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By mercurysmom

Joined Jul 25, '11. Posts: 71 (63% Liked) Likes: 165

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  1. Update....Another article mentioned the dialysis and intubation as a vulnerable spot for infection. I want to know where...
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    Forum: Disasters: Preparing & Responding
  2. I'm only speculating, but I suspect there's a small chance it can be transmitted from person to person via the aerosolized...
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    Forum: Disasters: Preparing & Responding
  3. Good question and I'm guessing that the answer might have something to to with a certain green substance. Medical...
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    Forum: Disasters: Preparing & Responding
  4. Had someone confused like this in our LTC. She would constantly call her son and at times, 911. The son was coop and...
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    Forum: Emergency Nursing
  5. The Dolan Law Firm needs to brush up on spelling and grammar. Nothing kills credibility faster than "who's" for "whose". ...
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    Forum: Nursing News
  6. I believe that I wasn't chosen to work at a facility because during a phone interview I questioned security and if there...
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    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  7. Some persons might take offense to my views. Unfortunately, the solution often involves playing hardball: you need to send...
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    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  8. We have to be able to laugh so yes, I loved this. RNsRWe's post is WHY we need to let off steam and laugh. Otherwise,...
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    Forum: Nursing Humor / Share Jokes
  9. Yes, nursing has changed my outlook on end-of-life issues. However, we are immersed in a death-defying, death-denying...
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    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  10. File a complaint with the attorney generals office and be sure to explain in detail the lovely threats that were handed to...
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    Forum: Nursing and Professionalism
  11. There but for the Grace of God go I......... I had a friend post on FB showing a person in a wheelchair stand to get...
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    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  12. I have been on disability now for 6 1/2 years. I HATE IT! I am only 46 and the thought of this potentially being the rest...
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    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  13. This reminded me of something that happened to me a few years ago. I was out shopping and as I was getting out of my car I...
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    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  14. Just think of it as a patient initiated stress test reflecting real life experiences :whistling: :cool:
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    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  15. I'm far from a stone age goat herder, but I don't have sex at the bank or grocery store, and would appreciate it if people...
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    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  16. Different spin on this . . . My ex was extremely abusive. He did not care that I was in the hospital for injuries from...
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    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  17. 'knock, knock knock… you're ok right? cuz the monitor says you're flat lining… please answer if you're dead and I'll come in...
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    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  18. In LTC IMO it's perfectly reasonable to put up a "do not disturb" sign on the doorknob. It is their home. What people do...
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    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  19. Maybe I'm mean, but if you're well enough to have sex, you're well enough to go home.
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    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  20. I would not resign. Sounds to me like you have some knowledge deficits and they want to help you overcome them. If you...
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    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  21. She sounds like a thoroughly miserable person. Just be thankful you're not married to her.
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    Forum: Emergency Nursing
  22. And in my neck of the wood a person with a degree in anything can get a BSN in 12 months. While I can understand why...
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    Forum: Registered Nurses: Diploma / ADN / BSN
  23. I wasn't trying to attack you. You seemed puzzled as to why so many took offense to your original post. I don't believe you...
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    Forum: Registered Nurses: Diploma / ADN / BSN
  24. I hate to argue this point again...but who does everyone think did all of this work before the "BSN" became such a buzz word...
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    Forum: Registered Nurses: Diploma / ADN / BSN
  25. As already noted, there is no "ADN scope of practice." There is RN scope of practice, and there are RNs who chose to pursue...
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    Forum: Registered Nurses: Diploma / ADN / BSN
  26. Ah. You're referring to credentialism, a.k.a. credential inflation, b.k.a. degree inflation.
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    Forum: Registered Nurses: Diploma / ADN / BSN
  27. Exactly. I'm looking at changing careers. Often I see that a "bachelors degree in any field" is required. What the heck...
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    Forum: Registered Nurses: Diploma / ADN / BSN
  28. What do you mean...BSN level of practice and advanced skill. The ADN and the BSN are both entry degrees..
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    Forum: Registered Nurses: Diploma / ADN / BSN
  29. There is no difference between scope of practice. There is no such thing as "ADN scope of practice". Both are RNs and that...
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    Forum: Registered Nurses: Diploma / ADN / BSN
  30. I can't speak for all victims of abuse, but if the OP stated she was 18 years old when she met this man, and that the man...
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    Forum: Nursing Issues On Patient Safety
  31. I8i This is one of the most misunderstood, wrong, and hurtful ideas about spousal violence there is. It's also one of...
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    Forum: Nursing Issues On Patient Safety
  32. COB opinion: Bring back the nurses' cap!
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    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  33. I once heard a lovely metaphor of the Dr-Nurse situation.... by a CV surgeon no less. He said that the hospital was a 747...
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    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  34. It would be nice if physicians knew about the huge amount of accountability in nursing without any corresponding authority.
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    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  35. Nurses used to take care of many more patients than we do now, granted healthcare has gotten a bit more complicated as...
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    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  36. Problem is that this may not be a HIPPA violation AT ALL. This sounds like an incidental exposure of information. If the...
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    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  37. -It is an art indeed! I think it would be really helpful if preceptors and unit managers could learn techniques in...
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    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  38. I have worked in a facilty that used a Posey Bed for a patient who had Huntington's Disease. It was the ONLY way to keep him...
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    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  39. My workplace uses bed enclosures, also referred to as vail beds. While their appearance might disturb families, the only...
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    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  40. Back in my day, we had to drive to the state capital, rent a hotel room, take a hand written test, and wait 4 months for...
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    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  41. The "trick" back in the day of pencil and paper testing in my state was those who failed had to sign for a certified letter...
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    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  42. When I took mine we got a hotel room for the day before and the day after so we could celebrate responsibility. Van Halen...
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    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  43. I remember those days, anxiously checking the mailbox every day for WEEKS -- even though I knew my results weren't coming...
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    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  44. Dang. Sitting the NCLEX was a damn party back in the day (the 90's). We ate together, traveled to the exam together,...
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    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  45. Back in my day, we had to wait two days for the quick results. But we had to do it barefoot and uphill in the snow both...
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    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  46. Up north we call it poopfest 2014. Seriously for safety there should be a national standard for these Emergency codes. ...
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    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  47. the "momma said there'll be days like this..." poster got it right. in every job you ever do, from babysitting as a teenager...
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    Forum: Nursing Activism / Healthcare Politics
  48. unquestionably, for this being your first post i must say it's not a very uplifting one to say the least. furthermore, it...
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    Forum: Nursing Activism / Healthcare Politics
  49. This is a tough one. Each and every time something similar or not quite as crucial has happened to me, the job has always...
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    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  50. "smilin' baby Jesus" for spinal meningitis.... not even close :facepalm:
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    Forum: General Nursing Discussion


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