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  1. How Is this handled at your workplace?
    There is p/p for this in facilities that have their stuff together and union. I've always worked in union jobs and the pay when that happens is half shift.
    Nov 28
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  2. UA/drug test failed
    The same thing happened to me! But the test said I had taken methadone....I was beyond my self; I could not believe this was happening to me. It was like I was in a movie or something like that;...
    Nov 28
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  3. Need opinions
    I do use specific vulgar language in quotes and prior I type; and I quote the patient blah blah saying "blah blah" as patient was talking about their mother in blah blah blah...as I was standing in...
    Nov 28
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  4. advice on being written up when I dont think I should have been...
    I haven't read any of the other posts but that's a huge no no! If rapid response was called, whether they did anything or not, the doc should have most definitely been called right after you called...
    Nov 21
    Forum: Nursing Issues On Patient Safety
  5. charting MD aware when you were not the one responsible to call MD as per facility policy
    I believe this person is talking non-emergent issues. Are you going to call the on-call at 03:00 about how a patient is refusing their Abx's or that you want to institute Ensure due to weight loss?...
    Nov 21
    Forum: Long Term Acute Care (LTAC/LTACH)
  6. Nonverbal Patient Communication Tactics
    Purple_roses; the class was part of the universities 'Communication's Department' In order to receive the bachelor, the student must complete a required x amount of credits in x amount of...
    Nov 19
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  7. Nonverbal Patient Communication Tactics
    During clinical rotation at the end of my first year in school I was observing two RNs standing over a man in the ICU, they were talking over him. One nurse on one side of the bed, and the other RN...
    Nov 4
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  8. Half a flu shot for patients on immunotherapy? Seattle, WA
    What does their doctor say?
    Nov 4
    Forum: Disasters: Preparing & Responding
  9. Patient's rights dilemma
    MunoRN quote from above pp "...endocarditis related to IV drug use (Hx hep C combined with endocarditis)." Forgive my ignorance; how do you know this gentleman acquired HCV via drug IV use?
    Nov 4
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  10. charting MD aware when you were not the one responsible to call MD as per facility policy
    Really :sarcastic: ...
    Nov 2
    Forum: Long Term Acute Care (LTAC/LTACH)
  11. charting MD aware when you were not the one responsible to call MD as per facility policy
    This person is on nights...the docs offices are not open at 07:00 when they go off or give report.
    Nov 2
    Forum: Long Term Acute Care (LTAC/LTACH)
  12. charting MD aware when you were not the one responsible to call MD as per facility policy
    OK guys, you're making this more complicated than it is... But first, let us know what type of charting your facility requires the nurses to use...or do they; than we can help you...
    Nov 2
    Forum: Long Term Acute Care (LTAC/LTACH)
  13. Is this legal? Hospice RN required to do Home Health  visits
    Oh, I thought she was in the office coordinating care of the patients and responsible for assigning the cases...OK, well than it's really a baffling question as the nurse would have had to be doing...
    Nov 2
    Forum: Hospice Nursing
  14. PRNs day of discharge
    Kind of silly if you think about it. The patient is being discharged and most likely has a PRN Ativan because they need to relax/calm down/etc... I've never heard of a nurse that does that, we always...
    Nov 2
    Forum: Psychiatric Nursing
  15. Correctional nurse pay
    Most of all the federal and state institutions will pay according to the state's union wages of that particular profession; both LPN & RN. Do a search of your states union wages for RNs & LPNs, and...
    Nov 2
    Forum: Correctional Nursing
  16. Esme12
    "esme needs your prayers and well wishes" is the name of the thread that has had a major huge reaction as to esme being in the hospital. Search it out and let her know you care...thank you :)
    Nov 2
    Forum: Medical-Surgical Nursing
  17. charting MD aware when you were not the one responsible to call MD as per facility policy
    Chart that you have handed off to the next shift that they have been told to notify such and such for such and such purpose. Than include that in your report. Be sure to chart which shift...putting a...
    Nov 2
    Forum: Long Term Acute Care (LTAC/LTACH)
  18. Dealing with dementia residents
    What's your position? Many health care workers are not fully trained to deal with dementia patients. It's not enough to be licensed; in-service's in how to deal and react to contact concerns when it...
    Nov 1
    Forum: Geriatric Nurses / LTC Nursing
  19. Is this legal? Hospice RN required to do Home Health  visits
    :roflmao: ... we seem to be getting away from the subject at hand, but why not since the OP has not responded since they posted. What up deblowe ... holla back :up:
    Nov 1
    Forum: Hospice Nursing
  20. Is this legal? Hospice RN required to do Home Health  visits
    Amen! The lose, loose thing drives me crazy...:banghead:
    Nov 1
    Forum: Hospice Nursing
  21. Just when you thought you were done w/ nursing school...SIMULATIONS!
    This reminds me of public schools; in over 20 states instituting what are called Exit Exams. It means that at the end of their senior year, in order to graduate, the students must take an exit exam....
    Oct 31
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  22. Is this legal? Hospice RN required to do Home Health  visits
    Home health is no different than treating hospice patients (which you say you've been doing for 5 years). I don't remember ever having 1 hospice patient that didn't require some kind of med-surg...
    Oct 31
    Forum: Hospice Nursing
  23. Ebola- Quarantine/Quasi quarantine Yes or No?
    During smallpox we quarantined, the astronauts are quarantined when they return. I applaud her for going over there even though I know a small portion of the nurses who do, aren't doing it for the...
    Oct 31
    Forum: Disasters: Preparing & Responding
  24. Ebola- Quarantine/Quasi quarantine Yes or No?
    :yes:
    Oct 30
    Forum: Disasters: Preparing & Responding
  25. Altered Mental Status- a surprise diagnosis
    Oh yes; "The Butcher of Uganda" ... I studied him for a research paper and it blew my mind the things he did; but I did not know he had syphilis. Well, that explains the deranged actions that were...
    Oct 30
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion


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