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  1. Suggestions Appreciated
    Thank you very much. I know most nurses I know also say yuk and think I'm crazy also. They just don't get how interesting wound care etimology and treament is, not to mention with all the...
    Jan 5, '12
    Forum: Wound / Ostomy / Continence Nursing
  2. Do you see informatics growing or shrinking in the next 5 years?
    Well said. Should note that smart cards are emerging here too. What they're really useful for, rather than storing records (though obviously there is a mandate for providers to give pt their...
    Jan 4, '12
    Forum: Nursing Informatics
  3. Do you see informatics growing or shrinking in the next 5 years?
    It will shrink for many people having a field day with their 'epic implementation consulting', etc. First, meaningful use rush will calm down. it does not take nearly so many persons to maintain or...
    Jan 4, '12
    Forum: Nursing Informatics
  4. Career Fair Presentation
    Maybe pick from a selection of emerging technologies like robotics in healthcare,pain measuring sensors and medication delivery, patient identifier smartcards, mobile care and communications with...
    Jan 4, '12
    Forum: Nursing Informatics
  5. Suggestions Appreciated
    Hi; As you can see from my alias I'm fairly new to nursing (about 2.5 years) though I have worked med/surg and floated ICU. Have been interested in ostomy and wound care for years based on a...
    Jan 4, '12
    Forum: Wound / Ostomy / Continence Nursing
  6. Please Help Make Retractable Safety Needles Mandatory
    I agree with the people who said that sub-standard "safety" needles do more harm than good, and especially that any protective needle is potentially dangerous if people aren't shown how to use them...
    Jan 4, '12
    Forum: Nursing Issues On Patient Safety
  7. NCLEX To Be Required For Canadian Nurses
    I'm not sure how I feel about this. Nursing is a universal profession and I think a better solution is to have a international agreement on content and composition of national exams than to use one...
    Jan 4, '12
    Forum: Nursing News
  8. No more Mr. Nice Guy (New Year Resolution)
    Probably easier said than done but really good advice.
    Jan 4, '12
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  9. New Health Care Bill
    Talk about projection and irony-impairment! Not to mention disingenuity. "Put down your crackpipe"? Wow. That's even better than your recent clownish demands to know how much of the hard-earned...
    Jan 4, '12
    Forum: Nursing Activism / Healthcare Politics
  10. Why is unionization a subject of taboo??
    How depressing. I suppose as a newbie with an outsider viewpoint what's going on is as more people don't have insurance (read aren't getting profitable elective surgeries), as health care costs rise,...
    Jan 4, '12
    Forum: Collective Bargaining / Nursing Union
  11. New Health Care Bill
    I completely agree with this. However I scrolled up in the thread and realized quickly I wasted several hours responding factually to his/her nonsense. Obviously no matter how many times others...
    Jan 3, '12
    Forum: Nursing Activism / Healthcare Politics
  12. New Health Care Bill
    I was "garbling" about the misinformation you were posting regarding harzard duty pay which I have addressed in a seperate post. The information is readily available on military.com and only the...
    Jan 3, '12
    Forum: Nursing Activism / Healthcare Politics
  13. New Health Care Bill
    Canada most certainly does NOT have nationalized healthcare. Now everyone repeat after me, single-payer healthcare is not (at all) the same thing as nationalized healthcare. Agree with you on...
    Jan 3, '12
    Forum: Nursing Activism / Healthcare Politics
  14. New Health Care Bill
    Clearly were way way up there in rank too..considering that the 150 flight crew pay you're citing is only for the bottom pay grades. The TRUTH is it changes with pay grade, a person can qualify...
    Jan 3, '12
    Forum: Nursing Activism / Healthcare Politics
  15. New Health Care Bill
    RE<<If you knew what you were talking about you would know that some unions do provide healthcare for their members. You would also know that as many as 50 different unions have been granted one year...
    Jan 3, '12
    Forum: Nursing Activism / Healthcare Politics
  16. New Health Care Bill
    My God. Sometimes words truly fail.
    Jan 3, '12
    Forum: Nursing Activism / Healthcare Politics
  17. New Health Care Bill
    Don't be silly. Unions don't provide benefit plans for their members. Rather they NEGOTIATE contracts with member employers. Sheesh. From your understanding?? You've claimed to know all about...
    Jan 3, '12
    Forum: Nursing Activism / Healthcare Politics
  18. New Health Care Bill
    I think I would modify that from "unsolveable" (nearly every other industrialized nation has solved it) to unsolveable in this toxic political climate. And that's really sad; because every time we're...
    Jan 3, '12
    Forum: Nursing Activism / Healthcare Politics
  19. New Health Care Bill
    Not that this has ANYTHING do with nursing but I can't help but wondering where you went for that Hazard pay... I saw at the Defense Dept. they were getting like 30% and up hazard pay increases to go...
    Jan 3, '12
    Forum: Nursing Activism / Healthcare Politics
  20. No more Mr. Nice Guy (New Year Resolution)
    I think he's right to be done with it. Petulant bullies are creating a hostile work environment for him, and costing the company productivity and the patient care. People need to grow up and the...
    Jan 2, '12
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  21. Job searching is DISCOURAGING!
    do you have friends, family, instructors willing to help, anything in other places? I think the healthcare job issue is regional somewhat. If you could go somewhere else and gain some experience is...
    Jan 2, '12
    Forum: CNA/MA - Nursing / Medical Assistant


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