Latest Comments by klone

Latest Comments by klone

klone, MSN, RN 52,406 Views

Joined Apr 2, '03 - from 'Denver, CO, US'. klone is a Charge Nurse, Women's Health/Public Health. She has '10' year(s) of experience and specializes in 'OB/Gyn, research, lactation'. Posts: 10,622 (53% Liked) Likes: 24,548

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    vanilla bean, KatieMI, Rexie, and 1 other like this.

    Good lord, the rampant self-righteousness displayed in this thread is both amusing and infuriating.

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    We are not allowed to give medical advice here. But I can tell you that I declined the eye ointment, Vitamin K, and the Hep B vaccine for all of my children after they were born.

    If I had had an instrumental delivery or was planning on circumcising, I would have let them give the Vitamin K.

    Some people may say that it's a state law requirement for newborns to receive those things. It may be law for the hospital to OFFER them, but parents can legally decline any treatment for their child (excepting a court injunction), and G-d help the hospital who tried to get social services involved because I declined an unnecessary antibiotic for my newborn.

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    Sounds great! Good luck to you!

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    Boomer is correct. In order for it to be a HIPAA violation, there needs to be patient identifiers. I believe there are something like 18 such identifiers. Name, DOB, address, MRN, driver's license number, etc.

    Or, here you go:

    UC Berkeley Committee for Protection of Human Subjects

    If it doesn't contain one of those things, then it's not a HIPAA violation.

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    I have never heard of them, but googled, and it appears they are an abortion provider located in several different cities?

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    Quote from ThePrincessBride
    If I can get on the other side, lol.

    I just had a rough night on orientation (after being gone for a couple of weeks) that makes me wonder if I should just say screw it and cut my losses.
    IMO, no, you should not.

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    Quote from SummitRN
    Most Denver hospitals don't make staff rotate days and nights.
    True, but it sounds like the rotation was a reaction to getting rid of the night shift contract. They could have just got rid of the night shift contract, and have people work straight nights, and if they want to go to days, it goes by seniority, like most other hospitals.

    FWIW, I know of at least a few departments at Denver Health that have rotating days/nights. I believe they do a month on each.

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    If your goal is CNO, the best option IMO is MSN in Leadership and an MBA. If you want to work for a large teaching hospital, you may need a PhD to be desirable, although an MSN and some good director-level experience and a good track record is usually sufficient.

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    I had heard they had gotten rid of the night contracts and that it caused quite a coup among staff. Honestly, UCH was the only hospital I have ever heard of that offered a night shift contract in addition to a differential. Pity staff didn't realize that, and instead left in droves. Grass isn't always greener.

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    Quote from SummitRN
    U makes nurses rotate days and nights
    I imagine that would depend on the department, no?

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    Rose_Queen, chare, KatieMI, and 1 other like this.

    Quote from Jnateman
    The one nursing recruiter said this happened to the PT's and pharmacists and she said they did not have to back to school and were grandfathered in.
    Which is why the ANCC has grandfathered you in. But what they will allow has no bearing on what facilities allow. If all the facilities around say that you need an MSN to be an APN (which I completely agree with), then there you have it. It really is very little difference from what many associate's prepared RNs are dealing with all over the country.

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    Luckyyou, LibraSunCNM, chare, and 1 other like this.

    Quote from Jnateman
    I was thinking if the university does not want to give me credit for my previous classes that I am going to ask them to give me my money back for what I paid to them if they think what I did was useless.
    Good luck with that.

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    I used to think Magnet was just a big marketing gimmick. I had to write a paper about it for my MSN program, and in researching the paper, I actually found some compelling evidence for Magnet, including better patient outcomes in those hospitals that are Magnet (I realize correlation does not equal causation). Here is a thread I started a few years ago as I was researching the paper, with some good discussion about it (and I do still think of it as a big marketing gimmick, but I don't believe that's ALL it is, and I still think the ANCC is a BRILLIANT marketer):

    http://allnurses.com/general-nursing...ng-951701.html


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