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  1. I know this is an exceptionally belated response, but doesn't much of the data in this report indicate that the correlation...
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    Forum: Nursing and Professionalism
  2. If you wear gloves, when spiking a bag of IV fluids, and you accidently touch the tip of the sterile spike (perhaps because...
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    Forum: General Nursing Student
  3. This campaign is what I call "happy horses###t" My hospital system spends a lot of money on publicity campaigns, one of...
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    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  4. To me, being required to go 'above and beyond' pretty much negates the whole concept, which is doing something you don't...
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    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  5. Perfectly put. I think the very existence of jobs like this play a huge role in the high cost of health care. And serve...
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    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  6. I no longer work at the bedside; however, when I did, I cleaned toilets, served meals, mopped floors, answered telephones,...
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    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  7. We get a newsletter that has stories of employees going above and beyond doing things such as -arranging a party for a...
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    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  8. From a patient’s point of view, it depends on how you define “Above and Beyond.” I was vomiting a lot after one of my...
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    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  9. Trust and believe, the posters didn't last long, at least not on my unit. I am of the opinion that campaigns of that...
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    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  10. Maybe if admin took their own advice and went above and beyond with staffing, I'd have more time to do my own aboving and...
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    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  11. My take on this is to be a bit insulted. Posters, placards, email messages.....all telling you to "go above and beyond"...
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    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  12. Ask the administration to "help you understand" how this goal is attainable and measurable. Tell them you want to be able...
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    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  13. Going above and beyond is an ambiguous concept when the nurses scope of practice and responsibilities are not clearly...
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    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  14. At my hospital, there has recently been a push for nurses to "go above and beyond" when providing patient care. They send...
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    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  15. Everyone of our hearts gets a swan and they all come out POD 1 unless we're having problems. We'll swan our MICU to look at...
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    Forum: MICU / SICU Nursing
  16. Swans are definitely on the way out. We only see them in hearts, and plenty of places are doing hearts without swans these...
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    Forum: MICU / SICU Nursing
  17. I'm in a cardiovascular surgical ICU, so every post-op heart comes back with a Swan. We have rather a love/hate relationship...
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    Forum: MICU / SICU Nursing
  18. We just started with flowtrac and I really like it. Real time readings. Less messing around with a PA cath and pushing...
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    Forum: MICU / SICU Nursing
  19. I'd say, yes, swans have gone out of style. However, you'd probably find the majority of them used in management of...
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    Forum: MICU / SICU Nursing
  20. I haven't seen a swan in years. We use 2 non-invasive machines, flotrac and cheetah. I love the cheetah device because it is...
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    Forum: MICU / SICU Nursing
  21. Hi! We have only recently started to see the Vigileos/Vigilance machines (can anyone tell me the difference?). I work in a...
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    Forum: MICU / SICU Nursing
  22. First thing, travel light, everything should fit in your pockets. I recommend a stethoscope. Second, a penlight. There...
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    Forum: CCU Nursing / Coronary / Cardiac
  23. I have worked in a MICU here are some necessary things you will need: Stethoscope, penlight, calipers (for measuring rhythm...
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    Forum: CCU Nursing / Coronary / Cardiac
  24. How can a manager truly understand the needs of the unit unless she will occasionally work the floor herself? One of my old...
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    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  25. She sent me a thank you note at my home address telling me about a family that had a lot if nice things to say about me and...
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    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  26. If you have staff members that want to transfer to another unit in the same hospital, don't block them from even trying. My...
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    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  27. One thing I can't stress enough is to understand the pressures your staff operate under. When patient turnover is rapid,...
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    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  28. Advocate for your staff. If there are staffing needs, a piece of equipment, or education/inservice training that are needed...
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    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  29. Anti-intellectualism in nursing? Well, I'm going to approach a very sensitive subject... Certain professions such as...
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    Forum: Nursing and Professionalism
  30. These are our citizens who were working over there doing work that few people would ever sign up for. They absolutely...
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    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  31. Are they really choosing random staff to take care of an ebola patient? Per their statement, they have specially trained...
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    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  32. You'd think so, but it appears, from reading some of the threads on this topic over the last few days, that quite a few of...
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    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  33. What would I do? I would do just as I do with my HIV or TB patients. I would be assiduous about precautions, wash my hands...
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    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  34. Hi fellow nurses! I have a question about impellas. I am relatively new to the CCU and critical care in general. I...
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    Forum: CCU Nursing / Coronary / Cardiac
  35. It's part of a general cultural trend...Madison Avenue has realized if they set up an "Us -vs- Them" mentality, people...
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    Forum: Nursing and Professionalism
  36. While I agree education is a good thing it is another thing altogether when you take intelligent, well trained, educated...
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    Forum: Nursing and Professionalism
  37. I have noticed that there is a lot of anti-intellectualism in nursing. Just check out some of the threads here on allnurses....
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    Forum: Nursing and Professionalism
  38. Not really the same as the OP but But im a new grad hire RN (been there 6 months) and I started an MSN program this month...
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    Forum: Nursing and Professionalism
  39. You can become a nurse by completing a 2 year diploma program and passing a 75 question test, then once you actually get the...
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    Forum: Nursing and Professionalism
  40. Rising educational requirements for nursing have arrived due to several factors, none of which were formulated with the...
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    Forum: Nursing and Professionalism
  41. For some reason, there seems to be a strong "anti-intellectualism" following on this site. Entire threads have been...
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    Forum: Nursing and Professionalism
  42. When I first started in hospital nursing -- a while ago -- there were places where it was felt that BSN-grads slowed things...
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    Forum: Nursing and Professionalism
  43. Some people will always denigrate those with more education or more knowledge (not always the same thing!) to make...
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    Forum: Nursing and Professionalism
  44. There's that old fallacy that only nursing research that focuses on bedside performance or clinical aspects is "real"...
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    Forum: Nursing and Professionalism
  45. Agreed completely. It is not fair to say that someone who is book smart has no common sense. I hear people say this...
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    Forum: Nursing and Professionalism
  46. In some ways, nursing is a performing art. A dancer might have a great knowledge of this history of dance, but it doesn't...
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    Forum: Nursing and Professionalism
  47. I don't think it is so much that most Nurses look down on the well educated or those striving for more education. I think it...
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    Forum: Nursing and Professionalism
  48. I went into nursing because I love science and medicine, and thought working with like-minded people to deliver high-quality...
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    Forum: Nursing and Professionalism
  49. There is some coverage of this issue in publications intended for a general audience: Why Rating Your Doctor Is Bad For...
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    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  50. Several generations ago, a high school education had been sufficient enough to land a good position. An individual could...
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    Article Forum: General Nursing Student


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