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  1. Western Arizona Regional Medical Center
    They are not expanding but changing floors to different focus areas. Telemetry ratios are 5:1 or 6:1, have aides but they may have 18 patients sometimes. Lots of admits. Few drips though, mostly a...
    Mar 20, '12
    Forum: Arizona Nursing
  2. Name the nurse to patient ratio and the hospital in NY!
    10-12??? Are we talking long-term care pts. or actual acutely ill people? LTC is one thing but if this is an actual acute care floor my advise, sincerely offered, is not to walk but run like there is...
    Apr 29, '11
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  3. Your Favorite one liner used with patients
    Mattress tags = "Do not remove this tag under penalty of law except by the consumer." On every new mattress or pillow sold in the US. Ayrman
    Mar 20, '11
    Forum: Nursing Humor / Share Jokes
  4. Nurse Offers Care in Disaster; Airport Rum for Antiseptic
    What she did was practice austere management, something the nursing boards would never encourage because it would take too much authority away from them. Some of us are trained to think outside the...
    Jan 21, '10
    Forum: Nursing News
  5. What is happening in your hospital? Not using N95 mask,  NO screening for H1N1 ,
    Minimal response here at my facility. According to Infection Control regular masks are enough. Plenty of folks test negative on the N95 - myself included - and there are NO Powered Air Purifying...
    Oct 31, '09
    Forum: Disasters: Preparing and Responding
  6. Valley View Medical Center - Fort Mohave
    I believe their sign on bonuses have fallen dramatically to around $8-10K, same with Western Arizona up the road in Bullhead City. A new hospital opening in Kingman has drained some of the available...
    Oct 31, '09
    Forum: Arizona Nursing
  7. Five sue over nursing-school ouster
    I was told this story by a nurse who'd graduated from Iowa before later becoming a travel nurse and ending up here in AZ. There was an instructor at an eastern Iowa school who bragged that if you...
    Oct 31, '09
    Forum: Nursing News
  8. Any Croatian Nurses Here?
    Very helpful, and I do thank you sincerely. Very much look forward to another trip to your country sometime in the future, hopefully spending more time there than last. Ayrman
    Sep 9, '09
    Forum: International Nursing
  9. Will you work during a Pandemic?
    Interesting if telling tidbit from my current employer. We currently have a patient under isolation who will be with us for a while, and has been for a couple of weeks already. Active TB case, no...
    Aug 26, '09
    Forum: Disasters: Preparing and Responding
  10. Swine Flu Duty Could Earn Doctors $518 an hour
    Wasn't there a court decision somewhere in Canada earlier this year to the effect that failure to provide appropriate (as opposed to basic or commonplace) PPE for situations such as SARS, etc is not...
    Aug 26, '09
    Forum: Nursing News
  11. Will you work during a Pandemic?
    Ludicrous in what way? You say that it is impossible yet which is historically valid, i.e. we have seen it before. The current pandemic is little akin to the historical pandemic of the late...
    Jul 24, '09
    Forum: Disasters: Preparing and Responding
  12. What is your Nurse to Patient Ratio
    Officially 7:1 on nocs with an aid for every 11-18 (yes, they staff that tight) patients. Even the Charge may have 7:1, and I have seen 6:1 for 2 nurses with no aid or secretary. This is a CHS...
    Jun 14, '09
    Forum: Medical-Surgical Nursing
  13. The strangest thing you've ever seen on an x-ray?
    Anti-aircraft shell, 37 mm IIRC. Live round, too. You can look it up on the net. The guy had been using it for years to alleviate a dangling hemmorhoid, when his dog ran in on him and caused him to...
    Jun 14, '09
    Forum: Nursing Humor / Share Jokes
  14. Will you work during a Pandemic?
    Thanks for the article, Al. Interesting to know that our foreign counterparts have the same misgivings and problems that we contemplate here. Ayrman
    Feb 12, '09
    Forum: Disasters: Preparing and Responding
  15. Will you work during a Pandemic?
    Thanks for the article, Al. More food for thought, and it's not just here in the US that staffing may be a problem. Ayrman
    Feb 12, '09
    Forum: Disasters: Preparing and Responding
  16. Pandemic News/Awareness - Thread 3
    140th (?) Case for Indonesia AVIAN INFLUENZA, HUMAN (81): INDONESIA, SUSPECTED ************************************************* Date: Wed 17 Dec 2008 Source: Antara News [edited]...
    Dec 19, '08
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  17. Pandemic News/Awareness - Thread 3
    Crunch, H5N1 was first identified in Hong Kong in "97, and saw a 2/3's mortality rate. That was 11 years ago, and all we are seeing is a slow but determined spread. As cliche as it may seem it...
    Dec 10, '08
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  18. Pandemic News/Awareness - Thread 3
    Not only the teeming numbers but the fact that there is a LOT of migration to/from from there with family vistations, business trips, etc. Much more so than we see even with a commercially...
    Nov 29, '08
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  19. Was this a med error?
    You'd have to split the hairs very finely to be able to say that you "could" have given more than the 1 mg ordered. The other responses are correct. You mixed the med in saline and gave half which by...
    Nov 21, '08
    Forum: Nursing and Patient Medications
  20. Pandemic News/Awareness - Thread 3
    I heartily agree. Considering the time delay these days with regards confirmation kudos are indeed called for. The citation of the SARS incident is an excellent cae-in-point. Ayrman
    Aug 18, '08
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  21. Pandemic News/Awareness - Thread 3
    My attention is going to be focused on the 73 complainants rather than the hospitalized cases. Granted 13 possible infections is no small sum, especially given that they believe the 3 dead - who are...
    Aug 9, '08
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  22. Acuity-Based Staffing?
    How many hospitals use acuity-based staffing for their "general" floors such as medical-surgical, etc? I know that most states have mandated maximum patient to nurse ratios for ICU, CCU, etc, but how...
    Aug 2, '08
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  23. Pandemic News/Awareness - Thread 3
    As you yourself said "I know nothing at all about medicine. Social science? Bring it on... In any event my first class starts in a month.. A & P. Time to get 1000 3 x 5's I guess." ...
    Jul 21, '08
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  24. Will you work during a Pandemic?
    Sure you could supply your own PPE but do you have any idea of the cost? I keep PPE here at the house equivalent to haz-mat Level B protection - strictly emergency get-outa-Dodge use because we are...
    Jul 11, '08
    Forum: Disasters: Preparing and Responding
  25. Disaster/Pandemic preparedness
    The ball is indeed, as they say, in our court. My wife suffers from an innumo-compromised condition that has the past few months caused her health problems. Looking ahead to what may lay in the...
    Jun 27, '08
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion