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  1. Is there REALLY a nursing shortage?
    angel337 - please excuse my ignorance but what is a med-tech?
    May 16, '04
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  2. Patients are told to ask nurses: have you washed?
    Gwenith - Not sure how I'd cope with being slapped by a patient. In some ways is ok I guess if the ground rules were set in that she requires anyone that touches her to wash their hands in front of...
    May 16, '04
    Forum: Nursing News
  3. Patients are told to ask nurses: have you washed?
    A badge asking if the nurse has performed the Five rights would be more appropriate. By only asking nurses to wear the badge they are saying that we are solely responsible for the spread of...
    May 16, '04
    Forum: Nursing News
  4. Patients are told to ask nurses: have you washed?
    agree wholeheartedly with lisaloulou......... what these badges are saying is that it is the nurses who are the cuplrets. No-one else. As a guy I can assure you that not many of us wash our hands...
    May 16, '04
    Forum: Nursing News
  5. Patients are told to ask nurses: have you washed?
    You have to wear the badges. Fair enough. Wear them inside your shirt, in your pocket. If management gives you grief go to your union. This is insulting.
    May 16, '04
    Forum: Nursing News
  6. Move to Australia
    Koalablue - Can I have your dog? I love boxers. My boxer is yet to be born as I fully intend to be a responsible "carer" and wait until I have a stable job and house. I have been wanting a boxer for...
    May 16, '04
    Forum: International Nursing
  7. Paramedic to RN: Where do I belong?!
    It sounds like ER wouldn't be the place for you. I am an aspiring Paramedic and I have been for several ride alongs. I have been told about their worst cases. A guy called an ambulance because he...
    May 15, '04
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  8. Nurse Told To Turn Patient's Oxygen Off
    what is the saying about Documentation?
    May 15, '04
    Forum: Nursing News
  9. How do you feel about child molesters?
    probably lower than that. The truly disturbing thing is that some don't even think what they are doing is wrong. Truly sick individuals
    May 15, '04
    Forum: Correctional Nursing
  10. Where to start on the nursing journey? x posted from introductions
    "Start by doing what's necessary; then do what's possible; and suddenly you are doing the impossible." Saint Francis of Assisi (1182-1226)
    May 15, '04
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  11. know-it-all diva
    Good on ya! Nice to hear someone stick up for themselves. I was in a similar situation (well kind of). For "Health Law & Ethics" our lecturer is a Barrister who commands $200 an hour, has written...
    May 15, '04
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  12. Read this and Weep....
    Thought I would share this "He who would pass his declining years with honor and comfort, should, when young, consider that he may one day become old, and remember when he is old, that he has once...
    May 15, '04
    Forum: Geriatric Nurses / LTC Nursing
  13. Read this and Weep....
    Mabey we should be like Sparta. Leave them on a hill and keep marching? I thought the deal was. You work hard, stay loyal to your country. Then in your twilight years your country returns the debt...
    May 15, '04
    Forum: Geriatric Nurses / LTC Nursing
  14. Question about On-Line Courses
    I was talking to a lady the other day who knocked over a semesters work in a month. Think - no travel time Think - classes are not cut short Think - you can do it. GO for it and work hard. Keep...
    May 15, '04
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  15. Read this and Weep....
    Makes me wonder what people are thinking. By putting your parents into "care" you are setting the standard for your own "care" when your kids have to look after you.
    May 15, '04
    Forum: Geriatric Nurses / LTC Nursing
  16. Read this and Weep....
    I work in a retirement village which has a steep hill. I have no idea how the sales staff sleep at night or how they can look at themselves in the mirror. One of our new residents living on top of...
    May 15, '04
    Forum: Geriatric Nurses / LTC Nursing
  17. Shamed nurse refunds sick pay
    Might just be an Australian attitude. But then again what do employers expect when they pay the award pay. By paying the award rate an employer says "if I could pay you less I would". Does a lot for...
    May 15, '04
    Forum: Nursing News
  18. Shamed nurse refunds sick pay
    I don't blame the guy at all. All he did was take days off he was entitled to and did what he wanted. Happens all the time. I'd prefer to watch the tele or go to the beach on my sickies but I guess...
    May 15, '04
    Forum: Nursing News
  19. How do you feel about child molesters?
    Also children don't vote and the monster does. Priority number one for most politicians seems to be re-elected.
    May 15, '04
    Forum: Correctional Nursing
  20. How do you feel about child molesters?
    OOO Blackcat99 - you are a bit of a stirer :) This thread will quickly degenerate into a nasty little one. So why don't I start. They lose all citizenship rights and are to leave the country...
    May 15, '04
    Forum: Correctional Nursing
  21. The "Queen and her son" of Frequent Flyers
    Thanks everyone for the great posts. They really brightened up my evening. Stretch thin - a suggestion for the guy with the cath... get a male to perform it and make him go in with a large tube...
    May 15, '04
    Forum: Emergency Nursing
  22. Read this and Weep....
    Here in Australia I have heard that it costs around $2'000 month (please correct me if I am wrong as I may have missed heard it) anyway the gov't provides a "carers" allowance if someone cares for a...
    May 15, '04
    Forum: Geriatric Nurses / LTC Nursing
  23. Paramedic to RN: Where do I belong?!
    Actually thinking about ER... as a paramedic you had the opportunity to drop them off and letting someone else deal with them. If you go with the ER option then you would become that someone. Also I...
    May 15, '04
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  24. Why is it MEN seem to get along better in this field than WOMEN??!!!
    Farkinott - Be very careful as some don't apreciate humour on this post.
    May 15, '04
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  25. Paramedic to RN: Where do I belong?!
    Great question. I want to go the opposit direction (RN - Paramedic). I do like your take on the different area's. I'd go for delivery. ICU sounds a bit to messy (after all they are very sick and can...
    May 15, '04
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion


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