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  1. Is a nurse respected?
    Nursing is my 2nd profession.. and i believe it IS a profession.. it has it's high points and low points.. yes, there is great danger of burnout.. i acknowledge that and have a plan to combat it.. no...
    Jun 17, '99
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  2. Losing momentum?
    OOOOOOOOOOOklahoma here
    Jun 10, '99
    Forum: Nursing Issues On Patient Safety
  3. Wondering about ICU hiring new grads?
    Hojo... i don't know of any programs in your area .. sorry.. as for your question <<Also would you recommend working on a med/surg unit first and then moving on to critical care or just moving...
    Jun 2, '99
    Forum: MICU / SICU Nursing
  4. Wondering about ICU hiring new grads?
    One of the best internships in the country is at Parkland Memorial Hospital in Dallas Texas... it's tough but worth it.. i've known several nurses who have gone through it and each is now an advanced...
    Jun 2, '99
    Forum: MICU / SICU Nursing
  5. Please Tell Us If You Are Contacting Legislators/ANA,  etc. Re: Nursing Concerns
    Ok.. here's a rough draft of my letter to the editor.. i've changed it a kagillion times.. first it was too emotional.. then it made me too vulnerable to my institution and i got scared.. then it was...
    Mar 17, '99
    Forum: Nursing Issues On Patient Safety
  6. Inexperienced RNs... too much.. too soon
    I recently attended a seminar where the following lawsuit was discussed in regards to hospitals using unsafe staffing.. In California, a hospital was sued because a mother's unborn child was...
    Mar 11, '99
    Forum: Nursing Issues On Patient Safety
  7. Hospitals in Trouble
    Welp... my part in this is to fight it on many fronts.. cuz this is a battle.. mmmm i'm thinking of Mel Gibson's war cry in Braveheart... gut wrenching.. torn from my throat.. AAAAAHhhhhhh first.....
    Mar 7, '99
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  8. Securing ET tubes
    We tape our ETT and use a bite block... we tried the holders and had a horrible time doing complete mouth care.. oral secretions were almost impossible to get out.. as well as the slippage that...
    Mar 2, '99
    Forum: CCU Nursing / Coronary / Cardiac
  9. staffing info needed-urgent!
    Joellen... Our Hearts are 1:1 only during the recovery time which varies from 3-5 hours (baring any complications).. then that nurse will pick up a second lower acuity (yeah right) patient.. ...
    Mar 2, '99
    Forum: CCU Nursing / Coronary / Cardiac
  10. getting along with co-workers..
    Linda... I have been in very similar situations... as I'm sure most of us have.. what's worked for me is to ask the person to lunch (no big deal.. just in the cafeteria.. in a quiet corner) and be up...
    Feb 12, '99
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  11. INTRA AROTIC BALLOON PUMP RATIO/RN/PT
    I'm in Oklahoma City... there is no written policy stating that IABP patients are 1:1... in most cases they are 1:1 but it's not because they are on the balloon pump as much as it is because they are...
    Feb 7, '99
    Forum: CCU Nursing / Coronary / Cardiac
  12. Diprivan
    What is the Ramsey scale?? and where could i find a copy/example of it?
    Jan 15, '99
    Forum: CCU Nursing / Coronary / Cardiac
  13. No certifications for A.D. grads
    Chris... this rumor went around our unit last year... the cause of the misunderstanding is that SOME not all "specialty" certifications changed their policy.. i can't remember the name of the...
    Jan 11, '99
    Forum: Emergency Nursing
  14. Grass Roots UPRISING
    Pearl... I think you have a PEARL of an idea there!! We've been batting that thought around at work as well... The patient gets billed depending on the level of nursing care required... ie Critical...
    Jan 10, '99
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  15. student needs help
    Hawk... i don't know you.. or all of the circumstances surrounding your situation now.. so having said that.. why not take a little break from school and figure out why you allowed the pressures of...
    Jan 4, '99
    Forum: Nursing Student Assistance
  16. Why the Prejudice against LPNs
    mmmmm sounds like you've had some bad experiences.... the LPNs that I've worked with have been incredible.. and as far as I know, we haven't had issues of us "not getting along"... however, i do know...
    Jan 4, '99
    Forum: LPN / LVN Corner
  17. A little self-indulgence
    Congratulations Hayden!!! wooo wooooooo... doing the happy dance for ya!! welcome.. welcome to the incredibly frustrating.. exacerbating.. and yet most rewarding field of nursing!!! from...
    Jan 4, '99
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  18. Grass Roots UPRISING
    <sigh> I have to say that I was a bit disappointed myself at the <ahem> lack of response.. but attributed it to my lack of creativity in titling the subject.. LOL.. i am definitely taking steps...
    Jan 4, '99
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  19. Accuity based staffing
    Seedee.. in what part of the country are you located?? what's he purpose in going to acuity based staffing?? sounds like y'all are already staffed well... is the intention to take it to 3:1 at...
    Dec 13, '98
    Forum: MICU / SICU Nursing
  20. Why go nursing?
    Carol... gosh.. good question.. here's my scoop.. after graduating with a degree in management i worked my way up in the business world from a customer service rep. to supervisor.. manager.. worked...
    Dec 10, '98
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  21. Grass Roots UPRISING
    Below are some exerpts from a discussion between myself and Canrckid that was on the ADN vs BSN string.. but.. as you can see.. we got off topic.. so.. we're starting here.. to find a way to make a...
    Dec 10, '98
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  22. Charge Nurses
    Tara... OUCH... sometimes i just have to hang my head and wonder how and why we let this happen?? I know it's not a foreign concept in business that the more responsibility you have.. the more...
    Dec 10, '98
    Forum: MICU / SICU Nursing
  23. Nurse - Patient Ratios and outcomes
    In the last several months our staffing has changed in two ways. First, the charge nurses are now taking a full patient load. Secondly, we are consistently taking three patients. (I work in a...
    Dec 4, '98
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  24. RN certification
    I think that working for and receiving your certification shows a commitment to quality of care and the continuous improvement of skills. In our ICU unit we are not compensated in any direct way for...
    Dec 3, '98
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  25. Experienced advice needed re:NCLEX
    Ohhhhhh CdnRn big hugs to you sister.. we ALL felt that way.. and the truth is NO ONE knows for sure whether they failed or passed until they get the results.. my test shut off at 75 questions and I...
    Dec 2, '98
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion


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