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  1. In Texas, a Trial and Possible Prison Time for Reporting a Doctor
    Go to the Texas Nurse Association website and donate $ to support whistleblowers. I did!!
    Feb 8, '10
    Forum: Nursing News
  2. Do you think there will be a nursing "draft" someday?
    There won't be a draft because then one has to admit that there is a war going on. The hospital associations will just keep lobbying to deskill nsg and janitor will be giving your meds. Heck, the...
    Feb 29, '08
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  3. "Not Union Busting"....HA!
    Sure, it is union busting. However, ths is what is happening everywhere. Small, community hospitals just can't compete with the large hospital systems. Most of the time, there only hope is to be...
    Feb 29, '08
    Forum: Nursing News
  4. Help! LTC laws and ratios
    There are no LTC ratios in OH or any other state. The only ratios that are mandated by law are for acute care hospitals. The laws are on the books in California and a handful of other states that I...
    Feb 28, '08
    Forum: Ohio Nursing
  5. Moving from California to Ohio to pursue nursing, need help!
    I just realized you are in your 20's. I would go to the Columbus area, since OSU is there, and there are lotsa people in your age range there.
    Feb 28, '08
    Forum: Ohio Nursing
  6. Moving from California to Ohio to pursue nursing, need help!
    I worked as a nurse in OH for 15 years. There are many more nsg schools in OH than CA, considering the large population in CA. There are state schools with programs. There are also some small...
    Feb 28, '08
    Forum: Ohio Nursing
  7. doctor shortage...especially surgeons
    It is true that the foreign docs have to complete a residency here in the US. I have worked with guys that were attending surgeons in their homelands-reduced to doing the resident scut work. ...
    Feb 28, '08
    Forum: Nursing News
  8. Nurse Publishes Book and is Fired!
    I went and ordered the book on Amazon immediately. I feel it is the least I can do to support the author who had the courage to speak up.
    Feb 28, '08
    Forum: Nursing News
  9. Role Of Lpn's In Icu's
    What does the state board of nursing have to say? I doubt that A LPN can titrate vasoactive meds?
    Jul 20, '06
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  10. Governor weighs in to help Terri Schiavo's nurse
    Did I see the word "affadavit' in there . If this nurse was compelled to give testimony by a court or a legal action, then there is justification. It seems like it was her own choice , though, to...
    Jul 20, '06
    Forum: Nursing News
  11. Private rooms could cut down on medical errors, help stop infection
    Please notice how the panel that made the suggestions was without a nurse!!!
    Jul 20, '06
    Forum: Nursing News
  12. Opinion: Nurses need better compensation
    The low wages we endure have nothing to do with being FEMALE. Look at eh teachers they have strong unions. Oh, how they dictate to the school board, and throw their weight around. More power to...
    Jul 20, '06
    Forum: Nursing News
  13. New Patient Population in CCU
    Everyone becomes a medical pt in the end. That is, once surgeons can't or won't cut them anymore.
    Jul 12, '06
    Forum: CCU Nursing / Coronary / Cardiac
  14. New Patient Population in CCU
    Hi. I used to work in Cleve, for about 20 yrs.... Pts in the units now, would be dead 10-15 yrs ago, consequently the current floor pts are the ICU pts of 10-15 yrs ago.
    Jul 12, '06
    Forum: CCU Nursing / Coronary / Cardiac
  15. Indiana hospital eyes voice-over-Wi-Fi phones for nurses
    Nice idea. I just wonder if the phones will be counted in the staffing ratios. I can just hear admin now: "Well that nurse does have her own wi fi now, I think we can increase the pt load. "
    Jul 12, '06
    Forum: Nursing News
  16. Tenet to pay $900 million in global fraud settlement
    I would be very surprised if they actually had to pay the whole fine. Tenet lawyers will come up with some hocus pocus or call in some favors from our esteemed senators or congressman.
    Jul 12, '06
    Forum: Nursing News
  17. JCAHO Alert: Tubing misconnections—a persistent and potentially deadly occurrence
    Once again, I think the answer is more nurses. I can't help but think that some of these less flagrant errors can be attributed to too many patients and not enough time.
    Jul 12, '06
    Forum: Nursing and Patient Medications
  18. What is "AT WILL employment?" and is it legal?
    yes.
    Jul 12, '06
    Forum: California Nursing
  19. The War with the Floors
    Remember Divide and Conquer. It is to the hospitals's advantage when the nurse are at war with each other and have no energy to fight admin. I think that is why nothing gets resolved very well in...
    Jul 12, '06
    Forum: Emergency Nursing
  20. South Dakota bracing to handle scarcity of nurses
    Does the BSN course last the traditiona 4 yrs? Or is it a "quickie" program?
    Jul 12, '06
    Forum: Nursing News
  21. Hospitals sued in class action suit over nurse pay
    I wanted to interject that the only people who profit from a class action are the lawyers, not the class members.
    Jul 12, '06
    Forum: Nursing News
  22. Twenty percent of U.S. transplant centers are found to be substandard
    Transplants: it is just a bunch of "weird science." The only cost effective and successful transplants are the live donor kidneys. I think all the rest are very dicey.
    Jul 12, '06
    Forum: Nursing News
  23. Med-Mal Reform -- Write your Senator
    Amennnn. It is all the insurance industry's doing. Sure lawyers can be easy targets, but they are not the villains here.
    Apr 27, '06
    Forum: Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetist (CRNA)
  24. Accutane
    I used Accutane, it did work well for me. It has been around for at least 25 yrs, have you searched for any long term studies re side effects? Have you tried Retin A?
    Apr 27, '06
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  25. Layoffs and "Reconfiguring" the hospital
    Sorry, I don't think there is an upside. We all know that reconfiguing is a euphemism for cutting staff.
    Apr 26, '06
    Forum: CCU Nursing / Coronary / Cardiac


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