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  1. How much do you make?
    1. RN 2. 30 years 3. Infection Control/Employee Health Department Director 4. $26.00/hr and benefits
    Sep 25, '02
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  2. Did a nursing instructor advise you to...
    Never. One talked me into STAYING in nursing school every time I tried to resign and I've never forgiven her!
    Sep 20, '02
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  3. Kiss the doctor's what???
    rnor: and you also have some power. We are also a small hospital and patient's who do not show up on time for surgery are canceled! And if the doctor is late, HE is informed that if he is later than...
    Sep 19, '02
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  4. Kiss the doctor's what???
    preciousnurse: Of course your hospital can discipline or even get rid of a physician who is not hired by the hospital. While they technically are not employees, and are independant practitioners,...
    Sep 19, '02
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  5. Kiss the doctor's what???
    This is what the Federal Gov terms a "hostile work environment" which is against the law. You need to go over your nurse manager's head - right to the Administrator and if no satisfactions there to...
    Sep 12, '02
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  6. Artificial Nails
    How many of you work in hospitals that have banned artificial nails? If so, will you answer a few questions? Who enforces the policy? 1. Department Manager 2. DON 3. Infection Control...
    Sep 11, '02
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  7. Who "Owns" the "nursing shortage?"
    I think ownership belongs to the public. The public who valueS a baseball player or football player more than a nurse. The public who are willing to pay big bucks to someone to play a GAME...
    Sep 11, '02
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  8. Jcaho
    I love all the comments about JCAHO!!! As long as we let them, they will keep charging us to tell us how crappy we do things. I love how a facility is at the mercy of the surveyor - who has often not...
    Sep 9, '02
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  9. mask for MRSA?
    We don't isolate any MRSA patients unless they have a non-containable draining wound or are unable to maintain proper hygeine with secretions. I've adopted this stance because of the huge number of...
    Aug 23, '02
    Forum: Infectious Disease Nursing
  10. Does your company pay for CPR certification?
    Yes, the hospital pays for recert - it is done at orientation and annually at annual education. In addition, extra money per hour is paid if the employee is also certified in ACLS, NALS or PALS. And...
    Aug 20, '02
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  11. Let's play I Remember When.....
    I remember my white uniform being so stiffly starched that you could stand it up in the corner all by itself! Part of the appropriate uniform was a girdle to provide back support. How about metal...
    Jan 24, '01
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  12. Ostomy bag disposal
    Depends on you state regs. If state regs say dispose of as bio-hazard waste then it must be red bagged. If state regs make no mention then OSHA regs are followed - dispose of as bio-hazard waste if...
    Jan 11, '01
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  13. Saline flush before and after
    Perpherial heparin lock for antibiotic infusion: How many nurses use the same saline flush before and after infusion, giving 1/2 before the remainder after? Tubex is blunt plastic cannula and capped...
    Jan 4, '01
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  14. TB Skin Testing While Pregnant
    I've not only never seen any adverse reactions, I've never even read of any. But it is individual physician preference and that is how I prefer to protect my nursing license!
    Oct 26, '00
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  15. TB Skin Testing While Pregnant
    As an Employee Health Nurse, I make it a practice to only give the PPD to pregnant or nursing employees only with a written order from their OB/Gyn. Most don't object but occasionaly one does. Most...
    Oct 18, '00
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  16. Airline Pilots and Nurses
    This morning on the news I heard of an investigation by the FAA regarding airline pilots and overtime. I found it amazing that they find that airline pilots who have worked 14 hours are involved in...
    Oct 16, '00
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  17. Survey: Would you cross a picket line when RNs were striking?
    In the position I currently hold as management, I'm afraid I will not have a choice if the time ever comes - but I ain't going to like it! If I were a staff nurse - NO, I would not cross the picket...
    Oct 16, '00
    Forum: Collective Bargaining / Nursing Union
  18. manatory overtime
    I do not believe in mandatory overtime and would have to refuse to do it if my facility required it (which they don't). It is unsafe practice and unfair to both patients and nurses. I would not want...
    Oct 13, '00
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  19. LPNs Giving Shots
    In West Virginia, LPN's are allowed to do everything except give IV push drugs and take telephone orders and assess patients (these last two are just plain dumb in my opinion - they hear as well as I...
    Oct 13, '00
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  20. New Grad Stupids
    The dumbest thing I ever did was accidently cut an external pacemaker wire while I was changing the dressing! I had been an ICU nurse for quite a few years when that happened. I'll never forget that...
    Oct 13, '00
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  21. Nursing shortage?  Read this and respond please
    Hospitals are so busy cutting costs and the first place they cut are the most expensive staff members. We hire new grads, regardless of how long it takes to orient them and how long it takes for...
    Aug 1, '00
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  22. Sabbatage
    To Paplitations: Don't wait, report this NA now! She is practicing nursing and dispensing medicine without a licence! Against the law. Don't wait for her to give the patient something more than...
    Aug 1, '00
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  23. nursing salaries
    I'm a department manager (for infection control/employee health) about 80 miles from Washington DC. I've over 25 years of nursing experience and certification in IC. My salary is $24.70/hr. I am...
    Mar 20, '00
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  24. Obstacles to providing care
    This is too much. Not one of you have mentioned JCAHO, Medicare and the Feds and their regs. They are one of the reasons for duplicate charting, excessive restraint rules, and the massive amounts of...
    Mar 14, '00
    Forum: Nursing Issues On Patient Safety
  25. Leaving Management
    I've done the same thing twice in the last 25 years. It seemed to be the only way to revive my dying feelings for nursing. It seems that I have to get back the the bedside to remind me what it is...
    Feb 22, '00
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion


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