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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: 12,043 (69% Liked) Likes: 21,020

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  1. It boggles the mind, that in this day and age, with employees being treated like, "public enemy #1, that nurses continue to...
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    Forum: Collective Bargaining / Nursing Union
  2. Jadelpn, You hit the nail on the head with what we want: everything you listed that a union can do! Yes, we have the...
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    Forum: Collective Bargaining / Nursing Union
  3. You're doing exactly what you should. It takes courage to do the right thing rather than the easy thing. Another avenue...
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    Forum: Nursing Issues On Patient Safety
  4. Nothing but respect from me to you!
    herring_RN
    Forum: Nursing Issues On Patient Safety
  5. Thank you for sharing this aspect of your job with us. I found it interesting!
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    Forum: Nursing Issues On Patient Safety
  6. ​I am an ECMO nurse. I work with a machine that helps patients who have 80% chance of dying. In a critical care environment,...
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    Forum: Nursing Issues On Patient Safety
  7. I really loved the " we as nurses are the last door the reaper have to go through to get to the patient" I think that was a...
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    Forum: Nursing Issues On Patient Safety
  8. In my province, blood products are a two-person check; RNs, physicians and perfusionists are the only personnel allowed to...
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    Forum: Nursing Issues On Patient Safety
  9. Funny I just posted an article on our school nurses' facebook page about a patient who died from an error in transfusion. Pt...
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    Forum: Nursing Issues On Patient Safety
  10. Hopefully we will get more information. At this point it's just speculation and your right an ambulance crew could mean...
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    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  11. Follow the institution's chain of command. You will never be in the wrong doing this- you owe it to the patient AND the...
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    Forum: Nursing Issues On Patient Safety
  12. What I want to know, is did the nursing student see you boot? That would have been one awesome post-conference if she did. ...
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    Forum: Nursing Issues On Patient Safety
  13. It's so hard to slow down in the ED environment. I've made my mistakes too. I caught a dangerous error once, patted myself...
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    Forum: Nursing Issues On Patient Safety
  14. At my hospital they are actually very good about keeping strict nurse-patient ratios-- maybe it's because it's ICU and...
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    Forum: Nursing Issues On Patient Safety
  15. I know that it takes ~ 7 years for clinical research findings to actually be accepted into practice but this type of...
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    Forum: Nursing Issues On Patient Safety
  16. Sorry if this has already been posted before. I came across it and found the article very interesting.
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    Forum: Nursing Issues On Patient Safety
  17. 1. Benefits of Unionization: Research has shown unionized work places have better benefits and pay when compared to a...
    herring_RN
    Forum: Collective Bargaining / Nursing Union
  18. I came across this posting while procrastinating instead of studying and had to reply even though the thread is a little...
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    Forum: Nursing Activism / Healthcare Politics
  19. No amount of new technology is a substitute for good technique. Thanks for sharing.
    herring_RN
    Forum: Nursing Issues On Patient Safety
  20. Yep, double-checking is pretty basic stuff on the unit. Actually our system forces a triple-check with a second witness in...
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    Forum: Nursing Issues On Patient Safety
  21. Wow. Nice catch. May I also add that you have a wonderful way of telling a story, whether it be a case study or an article.
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    Forum: Nursing Issues On Patient Safety
  22. Nice one!! Stella's got her groove back!! xo
    herring_RN
    Forum: Nursing Issues On Patient Safety
  23. We have to complete a fall assessment q shift. We use the Morse fall risk score. Preventing Falls in Hospitals: A Toolkit...
    herring_RN
    Forum: Nursing Activism / Healthcare Politics
  24. Benefits of unions: 1. You have a voice. Management cannot just treat you however they please. 2. Unions raise the...
    herring_RN
    Forum: Collective Bargaining / Nursing Union
  25. good job! no matter how critical the situation is, we always need to stay calm to still be able to think and act...
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    Forum: Nursing Issues On Patient Safety
  26. Awesome!!! Good job nurse!!
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    Forum: Nursing Issues On Patient Safety
  27. WOW....that was close. KUDOS!!!! I had a similar situation where the patient wasn't stable and we were checking the...
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    Forum: Nursing Issues On Patient Safety
  28. :up::up::up:
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    Forum: Nursing Issues On Patient Safety
  29. Whoa, that was a very close call! Good job, and I'm so glad to hear that your employer values you.
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    Forum: Nursing Issues On Patient Safety
  30. Excellent! Thanks for illustrating that some of the really big stories are the disasters that don't happen, the fires that...
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    Forum: Nursing Issues On Patient Safety
  31. Oh wow!! YOU caught a near-miss, and prevented what could have been a sentinel event!!! So you were on the phone about the...
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    Forum: Nursing Issues On Patient Safety
  32. A number of people read my post a while back about a serious error in which I was involved... and I was humbled and grateful...
    herring_RN
    Article Forum: Nursing Issues On Patient Safety
  33. I have no idea who is actually on the other end of the line. Could be anyone. Bill collector, stalker, identity thief. ...
    herring_RN
    Forum: Nursing Activism / Healthcare Politics
  34. The first thing that jumped out at me was all your degrees to the "dismay of other nurses". Not sure what would make them...
    herring_RN
    Forum: Nursing Activism / Healthcare Politics
  35. I just want to say thanks to everyone for sharing with me, I really appreciate this. It is really interesting to hear what...
    herring_RN
    Forum: Collective Bargaining / Nursing Union
  36. Moved to AN's Collective Bargaining / Nursing Union forum...see the threads posted here for more info on topic.
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    Forum: Collective Bargaining / Nursing Union
  37. I have Canadian family via marriage (GTA) and they were surprised that my nursing job was non union. Even more shocked that...
    herring_RN
    Forum: Collective Bargaining / Nursing Union
  38. Same goes for my state.
    herring_RN
    Forum: Nursing Activism / Healthcare Politics
  39. My state requires that nurses working in any environment as a nurse must be identified as such (RN or LPN). Usually this is...
    herring_RN
    Forum: Nursing Activism / Healthcare Politics
  40. Weird? I think credentials help clients understand who is who. I would feel mightily confused as a patient if I didn't know...
    herring_RN
    Forum: Nursing Activism / Healthcare Politics
  41. The cost cutting is definitely affecting the patient number 1, and how we as RN's can appropriately do our jobs. There is a...
    herring_RN
    Forum: Nursing Activism / Healthcare Politics
  42. This is particularly interesting to me because I had an eating disorder (anorexia) while attending nursing school. I was...
    herring_RN
    Forum: Nursing News
  43. TV producers...... What do they know about nurses? I mean REAL NURSES. Obviously not much with the way they portray and...
    herring_RN
    Toon Forum: About A Nurse - Nursing Cartoon Series
  44. In my province, all public hospitals and public nursing homes are unionized. Many of the not for profit nursing homes/LTCs...
    herring_RN
    Forum: Collective Bargaining / Nursing Union
  45. We could ALL claim PTSD.. nursing is brutal.Exposure to psychological harm is what we signed up for. It is not a surprise...
    herring_RN
    Forum: Nursing Activism / Healthcare Politics
  46. We always try to be respectful of everyone's opinion. Wed have many threads about this....but another one is just...
    herring_RN
    Forum: Nursing Issues On Patient Safety
  47. I don't know of anything outside of the USA. Perhaps starting with a local mental health provider and going from there. I...
    herring_RN
    Forum: Nursing Activism / Healthcare Politics
  48. 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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    Forum: Nursing Activism / Healthcare Politics
  49. 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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    Forum: Nursing Activism / Healthcare Politics
  50. 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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    Forum: Nursing Activism / Healthcare Politics


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