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  1. Pediatric Tracheostomy
    Thank you for your response. I have worked the past 2 days and absolutely no air filled into the balloon on its own while I was on duty. I checked the balloon continuously throughout the day....
    Dec 13, '11
    Forum: PICU Nursing / Pediatric
  2. Pediatric Tracheostomy
    Thank you for your responses. It will be interesting to see what I find Monday morning. I have my own thoughts about what is going on. Almost 100% sure air is not getting in there on its own. I found...
    Dec 11, '11
    Forum: PICU Nursing / Pediatric
  3. Pediatric Tracheostomy
    The child is vent dependent. We were using the sterile H20 as ordered. I have never used air in a trach cuff. I discovered the air this morning when I was doing my nursing assessment. The ballon was...
    Dec 9, '11
    Forum: PICU Nursing / Pediatric
  4. Pediatric Tracheostomy
    Has anyone ever heard of air getting into a completely deflated trach cuff? As far as I know, no one injected the air. This child has a trach that we were keeping the cuff filled with 1.5ml to 2 ml...
    Dec 9, '11
    Forum: PICU Nursing / Pediatric
  5. 20 % Pay Cut for Ohio Independent Providers
    Well if you get any info on this supposed hearing please let us all know...I just can't believe people are so reluctant to fight this! It is an absolute crime what they are doing especially when...
    Aug 9, '11
    Forum: Ohio Nursing
  6. 20 % Pay Cut for Ohio Independent Providers
    It is obvious to me who is accepting this crap! Independent providers are.... We have the one group of independents who are not even aware yet of what has gone down. Then, we have the group of...
    Jul 30, '11
    Forum: Ohio Nursing
  7. 20 % Pay Cut for Ohio Independent Providers
    It continues to amaze me how many independents still are not aware of the 20% pay reduction. I was talking with a friend the other day, whose neice is a HHA and has been with the program for 4 1/2...
    Jul 30, '11
    Forum: Ohio Nursing
  8. Have you ever been stood up for an interview?
    I was stood up for an interview by the administrator and clinical director of a home health agency. I arrived for the interview and the secretary told me to have a seat. She gave me an application to...
    Jul 29, '11
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  9. Employers Refusing To Hire Unemployed
    This has become a common practice. 2 RNs I know both who have been out of work, have told me how difficult it has become to get hired. They have both repeatedly applied for the endless RN positions...
    Jul 27, '11
    Forum: Nursing News
  10. Patient abuse caught on hidden camera...Shocking!!!!
    I am NOT saying there are not people who do not care about the residents. I care about the residents! I use to work LTC many years ago......I cared about the residents and their families. It has...
    Jul 24, '11
    Forum: Nursing News
  11. Patient abuse caught on hidden camera...Shocking!!!!
    I am astonished to learned how wide spread abuse is in LTC facilities. Sadly, it is everywhere….there are no boundaries. -A female resident appeared to have been sexually abused. ** "The director...
    Jul 24, '11
    Forum: Nursing News
  12. Patient abuse caught on hidden camera...Shocking!!!!
    I was reading an article about an elderly man with Parkinson's and Dementia who resided in a Canadian nursing home. He had fallen 45 times over a six-month period. Videotape confirmed abusive...
    Jul 23, '11
    Forum: Nursing News
  13. Patient abuse caught on hidden camera...Shocking!!!!
    I do not believe anyone is saying you are all evil. Like, I said before, I am not saying all LTC facilities are bad. Personally, I think once a facility hires someone and receives a clear criminal...
    Jul 23, '11
    Forum: Nursing News
  14. Patient abuse caught on hidden camera...Shocking!!!!
    This is SHAMEFUL. My parents are in their late 80's. My father has been disabled since he was in his 40's after suffering a severe stroke, which left him paralyzed and his speech nerve destroyed. He...
    Jul 23, '11
    Forum: Nursing News
  15. Patient abuse caught on hidden camera...Shocking!!!!
    Here is the written "Update on Actions Taken at the Prentiss Center" released on 7/21/2011 by the CEO and President of the MetroHealth System. http://www.metrohealth.org/body.cfm?id=4167
    Jul 23, '11
    Forum: Nursing News
  16. Patient abuse caught on hidden camera...Shocking!!!!
    I am not understanding why the aide who watched and knew of the abuse was only disciplined, but NOT terminated?! That sends a message that it is OK to watch and know of abuse. Come on MetroHealth you...
    Jul 23, '11
    Forum: Nursing News
  17. Patient abuse caught on hidden camera...Shocking!!!!
    Your post reminded me when I worked at a LTC facility years ago. Every facility has the nurse (s) who can get a med pass done in an hour, which normally takes the rest of us at least 2 1/2 hrs. I...
    Jul 23, '11
    Forum: Nursing News
  18. 20 % Pay Cut for Ohio Independent Providers
    You need to chill. Everyone has an opinion. The past, is the past and does not matter, but the future facing IPs does. We can learn from the past and not make the same mistakes. All IPs need to focus...
    Jul 23, '11
    Forum: Ohio Nursing
  19. Patient abuse caught on hidden camera...Shocking!!!!
    That poor defenseless woman being abused like that is sickening. My heart goes out to her and her son. If they were abusing her, then they were surely abusing others. The elderly have a right to be...
    Jul 23, '11
    Forum: Nursing News
  20. Medical student admits to killing 13 dogs out of anger.
    This story breaks my heart.
    Jul 23, '11
    Forum: Nursing News
  21. 20 % Pay Cut for Ohio Independent Providers
    NO, Independent Providers do not need a union. What we need is a home healthcare organization to advocate for us. An organization who believes in us, and who cares about issues facing independents,...
    Jul 22, '11
    Forum: Ohio Nursing
  22. 20 % Pay Cut for Ohio Independent Providers
    Many IPs were going to give their support to the Ohio Council for Home Care several years ago. The membership offered to us, I believe was only $125/year. Myself and others were excited. They made up...
    Jul 22, '11
    Forum: Ohio Nursing
  23. 20 % Pay Cut for Ohio Independent Providers
    Why is this a surprise to you? This all went down weeks ago. Why would they have notified us on the 'myohiohcp' page? That would have made sense. Some of us are lucky if we can receive a correct,...
    Jul 20, '11
    Forum: Ohio Nursing
  24. 20 % Pay Cut for Ohio Independent Providers
    If you have something to announce, then please do so. Why wait to give out info? Just wondering, are you an Independent Provider?
    Jul 20, '11
    Forum: Ohio Nursing
  25. 20 % Pay Cut for Ohio Independent Providers
    I had actually worked that homecare case with the LPN about 5 years ago. I worked days and she worked nights. This was not a medicaid waiver case. I remember reading about it too in the Chronicle and...
    Jul 20, '11
    Forum: Ohio Nursing


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