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  1. Advice about Co-Worker
    Have you ever worked in a hospital where staff members wagered informally on who will die next, on what day and at what time? Have you ever said or heard someone say that they should write a book...
    Dec 23, '10
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  2. Another Vent...About a Frequent Faller!
    The falling resident doesn't need to give you "a straight answer" about what he's doing. "Alert" doesn't mean oriented and rational, and "alert" doesn't mean absence of short-term memory impairment....
    Dec 23, '10
    Forum: Geriatric Nurses / LTC Nursing
  3. Advice about Co-Worker
    No it isn't. Nothing has happened, no ones confidentiality has been breached, no information has been disseminated. HIPAA does not apply. Huh? That part lost me.
    Dec 22, '10
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  4. Another Vent...About a Frequent Faller!
    Ya know... think about that for a minute. If you were confused and disoriented, and found yourself "zipped" into something and utterly unable to get out, how do you think you'd react? I think I'd...
    Dec 22, '10
    Forum: Geriatric Nurses / LTC Nursing
  5. Ethical Issue -Missing Prescriptions
    I asked you if you were sure, but you responded by saying I'm wrong. What am I wrong about? I read your message correctly. You put a newly-filled bottle of narcotic pain reliever in places you...
    Dec 21, '10
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  6. Advice about Co-Worker
    I disagree. Your post is full of petty and catty remarks about this coworker, and my take is that you are dying to start something. Please, PLEASE don't be one of those nurses.
    Dec 21, '10
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  7. DNR POLST not signed by conservator, signed by MD
    It's my experience that court-appointed guardians will sign POLSTs for their wards only if that person's wishes were known ahead of time. Otherwise, since these are third parties assigned when there...
    Dec 20, '10
    Forum: Geriatric Nurses / LTC Nursing
  8. health professional while married
    I had my career before marriage so that's a frame of reference I'm not familiar with. If pressed, however, I would say that marriage, kids, etc. definitely did influence my career choices.
    Dec 19, '10
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  9. Plz read!!! Nurse using drugs what should i do???
    Much of what is here is highly judgmental and all of it is one-sided. You only included "items" that you think carry any weight, so what happened to the rest of the story? Moreover, nowhere in...
    Dec 18, '10
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  10. Our new hire, new grad charge nurse
    How on earth do my comments, which you lifted out of context and now have standing alone as non sequiturs, illustrate your point in even a sarcastic fashion? I've been practicing for thirty...
    Dec 18, '10
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  11. How to Deal With Ignorant Medical Professionals
    Does your employer not have its own Medical Director and physicians to whom you can go for orders when the patient's regular MD is "not available"? Are there established protocols and standing orders...
    Dec 18, '10
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  12. Our new hire, new grad charge nurse
    She sounds highly resentful. She's not necessarily jealous, but she is very resentful of newly hired new grad RNs in charge positions.
    Dec 18, '10
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  13. Our new hire, new grad charge nurse
    Nonsense. That IS how it is and how it's been for as long as I've been practicing. All RNs learned to do charge, and rotated through the position if there was more than one RN on the unit per shift....
    Dec 17, '10
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  14. Our new hire, new grad charge nurse
    You sound like you have a problem with it, no matter how much you deny it. She's the RN. You're LPNs. She's in charge, even though she's a new grad with no experience (how much experience would...
    Dec 16, '10
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  15. Nurse assaulted
    Management doesn't want this kind of thing to get draw the wrong kind of attention to the facility, lest it be perceived as an unsafe work environment. If something like that is identified,...
    Dec 16, '10
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  16. Nurse assaulted
    I doubt that it is "policy." This is probably just advice given to her verbally by her supervisor and management. She certainly had the right to call the police and press charges when a crime was...
    Dec 15, '10
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  17. Ethical Issue -Missing Prescriptions
    And? I doubt that the weekend caregiver was "fired pending investigation." She was more likely suspended pending investigation. Meanwhile, you have put two fresh refills in places you don't usually...
    Dec 15, '10
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  18. Nurse assaulted
    Bravo for the patient who was watching as this went down. Maybe he didn't know what exactly to do, but at least he did something. Why were the police not called? Assault is assault, and the nurse...
    Dec 15, '10
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  19. Question regarding medicine administration
    Yup. Don't make a mountain out of a mole hill. Things like this are not your concern yet. All things in time. Relax.
    Dec 14, '10
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  20. Just how bad is the job market for experienced Nurses?
    Beware. In my area, Utah, the hospitals, LTACs and adult care facilities are advertising for nurses constantly too, but they actually hire very few and the experiential criteria can be surreal. They...
    Dec 14, '10
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  21. Who is my employer?
    I think you're in a pickle, dear. Did you fill out W4s for the agency? Did the agency handle your wages at all? Did you get W2s for income tax filing, or Form 1099? Your agency would not have...
    Dec 13, '10
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  22. 2 weeks notice
    I think you mean untrue in your opinion as well, don't you? As I said in my post, it depends on the circumstances. There are times when quitting is the sensible and intelligent thing to do. I...
    Dec 13, '10
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  23. Maternal loss due to DIC
    I may be misunderstanding what you're saying, but I always thought the priority was mother first, baby second. She didn't develop DIC until after the section, so the procedure was done for suspected...
    Dec 13, '10
    Forum: Ob/Gyn Nursing
  24. 2 weeks notice
    Untrue, especially if one is in a job that is obviously not a good fit, or other life circumstance wherein self-preservation matters more than anything else. However, I agree with others who say...
    Dec 13, '10
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  25. Help. Is my outrage justified?
    because that particular question must be the one that her friend had a prayer of finding a rationalization for, and getting the instructor to accept the rationalization for that single item would...
    Dec 11, '10
    Forum: General Nursing Student


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