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  1. A Frustrated Nurse Writes About Poor Conditions in Evacuee Shelters
    As a Katrina volunteer, I found that the local law enforcement in SE LA kept us all safe and sound. We did have attempts from some to have refills of narcotics (we just said NO) We did have many that...
    Oct 29, '08
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  2. MI Hospital closed
    HI all. I haven't logged in for quite some time. I wanted everyone, worldwide, to know about how the US economy has just eliminated 800 jobs in a MI hospital. North Oakland Medical Centers, Pontiac,...
    Oct 29, '08
    Forum: Nursing News
  3. Return from relief duty
    Hello all. Just thought I would start a new thread to let everyone know how thankful I am that I was able to spend a week in LA helping with medical relief efforts. Thanks to the help of "glascow"...
    Sep 22, '05
    Forum: Volunteer Nursing
  4. Non-licensure states
    TheKing is absolutely correct- not all states require a license. MI is non- licensure state. You only need to hang you shingle out on the porch. However, if you expect to provide care to Medicare...
    Dec 9, '04
    Forum: Home Health Nursing
  5. what programs for feild Oasis?
    there are many programs that do point of service charting, the problem is the cost. try a search at NAHHC, or google it. The last agency I worked with had a system with the acronym GLMY- great...
    Dec 9, '04
    Forum: Home Health Nursing
  6. Why Is There A Shortage?
    My theory deals with management. check out www.laurenbrasile.com for more details.
    Dec 30, '03
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  7. What did SANTA bring YOU this year????
    Everything on my list, perfume, sewing machine, jewlry, gloves and a hat and low carb candy in the stocking!!!:chuckle
    Dec 25, '03
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  8. Have you ever taken care of a celebrity?
    I have taken care of many celebrities. Country music's queens and kings, members of Saudi royal families, and local celebs.
    Dec 25, '03
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  9. MedSurg or Subacute/LTC???
    Nursing is what you make of it. I have done it all. NH as a tech while in college, med/surg/onc, er, icu, home health. I am now back in NH as a supervisor. You dont have to loose anything, there is...
    Dec 17, '02
    Forum: Geriatric Nurses / LTC Nursing
  10. critical care nurse liaison
    Jenny the medical staff is fit to be tied. they feel that they have been left outside in the rain. the intensivist said to me last week," I guess soon it will be me and you." they have tried to close...
    Jul 22, '02
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  11. critical care nurse liaison
    Hey guys. I need some outside input. first some background: I work in a midsized teaching facility with a 10 bed ICU and 16 bed IICU. DON started 1st of year. Critical care manager 4 months ago. I...
    Jul 22, '02
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  12. aquity system
    I'm looking for a quick aquity system for our ICU. We are currently using a method called "VanSlick" wich involves a page of checklists to determine the aquity. It is difficult to use at best. Any...
    Apr 18, '02
    Forum: MICU / SICU Nursing
  13. MSDS Sheets
    actually everthing is a "hazardous chemical." Even alcohol prep pads and other seemingly odd items. All cleaners, soaps, disinfectants, pretty much everthing. usually there is a number or address on...
    Aug 29, '01
    Forum: Nursing Management
  14. Statins causing strokes?
    We had 7 BAYCOL induced rhabdo. cases since last summer, three resulted in death.
    Aug 26, '01
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  15. Virginia Town's OxyContin Buyers to Be Fingerprinted
    has anyone experienced a death in the hospital using this drug? I know for a fact that it has been crushed and given down PEG tubes in the hospital I work. I have copied the articles here and will...
    Jul 17, '01
    Forum: Nursing Activism / Healthcare Politics
  16. Closed nursing unit
    We have a closed unit---on paper--- when the need arises nurses float in and out--apparenty nobody reads!:rolleyes: BTW we are ICU/IICU.
    Jul 10, '01
    Forum: Nursing Issues On Patient Safety
  17. Just do it?
    I agree with mustangsheba. Nursing is unique in that there are sooo many different types. You will usually find something that fits you like a glove. and you'll know it when you find it.
    Jul 10, '01
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  18. meeting with medical director
    well I assumed I would get 15-30 minutes of time but the CHIEF met with us for 2 hours:eek: the unit manager came into the meeting about thirty minutes after it started and quickly became her...
    Jul 10, '01
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  19. meeting with medical director
    Thanks guys for your responses to my other thread "railroaded by management". Today was the straw that broke the camel's back. At three p.m. the manager-on her way home- decided to send an agency...
    Jul 9, '01
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  20. being railroaded by management
    so, here's the situation. 16 bed intermediate intensive care unit with 5 of those hard-wired beds usually occupied by ICU patients-fresh vents, drips, art lines, etc. --all tele. monitored-----high...
    Jul 5, '01
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  21. Split decision: Nurses lose crucial ruling on union representation, but win right to
    Thought i'd share what our vp of nursing services had to say about this ruling in a memo dated June 5....."Several years ago the registered nurse staff at XXX Medical Center elected the UAW as their...
    Jun 13, '01
    Forum: Collective Bargaining / Nursing Union
  22. What age do you plan to retire?
    MOM is a nurse in a max. security prison at 68. I don't think she'll ever retire. She even works tons of OT...
    Apr 12, '01
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  23. Another staff sleeping problem.
    greg,I hope this is hyothetical. Otherwise, immediate treatment of patient and immediate removal of staff member.
    Apr 12, '01
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  24. honoring patient decisions
    Not long ago, an elderly man self extubated. He was alert and with sats in the low 90's to high 80's. He'd been asking for days to take the tube out. Well, the intensivist walked in and said, "We'll...
    Apr 12, '01
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  25. turning in a co-worker
    Years ago, I was counting the drug drawer with the day nurse and nothing made sense. Initially she made it out like a transcription error, gave IV but signed out PO etc, etc. well, it was so bad...
    Apr 12, '01
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion


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