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  1. Nurses Being Made to Tech?
    I have done this many times. The only time I ever complained was when I had to make up for a shortfall of a tech who called out sick AND do my nursing duties, too. That used to happen to me a lot,...
    Aug 19
    Forum: Dialysis / Renal / Urology
  2. I've been a nurse since.....(fill in the blank)
    ..................since Christ was a corporal. No, seriously since 1997, which is WAY back for some of the newbies!
    Aug 19
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  3. Is This Bullying?
    I know I feel bullied. My company buys us 2 sets of new scrubs every 6 months. I feel like I am being STRONG-ARMED into wearing new, fresh scrubs every 6months to work-----it's not fair and I am...
    Aug 19
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  4. Violation of labor laws- looking up pts prior to clocking in
    Esme: No need to shout. :yes: I know malpractice insurance is needed; I have carried it since I began nursing 17 years ago. However, if I get injured or I injure a patient, I may not be covered...
    Aug 9
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  5. Violation of labor laws- looking up pts prior to clocking in
    Another thing is, if an employee does work off the clock and somehow becomes injured or injures someone else, that is a huge issue. Personally, I do not work one minute off the clock. If something...
    Aug 8
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  6. Nurses Masquerading As Doctors (INSULTING)
    It's an opinion and he's entitled to it. A person who does not feel threatened by such opinions won't make a big deal out of it. I have known of NO nurse who had a PhD or DNP try to "masquerade" as a...
    Aug 8
    Forum: Nursing Activism / Healthcare Politics
  7. Serial killer nurse to be paroled
    The facilities that let her go and did not investigate further have a part of the blame. Just shuffle the "problem" nurses elsewhere and POOF problem solved. Too bad someone did not investigate those...
    Aug 7
    Forum: Nursing News
  8. I got my first job!
    CONGRATULATIONS and best wishes to you!
    Aug 6
    Forum: Geriatric Nurses / LTC Nursing
  9. Need expert advice on how to pass 39 patients' medication in a 2-hour time frame.
    I would love to know how it's done. I passed meds for somewhere around 40 residents and my morning pass nearly always ran right up to the noontime pass. Impossible to get done in 2 hours. Like said,...
    Aug 6
    Forum: Geriatric Nurses / LTC Nursing
  10. Advice and words of wisdom needed.
    Caveat emptor. this sounds like bad mojo if your numbers are accurate.
    Aug 6
    Forum: Geriatric Nurses / LTC Nursing
  11. No worries USA.  Only healthcare workers will be exposed to ebola.
    BY FAR one of the MOST informative, staight-forward, unemotional and reasonable posts I have seen on this thread to date.
    Aug 6
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  12. TECH VS DIALYSIS RN
    Where I work a new RN right out of school was hired, pretty much on the spot. Don't be discouraged; you can and may well be hired if you can interview well and try hard enough. I have seen new...
    Aug 6
    Forum: Dialysis / Renal / Urology
  13. No worries USA.  Only healthcare workers will be exposed to ebola.
    That is what I am talking about; military service is another animal altogether. You can and will be ordered to care for patients as deemed necessary by the military/gov't. I have the UTMOST respect...
    Aug 6
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  14. No worries USA.  Only healthcare workers will be exposed to ebola.
    I have said this before: I am no martyr Mary or saint----nor did I sign up for military service when I joined the ranks of nursing. (I have served 10 years in the military so I can differentiate...
    Aug 6
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  15. Women and control with a male nurse
    It is wrong, period. But I can see where even today, men may be harassed and it minimized to "just playing around" or "appreciating a fine male specimen". Any career that is overly dominant in one...
    Aug 6
    Forum: Men in Nursing
  16. nurse ratio 50:1? Yup!
    If you are talking numbers (not working conditions), you don't have a very good comparison. While I am in awe of health care workers giving care in such dire circumstances, I don't think any of them...
    Aug 6
    Forum: Nursing Issues On Patient Safety
  17. Dialisis causes nurses to lose their license?
    Well NO specialty is good for "new nurses" really. The learning curve on all specialties is very steep. Whether you start in med-surg, OB, ER, ICU or dialysis, you will have a lot to learn in quick ...
    Jul 28
    Forum: Dialysis / Renal / Urology
  18. Working full time and homeschooling?
    YES YES YES it can be done. I worked full time and homeschooled my two kids for 4 years. You just need organization skills. Most days, our schoolwork was done by 11am (I worked 7p to 7a). Let me know...
    Jul 28
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  19. What to do when you don't know what else to do???
    I like VivaLasViejas' reply best. Confer with the MD and hospice and see if this practice can be discontinued and then they can confer with the patient's family. Sometimes, it's best to hear it from...
    Jul 28
    Forum: Geriatric Nurses / LTC Nursing
  20. Written up for refusing to work on days off
    I would be looking for a new place to work, quickly.
    Jul 28
    Forum: Geriatric Nurses / LTC Nursing
  21. med/surg RN who wants to be in OB so bad!!!
    Toss a wider net. Apply at any and all hospitals you can possibly commute to. It helps to know someone, too. Social contacts are one of the best ways to get an "in" in any job.
    Jul 28
    Forum: Ob/Gyn Nursing
  22. the bad old times in OB
    I second Klone. I am so sorry for your lousy experiences.
    Jul 28
    Forum: Ob/Gyn Nursing
  23. LTC facility trying to fire me over refusing to take on 50 residents
    It's not abandonment. And you would do well to QUIT THIS DUMP *before* they fire YOU.
    Jul 21
    Forum: Geriatric Nurses / LTC Nursing
  24. Fired
    I am so sorry. You have received excellent words of support and advice to which I can add little. I just want to say I am so sorry and I hope you can get past this and find your way. You will....just...
    Jul 18
    Forum: Ob/Gyn Nursing
  25. Abuse swept under the rug
    I would look up (google) your state health department website. There, you will find the means to make out a written report, or a number to call to lodge complaints. Be sure to be specific with...
    Jul 14
    Forum: Geriatric Nurses / LTC Nursing


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