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  1. Understaffed Surgical Unit
    You can keep a diary. Each and every shift. Whenever staffing is insufficient tell a manager or supervisor. Write who you told and what you said in the diary. If there is a sentinel event or error...
    Sep 26
    Forum: Nursing Issues On Patient Safety
  2. Top 10 Reasons Against Unions
    Nurses poll as the most honest and ethical profession in the United States. http://www.gallup.com/poll/1654/Honesty-Ethics-Professions.aspx A person has a right to his or her opinion...
    Sep 26
    Forum: Collective Bargaining / Nursing Union
  3. Does/Can an RN give anesthetics before procedures such as skin biopsy, laser surgery,
    In my state the only RNs who may administer local anesthesia are Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetists. Here is a discipline with termination or suspension of a license. One of the accusations...
    Sep 26
    Forum: Ambulatory Care Nursing / Clinic Nursing
  4. Top 10 Reasons Against Unions
    So far no answer to why else other than nursing care a person would need to be admitted to a hospital. Each and every person wirking in a hospital has an important function. Housekeeping is...
    Sep 25
    Forum: Collective Bargaining / Nursing Union
  5. Top 10 Reasons Against Unions
    A registered nurse must consistently transfer scientific knowledge from social, biological, and physical sciences in applying the Nursing Process. A registered nurse must transfer scientific...
    Sep 25
    Forum: Collective Bargaining / Nursing Union
  6. Top 10 Reasons Against Unions
    Neither nurses nor physicians are acolytes. I always thought attorneys learned to communicate accurately.
    Sep 25
    Forum: Collective Bargaining / Nursing Union
  7. Top 10 Reasons Against Unions
    Oh silly, of course we need physicians. :yes: They know their patients need nurses. Competent registered nurses know when to notify the physician. The facility will not run with doctors alone.
    Sep 25
    Forum: Collective Bargaining / Nursing Union
  8. Top 10 Reasons Against Unions
    If you need medical care you go to a clinic, physicians office, outpatient center, or urgent care. People are admitted to an acute care hospital because they need nursing care. Here are the...
    Sep 25
    Forum: Collective Bargaining / Nursing Union
  9. Top 10 Reasons Against Unions
    Patients are admitted to an acute care hospital because they need NURSING CARE. Is there another reason? Those of us who work to change conditions for our patients are clearly not victims. ...
    Sep 25
    Forum: Collective Bargaining / Nursing Union
  10. 15 Years of California's Nurse to Patient Ratios!
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9pHvFb1p7ow Nurses fought long and hard for nurse to patient ratios because nurses care for their patients. Listen as RNs who were directly involved in the ...
    Sep 25
    Forum: Nursing Activism / Healthcare Politics
  11. Discrimination in the workplace
    I suggest keeping a diary after work or on break time. Note what happened factually just like you do when charting. The date, time, location, and names of people should be included. Use direct...
    Sep 24
    Forum: Nursing Activism / Healthcare Politics
  12. CEO's/Hosp.'s making millions off of our work:(
    I remembered seeing union buttons on Southwest employees during their contract negotiations a few years ago so looked it up. Southwest Airlines Flight Attendants' Union Ratifies Boeing 737-800...
    Sep 24
    Forum: Collective Bargaining / Nursing Union
  13. Nurse burnout-How do you handle it?
    Why America’s Nurses Are Burning Out By Dr. Sanjay Gupta Stress and fatigue top the list of on-the-job health concerns....
    Sep 23
    Forum: Emergency Nursing
  14. Nursing and the Ebola Virus
    Nurses Arrange Huge Donation of 1,000 Hazmat Suits For RNs, Health Workers Fighting Ebola 17 Sep 2014 ... Lack...
    Sep 19
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  15. Nursing and the Ebola Virus
    Some hopeful healthcare professionals in Bong County, Liberia: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=a6iMPvU_62A
    Sep 18
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  16. Need to find a website with current health care politics
    Climate Crisis a Public-Health Emergency Too: Why Nurses Will Join Climate March Sept. 21:...
    Sep 16
    Forum: Nursing Activism / Healthcare Politics
  17. Need to find a website with current health care politics
    National Campaign for Safe RN-to-Patient Staffing Ratios | National Nurses United http://www.ampaconline.org/ http://nursingworld.org/ Quality and Patient Safety Policy & Advocacy
    Sep 16
    Forum: Nursing Activism / Healthcare Politics
  18. Patients need a nurse, not a computer
    The Trouble with Kaiser's Technology Nurses say the healthcare giant's new Oakland Medical Center is plagued by dangerous equipment malfunctions, ineffective...
    Sep 10
    Forum: Nursing Activism / Healthcare Politics
  19. Ebola: Liberian nurses strike over lack of protective equipment
    Charity seeking to buy 20,000 Ebola suits for health workers Leprosy Mission says €5 will cover cost of buying and shipping one suit to affected area ... ...
    Sep 4
    Forum: Nursing Activism / Healthcare Politics
  20. Ebola: Liberian nurses strike over lack of protective equipment
    Ebola survivors: Hospital staff exposed in Africa The hospital in Liberia where three American aid workers got sick with Ebola has been overwhelmed by a surge in patients and doesn't...
    Sep 4
    Forum: Nursing Activism / Healthcare Politics
  21. Ebola: Liberian nurses strike over lack of protective equipment
    Nurses at Monrovia's John F Kennedy hospital say they will not return to work until they get protective suits and better pay John Tugbeh, spokesman for the strikers at John F Kennedy hospital in ...
    Sep 4
    Forum: Nursing Activism / Healthcare Politics
  22. The face of a medical error...
    Interruptions Linked to Medication Errors by Nurses http://www.medscape.com/viewarticle/720803
    Aug 17
    Forum: Nursing Issues On Patient Safety
  23. The face of a medical error...
    Nurses need better working conditions to reduce medical errors The nation's 2.2 million registered nurses, 700,000 licensed practical and vocational nurses, and 2.3 million nursing assistants are...
    Aug 17
    Forum: Nursing Issues On Patient Safety
  24. The face of a medical error...
    A good article. What it doesn't say is that nurse staffing is key to preventing errors and complications.
    Aug 17
    Forum: Nursing Issues On Patient Safety
  25. Does any one work in a unionized facility
    Staffing is negotiable. Staffing is a working condition. Some of our contracts include numerical ratios for each unit. Others include a staffing committee. I'm certain our work for safe staffing...
    Aug 4
    Forum: Collective Bargaining / Nursing Union


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