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  1. Becoming a Hospice Nurse
    Hello all, I have 9 years experience as an RN in an acute care hospital. I would love to work in hospice but am unsure how to go about acheiving this goal. Any information on certification needed,...
    Aug 12, '12
    Forum: Hospice Nursing
  2. Nursing Strike
    I am in the same union. I went to work. Haven't heard a word from the union. Maybe I will, but I still stand by my decision to go to work. We had no dog in this fight and had no reason not to go to...
    Sep 29, '11
    Forum: California Nursing
  3. Nursing Strike
    I have to disagree with you. Regardless of pressure no competent nurse would put tube feeding through an IV if that is in fact what happened. Nurses are supposed to be able to work under pressure,...
    Sep 29, '11
    Forum: California Nursing
  4. Nursing Strike
    First, please don't yell. Second, actually no one was forced into a sympathy strike. Nurses could have to gone work if they chose too.
    Sep 29, '11
    Forum: California Nursing
  5. Nursing Strike
    what i meant was that i triple check my meds with myself before administering them and use another nurse for the black box warning meds that i mentioned. . lol, no i don't check with another nurse...
    Sep 29, '11
    Forum: California Nursing
  6. Nursing Strike
    I think I must work at the same hospital you do. I also crossed the picket line. I cannot for the life of me get my head around having a sympathy strike for a different union. In my opinion this was...
    Sep 29, '11
    Forum: California Nursing
  7. Nursing Strike
    it doesn't matter if the hospital has a double check policy on meds. Nurses know the 5 rights of med administration. there are black box warning meds-heparin drip,chemo, ton,etc., where another nurse...
    Sep 29, '11
    Forum: California Nursing
  8. Nursing Strike
    Hello all, I have been thinking a lot about the patient who died during the strike. If it is true that the nurse ran feeding to an IV that negligence is so gross it makes me wonder if the nurse was...
    Sep 28, '11
    Forum: California Nursing
  9. Can nursing staff legally trim and file fingernails?
    I have worked in several states and have always been told that we are NEVER allowed to cut nails. Ask a doctor for an order for a podiatrist to see the pt. if the nails need to be cut. I would not...
    Sep 27, '11
    Forum: California Nursing
  10. Nursing Strike
    A replacement nurse is an R.N. I used to work as a traveler and took a permanent position at a hospital I had a temporary contract with. I am a very experienced R.N. and have made mistakes-just as...
    Sep 27, '11
    Forum: California Nursing
  11. Nurse: 'I was fired for refusing flu shot'
    I worked for an employer who stated that I had to have the flu shot of be fired. I stated that in my opinion that was the same as forcing me to take a medication against my will which could be...
    Jun 19, '11
    Forum: Disasters: Preparing & Responding
  12. Kaiser's pay/benefits for staff nurse 2?
    Hi, I work at Kaiser in San Jose,CA. and LOVE IT!!!! I started here over a year ago as a traveler and worked 3 contracts and then accepted a full time position. Pay scale is determined by your years...
    Jun 14, '11
    Forum: California Nursing


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