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  1. 10 states with 30M uninsured hold key to ACA success
    Yeah, I don't qualify for Obamacare subsidies-income is too low. I live in a state that didn't expand medicaid. But the good news is I am also exempt from it and from the penalty. Yay.
    Mar 25
    Forum: Nursing Activism / Healthcare Politics
  2. C. Diff in the hallways!
    the hospital i used to work at used to bug me with this as well. we had c diff and mrsa patients going out to smoke. the thing is that you can educate until you turn purple, but a patient can claim...
    Mar 25
    Forum: Nursing Issues On Patient Safety
  3. manager refusing comp time, and other issues
    Interesting pay situation-I suggest you go to your union, since you have that option. So many of us don't. They are also the ones who negotiated the pay. I worked med-surg/tele on a 40 bed unit for 4...
    Mar 25
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  4. ASA without "SAIDS"?
    So, I was sitting at the pharmacy yesterday waiting for my scrip to be filled, and a lady came up to ask a question. Lady: "My husband is supposed to take a baby aspirin every day, but all the...
    Mar 6
    Forum: Nursing Issues On Patient Safety
  5. Nurses who believe in herbal nonsense, alternative medicine, anti vaccine etc
    My issue would be that a nurse is probably acting outside their scope of practice if they are giving medical advice to patients.
    Mar 6
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  6. Would you consider a company car a HIPAA violation
    When I did my home health rotation the nurse I rounded with didn't even wear scrubs for safety reasons. In some of the neighborhoods he visited home health personnel wearing scrubs had been robbed at...
    Feb 26
    Forum: Home Health Nursing
  7. Can nurses collect unemployment?
    Generally speaking, unemployment benefits are only available to those who were fired without cause. Like in a layoff or downsizing situation. If you were fired with cause, your employer can dispute...
    Feb 12
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  8. Ever have a patient complain about you?
    I have been fired twice. The first time I had a complaint, it was a patient who was extremely unhappy about her clear liquid diet (so unhappy, in fact, that she threw her jello, in the dish, at my...
    Dec 18, '13
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  9. who has left nursing ?
    Oh, not if you saw my Sallie Mae account you wouldn't! But thanks :)
    Dec 18, '13
    Forum: Retired Nurses / Inactive Nurses
  10. My school is saying I owe 1750!
    I have a BS in business as well, so that was enough to get me into my grad program. It is not nursing specific. And yeah, to other comments: This was a pretty normal refund for me-I have received...
    Dec 18, '13
    Forum: Pre-Nursing Student
  11. who has left nursing ?
    I let nursing in October of 2012 after 4 years working med-surg. I was becoming burnt out and I tried to get another job, but after 5 interviews and a year and a half of putting in applications and...
    Dec 18, '13
    Forum: Retired Nurses / Inactive Nurses
  12. My school is saying I owe 1750!
    Yeah, mine did something similar. I took a 5 credit hour course over the summer-my final class for my BSN, and they refunded me $2300 too much. I had never had that happen before, and so when they...
    Dec 18, '13
    Forum: Pre-Nursing Student
  13. Need advice: Frequent falls of non compliant homebound pt with dementia
    I've got some of the same issues as the others have: benzos are chemical restraints and drugging a person "for their own good," especially in their own home/outside of acute care (she's not in ICU...
    Oct 25, '13
    Forum: Nursing Issues On Patient Safety
  14. I need help with Performance Improvement Project Ideas
    pressure ulcer prevention, pain control, patient satisfaction, decreased fall risk, med errors, nosocomial infection rates, readmission rates, discharge follow up compliance, discharge teaching in...
    Aug 27, '13
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  15. Is nursing for me???
    My initial response is no, nursing is not for you. May I ask why you put in the time to become a nurse? Or are you even a nurse yet-have you taken boards? To answer your other question, yes. I am a...
    Aug 21, '13
    Forum: Pre-Nursing Student
  16. LVN Help Please
    And, may I add, although I am an RN I imagine it will be the same principle-Yes, nurses are expected to have the same basic knowledge base across the board, but curriculum will differ because in the...
    May 16, '13
    Forum: Pre-Nursing Student
  17. Germ phobia strikes even people who should know better
    Oh, I agree wholeheartedly! I was watching this show "Doomsday Preppers" not too long ago and this woman was preparing for a pandemic flu. She had isolation gowns, N95 masks, lots of germ-x,...
    Apr 3, '13
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  18. Refilling water pitchers
    Yeah, cross contamination-what goes into a patient's room stays in a patient's room.
    Jan 9, '13
    Forum: Nursing Issues On Patient Safety
  19. Why In The Heck Should I Be A Loyal Nurse?
    My grandfather was over for Thanksgiving and was lamenting the loss of his healthcare benefits his company has been phasing out over the years. He retired with full pension and benefits in 1983. He...
    Nov 26, '12
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  20. Online BSN - Is it taken seriously?
    My online BSN included 180 clinical hours, face to face lectures, and group projects, including a presentation. I had to visit the campus once per semester, and twice during one semester. A lot of...
    Oct 25, '12
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  21. Too tired to work - weight of the world on my shoulders
    Me too-it was time for me to go, I'd been there 4 years and 5 months, to the day. My first nursing job. Got a lot going on, my family needs me more, so I quit. Yesterday was my last day. I'm the sole...
    Oct 19, '12
    Forum: About A Nurse - Nursing Cartoon Series
  22. Healthcare is NOT a basic human right.
    So, devil's advocate here, As many have mentioned, Americans have a right to life, liberty, pursuit of happiness also right to bear arms, speak freely, gather peacefully, etc. So, lets say we...
    Oct 12, '12
    Forum: Nursing Activism / Healthcare Politics
  23. are there nurses who ACTUALLY care ?
    I like the part about taking the wheelchair from the elderly lady. Was the lady actually IN the wheelchair at the time? Or was this in clinicals and it was not actually in use and you borrowed it? If...
    Oct 11, '12
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  24. Telemetry Nursing
    certified in what? I work med-surg/tele, and there are actually very few of us who have ACLS. It's kind of on a limited voluntary basis. I didn't get it myself until I had been on the floor for over...
    Sep 29, '12
    Forum: Nursing Issues On Patient Safety
  25. 5 things you wish you knew as a new nurse
    I agree with everyone else. 1) You are not expected to know everything. If someone tries to make you feel otherwise, they are forgetting where they came from. Ask for help. Learn how to delegate....
    Sep 27, '12
    Forum: First Year After Nursing Licensure


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