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  1. Does EVERY LIFE really count??
    This has been my experience, too. We spend tons of money on people with little "promise" of ever being contributing members of society. I find myself more disturbed about it with each passing year,...
    Nov 27, '07
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  2. Die Hard Nurse
    not real willingly but would have to consider the whole situation
    Nov 27, '07
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  3. am I a wimp?
    not a wimp, just human; God bless you for caring about and for her. Try to do something restorative for yourself today.
    Nov 27, '07
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  4. Urgent Response Needed
    Well, you run a risk of making the docs mad and your boss when you inform patients of stuff their docs don't know about or want them to know about. Calling in Social Work - also risky, unless...
    Nov 27, '07
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  5. Is X-Ray Exposure ok?
    Always protect yourself. Apron, gloves, thyroid collar, dosimeter badge. Why take risks?
    Nov 27, '07
    Forum: NICU Nursing / Neonatal
  6. Is this considered exposure?
    File an IR, keep a copy. They tend to get "lost". What if she gets sick later? They'll try to deny her WComp claim for her not filing an IR.
    Nov 27, '07
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  7. *whap* Take THAT, Doc!!!
    Perhaps some imaging? And it's a pretty poor surgeon who couldn't figure out what was wrong with this woman. TG she had a good nurse advocating for her. Surgeons don't like to admit when they...
    Nov 27, '07
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  8. I was a ______ prior to being a nurse/student nurse
    candy striper
    Nov 27, '07
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  9. Nurses and Physical Therapists!!  Help, Question and Rant!
    I think you said it pretty well. Just say it calmly, without anger. Do NOT do his work. He sounds pretty lazy, arrogant, manipulative, and disorganized. And anyone who gets 3 weeks off at...
    Nov 27, '07
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  10. Do Physical therapists do much in hospitals?
    BEst way to figure it out is to research job availability and the pay for these jobs, talk with real PT's and see what they say. Advantages: straight days, M-F; can work independently (be...
    Nov 27, '07
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  11. Do you chart medication errors?
    It gets easier with time. What I have found to be best - the less said, in the chart or orally or in writing to ANYONE, the better. A doc taught me that and he is RIGHT. I used to chart every...
    Nov 27, '07
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  12. Do you chart medication errors?
    The trouble with charting ANYTHING is that an astute reader of the chart, such as an attorney/nurse/paralegal/law clerk will pick up on it. They are trained to do exactly that, to look for exactly...
    Nov 27, '07
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  13. Do you chart medication errors?
    Not picking at you, NJ, but you've only been working a year! There is a lot of bad stuff that you have not yet seen. I hope you never do but at least acknowledge that you are still pretty new at...
    Nov 27, '07
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  14. No nurses, pt died.
    Before reporting, try to come up with some solutions. I have found that bosses usually don't want to hear only problems. They want suggestions for solving them - suggestions for which, often, they...
    Nov 27, '07
    Forum: Nursing Issues On Patient Safety
  15. Question for RNs. . . current nursing problems.
    To the OP: the above comments about this one topic, what the minimum requirement to be called "RN" should be, reflects what the most basic problem is in Nursing - the lack of unity among nurses. ...
    Nov 27, '07
    Forum: Nursing Issues On Patient Safety
  16. Just Off Insular Senate Floor, Life of the Uninsured Intrudes
    it could be different in different states but I hope he is not responsible for anyone but himself and his own dependents. I think the insurers ought to pay - I know, what a concept!:devil:
    Nov 27, '07
    Forum: Nursing Activism / Healthcare Politics
  17. Just Off Insular Senate Floor, Life of the Uninsured Intrudes
    It would chap me, too, except that this is what we've come down to in America. That is, since those who work are taxed so viciously, since you will lose the real estate and personal property you...
    Nov 27, '07
    Forum: Nursing Activism / Healthcare Politics
  18. Do you chart medication errors?
    Why do you think charting the one is ok but the other is just looking to end one's license? They're both wrong. And I am not at all sure that no one was ever harmed by an extra dose of abx. Like...
    Nov 24, '07
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  19. Children without health insurance lose out on learning at school
    Another thing about schools - kids are in them for too many years and they are doing too many unnecessary things while there. Field trips, band, painting, foreign language - very nice. But not...
    Nov 24, '07
    Forum: Nursing News
  20. Children without health insurance lose out on learning at school
    I'm sure everyone is very busy but I'm wondering if you or someone else could organize some volunteer hours by retired nurses or nurses who are mothers of present students. It might cover a few...
    Nov 24, '07
    Forum: Nursing News
  21. Most shocking experience on clinical -while in nursing school...:can any one relate?
    I agree that we don't always get easy work in Nursing. However, this was a young student and she was having this experience for the first time so let's try to be a little more compassionate. I...
    Nov 23, '07
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  22. You gotta be kidding me!
    Who informed you? If it was your boss, how does she know? Why does the person still have the tape recorder if your boss knows? Or was it speculation that he is recording? These days, you can...
    Nov 23, '07
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  23. Held Down and Forced to Take The FLu Shot
    Call the ACLU.
    Nov 19, '07
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  24. Patient advocacy & legal liability
    Maybe you can just leave some literature lying around where your coworker can find it. Or talk with her, off of hospital grounds and on your own time, about any information that goes against...
    Nov 19, '07
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  25. CDC - Why Most Nurses Don't Get the Flu Vaccine
    I have always been in awe of how some new virus knows exactly when to come out of hiding (Fall/Winter) - just in time for its "season". And how can vaccine makers know against what virus to...
    Nov 19, '07
    Forum: Nursing News


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