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  1. Information Withheld from Patient
    I'm sorry that you're in this situation. I would suggest that you contact the district attorney and ask for advice on how to proceed. Child Protective Services may also be able to advise you. ...
    Oct 20
    Forum: HIPAA and Nursing Challenges
  2. Nina Pham condition downgraded to fair
    HarryTheCat, I hope you are right, but like so many Americans, I am having a very difficult time believing any information that comes from the CDC or NIH these days. My first tendency is to call...
    Oct 18
    Forum: Disasters: Preparing & Responding
  3. Depression is terminal??
    Just to clarify: I do believe that for a very small subset of patients with depression, the disease is, unfortunately terminal. I do not believe that such a designation justifies...
    Oct 15
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  4. Depression is terminal??
    The definition of a terminal illness is one that will result in the death of a patient, regardless of treatment or intervention. While not applicable to all who suffer depression, I do believe...
    Oct 15
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  5. "Houston we have a problem"  This just got very real
    In a word, yes. But I'm glad you brought up Brantley. I recall news stories initially reporting that he was infected despite use of PPE. I remember thinking, "Uh Oh" to myself when I read that. ...
    Oct 12
    Forum: Disasters: Preparing & Responding
  6. "Houston we have a problem"  This just got very real
    Yes, it bothers me that some here are perpetuating the notion that the nurse must have done something wrong. In other words, blame the victim. But, in all fairness, that statement came straight...
    Oct 12
    Forum: Disasters: Preparing & Responding
  7. Is Baker College in Flint Accredited ?
    I'm sure that no one here wants to see you go thru the ringer a second time, which is why you should do your own thorough research on any program you may consider attending. Accreditation and...
    Sep 24
    Forum: Michigan Nursing
  8. PRN NICU with no NICU experience?
    I don't mean to dash your hopes, but a prn job should be offered to an individual with experience in the specific clinical area. Managers love prn staff, because they are less expensive per hour...
    Sep 21
    Forum: NICU Nursing / Neonatal
  9. The Ovarian Cancer Blues
    My post will probably offend some. That's not my intention, I just wish to put my observations and perceptions out there for consideration. Here goes: I find it disconcerting that political and...
    Sep 13
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  10. HEAT Index
    If it's too hot to safely go outside, then it's too hot to safely go outside. The staff and students are not going to gain a thing physically, mentally or socially by walking laps in extreme heat...
    Sep 4
    Forum: School Nurses
  11. Student Appeal
    You can certainly appeal. No harm in trying. If you choose to do so, please be well prepared to present your own improvement plan. But I share your instructor's concern. You did not catch your...
    Sep 2
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  12. CNM or OB-GYN?
    "I don't know what to do, and I am in a tough situation, as I have to decide within the next day as classes start and I have to switch from pre-med requirements to pre-nursing." Please also...
    Sep 1
    Forum: Certified Nurse-Midwives (CNM)
  13. precepting assignment- need advice
    I am going to issue a warning that my answer will be perceived by some as overly harsh. It is not my intention to be "mean." It IS intention to open the eyes of any student who believes that s/he...
    Aug 31
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  14. Where/how to store emergency meds
    Check with your school's policy and state requirements. The locked tool box may not meet standards. Many jurisdictions require drugs, especially controlled substances to be locked in a cabinet...
    Aug 30
    Forum: School Nurses
  15. CNM or OB-GYN?
    You mention being fearful that the "limited abilities" of a midwife might not be satisfying for you. I would encourage you to research the practice of both OB-GYN medicine & midwifery so that you...
    Aug 29
    Forum: Certified Nurse-Midwives (CNM)
  16. Students with Anxiety Attacks
    I agree with KelRN215. If you are asking about a particular student with diagnosed panic attacks, you probably need a prn medication on hand, and definitely need a conference to devise an action...
    Aug 24
    Forum: School Nurses
  17. Rumors and privacy . . . .
    I was fortunate in that out of 4 schools, I only had one such principal. Probably no coincidence that she was very young & insecure in her own role. I, on the other hand, was much older, ******,...
    Aug 22
    Forum: School Nurses
  18. Rumors and privacy . . . .
    My instinct would be to respond to Mrs. Busybody by letting her know that you (as the school official or nurse) are unable to accept reports of illness or infectious conditions by anyone other than...
    Aug 22
    Forum: School Nurses
  19. What is bullying then?
    On AN or any other bulletin board, I believe bullying is defined by a post that serves absolutely no purpose other than to degrade or intimidate another poster. I'm sorry to see that it is happening...
    Aug 21
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  20. Getting approval for FT nurse
    Money makes the world go 'round. If this is a public school district, then the portion of your district funding that comes from the state is probably tied to student attendance. If you are able...
    Aug 16
    Forum: School Nurses
  21. HR's mistake hurt my paycheck
    There are 2 issues here, the law and the employer's policy. The OP has already indicated that she did not know that her employer outsourced verification to a 3rd party, therefore she failed to...
    Aug 10
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  22. uic bsn advising for pre-req's
    This is a sincere answer, not intended to be sarcastic. Rather than coming to a message board for advice on how to navigate 2 non-communicating departments at a large university that doesn't seem...
    Aug 4
    Forum: Pre-Nursing Student
  23. Patient shoots Case Worker + Doctor who pulls out own weapon, prevents masacre
    I used to live in this area and worked at a nearby hospital. My friend who still works at Mercy Fitzgerald is away on vacation, so for the time being, I will have to rely on media reports of the...
    Jul 27
    Forum: Nursing News
  24. Wagon Wheel Schedule?
    What is a wagon wheel schedule? I've never heard that term.
    Jul 14
    Forum: First Year After Nursing Licensure
  25. Licensing question
    The short answer is , "No." but I'd like to clarify a few points. You state that your original license is "delinquent." Do you mean that you allowed it to lapse, non-renewed. Or did you take...
    May 24
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion