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  1. If no union in right-to-work state, then what?
    I work for an organization where we do not even say the "U" word. Bigger taboo than the "Q' word. I think that if a union is not an option (not suggesting that I am for or against), working for a...
    Feb 5
    Forum: Collective Bargaining / Nursing Union
  2. Weirdly sad about MD errors
    No liaison, but we do have a quality control team. Thank you for yor input.
    Feb 5
    Forum: Health / Stress Management 101
  3. Weirdly sad about MD errors
    No, these are seasoned MDs.
    Feb 2
    Forum: Health / Stress Management 101
  4. Weirdly sad about MD errors
    I know everyone makes mistakes. I have a catalog of my own, nursing and otherwise! Lately, I seem to be seeing a lot of my patients who APPEAR to have been made worse by the medical(surgical)...
    Feb 2
    Forum: Health / Stress Management 101
  5. PCCN review courses/materials
    Check out the AACN website. They offer a review course. I am currently prepping with Aherns PCCN book.
    Jan 13
    Forum: Critical Care Nursing
  6. Denying death as a society
    This article speaks volumes! I tried to start a community outreach project with the hospital I work at. I wanted to get people talking about end of life issues, helping the public understand and...
    Jan 10
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  7. Pacemaker vs AICD, why the delay?
    Thank you for the info!
    Oct 22, '14
    Forum: Cardiac Nursing
  8. Pacemaker vs AICD, why the delay?
    Can anyone explain why a patient can have a pacemaker implanted post op, but must wait three months to have an AICD placed? I am confused about the need to wait on an AICD. This requirement...
    Oct 21, '14
    Forum: Cardiac Nursing
  9. Are you a nurse with "alternative" spiritual beliefs?
    Depends on your definition of pagan. Here are some definitions that you may not have found (or considered) 1.) "a follower of any of various contemporary religions that are based on the worship of...
    Oct 21, '14
    Forum: Nursing and Spirituality
  10. God Hates Nurses Now
    YES, please!
    Oct 21, '14
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  11. God Hates Nurses Now
    Do we REALLY need to go there?
    Oct 21, '14
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  12. Nurses, Say Thank You to Ebola Nurses, Patients, Those Speaking Out
    Sending love and light to Amber and Nina from Arizona! Wishing you a speedy recovery.
    Oct 21, '14
    Forum: Disasters: Preparing and Responding
  13. "She'll put your butt in a nursing home."
    I like this response best! If Mommy is going to put me in an inappropriate situation, I want her to be there with me! I did have a patient with a cruel family member that made comments about the...
    Oct 11, '14
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  14. Giving versus taking...lol
    I am scared of hurting someone AND I am really bad at it. Actually had one pt that told my co-worker "I think she needs glasses". That being said, I volunteer to start IVs whenever possible...
    Sep 28, '14
    Forum: Nurses Rock
  15. Giving versus taking...lol
    When I was in nursing school, I was sure I was going to be the IV queen. I have disappointed myself greatly!!!!!! However, I too can get a foley in anybody. Just ask the guy with a prostate the...
    Sep 28, '14
    Forum: Nurses Rock
  16. My PT called 911
    When I worked nights at a geriatric hospital, 911 calls were frequently made for issues like "they are trying to kill me", "I am being held against my will" and the especially heinous "they wont give...
    Sep 27, '14
    Forum: Emergency Nursing
  17. Stepdown vs PCU
    Never
    Jul 30, '14
    Forum: Cardiac Nursing
  18. Bad Answers to Behavioral Questions
    Thank you all, these suggestions are great! I am starting a word file tonight! Thank you again.
    Jun 18, '14
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  19. I was written up and put back on orientation
    Kalicokats, don't give up too soon. First, nursing is a continuum of learning. Everybody screws up eventually, if this is the first time in four months, you are doing okay. Was the child...
    Jun 18, '14
    Forum: Nursing Issues On Patient Safety
  20. Bad Answers to Behavioral Questions
    I admit, I hate behavioral question interviews, but they do seem to be the predominant trend for nursing positions. What do you do when you have an answer to a behavioral question that you know...
    Jun 18, '14
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  21. What I Would Love To Send to My Hospital's Inpatient DON
    I would like to send the same letter, with a couple of additons. 1. How can you base a portion of MY review on pt communication with doctors? I work nights, I barely have the opportunity to...
    Jun 18, '14
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  22. self adaptive wound dressing
    I did not have any problem molding the dressing to the body. Are you trimming/cutting it as recommended by the manufacturer? What are you using to fill the deep wounds? I also had good experience...
    May 4, '14
    Forum: Wound / Ostomy / Continence Nursing
  23. Banner Del Webb vs. St Lukes Medical Center
    Banner
    Feb 13, '14
    Forum: Arizona Nursing
  24. Arizona ICU nurses! Are you happy?
    The weather is great now, summer is another story. As far as work goes....out of the frying pan, into the fire. (kinda like the weather)
    Feb 13, '14
    Forum: Arizona Nursing
  25. Old Question Posed Again...Is it worth it?
    I am considering pursuing WOCN certification because I love wound care. However, after obtaining my BSN (with no financial or apparent job opportunity benefits), I have to wonder if the actual...
    Dec 16, '13
    Forum: Wound / Ostomy / Continence Nursing


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