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  1. I am struggling with patient families lately.
    THIS is precisely why I left the bedside. We take the brunt of everything and everyone thinks its okay to abuse us and get away with it. Glorified med waitresses. Gotta keep those survey scores high!
    Feb 9, '13
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  2. Any cons toward accepting a UR position and leaving bedside?
    While you don't need to work in a hospital at the bedside specifically, you DO need some type of experience dealing with patients, whether that be in a wellness center or LTC or clinic or hospital is...
    Feb 9, '13
    Forum: Case Management Nursing
  3. Utilization Review
    It's possible, but honestly, probably not likely. It depends on the diversity of your experience I guess. I had 4 years of experience but very varied - outpt, floor, step-down, icu, charge nurse,...
    Jan 16, '13
    Forum: Case Management Nursing
  4. CM VS UR
    If you have one position to do UR, CM, and DCP, be prepared for your hospital to lose money or have a good appeals dept. because they probably will be so busy dealing with IP issues that their...
    Dec 29, '12
    Forum: Case Management Nursing
  5. Any cons toward accepting a UR position and leaving bedside?
    I work with a nurse at an insurance company now who used to work inthe hospital as a Care Coordinator and pick up shifts on the floor also. So, yes, it can be done, bur probably only if you're doing...
    Dec 29, '12
    Forum: Case Management Nursing
  6. Need advice, utilization review nurses!
    I work for one of the smaller national insurance companies as a Concurrent Review Coordinator (UR), my job prior to this was in an ICU. I had no prior insurance experience but I did have a lot of...
    Dec 29, '12
    Forum: Case Management Nursing
  7. I am struggling with patient families lately.
    I have to agree with the OP as a former Neuro nurse in particular. Our neuro patients did NOT benefit from the increased stimuli of a room full of people, and I found that more often than not the...
    Dec 29, '12
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  8. Discrimination & Whistle blowing - Would you hire this nurse again?
    As a Muslim I can say that we do not observe the Sabbath. Our day of religious worship is Friday, and we are allowed to work. I appreciate your point though.
    Nov 8, '12
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  9. Trendelenburg positioning
    Trendelenberging can cause the carotid baroreceptors in the neck to send signals to falsely drop blood pressure further by putting direct pressure on them and tricking them into believing the...
    Nov 7, '12
    Forum: Critical Care Nursing
  10. Letting off Steam, hope my extinguisher is ready
    It actually does not ask your race on the application, that's illegal. It's in the post-hire paperwork, "for reporting purposes," and you can choose not to answer it. There are American citizens...
    Nov 7, '12
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  11. Facebook while on the clock?
    Some places have firewalls to block sites, some don't. As long as your work is done, who cares? I do agree that you shouldn't be blatant with it in front of families, it's unprofessional. So when...
    Nov 7, '12
    Forum: Nursing and Professionalism
  12. Saying I'm Sorry
    I have to admit I was not a big fan of this post, not because I don't believe in God, but because it seemed to be admonishing the already overworked nurse for not being MORE caring, MORE...
    Nov 7, '12
    Forum: Nursing and Spirituality
  13. How much a RN teaching Cna course get paid in GA
    The Red Cross listings I saw actually had the hourly range listed. It wasn't all that but it wasn't terrible... I don't remember what it was though. Now that I think about it though, that was for...
    Oct 27, '12
    Forum: Georgia Nursing
  14. Transitioning from the bedside
    @akosiba... We all do case management in our patient care nursing positions. My advice would be to research what a CM does, and then sit and think about how you've done similar things or how you're...
    Oct 26, '12
    Forum: Case Management Nursing
  15. Utilization Review
    I know this thread is a bit old but I just wanted to say it is a FALSE idea that UR nurses make less than hospital nurses. Check salary.com and you will see they actually make a bit more. I am...
    Oct 18, '12
    Forum: Case Management Nursing
  16. If a phlebotomist corrected you on order of draw, what would you do?
    That's why you should always draw a blue waste before drawing a blue. And it actually SHOULD be first (after cultures). That much I remember. Beyond that, I couldn't tell you.
    Oct 18, '12
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  17. Starting my new utilization review nursing postion in one week. :-)
    Just wondering if you're still around, how you're doing in your UR job? I'm leaving the bedside in a couple of weeks for a UR position with an insurance company doing inpatient also. I'm really...
    Oct 17, '12
    Forum: Case Management Nursing
  18. leaving bedside nursing
    I know this is an old thread but I've been a nurse for 4 years, and now leaving the bedside for a UR position. Excited but scared, can totally related. The stories have been very helpful, thanks!
    Oct 17, '12
    Forum: Case Management Nursing
  19. Mandatory Flu Vaccines- How do you feel?
    Nope, I never said that. I said that's the only known loophole and quite frankly, it's absurd to force nurses to have to go through all that just to exercise the right over their own body. ...
    Oct 14, '12
    Forum: Pandemic Flu
  20. Mandatory Flu Vaccines- How do you feel?
    Last time I checked "hand-washing" was still being touted as the #1 means of infection prevention, not letting the health care system shoot you up with their latest cocktail of designer flu strains....
    Oct 14, '12
    Forum: Pandemic Flu
  21. Allegra Learning Solutions Online Courses
    Hi, I'm wondering if anyone has taken any of Allegra Learning Solutions' online courses? If so, how did you like them? They have a slew of courses in many areas. I'm interested in some of the...
    Oct 13, '12
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  22. How much a RN teaching Cna course get paid in GA
    I actually recently saw some listings for CNA and CPR/1st aid with Red Cross in the greater Atlanta area. Not sure of pay scale but you can try checking Welcome to Salary.com - Salary.com.
    Oct 13, '12
    Forum: Georgia Nursing
  23. Mandatory Flu Vaccines- How do you feel?
    I think it's ridiculous to be forced to take anything into my body. When you enter a healthcare facility, infection is listed as a potential risk to every single thing that you consent to in that...
    Oct 13, '12
    Forum: Pandemic Flu
  24. Doctors office or hospital first?
    Check out Allegra, they offer many online holistic courses for very reasonable prices and are endorsed by the American Holistic Nurses Association (AHNA) and the ANCC. I am planning on taking a few...
    Oct 13, '12
    Forum: Holistic Nursing
  25. Doctors office or hospital first?
    You sound exactly like me. I cringed at the thought of going to the hospital, I always said I wanted to be more than a "hospital nurse". I was a CNA for 6 yrs before my RN and had already had my...
    Oct 13, '12
    Forum: Holistic Nursing


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