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Joined Mar 14, '04 - from 'California, USA'. herring_RN is a registered nurse. She has '>40 years' year(s) of experience and specializes in 'Critical care, tele, Medical-Surgical'. Posts: 11,919 (69% Liked) Likes: 20,763

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  1. We could ALL claim PTSD.. nursing is brutal.Exposure to psychological harm is what we signed up for. It is not a surprise...
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    Forum: Nursing Activism / Healthcare Politics
  2. We always try to be respectful of everyone's opinion. Wed have many threads about this....but another one is just...
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    Forum: Nursing Issues On Patient Safety
  3. I don't know of anything outside of the USA. Perhaps starting with a local mental health provider and going from there. I...
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    Forum: Nursing Activism / Healthcare Politics
  4. On those good days, I'm all for doing the basic nursing care and I dislike nurses that think they are above wiping bottoms,...
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  5. I really beg to differ. We have dumbed down the expectation of nursing clinical expertise. Instead, we are expected to carry...
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  6. FRANK doesn't require lunch or bathroom breaks, he doesn't need health benefits and won't be looking for overtime. FRANK...
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  7. hmm..I have been a c.n.a in homecare for about 2 years, one and half years exact. I am a nursing student or aspiring nursing...
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  8. I would love to see this article widely published too, and not just for nurses, but for the general public.
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    Forum: Nursing Activism / Healthcare Politics
  9. My above comment seems to become detached from the post it was intended to answer. Hey-ho. It fills me with hope, having...
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    Forum: Nursing Activism / Healthcare Politics
  10. Not everyone gets 75 questions. That is the minimum if you are answering the hardest questions correctly. You can get as...
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    Forum: Nursing Activism / Healthcare Politics
  11. I got what you were saying. :)
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    Forum: Nursing Activism / Healthcare Politics
  12. You kind of made my point that nursing isn't task-focused... And I wasn't saying that nurses shouldn't touch their...
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  13. I hope you aren't implying that I don't care as I didn't personally state that; my instructors did.
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  14. Exactly. students that really don't care will use the old " a monkey could do the tasks" line. They don't get it.
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  15. My question is: how do we assess our patients if we're not even touching them? If an aide is doing the bottom washing, tube...
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  16. I work as an aide and have heard this far too many times. There is no such thing as "CNA work" as "CNA work" is really just...
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  17. Not flaming; I'm one of those 75 question passers and I thought it was far too simple. I'd rather see not only a test but...
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  18. And I think this is where some BONs and accrediting boards have it wrong. Placing the responsibility for X number of...
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    Forum: Nursing Activism / Healthcare Politics
  19. Loved this article! I started out as a CNA in 1980-1981 and was laid off a year later because CNA's were no longer permitted...
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  20. I worked with a nurse who refers to baths and toileting as CNA work. Totally blew me away. You can find out so much about...
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    Forum: Nursing Activism / Healthcare Politics
  21. I'd beware of Pima Medical Institute. One of our members completed the LPN-to-ADN bridge program at Pima. Once he graduated...
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    Forum: LPN / LVN Corner
  22. There are any number of facilities who will do just about anything to retain a fully BSN staff. BSN prepared nurses may...
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    Forum: Nursing Activism / Healthcare Politics
  23. You are absolutely right, and this is why hospitals should do their own hiring instead of using some weirdo nurse...
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  24. I get frustrated when I have so many patients, I have no choice but to leave the basic care like toileting and bathing to...
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  25. We the unwilling,lead by the unknowing, are doing the impossible for the ungrateful. We have had to do so much with so...
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  26. Excellent article. Sums it up precisely. A telltale sign the cycle is about to start over is the hiring or firing of...
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  27. Wish I could like this MORE.
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  28. Yes, thank you. Again, your eloquence at articulating things is remarkable.
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    Forum: Nursing Activism / Healthcare Politics
  29. Not necessarily. If the person doing the preliminary screening of potential hires is not a nurse, they're only looking for...
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  30. I am not a nurse so please forgive me if this is a stupid question. Would the hospital know how good the program is??? ...
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  31. I have been an RN for 19 years and I agree completely with your assessment of the situation, and of the need to effectively...
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  32. Thanks for the kind words, TN. I sort of rolled a number of my favorite themes into a single article at the suggestion of...
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  33. Thanks for this EXCELLENT article! You hit the nail right on the head. Maybe we need to take this hammer and knock some...
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    Forum: Nursing Activism / Healthcare Politics
  34. 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
  35. In many places the teamwork is much better, but working conditions still suck because the teams are getting smaller. In...
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    Forum: Nursing Issues On Patient Safety
  36. dudette10, i swear we are the same person :) i'm sorry to hear that my exact experiences are shared by you, and likely many...
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    Forum: Nursing Issues On Patient Safety
  37. My post is addressing only my workplace...not all of your workplaces. I work in an environment of "blame the nurse." ...
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    Forum: Nursing Issues On Patient Safety
  38. Hello, you are not alone. I am really concerned about this as well as my children grow. Bullying is a big problem not only...
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    Forum: Nursing Activism / Healthcare Politics
  39. And some medical schools are no longer teaching the use of a stethoscope but relying on ultra sound to pick up lung sounds...
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    Forum: Nursing Activism / Healthcare Politics
  40. This discussion's title says it all. Excellent points. Patients need nurses who sincerely care for them.
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    Forum: Nursing Activism / Healthcare Politics
  41. Technology, like any other development, has proper and improper usage. For me, what's more concerning is, when systems are...
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    Forum: Nursing Activism / Healthcare Politics
  42. I wish I had a picture for you guys! Lmao, I kid you not! In our ER there is literally a freaking robot with a camera on top...
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    Forum: Nursing Activism / Healthcare Politics
  43. I assume you refer to political leanings, as I don't know what else it would be! If so, it's probably more related to your...
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  44. It seems to me that those who wish to limit a conversation to only those who share their point of view are seeking...
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  45. I have often been amused at the notion that the person with whom I am speaking decides "what" I am. For instance, in...
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    Forum: Nursing Activism / Healthcare Politics
  46. I am just a nurse....
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    Forum: Nurses Rock
  47. This is great! Thank you for sharing this. If people had the chance to spend a day in a nurse's shoes..they wouldn't dare...
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    Forum: Nurses Rock
  48. I love this...thanks for sharing. It makes me cringe when I hear this. We are not just nurses. We are nurses.
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    Forum: Nurses Rock
  49. So true!! Whenever I think of a nurse I think of "Jack of all trades master of many"... a nurse provides so many things than...
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    Forum: Nurses Rock
  50. Yes nurses rock! All types of nurses from all educational training and specialties. Whether you work at the bedside, in an...
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    Forum: Nurses Rock


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