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Joined Oct 10, '00 - from 'RN Spirit from Philly Burb'. NRSKarenRN is a PI Compliance Specialist, prior Central Intake Mgr Home Care Agency. She has '35+' year(s) of experience and specializes in 'Home Care, VentsTelemetry, Home infusion'. Posts: 25,744 (21% Liked) Likes: 11,689
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  1. When I worked in the jail, we used to set up meds brought in by inmates. Everything on the prescription label had to be in...
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    Forum: Nursing and Patient Medications
  2. The thing people have to realize, when attending these seemingly banal orientations is A) The people presenting them work...
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    Forum: Nursing and Professionalism
  3. In my state confirming the identity of meds is not outside the scope of RN's and we do so regularly during the medication...
    NRSKarenRN
    Forum: Nursing and Patient Medications
  4. I have negative views toward the workplace, but I am careful not vocalize them, especially during new hire orientations. ...
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    Forum: Nursing and Professionalism
  5. I just started a new position and am horrified at how one of my new Co workers is behaving during the "fluff orientation. " ...
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    Forum: Nursing and Professionalism
  6. I have been wanting so badly to be on the other side of this forum and to be able to say that I officially passed the NCLEX...
    NRSKarenRN
    Forum: NCLEX Discussion Forum
  7. We use this type of penlight where I work. It has the diameters right on there. I don't think 1 mm are on ours either,...
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    Forum: Nursing Student Assistance
  8. ^^That's a pretty standard practice. It satisfies the facilities desires for "random" drug screens, but mostly satisfies the...
    NRSKarenRN
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  9. I agree that many nurses work in relatively hostile environments which contain administrative policy which is punative...
    NRSKarenRN
    Forum: Nursing Issues On Patient Safety
  10. The pads are kept in the pyxis on the unit. What my director told me I should have done was to tell him "I kept this SAFE...
    NRSKarenRN
    Forum: Nurse Management
  11. Around this time of year, I like think about the previous year: what has changed, what has stayed the same, and what I am...
    NRSKarenRN
    Article Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  12. What did the "exit papers" you completed say? Do you have a copy? To whom in the company do you report? Who completed the...
    NRSKarenRN
    Forum: Nursing Career Advice
  13. I have the same question as the previous poster: Were the credentials listed in the text of the article? That is usually...
    NRSKarenRN
    Forum: Nursing and Professionalism
  14. If a nurse had no business being in the chart, as in the OPs example, that is a HIPAA violation. Looking at the charting on...
    NRSKarenRN
    Forum: Nursing and Professionalism
  15. I read others' documentation. Not with the overt intention to 'tattle', but I am ADON, supervisor, Unit manager, Staff...
    NRSKarenRN
    Forum: Nursing and Professionalism
  16. Concurrent auditing is a long-standing and very acceptable method of quality control for nursing and other clinical...
    NRSKarenRN
    Forum: Nursing and Professionalism
  17. Has anyone ever instructed you to just step away from the coffee pot? Have you been told your blood type is espresso roast?...
    NRSKarenRN
    Toon Forum: First Year After Nursing Licensure
  18. I'm an FNP, not a CRNA, but I work with lots of MDs. My question to ether would be, if their training as MDs is SO...
    NRSKarenRN
    Forum: Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetist (CRNA)
  19. It is not the best habit to get into to discuss patients in another patient's room. It becomes even more obvious when the...
    NRSKarenRN
    Forum: HIPAA and Nursing Challenges
  20. Some plastic sheeting, and a tent. An unused, obsolete ICU wing. Or an off site temporary building. Is it just me, or...
    NRSKarenRN
    Forum: Disasters: Preparing & Responding
  21. You seem to be missing some points, as well. Medicare IS currently operating more cost-effectively than private, for-profit...
    NRSKarenRN
    Forum: Nursing Activism / Healthcare Politics
  22. While the pieces I linked were opinion pieces, the numbers quoted in the articles are factual, not opinion. It's not...
    NRSKarenRN
    Forum: Nursing Activism / Healthcare Politics
  23. It is probably legal -- assuming that the information is not shared with the people making hiring decisions. It is common...
    NRSKarenRN
    Forum: Nurses With Disabilities
  24. Interesting article on wages from a frequent contributor to Politico. The thrust of the article, is toward hourly, rather...
    NRSKarenRN
    Forum: Nursing Activism / Healthcare Politics
  25. I get the distinct impression that many voting Americans are quite comfortable with judging the "deserving" status of other...
    NRSKarenRN
    Forum: Nursing Activism / Healthcare Politics
  26. The above advice is a good start toward personal adjustments you can make, however as just noted, what part is your...
    NRSKarenRN
    Forum: Male Nursing Student
  27. As the use of EHRs expand the need for nurses with informatics expertise will also rise. My unit has recently changed our...
    NRSKarenRN
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  28. It seems to me healthcare is run by big insurance for big insurance... hospitals and healthcare workers are merely a bother...
    NRSKarenRN
    Forum: Collective Bargaining / Nursing Union
  29. Firstly I hate that you didn't give any of your own input to this question. Your first post on a forum being a loaded...
    NRSKarenRN
    Forum: Nursing Activism / Healthcare Politics
  30. Nursing may be a politically ineffective occupation due to the drive of big business with a focus on customer...
    NRSKarenRN
    Forum: Nursing Activism / Healthcare Politics
  31. You could still look at going to Australia once qualified
    NRSKarenRN
    Forum: International Nursing
  32. If its for the nephrology position? 1. How do you handle emergencies? (I'm on my own in very rural dialysis units and...
    NRSKarenRN
    Forum: Nurse Practitioners (NP)
  33. Hard decision. In the end though, my child would win out.
    NRSKarenRN
    Forum: Nurse Practitioners (NP)
  34. This might be able to help you: Prohibition of Excessive Overtime in Health Care Act Labor Law Compliance My...
    NRSKarenRN
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  35. Take the NICU job... Work there for many years and have a wonderful career. 6 months at one job won't kill your resume. You...
    NRSKarenRN
    Forum: Nursing Career Advice
  36. :eek: Most clinical instructor minimums in my area is three-five years of nursing experience plus MSN education; not only...
    NRSKarenRN
    Forum: Nursing and Professionalism
  37. So the instructor is just a grad with 1 year of clinical experience?? That is sad. I guess this is how the nursing schools...
    NRSKarenRN
    Forum: Nursing and Professionalism
  38. The patient was a pleasantly confused but still mostly appropriate 87 year old lady, who needed to get to the commode before...
    NRSKarenRN
    Forum: Nursing Humor / Share Jokes
  39. Not a problem here either. The only time it becomes mildly problematic is when one uses a bit too much lube and that...
    NRSKarenRN
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  40. Theresa Brown has done it all and she shared her unconventional story with allnurses.com. She has the singular honor of...
    NRSKarenRN
    Article Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  41. There are some patients where I agree, they don't need to be eating right now and there is nothing wrong with telling them...
    NRSKarenRN
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  42. I'd like to offer some information from the perspective of a school nurse. First and foremost, everyone's goal is to...
    NRSKarenRN
    Forum: HIPAA and Nursing Challenges
  43. Your company should have a written policy which describes how you should interact with school employees and policy...
    NRSKarenRN
    Forum: HIPAA and Nursing Challenges
  44. In most MSN NP programs, you will see that the first few classes will be research/nursing theory oriented and there will be...
    NRSKarenRN
    Forum: Registered Nurses: Diploma / ADN / BSN
  45. We have made some recent changes with the site. To change your name with the new site changes, look in the upper right of...
    NRSKarenRN
    Forum: allnurses News and Announcements
  46. We have to keep in mind that nurses are being asked to be customer service representatives for the hospital in those...
    NRSKarenRN
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  47. Exactly. Just because there's sugar in the blood doesn't mean there's sugar in the cells.
    NRSKarenRN
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  48. There are certainly times when a patient doesn't actually have to eat, but for many diabetics it is actually true that they...
    NRSKarenRN
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  49. He's going to be hungry. Polyphagia is a symptom of hyperglycemia. You don't have to be condescending. As a type 1, I've...
    NRSKarenRN
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  50. Are you confused about what area in nursing to go into? Nursing has so much to offer, the choices can seem overwhelming....
    NRSKarenRN
    Article Forum: General Nursing Student


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