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  1. Oh man. That is awful. Call the NNU and get advice. They posted a statement on proper PPE backed by OSHA guidelines. Here's...
    Oct 18
    Forum: Disasters: Preparing & Responding
  2. Ok. Well I realize we (as in our healthcare corporations) really messed up the handling of the ONE EVD patient we had and...
    Oct 18
    Forum: Disasters: Preparing & Responding
  3. Well, they probably have to replace the 70+ staff members they are now "watching closely" for signs of infection. Or, they...
    Oct 15
    Forum: Travel Nursing
  4. This case is a perfect example of why we need a national nursing union. Had the union been in place from the start, all...
    Oct 15
    Forum: Disasters: Preparing & Responding
  5. Oh my G-d!!! That is what goes on inside my mind all the time. It causes me great anxiety because I'm always failing at...
    Oct 15
    Forum: Nurses With Disabilities
  6. Exactly. Real nice reporting there. Ugh! I hope they offer her a lot of money for exclusive interviews after she's...
    Oct 14
    Forum: Disasters: Preparing & Responding
  7. Our better medicine is putting us at higher risk: "And the authorities are weighing whether procedures like intubation and...
    Oct 14
    Forum: Disasters: Preparing & Responding
  8. Alright, Esme! You might be right after all ... ;) But I am still not panicking. I am educated on this thing because I...
    Oct 14
    Forum: Disasters: Preparing & Responding
  9. I am so sorry. I feel your pain in your writing and I wish I could hug you. You will be angry, and distraught, and will...
    Oct 14
    Forum: Health / Stress Management 101
  10. Esme, here is the CDC's response to that question about hazmat suits: Why do responders in Africa wear so much personal...
    Oct 13
    Forum: Disasters: Preparing & Responding
  11. Oct 13
    Forum: Disasters: Preparing & Responding
  12. No, there's no confusion on the CDC's part. When the fluids become more copious or there are procedures where fluids might...
    Oct 13
    Forum: Disasters: Preparing & Responding
  13. You are right on about our own vigilance with PPE. The nurse in Spain remembers one time when she brushed her gloved hand...
    Oct 13
    Forum: Disasters: Preparing & Responding
  14. Exactly. Ethically, I could not refuse treatment to anyone. No matter what disease they are stricken with or what life...
    Oct 13
    Forum: Disasters: Preparing & Responding
  15. It is not airborne.
    Oct 12
    Forum: Disasters: Preparing & Responding
  16. The only reason I would suggest hospital experience is so that you have knowledge with the various appliances people live...
    Oct 12
    Forum: Hospice Nursing
  17. I would hope they've been working on it since there have been >3500 deaths in Africa. But then again, we know how third...
    Oct 12
    Forum: Disasters: Preparing & Responding
  18. Look at the syllabus for one of your classes and see what textbook they use. But honestly, you will be so immersed in...
    Oct 12
    Forum: Pre-Nursing Student
  19. No. She's talking about Jean Watson's Caring Theory. It's quite interesting on a philosophical level. Through the years...
    Oct 11
    Forum: Registered Nurses: Diploma / ADN / BSN
  20. I think it totally depends on the agency's protocol. In home hospice we d/c these all the time. We were all trained in the...
    Oct 11
    Forum: Home Health Nursing

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