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  1. After Nursing: Is There Life Out There?
    Of course they can't say anything to your face, but that bias is not always "unconscious". . .
    Feb 8, '13
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  2. CEO compensation
    I completely disagree with this. I think the CEO could probably disappear tomorrow and no one would even notice that he/she was gone. They trot out that old "indispensable" line every time someone...
    Apr 30, '12
    Forum: Nursing Activism / Healthcare Politics
  3. Speaking foreign languages
    Policies are only as good as their enforcement. Where is management when this is happening?
    Nov 29, '11
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  4. Surviving a passive aggressive co-worker?
    How about "women"? Or, in my opinion, their gender was completely irrelevant to the discussion. They could have been referred to simply by their titles: LPN, Medical Assistant, etc. I know this...
    Nov 27, '11
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  5. Not a waitress or barista
    I see absolutely nothing wrong with showing family members the way to the cafeteria. Extenuating circumstances are one thing, but for the vast majority of family members, they should neither be...
    Nov 21, '11
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  6. The weekly addition to the workload...
    The thing that always annoys me is that it is always the nurses who are made to pick up these extra tasks. It seems that EVERYTHING is nursing's responsibility. Cutting housekeeping to save...
    Oct 27, '11
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  7. nurses VS doctors
    You are absolutely doing your job when you question an order that you believe may harm the patient. Being a patient advocate is one of the primary roles of a nurse. For your administration to...
    Sep 19, '11
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  8. did the Dr. have a right to scold this nurse?
    Both nurses and physicians are independently licensed professionals. Unless a physician is the nurse's supervisor, a physician has no business reprimanding a fellow licensed professional. The...
    Aug 28, '11
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  9. Question about expiration date on RN License
    Many states stagger the dates for professional license renewals. If your particular renewal is initially less than the normal extension period, they should be adjusting the licensing fee...
    Aug 28, '11
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  10. HATING MED/SURG
    In my opinion, this type of comment that implies that the nurse is at fault for their inability to manage an inherently unmanageable situation, is harmful to the nursing profession. Yes, time...
    Aug 21, '11
    Forum: Medical-Surgical Nursing
  11. Diversity.. at what price?
    THIS. Communication between health care providers, by its very nature, cannot and should not be one-sided. I agree that there must be patience taken on the side of the listener; however, the speaker...
    Aug 21, '11
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  12. Woo Hoo!!! I'm done!!!!
    You're an inspiration! Congratulations!
    Aug 9, '11
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  13. They won't stop calling me!
    And when did it become acceptable for managers to not have a plan in place and to then hold the staff nurse responsible for this mismanagement? As for not answering the calls, that is not this...
    Jul 19, '11
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  14. They won't stop calling me!
    it is not this nurse's responsibility to cover for this mismanagement. this nurse's responsiblity is to do their job and, according to the original post, this is being done. as the op stated, the...
    Jul 19, '11
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  15. That is not how you address one on the telephone.. *vent*
    Exactly! :cheers: If it were me, and I got this type of call frequently, I am pretty sure I would make the effort to find an answer, or at least, the policy of my facility. However, the...
    Jun 26, '11
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  16. That is not how you address one on the telephone.. *vent*
    I disagree. In my opinion, there really isn't an excuse for rudeness, particularly when speaking with other health care professionals. I can certainly understand being frustrated. However, as a...
    Jun 25, '11
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  17. That is not how you address one on the telephone.. *vent*
    It appears that, irrespective of HIPAA interpretation, we can all agree that rude telephone behavior by health care professionals should not be condoned.
    Jun 25, '11
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  18. That is not how you address one on the telephone.. *vent*
    It has already been stated in this thread that LTC facilities call for the diagnosis because it is required for their documentation. I am not positive that this is a legitimate reason or not;...
    Jun 25, '11
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  19. That is not how you address one on the telephone.. *vent*
    What you have described here is completely unprofessional behavior. Although you may not know their names (particularly since they did not even bother to provide them to you), you can still report...
    Jun 25, '11
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  20. That is not how you address one on the telephone.. *vent*
    There is no excuse for the rude treatment the OP received. Being "busy" is not an excuse, and the length of time prior to calling for the diagnosis is not an excuse. Not everyone enjoys speaking on...
    Jun 25, '11
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  21. Nursing wages
    Do not be too hasty to envy your friend with the new car. There are plenty of people out there with nice houses and new cars who are in over their heads in debt. The worry and stress associated...
    Jun 22, '11
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  22. What to you think of UAP's representing themselves as RN's?
    The issue presented by the OP is an important one. Healthcare workers who are representing themselves as licensed nurses when they are not is an issue that impacts all licensed nurses.
    Jun 9, '11
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  23. Chronic Dialysis unit to Acute Dialysis?
    Be very careful before accepting a position with on-call obligations. A great deal will depend upon the doctors and the protocols that are in place. An on-call position certainly has the...
    Apr 7, '11
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  24. Worried about a new job
    Did you get anything in writing regarding this job before relocating for it? You were specifically hired for a day shift job AND promised a sign on bonus, and apparently are getting neither. ...
    Mar 27, '11
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  25. Does an employer have to have staff phone numbers?
    There are certainly reasons why your employer needs a method to get in touch with you, whether that be a telephone number, email, etc. However, unless you are being paid to be on call, no...
    Mar 24, '11
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion


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