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Joined Jun 30, '02. Posts: 1,364 (61% Liked) Likes: 2,609

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  1. Sending out thoughts, prayers and well wishes to Amber and Nina as well as their friends and loved ones. Praying for a...
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    Forum: Disasters: Preparing & Responding
  2. May the Good Lord laid his healing hands upon you.wishing you guys a speedy recovery (nina and amber and all nurses who...
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  3. Nina and Amber , prayers for a fast recovery so you can continue too care for others. 💗
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    Forum: Disasters: Preparing & Responding
  4. Over the past months, the people of West Africa have been dealing with the Ebola crisis. In spite of the efforts of doctors...
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  5. Is there already a thread where we can post and laugh at all the non-nursing/medical theories on Ebola? If not I should...
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    Forum: Disasters: Preparing & Responding
  6. I agree to some degree. I think what the nurses here are concerned about is possibility of it showing up in their hospital...
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    Forum: Disasters: Preparing & Responding
  7. My dear friend and nursing mentor Cathy had a list of thirty reasons she could not come to work. It was posted by her home...
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    Forum: Nurses Rock
  8. You did the right thing. Calling you in for OT then laying you off later so you don't OT is a diry underhanded trick. Like...
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    Forum: Nurses Rock
  9. I work at two hospitals in their MS/Tele units; one full time, the other per diem! Both facilities know I work at another...
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    Forum: Nurses Rock
  10. My time and a half rate would be $60/hr plus the diffs. For what I have to go through to get it, it is just not worth it to...
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    Forum: Nurses Rock
  11. I hear you. However I find even having to deal with the issue when I am relaxing and enjoying my family time can put me in a...
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    Forum: Nurses Rock
  12. I have zero sympathy for any nurse who finds it difficult to say no to OT when they really don't want it. If you didn't want...
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    Forum: Nurses Rock
  13. I don't answer the phone on my days off. My job calls religiously in search of help for the next shift. They...
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    Forum: Nurses Rock
  14. The highest B/P I ever recorded on a patient was 310/118. I was working in Med/Surg at the time and that reading scared the...
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    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  15. ​I rejoined ANA for a year last year, just to see if things had changed. They hadn't. NNU is getting things done for...
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    Forum: Nursing Activism / Healthcare Politics
  16. The reporter got the reason we left the ANA wrong. I was one of those who raised my hand to vote, "Yes" to being...
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    Forum: Nursing Activism / Healthcare Politics
  17. The Texas Nurse Whistleblower Law can be more effective than Safe Harbor for many nurses, however it does not protect a...
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    Forum: Disasters: Preparing & Responding
  18. Even if she gets fired, hopefully her bravery alone will help others. She may just get a career change...for the better....
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    Forum: Disasters: Preparing & Responding
  19. I'll be honest here, I've reached the point in my career where I want to slide, quietly, into retirement. I used to speak up...
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    Forum: Disasters: Preparing & Responding
  20. This is National Nurses United's checklist for preparedness: Nursing Practice & Patient Advocacy Alert—Treatment of...
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    Forum: Disasters: Preparing & Responding
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  22. I can tell you right now, the old CDC guidelines for taking off PPE wouldn't fly in the OR even in a regular scenario. Gown...
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    Forum: Disasters: Preparing & Responding
  23. All I can say is...Wow...:wideyed: How can he sleep at night...:no:
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    Forum: Disasters: Preparing & Responding
  24. The hospital should have a backup plan for call offs, even last minute call offs, if not, that's their problem. Some...
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    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  25. I LOVE this post. Well said-thank you!
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    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  26. I never feel guilty about taking a sick day. I'm a human being and have needs too.
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    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  27. I don't feel guilty at all. I am sick and I am staying at home. End of story. I don't feel guilty when they are calling me...
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    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  28. No guilt on my end. Of course, I try to keep the jobs where I get to set my own schedule, so there's no reason to call in....
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    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  29. Brilliant post, Ceccia. It's no one's business how anyone else chooses to use their sick days. I've taken mental health...
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    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  30. the idea of having to account for your sick days is ridiculous imho. you have (3, 7, whatever) sick days per year, you're...
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    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  31. Many nurses in Texas are represented by NNU. Most hospitals in El Paso have been organized. The others are smaller...
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    Forum: Disasters: Preparing & Responding
  32. I think they were contacted by some of the nurses there. What they're doing is shining a bright light on what goes on in...
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    Forum: Disasters: Preparing & Responding
  33. The NNU is just representing "nurses as a whole." A Union in Texas? You gotta be dreamin. Texas is such a right to work...
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    Forum: Disasters: Preparing & Responding
  34. Coincidence is not causation. I think the right to autonomy should never be seen as anything less than a fundamental...
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    Forum: Disasters: Preparing & Responding
  35. I hope they are both better soon and that no one else gets sick. There are many unknowns here. Can you imagine if you were...
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    Forum: Disasters: Preparing & Responding
  36. I don't know anything about the individual from NIH who made that statement regarding Ms Pham's condition, and don't know if...
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    Forum: Disasters: Preparing & Responding
  37. I was saddened that she might have worsened. I hope as the above poster said it was simply a matter of the facility...
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    Forum: Disasters: Preparing & Responding
  38. Someone from NIH (I don't remember who it was) explained in a press conference that the "downgrade" in Ms Pham's condition...
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    Forum: Disasters: Preparing & Responding
  39. HarryTheCat, I hope you are right, but like so many Americans, I am having a very difficult time believing any...
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    Forum: Disasters: Preparing & Responding
  40. I'm sad to see this news. I was hoping Dr. Brantly's transfusion would save her, and maybe it will, but it looks like she...
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    Forum: Disasters: Preparing & Responding
  41. Yes, she speaks the truth. NURSES are an oppressed group that live in fear of losing OUR jobs. WE are given poor working...
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    Forum: Disasters: Preparing & Responding
  42. Statement from the ANA: “While we believe nurses are obligated to care for patients in a non-discriminatory manner, with ...
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    Forum: Disasters: Preparing & Responding
  43. Of course there has been radio silence from the ANA. We're talking about bedside nurses here. The ANA doesn't care about...
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    Forum: Disasters: Preparing & Responding
  44. WELL SAID !!! :yes: With all these ideas, reach out to the NNOC; it's high time for a lot if nurses to stop living in...
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    Forum: Disasters: Preparing & Responding
  45. Also its time to change or alter the mission of the Board of Nursing. Instead of it being there to protect the public from...
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    Forum: Disasters: Preparing & Responding
  46. No it does not surprise at all! Texas is one of the worst states to be a nurse AS WELL as a patient in. They do horrible...
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    Forum: Disasters: Preparing & Responding
  47. Is anyone surprised, that an anti union state like Texas, would threaten the nursing staff for speaking out? If ever...
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    Forum: Disasters: Preparing & Responding
  48. She said what so many of us are thinking! My hospital still just gives us an email to inform us that we must include it in...
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    Forum: Disasters: Preparing & Responding
  49. My heart broke for Brianna. You could see that she was torn up about her statement. She was speaking up for the safety of...
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    Forum: Disasters: Preparing & Responding
  50. All of this is true. The minute you start making some noise the quicker you are in the office getting dressed down. Then...
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    Forum: Disasters: Preparing & Responding


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