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  1. Pronouncing Death
    In my state, the Medical Examiner has to be called only if the resident's death was unexpected.
    Apr 14
    Forum: Geriatric Nurses / LTC Nursing
  2. Movies about Nursing Homes/Long-Term Care Facilities
    Son of Rambow.
    Apr 13
    Forum: Long Term Acute Care (LTAC/LTACH)
  3. Obamacare? what are your thoughts
    So you're saying provider networks didn't exist before ACA?
    Apr 13
    Forum: Nursing Activism / Healthcare Politics
  4. Strippers hired for nursing home patients, lawsuit alleges
    If Mom was of sound mind and attended the show willingly, the suit has no merit. However, if the men went to Hooters, the female residents who wanted to see strippers should've gone off-site as well.
    Apr 12
    Forum: Nursing News
  5. "Wasteful Nurses"
    I was talked to about drying my hands with paper towels. Apparently, they're considered luxury items, to be reused 2 or 3 times before being thrown away.
    Apr 12
    Forum: Private Duty Nursing
  6. Everyone Won't Succeed. And That's Okay!
    So how exactly does one become a plumber? I'm from Boston, where the trades are a closed shop. If you want to earn decent money or work on any government projects, you need to join the union, which...
    Apr 12
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  7. what would you do?
    The outside provider may contact the BON.
    Mar 24
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  8. vent about work assignment
    If you can't work with certain patients due to a medical issue, why not get a doctor's note detailing your restrictions? I'm a home health RN currently on maternity leave. When I was put on lifting...
    Mar 24
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  9. pregnancy: will i still be hirable?
    It sounds like you're not in the US.
    Mar 24
    Forum: Nursing Career Advice
  10. Got a job...then quit the job.....
    If you've been a nurse for 8 years, you started in 2006, when the job market, especially for new grads, was very different. I dare say you didn't have to look for 3-1/2 years before you found your...
    Mar 24
    Forum: Nursing Career Advice
  11. Slanderous rumor mongers in the workplace
    I've worked in places where the grapevine was literally the only way to find out about new personnel (not anything about them, more like the fact that there were 2 new people in accounting), office...
    Mar 23
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  12. Non-acute nursing jobs. Suggestions?
    How about school nurse, either permanent or substitute? Pediatrics experience is welcome, no weekends, amazing benefits (at a public school).
    Mar 21
    Forum: Nursing Career Advice
  13. Got a job...then quit the job.....
    I can sympathize. I've been a nurse for 5-1/2 years, and I sometimes feel like I was part of an enormous bait-and-switch. After a 10-month job search, I spent a year at a mediocre ALF, followed by 6...
    Mar 21
    Forum: Nursing Career Advice
  14. Co-workers begging for donated PTO
    I signed for short-term disability about 2 years ago. Between a rash of accidents at work and my husband being out of work for 8 weeks after surgery, it was a no-brainer. I was very surprised to...
    Mar 20
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  15. Thanks, Anti-Vaxxers. You Just Brought Back Measles in NYC.
    I worked in a school district with a large immigrant population. I have no doubt that some of the immigrants were in the US illegally, but I'm not ICE. Immigrant parents would pull out all of the...
    Mar 17
    Forum: Nursing News
  16. Co-workers begging for donated PTO
    I'd consider donating PTO if it was an emergency. My employer doesn't allow it. Between my parents dying 6 weeks apart and me needing surgery right after my father's memorial service, I missed close...
    Mar 17
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  17. It's official.
    I'd say it was waiting for the results of the second round of neuro exams to determine whether or not your father is brain dead. I hope you get the job.
    Mar 14
    Forum: Nursing Job Search Assistance
  18. A good resource for herbals?
    Medscape has a section on herbals and alternative treatments.
    Mar 11
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  19. Nurses who believe in herbal nonsense, alternative medicine, anti vaccine etc
    Renal failure and liver damage can be prevented, monitored, and fixed. "Natural" does not mean "safe" or "no side effects." One of my home health clients ended up with liver damage from an herbal...
    Mar 10
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  20. Where does a per diem nurse obtain health insurance in NYC?
    If your employer doesn't offer insurance to per diem employees, you may still qualify for an Obamacare subsidy. If you're 29 or younger, you can buy a catastrophic plan, which is better than nothing....
    Mar 8
    Forum: New York Nursing
  21. Stupid hospital/company tricks
    When I was in Nursing Home Hell, patients who needed to be turned on a schedule had extremely vague rainbow stickers on their door frames. I think I was there for 3 weeks before someone told me what...
    Mar 8
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  22. Stupid hospital/company tricks
    When I was an ER volunteer, the hospital had a harpist who played in various locations. I guess it was meant to promote calm and relaxation. Whenever the harpist played in the ER waiting area,...
    Mar 8
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  23. Study ties home births to higher infant death rates
    Scandinavian countries have national health care. Universal access to prenatal care makes determining who should deliver at home with a midwife, and who needs to be at a hospital, much easier.
    Mar 8
    Forum: Nursing News
  24. Pink Tolerance
    The New York Times did an article about the spread of pink, even to the NFL, a few years ago. One woman quoted makes the same point; it makes breast cancer seem more like a manageable chronic...
    Mar 8
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  25. Craziest PDN/PDN Venting Thread
    I already carry my own hand soap and wet wipes, but I draw the line at towels.
    Mar 7
    Forum: Private Duty Nursing


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