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By Valerie Salva

Joined Dec 3, '07. Posts: 2,364 (59% Liked) Likes: 4,419

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  1. if you are going to north carolina near new bern there in no amount of money you could be paid to put up with the dangerous...
    Valerie Salva
    Forum: Dialysis / Renal / Urology
  2. yes, everything really is the nurse's fault -- there's a whole thread about that. how could you have missed it? really,...
    Valerie Salva
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  3. i am going to disagree with this! you still, imo, should have documented the conversation with the cardiologist. just...
    Valerie Salva
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  4. You didn't do anything wrong. The doc was just a jerk. He needed someone to kick around for no reason, and you were handy....
    Valerie Salva
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  5. The documentation was the first thing I thought of when I read your OP. I have learned that when I have a conversation with...
    Valerie Salva
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  6. One facility I worked in a couple years ago had a sex offender as a resident whose crime was molestation of female...
    Valerie Salva
    Forum: Geriatric Nurses / LTC Nursing
  7. Thank you for this article. What stood out to me was the fact that often authorities cannot prosecute cases of rape because...
    Valerie Salva
    Forum: Geriatric Nurses / LTC Nursing
  8. In states that have civil commitments for sexual offenders, a person may hit the street free again up to seven years after...
    Valerie Salva
    Forum: Geriatric Nurses / LTC Nursing
  9. Here is an example of what happens when sex offenders are admitted to a nursing home. Makes me shudder....:(
    Valerie Salva
    Forum: Geriatric Nurses / LTC Nursing
  10. Well, coming from a hospital that has a black list (do not admit under ANY circumstance) I can't say that we won't do...
    Valerie Salva
    Forum: Geriatric Nurses / LTC Nursing
  11. Sounds like a good idea, but even more important to look closely into the background of the workers, judging from a lot of...
    Valerie Salva
    Forum: Geriatric Nurses / LTC Nursing
  12. I'm single with no children, so I definitely prefer 12-hour shifts which enable me to have more days off during the week....
    Valerie Salva
    Forum: Texas Nursing
  13. I had the unfortunate experience of working for HCA in a management capacity for a time and I could tell you horror stories...
    Valerie Salva
    Forum: Texas Nursing
  14. In my experience, HCA facilities as a general rule are poor places to work. I do not know about that facility personally,...
    Valerie Salva
    Forum: Texas Nursing
  15. Sounds like someone knows "tricks" to being successful as a professional. Be quiet for 3 months? Don't offer suggestions?...
    Valerie Salva
    Forum: Texas Nursing
  16. Well, I wouldn't want my own daughter to be a nurse. It's a really, really hard job and the focus towards "customer...
    Valerie Salva
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  17. I am a new RN and I had a rude awakening when I started my career off in the ICU. I went into it so excited, so green, so...
    Valerie Salva
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  18. I am married to an engineer. He respects my job, but his definition of a bad day at work and my definition of a bad day...
    Valerie Salva
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  19. Pay is low these days. I just came from San Diego and I made $31/hour. Every traveler I spoke to at the...
    Valerie Salva
    Forum: Travel Nursing
  20. Another member posted it for me (THANK YOU Valerie Salva). Take Care. :)
    Valerie Salva
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  21. i don't mind you educating others on the evils of unions , but you and all other anti unionist i have come across offer no...
    Valerie Salva
    Forum: Collective Bargaining / Nursing Union
  22. "FORT WORTH, Texas A few years ago, hospitals were offering nurses $10,000 signing bonuses, loan payoffs, even cars as...
    Valerie Salva
    Forum: Nursing News
  23. Go to a realty site and look up home price and rent in San Francisco and you will see why they pay that.
    Valerie Salva
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  24. Thanks Valerie. BTW I absolutly love your Flo. Night. saying.:)
    Valerie Salva
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  25. Amen! In job interviews, ask questions like "How do you support new nurses?" and "Tell me about the kind of internship I...
    Valerie Salva
    Forum: Nursing News
  26. As one who has been sitting on the fence about returning to NP to finish what was started, this whole "not working while in...
    Valerie Salva
    Forum: Nursing News
  27. if you have the grades and pass the exams lol! but in all seriousness, besides that, i would say you should have some...
    Valerie Salva
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  28. Patience, the ability to think on your feet, and a thick skin are a few character traits that come to mind... I think a lot...
    Valerie Salva
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  29. Tenacity and critical thinking skills. You have to be able to think outside the box and anticipate what can go wrong so you...
    Valerie Salva
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  30. I think nurses should be paid much more across the board. I'm not a nurse yet, but I'm just thinking about returning to...
    Valerie Salva
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  31. That is not the norm @ ALL, but yes, it is possible. Also, $50/hr is STILL not enough for what nurses have to go through....
    Valerie Salva
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  32. I realize someone has to be the "guinea pigs" for any brand new nursing program, but it sure wouldn't be me. Also, in...
    Valerie Salva
    Forum: Michigan Nursing
  33. Management demand that we take a lunch break, so yeah me, I take my lunch break. And when I can't, I let them know the...
    Valerie Salva
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  34. as an experienced nurse, all i can say is it will get better. i can try to spoon feed you the information you're asking...
    Valerie Salva
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  35. I would bet this is a huge reason that 1 out of 3 new nurses quit the nursing field within a year of working. It is...
    Valerie Salva
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  36. Yes such places do exist , but only because the staff do not allow themselves to be walked upon . Having mandatory ratios...
    Valerie Salva
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  37. The units where nurses can go for their breaks ( which meet the legal definition of a break ) , are those in which the...
    Valerie Salva
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  38. It seems to be very common as of late where I work. I shouldn't be happening..but, when supervisors and managers don't care...
    Valerie Salva
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  39. It's a test of test taking skills. It's always airway. If I am taking a test, and I see that the answer choices include...
    Valerie Salva
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  40. Well, there were three instructor's for this particular course - keep in mind this was a military course for training combat...
    Valerie Salva
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  41. So walking on a scene of a pt screaming and you see bright red blood squirting from there femoral, I can knock off A, B, and...
    Valerie Salva
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  42. I *hate* questions like these - absolutely not practical at all. Like you said, if he's screaming - air's moving in and...
    Valerie Salva
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  43. I don't think it makes you snotty. The fact that you care if you seem snotty indicates you are probably not snotty. Go for...
    Valerie Salva
    Forum: First Year After Nursing Licensure
  44. If having your degree on your badge is important to you, then go ahead and put it there. I think you will soon come to...
    Valerie Salva
    Forum: First Year After Nursing Licensure
  45. As they should but it was nice to see in print. What a colossal waste of taxpayer money. Reeks of politics and power...
    Valerie Salva
    Forum: Nursing News
  46. Even the Texas MEDICAL Board is supporting the nurses and opposes this action. Wow.
    Valerie Salva
    Forum: Nursing News
  47. thats wonderful that all the red tape can be put aside to do this for this young lady.....
    Valerie Salva
    Forum: Nursing News
  48. A screaming patient is breathing. I'd be stopping the bleeding -- and that is what I would answer. I wonder though ......
    Valerie Salva
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  49. I understand the concept behind it, and I'm well past receiving my EMT-B from that course. I just recall it caused a lot...
    Valerie Salva
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  50. your concerns are most definitely valid and reasonable. this is nsg 101. shame on them. leslie
    Valerie Salva
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion


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