstly I would ask if your residents are symptomatic, so are they having active diarrhoea? If not then they are likely to be GDH positive (GDH is the abbreviation for Glutamate dehydrogenase, which is a chemical found in C.diff. 2. whether it is causing you an infection. ... If the chemical is found, the result is termed 'GDH positive' which means C.diff is present in the bowel.) But toxin negative which means the bacteria are not active so no infection.
As far as how you protect yourself, hand washing between each clinical interaction is the key.
Most international nurses will come to the UK to work at the bedside, there is likely to be an induction period although this will depend on where you work.
I am not sure why you think 43 is a problem for bedside nursing, I am closer to 50 and still work clinical shifts, and love doing so. Being cooped up in an office or classroom just does not appeal to me at all.
Quality of life or not, the parents had their CHOICE and PARENTAL RIGHTS abrogated by a know-it-all National Health System. Their alternative for care in another country was independently funded. They should of had the choice. Socialized medicine equals death panels, plain and simple.
Is the OP from the UK?
It was a brain dead body, there was no humanity left. It would be the equivalent of advocating against using a cadaver lab during nursing or med school, because of their "humanity". Frankly, Im not going to "spare the feelings" of someone who doesn't seem to understand basic physiology and yet claims to be in the field of medicine.
I will ask you the same question I asked the OP, do you think the pt with a cranial cavity full of fluid and lysed neurons was going to spontaneously recover? If so, how?
I will await your explanation.
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