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  1. RN's can set up BIPAP
    Thank you so much for your insight. I felt like it was a "silly" question because to me, it's a no brainer for the reasons you pointed out in your post. There are Respiratory Nurses, you have home...
    Jun 1, '09
    Forum: Pulmonary Nursing
  2. RN's can set up BIPAP
    I know this sounds silly, but I need to find out if RN's with demonstrated comepetencies, can set up BIPAP, or do they need a special cert? Having a dispute with RT and can't find specific info in...
    May 27, '09
    Forum: Pulmonary Nursing
  3. Disorganize and unsafe hospital
    I understand completely what you are saying. Document, document, document and do everything you can to protect yourself. Is it not crazy we have a mojor nursing shortage and yet EVERYWHERE, there...
    May 26, '09
    Forum: Nursing Issues On Patient Safety
  4. Scope of practice for Pharmacy Techs
    Thank you so much guys for your responses so far. In answer to your questions, the Pharmacist "doesn't have to work" meaning he is doing us a favor because he doesn't need the $...and Risk...
    May 25, '09
    Forum: Nursing Issues On Patient Safety
  5. Incident Reports and Staff
    I'm dying to know how things turned out. As a Nurse Manager, my first thing would be to remind everyone "involved" that incident reports are not punitive, but a way to evaluate for possibly a system...
    May 25, '09
    Forum: Nursing Issues On Patient Safety
  6. Disorganize and unsafe hospital
    My God! You can't possibly stay there, forget your license, your physical being is obviously at risk! I cannot fathom any agency allowing their staff to be subjected to this. I would start looking...
    May 25, '09
    Forum: Nursing Issues On Patient Safety
  7. Scope of practice for Pharmacy Techs
    I'm a nurse in the state of Maryland. There's been an on-ging debate - situation regarding utilizing a pharmacy tech in the hospital. The pharmacy tech, who was grandfathered in by the pharmacist,...
    May 25, '09
    Forum: Nursing Issues On Patient Safety
  8. patient acuity system
    I've posted before regarding needing something concrete, so I can see we are all in the same boat. I've develped some spreadsheets I use for personal uses, that all me to show a more clear picture as...
    Aug 27, '08
    Forum: Nursing Management
  9. How many patients?
    Dear Beachlover, You're not rambling, you're venting to keep your sanity so you can go face another day.....somehthing nurses everywhere understand. Here's another thought for you and for...
    Aug 27, '08
    Forum: Medical-Surgical Nursing
  10. How many patients?
    Quick thought- I totally understand where you are coming from, and trust me, your department manager doesn't like nor much less agree with staffing from a budget perspective, but budgets do have to...
    Aug 26, '08
    Forum: Medical-Surgical Nursing
  11. Phsycian Refusal to write med orders
    Dear Talino, Outstanding and THANK YOU!!
    Aug 26, '08
    Forum: LTC: Directors Nursing / Assistant
  12. How many patients?
    I manage a Med Surg unit in name, but we are in reality a PCU as we keep cardiac drips and insulin infusions. Since taking over as the manager, I've instituted a 1 nurse to 6 patient ratio for...
    Aug 26, '08
    Forum: Medical-Surgical Nursing
  13. What exactly is a pyxis?
    Pyxis are great! The pyxis is a large unit that houses anything you want it to- medications, narcotics, supplies, etc. The purpose of the pyxis is to provide a point of service billing for whatever...
    Aug 26, '08
    Forum: Medical-Surgical Nursing
  14. Phsycian Refusal to write med orders
    Thank you to everyone who's given me some great suggestions. Please keep them coming. I had already spoke to the Medical Director, the Medical Director had spoke to the Physician, and...
    Aug 26, '08
    Forum: LTC: Directors Nursing / Assistant
  15. Phsycian Refusal to write med orders
    Hey ya'll, I'm actually an acute unit manager but I'm having difficulty with a physician that involves LTC. This physcian refuses to write medication orders on the In-patient hospital physician...
    Aug 25, '08
    Forum: LTC: Directors Nursing / Assistant
  16. Classification / Acuity System for Med Surg patient
    Looking for some help... As I've noted before, we are a Med surg unit, one floor hospital so we operate really as a PCU. Due to reconstruction of our nursing home, we've also got a few skilled...
    Jul 31, '08
    Forum: Nursing Management
  17. Nurse Patient Ratios for Med Surg, Step-down, ICU
    I'm requesting info from any nurse/nurse manager regarding the Nurse/patient ratio for your unit on days/nights for nurses and CNA's. I'm especially interested in Medical Surgical Units, step down...
    Jul 23, '08
    Forum: Nursing Management
  18. Looking for General Pay of RN in community hospital
    I'm reaching out to RN's who are currently praticing in rural areas of Texas, community hospitals and such. I'm looking to relocate to my grandomother's house/property, but need to know how the...
    Jun 9, '08
    Forum: Nursing Career Advice
  19. Case Manager doing Utilization Management
    Question for the Case Managers praticing in the state of Maryland. At our hospital, our Social Worker (official title is Patient Care Coordinator) has just been informed by the new HIM director, that...
    Jun 2, '08
    Forum: Case Management Nursing


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