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  1. Should Nurses Bill Separately from Hospitals and Physicians?
    I guess I should have read the whole thread first! LOL! I just said the same thing! Also I imagine at my facility at least, every time I chart a diaper change or oral care, the medical billing...
    Aug 27
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  2. Should Nurses Bill Separately from Hospitals and Physicians?
    You could base the number of hours on the acuity of the patients in your care. If you have a patient with an acuity of 700 on a scale of 1 to 1000, and your other patients are all 150's then they 700...
    Aug 27
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  3. A calling to help others but give me a good paycheck
    You are right! Teachers have a calling, too, and it's common knowledge that they deserve more pay.
    Aug 27
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  4. Nursing Perception of Medication Errors
    I want to know how it made you feel. Did you report it? If so, why? If not, why not? Absolutely. We have an environment of trust so that if an error is made, the management is more interested in...
    Aug 26
    Forum: Nursing Issues On Patient Safety
  5. Online Nursing Study Tips: What Has Worked For Me
    Thanks! This is very timely as I have just started this program.
    Aug 26
    Forum: Western Governors University Online Nursing Degrees
  6. Do you think you'd be able to do medical school?
    I could have written most of this, except I didn't do accounting. I can't believe I am going back to school to get my BSN at my age . . .
    Aug 25
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  7. Do you chart lies?
    I work PICU and stepdown. In PICU we are required to assess the patient head to two every 2H and most nurses that I know really do the full head to toe as required. Sometimes we have to assess neuro...
    Aug 25
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  8. Do you chart lies?
    Absolutely not. We are required to do the things we chart on. I can only imagine if I had a patient in restraints and did not check their skin every 2 hours, and they developed some horrific pressure...
    Aug 25
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  9. A calling to help others but give me a good paycheck
    If you really want to feel like you are helping others for not much pay, try working for a non-profit hospital. ;-) It's sad to see RNs that I trained as new grads or new to my specialty area taking...
    Aug 25
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  10. General workplace/personal life separation
    I feel so blessed to work with co-workers who truly are caring people. They take the time ask how things are going in my life and I in theirs. It feels like a little family. There are some coworkers...
    Aug 24
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  11. What can RT's do that RN's can't?
    At my facility RT's are highly respected for their advanced knowledge of vents and airway issues. They give respiratory meds, advanced respiratory treatments, tweak vents according to ABG's and...
    Aug 24
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  12. Just ONE CNA on night shift?
    That's not bad at all! That's about what we have too, somewhere between 2-3 patients with a max of four depending on acuity.
    Aug 23
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  13. Just ONE CNA on night shift?
    Try no CNA about 3/4 of the time and 24 pediatric patients, some trach/vent and most total care or infants, about half without parents. We have a smaller nurse/patient ratio but are still responsible...
    Aug 23
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  14. New FB messenger,...HIPAA Violations?
    One of the reasons I go to work is to see other adult human beings. I do have friendships with people at work. We just don't sit there and talk about patient info once we clock out.
    Aug 23
    Forum: HIPAA and Nursing Challenges
  15. New FB messenger,...HIPAA Violations?
    I don't understand how a person can have access to patient info vial their own personal phone. ??? At our work the patient info is only on the work computers. We also have unit phones that the...
    Aug 23
    Forum: HIPAA and Nursing Challenges
  16. What "near drowning" looks like and a story
    I, too, have taken care of many near-drowning kids. Some last for years and some the families decide to let go. It's heartbreaking because it's 100% preventable. Thanks again for looking.
    Aug 22
    Forum: Nursing Issues On Patient Safety
  17. Babies in hospital rooms. ..ugh!! *twitch*
    I had a situation with a teenaged patient who decided to have a sleepover at the hospital. She had three or four teenaged friends with her and no parents. They were making all kinds of noises...
    Aug 22
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  18. Babies in hospital rooms. ..ugh!! *twitch*
    I still remember in nursing school when I was doing a rotation in a med/surg unit. The patient's infant grandchild was allowed to sit on the patient's lap and even lay in the bed on the chux. The...
    Aug 22
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  19. Length of the typical orientation...
    That nurse that you are orienting needs to keep their mouth shut! Not a great way to build trust and relationships on the unit! I was oriented for three months but it was a higher acuity area and...
    Aug 22
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  20. Rumors about Jahi coming home are false
    I just want to encourage everyone to move their comments to the other threads in the News section-- so I don't have to keep up with three threads on this topic instead of two. ;-)
    Aug 21
    Forum: Nursing News
  21. Rumors about Jahi coming home are false
    I hope you have a very long lunch break!
    Aug 21
    Forum: Nursing News
  22. Diary of An ECMO Nurse
    I work alongside ECMO nurses but I have never been brave enough to do more than peer in from outside the room and try my best to stay out of the way. It's all advanced science to me, with a very sick...
    Aug 19
    Forum: Nursing Issues On Patient Safety
  23. Nurse files lawsuit over firing
    Sometimes they need to get upstairs so they can be started on ECMO or be put on the fancy ventilator or other things like that.
    Aug 16
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  24. Nurse files lawsuit over firing
    Even when I am ready to save a patient's life I always have in the back of my mind liability issues and I would not try something I might get sued for, no matter how lifesaving it might be. That's a...
    Aug 16
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  25. I love night shift! (Advice for continued success, please?)
    3 years night nurse here. I love it too, for many of the same reasons you talk about. On my first day off I sleep until 3PM and wake up for the kids, then go to bed at 2AM. I wake up at 10-11 AM....
    Aug 16
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion


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