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  1. Hand Hygiene Saves Lives, But Is It Realistic For All Nurses?
    Perhaps if you found some actual studies concerning its effectiveness, it would help? http://whqlibdoc.who.int/publications/2009/9789241597906_eng.pdf WHO Guidelines Hand Hygiene Resource Center
    Dec 13, '12
    Forum: Nursing Issues On Patient Safety
  2. Hand Hygiene Saves Lives, But Is It Realistic For All Nurses?
    Washing your hands before donning and after removing your gloves is a standard practice that should be part of everyone's repertoire... though it would definitely be nice if they were un-powdered, so...
    Dec 12, '12
    Forum: Nursing Issues On Patient Safety
  3. Hand Hygiene Saves Lives, But Is It Realistic For All Nurses?
    I think that when it is not possible, the fault is that of the LTC facility. For example, if my previous employer, an SNF, had installed disinfectant foam/alcohol based hand sanitizer inside of, or...
    Dec 12, '12
    Forum: Nursing Issues On Patient Safety
  4. Do Nurses Earn Big Money? You Decide.
    You know, i lived on less than 8k a year for living expenses etc, when I was in college- it wasn't all that bad, especially if you divide out the cost of rent/utilities six ways, too. The problem...
    Nov 27, '12
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  5. Do Nurses Earn Big Money? You Decide.
    What planet are you from? Fresh out of school I made 34k, (2011), time and a half for holidays/overtime, no weekend bonuses, no extra shift bonuses, shift differential was a dollar but I worked...
    Nov 27, '12
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  6. Nurses, how are you going to vote?  2012 US Presidential Election
    Romney, all the way. Why? Because he understands how to manage money. And because he's actually got a good record at the state level, and because he actually HAS a campaign platform, other than...
    Nov 5, '12
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  7. Patient fx hip after family refused alarm
    The difference is though, between patients refusing treatment or interventions... is that they have to be competent and alert/oriented to do so... and at times, that can mean choosing not to remain...
    Sep 30, '12
    Forum: Nursing Issues On Patient Safety
  8. Patient fx hip after family refused alarm
    I think that alarms should be a condition of staying at the facility, if indicated by the resident's condition. If the family wants to refuse, they should be told to kindly find their relative a new...
    Sep 30, '12
    Forum: Nursing Issues On Patient Safety
  9. Blue Urine
    the link given by a previous commenter mentioned that tryptophan, building up in the body, could cause blue urine- particularly if one were constipated... often it seems that hospice patients do...
    Sep 18, '12
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  10. Got a new pricey stethescope and it's no good!
    I have a Littmann Master Classic II... I love it. I haven't had any issues with people stealing it, but then, I DON'T let it out of my sight. The idea of the store being too loud is not a very...
    Aug 19, '12
    Forum: Nursing Scrubs / Uniforms / Gear
  11. Is a Health and Rehab facility considered LTC?
    Yes, it's LTC- but Rehab usually means there's a rehab unit- short term rehabilitation patients, rather than all long-term. They may stay a week to a few months, for anything from IV antibiotics and...
    Aug 10, '12
    Forum: CNA/MA - Nursing / Medical Assistant
  12. Schools replace three RNs with nursing assistants
    Well, that's probably because that's crap for money. $100 a day... if you divide it out into an eight hour workday... is only about 12.50 an hour!! No RN should be paid that little.
    Sep 22, '11
    Forum: Nursing News
  13. Schools replace three RNs with nursing assistants
    It's illegal for people who don't have the title of nurse to be called a nurse anyways. CNAs can NEVER legally be titled as school Nurses... because they don't have the licensure to back it up. It...
    Sep 21, '11
    Forum: Nursing News
  14. LTC Salary for new grad RN
    I don't get any differentials, personally- but i do work days. I did not hear about there being differentials for the night shift though. Our facility does though, have problems with some of the...
    Sep 21, '11
    Forum: Geriatric Nurses / LTC Nursing
  15. Difficulties Defining Scope of Practice
    Thanks. I couldn't find a page like that one for some reason- I had only found a long complicated PDF document of rules that only talked about the IV stuff. That was helpful. I still think my...
    Sep 21, '11
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  16. wrist cuffs?  how accurate?
    This doesn't always work. My facility does not provide much in the way of equipment. When I was hired, I was a bit shocked to discover that every nurse had her own thermometer and blood pressure...
    Sep 21, '11
    Forum: Geriatric Nurses / LTC Nursing
  17. Speedy med pass
    I work 12s too, but my patient load is smaller on average. On the skilled unit I have between 9 and 25 patients depending on which hall and the census... the LTC end of the building, the pt. load is...
    Sep 21, '11
    Forum: Geriatric Nurses / LTC Nursing
  18. Advice for new clinic job
    http://www.rxoutreach.org/ This is the site that I used to get meds through- it made getting them cheaper than the $4/mo rx at walmart even. If someone can't afford $20 for six months' worth of a...
    Sep 21, '11
    Forum: Ambulatory Care Nursing / Clinic Nursing
  19. LTC Salary for new grad RN
    Here in IA i was hired in March as a new RN at a LTC for $20/hr. Iowa is one of the lowest paying states for nursing though!
    Sep 21, '11
    Forum: Geriatric Nurses / LTC Nursing
  20. Difficulties Defining Scope of Practice
    So.... In nursing school at the University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire, where i graduated with my BSN last December- I was taught that patient education was one of the things that was specifically...
    Sep 21, '11
    Forum: Geriatric Nurses / LTC Nursing
  21. Have you ever made a medication error- yes, no or almost.
    One time i had two different IV antibiotic bags to hang for two patients in my LTC facility. (I've got about 6mo. experience in nursing so far now) Both were on the same Nafcillin antibiotic, with...
    Sep 21, '11
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  22. Difficulties Defining Scope of Practice
    I posted this in a different forum, but so far no responses, so I figured I'd try here: So.... In nursing school at the University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire, where i graduated with my BSN last...
    Sep 21, '11
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  23. Schools replace three RNs with nursing assistants
    Since when are CNAs taught ANY of those things? As far as I know, CNAs in WI or IA are not allowed to do any of the above!! Medication aide are able to dispense pills and breathing treatments and...
    Sep 20, '11
    Forum: Nursing News
  24. Difficulties Defining Scope of Practice
    So.... In nursing school at the University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire, where i graduated with my BSN last December- I was taught that patient education was one of the things that was specifically within...
    Sep 19, '11
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  25. Evidence Based Practice
    So, when I was working as a CNA this past year at a nursing home, I saw something that was a bit contradictory to what I had learned in my Nursing skills lab at school. The CNAs there were running...
    Mar 9, '10
    Forum: Nursing Student Assistance


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