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    I think it's a little ridiculous when I read posts here where other nurses say they don't pee all shift. It takes one minute. Go pee. Come on. If there's ever a nursing job I have where I can take a few minutes to go to the bathroom...I'll. Find a new job. What are you gonna do, not go all day? (Btw I am an RN now I just haven't changed my username)

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    CHESSIE likes this.

    Wouldn't it be appropriate to call an actual. Code Blue in This situation vs just a rapid response or am I in the wrong on this?

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    how about provincial health services authority (PHSA)? look into their positions...BC Childrens, BC Cancer, etc....

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    MatchaGreenTea likes this.

    Check out the front page of CNN. it just says it's a health care worker-I'll bet its another nurse.

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    I've been looking into the London school of hygiene and tropical medicine. I'm Canadian and studied in Canada for my RN . I was comparing the Masters in public health vs their masters in infectious disease. Both programs are fully distance online based. It's affiliated with the university of London.

    Was wondering if anyone knows anything about this school. Both degrees sound interesting...The only thing I'm worried about the infectious disease masters is that it's so "specific" - do you think the public health one would be a better choice overall as far as being more broadly "accepted"?

    All the courses just seem so fascinating though.
    I've been working in psych for 5 years since graduating from nursing school. Haven been looking into masters programs but I don't have much interest in a regular "nursing" masters, seems sortof dry from what I've read and what some friends have told me from their masters in nursing.
    I know I don't work in public health right now, but the Masters programs interest me. Just hard to choose between both. I'm more interested for general knowledge and learning but would be open to maybe going into PH one day. I'd love to do a medical missions volunteer trip one day too down the road

    Here is a link to both programs

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    Welcome to Canada, where we typically have 4-5 pts on days and 5-6 usually on nights and most hospitals (at least the ones I've been at) don't have UCPs at all - each nurse takes care of their patient load. We do everything... Bathing, all toileting/ADLs along with every other nursing skill and stuff required some places do have UCPs but it might be one for the whole floor and most places don't at least in my province it's not that popular.

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    This is ridiculous and I don't even understand how it's legal for any health records stuff especially mental health concerns that don't involve a criminal conviction or something of that nature... Your medical records should be private! Geez if they start using this tactic they will deny like thousands of people who've been through similar situations before Article taken from The Toronto Star!/gta/access-t...456eed62e25bf5

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    Isn't NSO insurance in the States only about 100$ a year for RN coverage ? I've seen that figure quoted around here alot.

    Quote from Fiona59

    Our permits include our liability insurance. US nurses have to buy their own insurance directly, so many do not carry it. Have you seen the price of insurance down there?

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    Hmmm I must have then....Guess I can't recall. I just remember it was so expensive to write my exam in Ontario and then get my BC license on top of that with all the paperwork and fees. Isn't it ridiculous how much we pay for our license per year compared to some of the states? It's like up to 10 X as much

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    When did this change? I graduated in 2009 from Ontario and moved directly out to BC for my first RN position. I wrote my CRNE exam in Toronto....I really dont recall ever registering for a license through the CNO...I simply wrote the exam and then applied to CRNBC for a BC license and did all the paperwork. I honesly dont think I even was registered in Ontario...I never even applied for a temporary license. I actually moved out to BC without even knowing the results of my exam - because in BC you can keep working if you fail your nursing exam (crazy eh!) so I knew I was covered whereas in Ontario, if you fail the CRNE then its mandatory that you stop working until you pass again. I got my results like 3 weeks after I moved here.

    Quote from janfrn
    That's how it works in all provinces.

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    Quote from loriangel14

    Not in Canada.
    In Ontario they have clinical externs - same thing as the ESNs in BC except that's in only for the summer between 3rd and 4th year - BC ones can work during 4th year after the summer. I know bc i was a clinical extern in toronto during nursing school and am now working in BC as a nurse and my unit gets ESNs. It's a great program!

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    nursel56 and wooh like this.

    And btw that's treating a nurse like they are 5 yrs old and can't make the appropriate decision to give the other available dose - its not like you gave the '' wrong'' dose or even the ''wrong' 'form - there was NO error.

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    Um I've done this same exact thing before (all the time actually if the one I need isn't available) , albeit not w a narcotic but if it was a narcotic I wouldn't have an issue with it. That is absolutely ridiculous - some of these hospitals I read about on this site have the silliest policies. If I called a doctor to get a new order to give the 2nd option of a dose I'd be yelled at for calling about something idiotic.

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    Quote from dishes
    Ask your pharmacist how the ativan, benzos and sedatives are tracked.
    Why would you be surprised that they would audit for diversion?
    No I've even asked my nurse manager that shouldn't we be keeping track of them and our manager was like no we don't count meds like Ativan. For example if we drop a pill nurses just discard the pill (people were just tossing them in the sharps bin until someone left a note saying not to do this) or just toss it out... From my knowledge I'd be shocked if pharm actually tracks it just bc i know everyone on my unit just tosses expired or dropped meds away. That was my main concern when I started I was saying how easy it would be for someone to just divert or steal meds cause they don't seem to keep track at all... Maybe they do and I just don't know but with what I've seen on my unit I'd be surprised that's all. I wish we were more strict. I guess I could always ask pharmacy what they do on their end... Just curious I guess bc other hospitals I've been at during school before I started working all had Pyxis and they just seemed alot more on the ball and strict w everything
    I also live in Canada - where I have never heard of drug testing in hospitals or even for nursing school - its just not done here for some of reason. I agree with it and I know the USA for the most part drug tests nursing students and even random drug tests for staff in hospitals - I was surprised that they don't here bc it does make alot of sense to me. I wonder why there's such a difference between CDN and USA hospitals in that regard. I know if they suspect diversion then I'm sure they would drug test but for just random tests and testing for entrance into NS... Forget it. I've read on Allnurses too before the same thing... Other CDN nurses have said the exact same thing as me