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    I left the unit of the said manager 6 months ago. The same unit has ongoing problems with the manager and managment is trying to fix their problems. I still feel that I should have submitted some form of complaint against her poor conduct and rudeness. Everyone in patient care knows how this manager behaves and she still continues to work in the facility. She has also been reported to the union and HR. I didnt know that people can complain to the state about nursing management until I heard a similar story in my sister's facility recently. Would you advise filing a complaint with the state as well? And where do we file the complaint? I work in NYC.

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    Hello all,

    I am writing a paper on parish nursing and I am also exploring advance practice in this specialty. I am interested if there are any advance practice nurses in this field and what makes your role different in other settings, how do you get compensated, how do you maintain a patient relationship with a client, what are the legal issues in treating patients in this setting. Any info would be greatly appreciated!

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    Hello everyone,

    I'm going to APN school and need to ask any APN questions pertaining to the profession.
    I know some APN's at work but I am overseas so my best hope is to get an interview here. I know I wasn't prepared for this course but I have to do what is available for me right now. If anybody could help me and lend me a little bit of their time, it will be greatly appreciated.

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    We do get a lot of 'intresting' patients on the floor. We talk about them (PA, MD, nurses, management) constantly, nothing disrespectful. But it seems like if a patient is being difficult or demanding, rest assured that patient is well known to everyone. Is that considered violation of confidentiality?

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    Hello. I'm a pretty new nurse. Been working in a med-surg floor for about a year and working the floor has brought nothing but stress for me. I hate that I work like a horse almost everyday. I want to be able to do more not just giving meds, waitressing or housekeeping. I looked at the positions open in the hospital and most were for cath lab. Whats the schedule like in cath lab? Is it flex hours too? I dont know ACLS nor telemetry. Do you think they will hire me with very little experience and knowlwedge?

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    I work for a Jewish hospital system. I recently found out they have programs that is community and faith based?, now I was wondering if I can apply for a position as faith community nurse but I'm not necessarily jewish or plan on becoming one soon. Is that possible?

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    Hello. I've been intrested in parish nursing for a long time. Some time ago, we were filling prescriptions for mentally ill patients that looked like it came from a catholic community center and thought thats a really great idea to be able to help a comunity like that. Anyways, I have been searching the net and couldnt find such places in my area.

    My question:
    1. What types of services do you have in your parish? Anything like emergent care or mental health of sorts in your church? I heard that some congregations would even contact the primary care and inquire about a pt's status/medicatione etc. Help with arranging insurance applications etc.
    2. Do you get paid? Is it like a 24/7 job that people call you all the time?
    3. Your primary role, is it a nurse or a ministry person? Are you actually required to do ministry work while in the field? Ive heard some say that pt's request prayers recited with the nurse. That seems ok, but do you actually preach the gospel? What kind of other spiritual guidance do you do with your patients?
    4. Lastly, what are some of the problems you have encountered while working as a p.nurse? What would you like to see happen in parish nursing?

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    The pt takes Depakote at home, for some odd reason she told the PA that she has a hard time swallowing, when she's taking these big arse pills!. I guess the PA just didnt realize how large those pills are compared to Imitrex pills. I would think that the Imitrex injections cost more than the pills. Most patients dont know anything about PCA unless they had several surgeries. I guess I've seen too many patients over react to their illness and demand unecessarily, worse practitioners that give in to their demands and leave it all up to the nurse to deal with! Most days the patient load is heavy that I am reduced to providing just what is necessary or else I risk neglecting my other patients, or I drop dead. Its frustrating that patients, even some practitioners behave like they have a private nurse on duty.

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    I dont mean to offend anybody. I may look like a dumbo after this post but I'm just trying to learn about my pt's and how I could have handled this scenario differently. Anyways, a pt was ordered Depakote tablet and Imitrex SC for her migraine h/a's. Of course pharmacy is giving me a hard time on the Imitrex so that prompted me to call the PA. I was told that the pt could not 'swallow'. I'm thinking, 'what?!', those DEpakote pills are horse pills.. and she went to say why the pt is on SC not tablets but I didnt bother to listen intently because I was just flipping out on the orders. The PA went mad as soon as I called on her 'absurd' orders. I do want whats best for the pt and I have no prblems following orders, even if I have to give my arm to get that order done. But the order has to make sense, especially if I risk neglecting my other patients for that order. The same PA oredered her PCA changed because she apparently "dry heaved" 1 time on another floor but wasnt documented. I had given her Anzemet and had no issues at all the rest of the time I had her. I think the order was unecessary since the pt said she was feeling much better. So basically I spent a lot of time obtaining meds and changing tubings for this pt for reasons I dont understand and agree and especially on a day that I have 4 post op pts and 1 bleeding pt. Those are the days I think I was gonna go nuts.

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    I sent in an application at one of my city hospitals to work in the ICU floor because I fell in love w/ the place! :chuckle To my surprise they called me for interview. But I always felt that ICU was intresting and its something that I could do. Anyhow, any tips for the graduate nurse with no experience in critical care expect from this interview? How should I prepare myself for this?

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    I sent in an application at one of my city hospitals to work in the ICU floor because I fell in love w/ the place! :chuckle To my surprise they called me for interview. But I always felt that ICU was intresting and its something that I could do. Anyhow, any tips for the graduate nurse with no experience in critical care expect from this interview? How should I prepare myself for this?

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    I am confused whether it makes a difference if I file now or after Jan 1. I am filipino and educated here in the states. I read somewhere that any petition filed after Jan 1 2002 will have to wait 2 years for visas to be available. So, if I understand it correct, anybody with a petition filed after this date will have to waits 2 yrs or more before seeing any kind of work authorization or papers from CIS. This also includes the EAD? Should I file now or no? Please someone enlighten me.

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    I was kinda lost there but no I would never compalin to a family member of a US soldier about my C grade, or go into extremes asking empathy from them. lol. That was a funny thought though. You are going way out there, I was merely stating what I felt. If that was minimizing her feelings then I dont know how else to make you understand my point. When youre way out there in the skies, its very hard to pull you back down to what the real issue is.

    If I have to say that I will agree with you, ok you are right. I cant take the outrageous (but funny!) comments anymore. I love it when you say "its not what nurses do". Im not trying to be a nurse in this forum. Heck if I did I would charge for my services! Wouldnt that be odd if everything you do is based on what a nurse would do?

    If I wanted to be rude I would have said so much more. Like I said I was merely stating what I felt about the post.

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    Geez, did we have to go down the dictionary route? This is hilarious! But I would have to commend the effort of actually looking that up and typing, all for the glory of this forum!

    By most student nursing population concern standards, her issues are quite small (IE, not a lot of ppl can relate to her, most of us would only aim to pass) I think that its great she has such high standards for herself. I believe that we all subject ourselves to the same standards even though most of us would be flipping all over the room with just a passing mark. But to make it such a big deal in the way she had stated it in her post, even calling it a "vent" later on, was I think a lil over the top. Im sorry that you think I was playing down her feelings, it wasnt my intention. I said the things that I did because I didnt think she realizes what she already has. I dont know why you had to lecture me on empathy and compassion. I do recognize when one is due of compassion and I would open my mouth and be honest when I think something needs to be straightened out. Unfortunately, this one needed some tough love.

    And please stop bragging about your A's here. It doesnt make anybody feel good but yourself. No self glorifcation here pls. I know, its a whole other forum..

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    wow, panhandling in the internet! ppl can be so amazingly creative..
    I wonder what the $2 shipping is for?


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