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    Hi everyone, I have a special favor to ask. My son is doing his science project and he needs 100 participants. We unfortunately do not even know 100 people! Lol If you don't mind doing this I would very much appreciate it! Thanks in advance for all who participate. You can even have your kids do it if you don't want to. They have to be at least 12 years old. You can PM me your results, only give your first name and Initial of last name. Trying to keep it anonymous. Teacher needs to know that we have real people tho so I do need a partial name We also need Height: Weight: Age: Sex: Your starting heart rate: Then do 30 jumping jacks in 30 seconds. Then provide your ending heart rate: That's it! He then has to analyze all the results when he does his project. Thanks again fellow nurses!

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    Thanks again everybody for the good thoughts. I have worked at the place about 20 months, It has FMLA with enough employees. I filled out the right paperwork for interminttent fmla - the hr guy said that would be best for me because my sister helps out with my mom, he said if I called off then I can't get in trouble for a last min. call off. I come back after a week and literally I get all the crap hours. I told my administrator last week I can't live like this, I Have to have my hours in advance (not calling me the night before and asking me to come in) I was hired as full time, I deserve my hours. I told the HR guy this is illegal and he said "I know it is" I guess they are going to have a "meeting" All I know is I get so irritated when you go out of your way for a company and in the end they just don't care. Just disappoints me.

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    My HR guy says his hands are tied. The administrator doesn't care. I was only off for a week, thought I would be off longer dledue to a crises situation but now things have calmed down and if they woould give me my set schedule I could actually work around it. So far almost 2 weeks I have been back with no set schedule which makes it very difficult to have family come out and stay with my mom when I have no idea when I will work next. Thanks for all your suggestions.

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    I took an intermittent FMLA to care for a family member. I returned to work last week, I am not on the new schedule for my regular amount of hours. I only had one day scheduled and I picked up one more day. However my employer is unable to give me a set schedule like I had prior. Does the law protect me? Does my employer need to provide me with as many hours as I was getting? I will still need days off but if I have my set schedule back I would be able to work around it but so far they are avoiding giving me a set schedule with enough hours.

    The dilema? Not only do I now care for my dying mother but I am not getting enough $$$ to pay my bills. I want to work while I can work. Thanks for any advice

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    I want to contact the board of nursing - how do I go about that. This nurse has many write ups and should be gone however corporate has gone over everybody and continues to keep her. Our management team does not even understand why? This is one illegal action she has done. Noone even wants to follow her anymore because she is such a liability. What can I do?

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    We have a nurse in our facility who asked the aide to give medication to a patient. The STNA's at this place are NOT medication aides. The nurse has been written up for doing it but isin't this illegal?

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    lindarn likes this.

    Where I work we all get along for the most part but I have had encounters with people, 2 in particular, one from another department and one nurse. The nurse is now gone because of her attitude and the other I went thru my DON because I wanted to go thru the chain of command. Mean nurses are everywhere, I am always shocked how some can be so nasty because we should all be there for the good of the patient but the saying "Nurses eat their young" is so true. I would look at this as a learning expierence, maybe it was a bad day and you were short with somebody, it happens but mgmt. has to address it because there were 2 complaints. Atleast they are giving you a heads up before you have to meet with these people. On the flip side, I have found a bad attitude is contagious, we all have bad days but we need to get along in order to work together effectivlely

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    Thanks, these are all really good keep posting I sm gonna write these in my note book. Some are no brainers and for the most part I try not to develop bad habits but state catches people on the craziest things. One thing I know we are told about was on a tube feed after you rinse the piston syringe you put in back in the bag in 2 pieces (rather than the plunger inside the syringe) because bacteria breeds when it's stored together. It makes sense however I was not taught this in school. It was something I was taught at work. So keep listing. I think it could only help us. : )

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    evilolive likes this.

    i would appreciate any advice you all can give or important lessons learned when state has visited your facility.
    for example a few nurses at my facility have been sited for not noting in mar amount of min. for an aresol treatment, ie. ) you initial and underneath intials you put 5 for the amount of min. it took to give treatment.
    paper towel under your bs reader, aresol equipment supplied in a bag at the bedside ( after you have rinsed and dried it)

    so please any tidbits on those little things we seem to forget when the stress of state has been there. even if it's just something you know of - you don't have to personally expierence it ourself. i am just trying to have a checklist in my mind.

    thanks in advance for any advice

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    I would appreciate any advice you all can give or lessons learned when state has visited your facility.
    For example a few nurses at my facility have been sited for not noting in MAR amount of min. for an aresol treatment, ie. ) you initial and underneath intials you put 5 for the amount of min. it took to give treatment.
    paper towel under your BS reader, aresol equipment supplied in a bag at the bedside ( after you have rinsed and dried it)

    So please any tidbits on those little things we seem to forget when the stress of state has been there. Even if it's just something you know of - you don't have to personally expierence it ourself. I am just trying to have a checklist in my mind.

    Thanks in advance for any advice



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