Hey, Heather Smith and UNA

  1. 1 LPNs ARE skilled nurses.

    You really should rethink your words.
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  4. Visit  CodeteamB profile page
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    I don't believe she said that LPNs are not skilled.

    http://globalnews.ca/news/437168/nur...e-for-layoffs/
  5. Visit  lilaclover6984 profile page
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    Yeah, not really liking the way shes referring to LPNs here.
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    Quote from CodeteamB
    How she said it on the 5pm news certainly came out that way!

    This time of year she is usually slapping LPNs via billboards when UNA is negotiating contracts. With the financial climate this round of bargaining, she can't do the billboards, so soundbites will do for her
  7. Visit  nursel56 profile page
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    At least they aren't planning a Candlelight Vigil because the LPNs are such a danger to patients like they did here.
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    Quote from nursel56
    At least they aren't planning a Candlelight Vigil because the LPNs are such a danger to patients like they did here.
    Sheesh, don't give her any ideas. If this happens I know who to blame
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  9. Visit  Daisy_08 profile page
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    The president of the RNAO (registered nurses associated) in a letter said (r)PNs kill patients....hmmm, yes, well, we try our best
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  10. Visit  Fiona59 profile page
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    Quote from Daisy_08
    The president of the RNAO (registered nurses associated) in a letter said (r)PNs kill patients....hmmm, yes, well, we try our best
    Damn, I'm not dolng my job right! I haven't killed anyone!
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  11. Visit  Daisy_08 profile page
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    Quote from Fiona59
    Damn, I'm not dolng my job right! I haven't killed anyone!
    Come work with me, I have pts die daily, I even give them dilaudid to help em along
  12. Visit  lilaclover6984 profile page
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    Quote from Fiona59

    Damn, I'm not dolng my job right! I haven't killed anyone!
    I must not be doing mine right either. Haven't killed anyone yet either to the best of my knowledge. Haha
  13. Visit  petethecanuck profile page
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    To play devils advocate here she does represent RN's in Alberta not LPN's and RN's. Don't hate the player, hate the game.
  14. Visit  Fiona59 profile page
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    Quote from petethecanuck
    To play devils advocate here she does represent RN's in Alberta not LPN's and RN's. Don't hate the player, hate the game.
    Pete, over the last decade UNA has a history of insuting LPNs and RPNs. Heather has been taken to task for her words in the press by AUPE, CRPNA, and CLPNA. UNA has paid for billboards stating that only RNs can provide safe, quality care. After that one HSAA got on her case.

    There are some deluded fools out there that think LPNs and RPNs should run and try and join UNA. I can just imagine how UNA would treat differently qualified nurses.

    I understand protecting your own. We all know that UNA is in contract talks. She isn't going to be able to get big bucks out of the government this time, so she's resorting to fear tactics.

    I can think of several units at my site who will have this happen to them, the reduction in the number of RNs on the floor. Think it through, over the years UNA has gotten the RNs some great pay increases but in doing so, she's almost priced RNs off the floor. I've worked acute surgical units where there has been two RNs on the floor and six LPNs. No patient died, no care was compromised, it works.

    Fearmongering is just plain nasty. I just expect better from a professional organization, there are times the tactics used reminds of the bullying that the Teamsters used to do.
  15. Visit  starfish33 profile page
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    See, there's the problem right there. We're actually killing patients left and right...we're just not skilled enough to know when a patient is dead!
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