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  1. Do you work at Hilton?
    If your employer understood the whole idea of customer service, they would make sure a maintainence person got up to your unit and fixed your coffee maker, or brought you a new one, PRONTO. That...
    Dec 4, '12
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  2. From First Generation College Student To Nurse
    Thank you for writing this. My grandparents had a 6th-grade education. My parents were educated in a 1-room schoolhouse (think Little House on the Prairie.) I was fortunate to have an older brother...
    Dec 4, '12
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  3. Interview for Critical Access Hospital, and where would I live?
    If your interview goes well and you are offered the job (crossing my fingers for you), I'm willing to bet they would help you find a place to live. Small towns and small hospitals are like that. Once...
    Dec 3, '12
    Forum: Rural Nursing
  4. Working long hours to buy gifts for everyone...
    Made me think of my dearly departed Granny- she had very, very little money- but she would always make us something on her sewing machine- the best part is that for a graduation gift, she made me a...
    Dec 3, '12
    Forum: Nurses Rock
  5. Do you work at Hilton?
    The suits at your place need to get the "tv people" on board. Places would run right and patients would be happier if everyone just made it a point to get the nurses what they need for their...
    Dec 3, '12
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  6. What are the nurse's rights regarding difficult family members?
    Is the patient supposed to be discharged home with this family member? Some possible red flags are: threatening speech, becoming vocally beligerent when aggravated, acting out physically against...
    Dec 3, '12
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  7. The Wise Nurse Speaks
    There is so much truth in what you have written. "You cannot pour from an empty vessel"- that is a pearl I'm going to remember. Excellent piece, thank you.
    Nov 19, '12
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  8. Thinking about making the switch to home health...
    One thing to consider if you have small children- will you be required to take call? For a while about 12-15 years ago, it was popular for the hospitals in the region to have their own home care...
    Nov 14, '12
    Forum: Home Health Nursing
  9. Mobile Apps
    Do you use any mobile apps in the course of your work? Which ones are your favorite, and why?
    Oct 15, '12
    Forum: Mobile Apps For Nurses
  10. The nurses every co-worker hates
    Have you ever read the book, "How to Win Friends and Influence People"? It's a great basic book about human relations and how to get what you want and need by garnering the cooperation of others. ...
    Sep 27, '12
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  11. Too much emphasis on "caring"
    Stay in nursing! Professionals like yourself who care to question the status quo, problem solve and critically devise solutions are exactly the kind of leadership needed. Yes, nursing will change. So...
    Sep 7, '12
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  12. Suggestions for School Nurse QI indicators
    I'm working with our local school nurse to design and implement a quality improvement project. Does anyone have suggestions for benchmarks or indicators that would be appropriate to monitor in the...
    Sep 6, '12
    Forum: School Nurses
  13. Newly diagnosed diabetic
    I work mostly with adult type 2's and learning carb counting is a challenge for them- I can't imagine being 10 and trying to learn it. Thank goodness this child has a school nurse there to help him.
    Sep 6, '12
    Forum: School Nurses
  14. A Place For Mom: The Best-Kept Secret in Long-Term Care
    Dear Viva: How is ALF different from Adult Foster Care? Thanks!
    Aug 22, '12
    Forum: Geriatric Nurses / LTC Nursing
  15. A&P "coloring book"??
    Medscape: Medscape Access Link to anatomical line drawings on medscape. Requires (free) registration to access.
    Aug 17, '12
    Forum: Pre-Nursing Student
  16. Weird interviews
    I don't think that asking a candidate about their strengths and weaknesses and long term goals is a goofy question. Wouldn't you want to hire a person who has some sense of direction, who wants to...
    Aug 15, '12
    Forum: Nursing Interview Help
  17. The Power Of Prayer in Healthcare
    If I may, offer one perspective on your question here listed. In the Christian Lord's Prayer, there is this phrase given, "Thy will be done". Thereby, the one praying commits their request to the...
    Jul 30, '12
    Forum: Nursing and Spirituality
  18. Public Humiliation In Healthcare
    So here's my question, when you see this happening to a colleague, do you: a. Duck into a room-quick b. Offer no comfort at all, these new grads need to toughen up! Nobody ever helped me. c. Talk...
    Jun 27, '12
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  19. To all "medical coverage is a privilege" folks: More info about CHIP. I'm always surprised not only by how many families don't know about their state's subsidized...
    May 23, '12
    Forum: Nursing Activism / Healthcare Politics
  20. To all "medical coverage is a privilege" folks:
    Every state in the U.S. has a CHIP program- children's health insurance plan, a federally subsidized program whereby children can get medical insurance coverage. See Children's Health Insurance...
    May 23, '12
    Forum: Nursing Activism / Healthcare Politics
  21. RWJF Poll on Sick Patients and Finances Poll: Many Sick Americans Experience Significant Financial Problems and Report their Care is not Well-Managed.
    May 22, '12
    Forum: Nursing Activism / Healthcare Politics
  22. Why many new grads don't find jobs....
    You know what made me sad about this thread? How the lady in the post lamented about the "poor" folks at the nursing home with no socks, and how that is what made her NOT want to work in a nursing...
    May 22, '12
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  23. The Five Patients You Meet In Heaven
    Another home run, Viva! You're such an excellent writer.
    May 9, '12
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  24. The Stranger Within: Living With Mental Illness
    Thanks for starting this thread, Viva. I enjoy your sage wisdom. When you talked about "putting on a game face", but being so distressed on the inside, I felt like someone finally understood. One of...
    Mar 8, '12
    Forum: Health / Stress Management 101
  25. Remote Nurses
    I think this could be very helpful; having another pair of eyes watching the monitors so the nurse at the bedside can pay attention to the patient. I appreciate also that they had the forethought to...
    Mar 2, '12
    Forum: Nursing News

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