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  1. Interesting convo with a former coworker...
    Sure a med pass can be done in that time frame. if the nurse doesnt get distracted and she is organized. And NO she shouldn't be expected to help anyone when she's done. why should someone get...
    Nov 20, '13
    Forum: Geriatric Nurses / LTC Nursing
  2. Awesome new development at our corrections facility
    thats hardly something to brag about. talk about the punishment not fitting the crime, thats just vindictive.
    Nov 19, '13
    Forum: Correctional Nursing
  3. Bad Boys, Bad Boys... How do you handle them?
    trying to get inmates to behave and act normal ? good luck. Most of the CO's I know would just look the other way, nurses too. CO's have to pick their battles, and battling over inmates sexually...
    Nov 19, '13
    Forum: Correctional Nursing
  4. PICC line blood draw
    it's very important that you use a new syringe to collect your sample. (dont use the one you flushed with). there should be caps on the end of the picc (nurse side). hopefully your pt was given...
    Nov 19, '13
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  5. med passes done on time?
    If a nurse is counting pills and writing folks up over one dose, perhaps she needs that senna more than anyone else does. Other than serious or willfull infractions, writing a nurse up does nothing...
    Oct 15, '13
    Forum: Geriatric Nurses / LTC Nursing
  6. Electronic charting- administration time out of compliance
    I think the quality of the device (laptops) that the facilities purchase make all the difference. If they use a machine that isn't ideal in handling the functions of the program, this can make a...
    Oct 14, '13
    Forum: Geriatric Nurses / LTC Nursing
  7. DOH investigation
    some patients or families dont give the facility a warning when they complain to DOH, they just do it and wait. Either they've complained in the past and nothing was done, or they fear the staff...
    Oct 14, '13
    Forum: LTC: Directors Nursing / Assistant (DON/ADON)
  8. Asked to break the law
    I'm just curious how several nurses are not able to figure out the rule for this. obviously, boards need to be more clear on things that they felt it necessary to make rules FOR.
    Oct 3, '13
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  9. Can they report me?!?!
    beat them to the punch and report THEM to the BON. if they are using a nurse to try to force you to change your documentation, then that nurse would be in trouble for documentation fraud. nurses...
    Oct 3, '13
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  10. Asked to break the law
    TEXAS ADMINISTRATIVE CODE TITLE 25. HEALTH SERVICES PART 1. DEPARTMENT OF STATE HEALTH SERVICES CHAPTER 133. HOSPITAL LICENSING SUBCHAPTER C. OPERATIONAL
    Oct 1, '13
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  11. Asked to break the law
    Im thinking that If the physician is there you have nothing to worry about. and even if you do have to supervise her, I don't think you are responsible for making sure that there is an RN present to...
    Oct 1, '13
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  12. tucking scrub pants in shoes
    A lot of these nurses went to concentration camp instead of nursing school. :angrybird1:
    Sep 25, '13
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  13. Need Advice... Nurse stealing non-narcotic medication
    okay you guys are quoting quotes that were quoted.....and im getting a little confused ;P and where is OP ? i bet she took the the majorities advice and ran and told her supervisor that the...
    Sep 24, '13
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  14. How long should I give post-interview for a response?
    I dont know the proper thing to do as far as job search etiquette goes, but I think the thank you note was plenty. its her turn to call you.
    Sep 24, '13
    Forum: Nursing First Job Hunt Assistance
  15. New RN needs advice about previous employment and new oppurtunities
    No you should not.
    Sep 24, '13
    Forum: Nursing First Job Hunt Assistance
  16. Hospital Errors 3rd Leading Cause of Death
    I have no doubt that number is much higher. the veterans administration alone kills about half of that amount a year. If they included dialysis centers and nursing homes......the numbers would blow...
    Sep 24, '13
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  17. Need Advice... Nurse stealing non-narcotic medication
    I have no idea if my coworkers steal because i'm too busy doing my work. :sarcastic:
    Sep 24, '13
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  18. Unemployed for 18 months now.......
    check with your local unemployment office. they help with job placement. (time permitting)it's nothing elaborate, but they tend to be well connected with area employers. it helps to be very nice. ...
    Sep 24, '13
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  19. Need Advice... Nurse stealing non-narcotic medication
    i dont even take medications at home, cant remember the last time I did. however, i am guilty for taking 1/3 of a box of generic kleenex back in 2000. oh and a tampon this one time.
    Sep 24, '13
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  20. Need Advice... Nurse stealing non-narcotic medication
    I pray to god that my life is never so lame that I concern myself with stolen toilet tissue and a a medication that nobody cares about
    Sep 24, '13
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  21. Petition for new nurses
    thats not going to happen if hospitals choose to hire new grads over the more "seasoned" nurses, then that is what they feel is best, its a free market. there are disadvantages to hiring younger...
    Sep 24, '13
    Forum: Nursing First Job Hunt Assistance
  22. Bringing in Ostomy nurses for problems & a Hospice question....
    I dont think that it is legal for anyone to withhold needed medical care from a patient. not even family. he's beyond curative treatment, but he requires pain medication to keep him from suffering. I...
    Sep 24, '13
    Forum: Geriatric Nurses / LTC Nursing
  23. Fired before I even started
    I would get a screen shot of that facebook comment and forward it to the D.O.N. and if I had the money I would sue her for defamation of character (if possible). because if she did in fact talk trash...
    Sep 21, '13
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  24. can you apply even if you don't meet the "requirement"
    If the job opportunities are limited in your area, then by all means, apply. sometimes what they require and what they actually end up settling for are 2 different things. I see those ads that...
    Sep 21, '13
    Forum: Nursing Job Search Assistance
  25. Documenting for another nurse?
    If you are asked to chart for someone else donít do it. But if you are unable to refuse, include the name of the person you are charting for. Then sign your name. The signing of any document for...
    Sep 20, '13
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion


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