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  1. Alternative title (courtesy of Brian Booth): How much is that cheap thing you bought going to cost you in the long run? ...
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    Article Forum: Nursing Activism / Healthcare Politics
  2. AGREED. I find it strange that we are also tied to room charge like houskeeping. Even RTs and PTs charge per procedure....
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    Forum: Nursing and Professionalism
  3. All good points. Maybe those consult triggers are a way to ensure reimbursements. I want to believe that it helps get...
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    Forum: Nursing and Professionalism
  4. Well my thoughts on this are more patient focused rather than reimbursement. I've seen this given as a way to regulate blood...
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  5. You can thank JACHO or TJC or whatever they call themselves this week... Now that "range doses" are illegal, our gtt orders...
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    Forum: Nursing and Professionalism
  6. Critical thinking jumped out of the window and did not survive right when we got computer check boxes, scripting, and the...
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  7. Dietary evaluates calorie intake, Speech Therapy does swallow eval and the MDs just sign off on their reccomendation. I...
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    Forum: Nursing and Professionalism
  8. Yes, yes, yes! As LTC RN, I can change GTubes if they clog or dislodge. Can my task be billed separately? NO! Yet a...
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    Forum: Nursing and Professionalism
  9. Its not really a "deskilling" of nursing, its the transformation of nursing from a blue collar to a white collar job. ...
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    Forum: Nursing and Professionalism
  10. Billing is an important component of this issue. But deskilling of RNs has been going on for LONG TIME. Respiratory,...
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    Forum: Nursing and Professionalism
  11. Well said! Very well said! The problem I think is that the road to Hell is paved with good intentions. I worked at a...
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    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  12. WOW - lot's of "glass half empty" responses. I believe that adoption of Magnet principles DOES result in a much better...
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    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  13. I watched that video in orientation thinking, "these people are crazy. I'm a ray of sunshine and hope! I am a positive...
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    Article Forum: First Year After Nursing Licensure
  14. In LTC, Ensure needs an MD order. And I do believe it's a cost thing. Why not use house shakes? Regular and sugar free....
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    Forum: Nursing and Professionalism
  15. It's a billing thing, even dieticians write their orders as being in coordination with the MD to allow for proper...
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    Forum: Nursing and Professionalism
  16. You need to have a list of orders that can be input under "nurse judgement". This requires putting a proposal into your...
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    Forum: Nursing and Professionalism
  17. "Very few"? About 90% of companies in the US are "closely held". The largest employer in the US, Walmart, is publicly...
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    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  18. I appreciate your point. I wonder how many women in the USA today, needing jobs and wanting health insurance benefits, can...
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    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  19. I don't think there's any confusion involved. Plenty of conservatives believe firmly in a "free market" as exactly that,...
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    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  20. Relying on observable, verifiable, peer-reviewed research is a dirty little habit of the those educated in...
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    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  21. When you are given a compensation package, you see the benefits offered. One thing you can look at is the insurance plan....
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    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  22. One of the advantages of a legally defined minimal compensation is that it takes away the guessing game of the very least...
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    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  23. Most employers and HR people I have asked, themselves didn't know or understand. Imagine that :D
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    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  24. A compensation package is only negotiated for what will be provided beyond the legally required minimum compensation. What...
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    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  25. In the 15 years I have worked, not once did I ever get briefed during an interview or prehire what my health insurance...
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    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  26. No it cannot. And even if it could; monophasic pills can be taken as the morning after pill, which is covered. The IUD...
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    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  27. It's not the morning after pill we're talking about, it's all 20 forms of contraception which the supreme court ruled a...
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    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  28. Maybe I am alone, but I am sick to death of a woman's vagina and uterus being front page on the political agenda. As women,...
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    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  29. You are all amazing. What a compelling dialogue. Thank you. I have a few thoughts/questions: -what does science...
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    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  30. My education and degrees are in the sciences. I am not a person who sets aside science for faith. I believe that faith...
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    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  31. Quickening is not something that is experienced when a fertilized egg passes into the uterus. It is something that happens...
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    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  32. I want to like this 400x. One point I haven't yet seen mentioned is that HL doesn't even really pay directly for said...
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    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  33. According to the Supreme Court, Corporations Have More Religious Freedom Than Taxpayers - Forbes Apparently...
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    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  34. If, by my compensation package are paying for medical coverage, my expectation would be that things that are generally...
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    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  35. I find the article a bit condescending I think there are those of us who remember a time when a woman's right to choose was...
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    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  36. These women are actually paying for birth control themselves, they are paying for it with typically a few hundred a month...
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    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  37. It was, yet unintended pregnancies cost the public (people other than the one having a baby) about $22 Billion a year, and...
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    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  38. *A* First we must agree with the SCOTUS that corporations are people and further that those (owned) people practice...
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    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  39. Oh, and I'm also confused as to why some seem to be poo-pooing birth control as not being a legitiamte need or form of...
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    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  40. I am still confused as to why people keep saying Hobby Lobby would be "paying" for anyone's contraception. HL is not a...
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    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  41. You continually say these women want someone else to buy their contraception. What part of them having jobs do you not...
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    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  42. I think it's been confused both ways. Hobby Lobby's particular preference was to not cover four specific forms of...
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    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  43. I'm sure most nurses -- at least those of us working full time -- CAN afford to pay for an IUD. But then how many nurses...
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    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  44. What right to choose? The religious right is making it too difficult for family planning clinics or OB/GYN practices who...
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    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  45. https://www.healthcare.gov/what-are-my-birth-control-benefits/ The most intriguing part of all of this is that state paid...
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    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  46. I am not following your logic. If I pay for something, I would like to use it. If not, your tax dollars (and everyone...
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    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  47. Ah, but it is pretty outrageous. An IUD is placed and can be kept in place for 5 years. It is not only used for birth...
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    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  48. But if it's really about morals and biblical principals, why do they invest money in companies that manufacture the same...
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    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  49. And when you get cancer and my premiums helps pay for your treatment, or your kid breaks an arm playing football and my...
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    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  50. Can a man have abort a child inside of them... nope. 16 forms of control they will pay for!!! If the verdict went the other...
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    Forum: General Nursing Discussion


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