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  1. Here's How the CDC Director Protects Himself from Ebola (But Not Nurses)
    I can tell you right now, the old CDC guidelines for taking off PPE wouldn't fly in the OR even in a regular scenario. Gown comes off first by grasping the front and pulling, then gloves, then mask....
    Oct 18
    Forum: Disasters: Preparing & Responding
  2. allnurses Ebola Preparedness Survey Makes the News.
    Agreed, and I want all hospital workers who may come into direct contact with the patient or his/her bodily fluids protected.
    Oct 18
    Forum: Disasters: Preparing & Responding
  3. Ebola: Why Respiratory Protection MUST Be Worn
    Here's how I think about it. Maybe the Hazmat and Tyvek suits are overkill( although IMO, they are not) but even if that's true, I'd rather overrect about this than underreact. We aren't talking...
    Oct 18
    Forum: Disasters: Preparing & Responding
  4. Ebola: Why Respiratory Protection MUST Be Worn
    I bought some of my own equipment today to have in my locker. A box of N95 masks, goggles that are sealed on all sides and a Tyvek suit!�� I did feel silly at first but you never know.
    Oct 18
    Forum: Disasters: Preparing & Responding
  5. Ebola in the pregnant patient
    Most of the time I'm cold and the OR is kept pretty cool anyway. I'm pretty sure the only way I'd see an Ebola patient is a trauma or emergency c-section and there's been no cases yet. But, you never...
    Oct 18
    Forum: Disasters: Preparing & Responding
  6. Ebola in the pregnant patient
    Our meeting at my hospital was the same. My hospital is in NO way prepared for Ebola. It's barely adequate for the typical isolation situations. Don't laugh, but I actually bought my own box of n95...
    Oct 17
    Forum: Disasters: Preparing & Responding
  7. Newbies Who Want to Pay ZERO Dues Schedule-Wise
    Or an ambulatory surgery center, which is my ultimate goal.
    Oct 15
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  8. Newbies Who Want to Pay ZERO Dues Schedule-Wise
    This also depends on what area you work in, because in the OR, the vast majority of shifts are days. We also hire newbies. When I graduated nursing school, I actually had to fight a little to get the...
    Oct 15
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  9. Toward a Level 4 Protocol for Ebola
    I mentioned something like this at my hospital meeting and was basically ridiculed. I agree though- I may just purchase my own stuff and tell them this is the only way I'm going into that room. ...
    Oct 15
    Forum: Disasters: Preparing & Responding
  10. Ebola - do you have the right to walk away?
    Give me real protection( either Hazmat or those suits that seal off everything except your face, form fitting goggles and a heavy duty mask) and I would probably do it. Expect me to use the PPE we...
    Oct 15
    Forum: Disasters: Preparing & Responding
  11. "Houston we have a problem"  This just got very real
    All I know is, the two facilities where they took the physicians who came down with it had no instances of infection among healthcare workers. They had what some here would consider "overkill", such...
    Oct 15
    Forum: Disasters: Preparing & Responding
  12. "Houston we have a problem"  This just got very real
    So, my hospital has been having so called "informative meetings". I went to one today. It consisted of 4, maybe 5 slides with info any of us could have gotten from the internet. We were told that...
    Oct 14
    Forum: Disasters: Preparing & Responding
  13. Ebola - do you have the right to walk away?
    Give me the same Hazmat suit that the CDC workers wear and proper training then yes, I would take the patient. Otherwise, no freakin' way.
    Oct 13
    Forum: Disasters: Preparing & Responding
  14. "Houston we have a problem"  This just got very real
    I would. I can get another job or take up another line of work. I cannot do so with my life.
    Oct 13
    Forum: Disasters: Preparing & Responding
  15. "Houston we have a problem"  This just got very real
    People are already coming up to the OR and swiping masks by the handful..also have noticed a shortage of our impervious paper surgical gowns. Hmmmm...
    Oct 13
    Forum: Disasters: Preparing & Responding
  16. "Houston we have a problem"  This just got very real
    Workers that deal with Ebola in the lab wear Hazmat suits. Yet, a nurse who may be exposed to the bodily fluids of an Ebola patient is expected to get by with a paper mask, gown and plastic face...
    Oct 13
    Forum: Disasters: Preparing & Responding
  17. When You Request I Switch Shifts with You
    We normally put notes up in the OR asking to switch or for someone to take call. Places vary. Sometimes, you work in a place where people want all the overtime they can get, in other places, no one...
    Apr 19
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  18. Bullying
    I worked for a place that had a clique and a boss who encouraged the clique to do her dirty work.Ended up going to the union over it and it helped. I found out recently that people who had that...
    Feb 22
    Forum: Operating Room Nursing
  19. Is anyone else being pushed for 30 minute turnover times in between cases?
    In one Or I worked for, 30 minutes was on the late end of things and was only really acceptable for total joints. They preferred 15-20 minutes. I shoot for 30 minutes tops now and hopefully a little...
    Feb 22
    Forum: Operating Room Nursing
  20. Don't People Have Bills To Pay?
    I've quit without having something else lined up. It can be done successfully, but it helps to have done some networking and have people you can utilize for references. Regarding workplace...
    Feb 5
    Forum: First Year After Nursing Licensure
  21. New England Tech Graduates
    Unfortunately, it has been tough for new grads. When I graduated in 2006, we had our pick of jobs. Many of my classmates were accepted into the ER, ICU and I went to the OR. I had my job lined up...
    Feb 5
    Forum: Rhode Island Nursing
  22. New England Tech Graduates
    I would say talk to some other schools first, like RIC, URI and CCRI. NEIT is very expensive for an Associate's Degree. We're talking at least $40,000. You will be paying those student loans forever....
    Feb 5
    Forum: Rhode Island Nursing
  23. How many of you both circulate AND scrub?
    I scrub and circulate and in my current OR, they do utilize me to scrub, which I like.
    Feb 5
    Forum: Operating Room Nursing
  24. tucking scrub pants in shoes
    Some OR nurses tuck the bottoms into their socks or cuff them..Sometimes the hospital provided scrubs are long and you don't want them trailing in blood and other goop.
    Sep 25, '13
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  25. Should a nurse perform CPR to someone outside of the healthcare setting?
    I agree with your BF, I would want to live too, if I still had brain function. But,people are different.
    Apr 6, '13
    Forum: Nursing Issues On Patient Safety


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