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  1. I Just Have To Say
    A bleeding pregnant woman who had stopped to explain her problem, who was not behaving in a violent or threatening manner toward police or anyone else (assuming she wasn't, don't know for sure), did...
    Nov 17, '09
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  2. Abandonment?
    I guess you need to ask a lawyer and/or the state BON. Was any harm done?
    Nov 15, '09
    Forum: Camp Nursing
  3. Are these grounds for termination legitimate
    Just a reaction to having to go to Gram's funeral - while I certainly understand the sentiment, it was not totally essential to go. I have had relatives, close ones, pass while I was working out of...
    Nov 15, '09
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  4. Are these grounds for termination legitimate
    Get a lawyer and sue them for whatever you can. They sound like they don't appreciate you at all. They sound like evil, idiotic jerks. Of course, I have only heard your side of this - have...
    Nov 15, '09
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  5. Medication Errors and Write-ups
    In a non-punitive environment, yes. When punitive conditions prevail, staff are forced to survive and protect themselves. Also, does timeline matter? A vit can be taken any time. It's not...
    Nov 14, '09
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  6. Would this be a moral dilemma between autonomy and beneficence
    Unless there is a risk of passing HIV on to the patient, such as via surgery, why does a patient need to know that the doctor is +?
    Nov 14, '09
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  7. Medication Errors and Write-ups
    Punitive is wrong. A good way to handle an error is to ask the doc to give you an order to cover what you gave or didn't give. "Hold multivit today" "Give multivit at 2100 with food" (some...
    Nov 13, '09
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  8. Gagging a Drunk
    Nurses deserve to be safe and we are responsible for patients' safety, too. Any restraint of patients must be done humanely, respecting the patients' dignity and safety. It should be the least...
    Nov 13, '09
    Forum: Emergency Nursing
  9. We're out of ideas.....can you help?
    Maybe he needs higher doses. Maybe a full psych eval, med changes. Maybe he will go into tub or shower with his clothes on and get into dry clothes afterwards. not ideal, better than nothing? ...
    Nov 13, '09
    Forum: Geriatric Nurses / LTC Nursing
  10. pro life to work in ER OR OB
    I must beg to differ, with all respect to your statements. Any religion, Catholic, the many Protestant denominations, the various Jewish denominations, and any other religion you choose must...
    Nov 13, '09
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  11. Letter Campaign to Oprah regarding the so called "Nursing Shortage"
    Today, yes. What about tomorrow, as more and more jobs are lost, and more and more new nurses enter the market here?
    Nov 13, '09
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  12. OR Pet peeves
    boarding pass?
    Nov 10, '09
    Forum: Operating Room Nursing
  13. Too Uptight?
    There are some things we learn in school that are not done the same way in the real world, right? We learn as we gain experience that some shortcuts are safe, even though different than what we were...
    Nov 10, '09
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  14. HELP! the adon stealing out of the med cart?
    Not using the MAR is a good way to miss new orders. If the DON and Admin won't take action, your next step is the owner, assuming he or she is not also the Admin, DON, or ADON. Right? Please...
    Nov 10, '09
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  15. Registered Practical Nurse Vs a Personal Support Worker
    Is an RPN in Canada the equivalent of an RN in the USA? Dang, it would have saved me a lot of time if I had known she was not in America!! My bad, I should have asked. Is there a Canadian...
    Nov 10, '09
    Forum: International Nursing
  16. Registered Practical Nurse Vs a Personal Support Worker
    There are Registered Professional Nurses = Registered Nurse = RN and there are Licensed Practical Nurses = Licensed Vocational Nurses (depends on what state you are in) = LPN or LVN RN's can do...
    Nov 10, '09
    Forum: International Nursing
  17. Less regular sleep for ICU nurses may lead to errors
    Amen. This is news? I wonder how many taxpayer bucks paid for this idiocy. :angryfire
    Nov 10, '09
    Forum: Nursing News
  18. got in report... pt in with confusion. Reality. post op hip. What to do?
    I have always advocated going to the person involved first, the direct approach. See what happens. Best to you. Let us know.
    Nov 10, '09
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  19. HELP! the adon stealing out of the med cart?
    Can you expand on "the other nurse doesn't use the MAR"? What does this mean?
    Nov 10, '09
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  20. HELP! the adon stealing out of the med cart?
    Running away is irresponsible. It's being part of the problem. It's also detrimental to one's resume and to ever becoming vested in a pension plan. we can't always run away - ethically and with...
    Nov 10, '09
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  21. HELP! the adon stealing out of the med cart?
    Even giving them her personal Tylenol could land her in trouble if someone has a bad reaction to it. She is licensed, she should not be risking that license. The staff need to buy their own...
    Nov 10, '09
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  22. RI hospital fined $150,000 in 5th wrong-site surgery since 2007
    And you can mark all you want but that doesn't mean the right area was marked! Yes, managers have to be past masters at standing up to maniac surgeons.
    Nov 10, '09
    Forum: Nursing News
  23. Difficult Time/Stupid Mistakes
    I have often felt that I left something out. I just take a moment and think back over each patient and try to see if I did forget something or not. There is always the phone, too. You can always...
    Nov 10, '09
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  24. HELP! the adon stealing out of the med cart?
    All she needs to do is be with him whenever he goes to the cart. And she should follow him to the room of any pt to whom he says he is giving narcs, or give them herself, at his "request". And if...
    Nov 9, '09
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  25. HELP! the adon stealing out of the med cart?
    Document what? That she gave out prescription meds to people other than the persons for whom they were ordered? That she "stole" OTC's and handed them out to staff? That she didn't order meds...
    Nov 9, '09
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion


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