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Joined Jun 7, '08 - from 'Delaware. River and State'. aknottedyarn is a retired. She has 'a life time' year(s) of experience. Posts: 7,869 (87% Liked) Likes: 23,064

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  1. I regard anyone who does to another human being what this man did more akin to a two-legged globule of phlegm with a pulse...
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    Forum: Nursing News
  2. My first job out of nursing school was at a long term care facility. It wasn't my ideal situation, in fact the ten-years-ago...
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    Article Forum: Geriatric Nurses / LTC Nursing
  3. During the second week of January 2014, there was a small Internet storm regarding blog posts written by Emma and Bill...
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    Article Forum: Oncology Nursing
  4. Well, everyone here is going to hate me, but I don't care: I am foursquare opposed to capital punishment. If it were up to...
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    Forum: Nursing News
  5. I enjoy being professional. To be a person of character. To be weeping and carrying on at bedside perhaps is not the best...
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    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  6. Re the differing view on referring to the dead body/cadaver/person/corpse/...and whether its appropriate or kind or a dose...
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    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  7. When outside of work do you constantly find yourself ready to take action at the sound of a beep/alarm? Do you find...
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    Toon Forum: About A Nurse - Nursing Cartoon Series
  8. I'm sorry, the idea of talking about people on life support being "cadavers" or speaking of them as just being on "organ...
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    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  9. {{Psychtrish39}} Bless you for sharing. Peace be with you.
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    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  10. I unfortunately understand this better than most my son committed suicide in August of last year in jail as such he was a...
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    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  11. This is a great thread on a really important topic with good arguments on both sides. I think allow natural death is a...
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    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  12. She comes home livid. She's glaring at the garage door as it cr-cr-creaks its way open, revealing an old, beat-up...
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    Article Forum: Nurses Rock
  13. As a nurse who has left the clinical side of the profession, I've had a little time recently to ponder both the good and bad...
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    Article Forum: Nurses Rock
  14. Really who cares what we say. The majority of pts families will call it life support. They will also refer to end of life as...
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    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  15. The Jahi McMath case is unfortunate, extreme, and atypical ... with an extraordinary amount of media coverage of all types,...
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    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  16. Agree, agree, agree. Organ support is more accurate, leaves no room for misguided hope, and relays the science in basic...
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    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  17. Make organ donation an automatic -opt out instead of out in and that will go a long way to solving the problem. People are...
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    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  18. I think using the term "organ" does reduce the person to individual organs being supported and would be confusing to family,...
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    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  19. See, that's the issue...I explain what a vent does to lay people; I have done so for eight years. Explaining that your...
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    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  20. Yes but . . . we are trying to find terminology that laypeople, the public, would hear. There is a huge disagreement...
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    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  21. I am not arguing about the dead or alive part. But dead on any level it was still a person's shell. That should be...
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    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  22. Just one quick point, keep your e-mails short. I supervise twelve people in my day job and I do not have time to read more...
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    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  23. Yes, they were adjusting to huge changes in the patient's condition, gt, vent, and a trach. I understand there are major...
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    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  24. ((HUGS))
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    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  25. It is still a human body. There should be respect for that in both life and death. Are you trying to be provocative?
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    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  26. I would like likely sucker punch anyone calling a loved one of mine as 'maintaining a cadaver'. That is so dehumanizing.
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    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  27. I vote for mechanical support. Completely descriptive and removes the connotation of life.
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    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  28. |main5|dl13|sec1_lnk3%26pLid%3D426034 In stark contrast to the current media fiasco surrounding Jahi McMath, medical...
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    Forum: Nursing News
  29. I sadly have see similar disruptive behavior tolerated by physicians. However, I can honestly say I, as a CEO, never...
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    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  30. I work on a pediatric airway unit, and the charge nurse got sick about two hours into the shift, so I took over as relief...
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    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  31. This should be compulsory reading for all management. The principles have applicability to any field or industry. Thank...
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    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  32. Thanks for this article. I wish there were more hospital admins like you.
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    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  33. THIS... It's not too late to give back by helping CEOs see the light...
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    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  34. Oh!! This is so important. Here in Houston Tx there is such a disconnect between CEO's. Supervisors, Managers and Doctors....
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    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  35. I wish more CEo's would take your advice and follow your path.
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    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  36. Gallup announced the results of its annual “Honesty & Ethics in Profession” recently. I was so pleased to see nurses ranked...
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    Article Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  37. We of course don't know the whole story. Chances are this child is on meds to keep her B/P "normal" she is probably on a...
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    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  38. We can never venture to guess what it is like for any parent to lose a child. Unless one has been there. And even then,...
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    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  39. A "persistent vegetative state" and "brain death" are two different things medically speaking, although I'd argue neither...
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    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  40. For the latter half of this year I've had the wonderful opportunity of being deployed as the only ER RN with a Forward...
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    Article Forum: Government / Military Nursing
  41. I am writing this post because I feel there a lot of Registered Nurses who have received license discipline out there who...
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    Forum: Advanced Practice Nursing
  42. I disagree....it GRABS your attention. I pray the if I can't get my own medicine that my family would do the same for...
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    Forum: Nursing News
  43. Or is it a nice little personality disorder and that is how the patient is... and that is never ever going to change? ...
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    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  44. As a director of a floor, you set the tone on how complaints such as this should be handled. It is not easy, as we all...
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    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  45. Good morning! :) Let's give the member the benefit of the doubt without policing his/her grammar. (S)he might be posting...
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    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  46. I am a director if a medical surgical floor. I am proud if my floor and all the disciplines that work there. Today a patient...
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    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  47. I don't have a problem with the smell of smokers, even as an asthmatic..however, what I CANNOT handle is those who insist on...
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    Forum: Nursing and Professionalism
  48. About 4 or 5 months ago I (the PCT, the hired help, that young guy, the guy that looks like he's new, the Per Diem staff)...
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    Article Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  49. I plan on getting my plates. I'm proud of my RN. I don't care less what others think of it. I've had RN bumper stickers for...
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    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  50. It is unwise to try to project future in come based on clinical specialty in light of what is happening in Health Care...
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    Forum: Nursing Career Advice


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