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  1. Veteran nurses give your opinion of the new grad job situation
    Let me illustrate to you something about the futility of worry in any given situation. * If you can in fact change the situation, there is no need to worry. * If there is nothing that you can...
    Oct 12, '10
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  2. Nursing Education Must Change
    And I offer little in the way of solutions, my aim here, is to warn people of being overly exuberant as a result of idealism as opposed to realism. I see too much dissatisfaction and down right...
    Oct 11, '10
    Forum: Nursing News
  3. Nursing Education Must Change
    This, along with "Doctor Envy", is what I personally see as the problem with nursing, not education. This is a service occupation. Listening and following instructions, are paramount in importance,...
    Oct 11, '10
    Forum: Nursing News
  4. Frustrated Charge Nurse
    Consider yourself to be implementing the testing/experimentation phase of the scientific method, in proving/disproving your facilities orientation procedure. Now, take your "evidence based"...
    Oct 10, '10
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  5. Nursing Education Must Change
    Be careful what you wish for in advancing your cause. As another poster has noted, there is already an industry effort underway to "tech" many functions. More with less, those pesky RN's sure...
    Oct 10, '10
    Forum: Nursing News
  6. Colorado Doctors Sue After RNs Approved To Give Anesthesia
    Ever see the film "Baby Boom" with Diane Keaton? (I am forced to watch chick-flicks while kicking and screaming :D) Anyway, her character is treated by a local Vet in rural Connecticut for the...
    Oct 10, '10
    Forum: Nursing News
  7. What is the most important trait to have as a nurse?
    That was extremely well done. Out of curiosity regarding background, I could not identify the author
    Oct 8, '10
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  8. Your work environment
    Precisely the leadership that is absent within the "toxic" work environments for every poster regarding this issue that you will ever see.
    Oct 8, '10
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  9. To quote or not to quote...
    Because the patient and family are laymen, and you are the professional, a very basic premise. You have to push it (whatever the issue) right up to the line of refusal of treatment by the patient...
    Oct 8, '10
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  10. Nurses and your significant others
    My favorite hospital viewing device. http://www.delsjourney.com/images/news/news_02-03-08/2-2561_Rear_View_Mirror.jpg
    Oct 8, '10
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  11. Your work environment
    A great deal no, you can lay it all squarely at the top. We had a saying in the Navy, "The Captain of the Ship Sets the Tone."
    Oct 8, '10
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  12. WHY??
    Now that was a lot of flak. Terrible numbers for those crews, I hope your grandfather did come home.
    Oct 8, '10
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  13. dreading going back to work tomorrow
    Yes, but in the second part of post #5, I'm referring to criminal, or professional wrong doing, not a minor faux pas with your employer over time and attendance and such. I should have been a...
    Oct 7, '10
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  14. Massive changes to 2011 healthcare  benefits??
    I hear you. Just another unfortunate example of how everybody, from the corner bank to the tax man, and everyone in between, have their hand in your pocket. I boycott what I can whenever I...
    Oct 7, '10
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  15. WHY??
    http://www.thebettyfactor.com/wp-content/uploads/2008/07/flak.jpg
    Oct 7, '10
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  16. dreading going back to work tomorrow
    Agree with all said here except for one thing. Remember that it's their bat and ball, it's their game, and their rules. If you want to play, you need to sign the mitt when asked with one...
    Oct 7, '10
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  17. dreading going back to work tomorrow
    Write-ups in general Whenever suddenly presented with a write up of any kind, always print the words "See employees written response" in plain view of your signature. Then write something...
    Oct 7, '10
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  18. which nursing speciality is at most risk for being sued?
    Yes of course, I'd forgotten OB, L&D. Out of sight, out of mind I suppose.
    Oct 7, '10
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  19. which nursing speciality is at most risk for being sued?
    Follow the money (insurance premiums), NP with the collaborating physician would likely be at most risk. In ICU, once they get to us they are more closely watched.
    Oct 7, '10
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  20. ER and Critical Care New Graduate Interview...HELP
    Good for you! Now it's a personal sell. Remember that, you're there to "sell" your candidacy to become the ICU nurse patients need in a complex health care system,..dazzle them! Situational...
    Oct 7, '10
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  21. Bedside Reporting
    For the very reason above, a better plan would be to "eyeball" the patient together, after the initial information exchange.
    Oct 7, '10
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  22. Nurses and your significant others
    What does your dog look like? Unscientific theory here, but what your dog looks like, says a lot about the owners underlying personality. Boundless curiosity and energy,..... ...
    Oct 7, '10
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  23. WHY??
    This is entirely dependent on how the individual nurse defines (sees) their job/function, and how he/she goes about performing that function. My personal nursing mantra has always been "timeliness of...
    Oct 7, '10
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  24. Colorado Doctors Sue After RNs Approved To Give Anesthesia
    I'll answer while wearing my new scrubs, :D This seems to be happening already. Good for some, not so good for others I suspect. I got into this business for job security issues, and have no...
    Oct 7, '10
    Forum: Nursing News
  25. WHY??
    Taped report is an absolute waste of time on both ends, never mind it is in direct conflict with jcaho published hand-off procedure guidlines. A nurse needs no time to prepare. (That's school...
    Oct 7, '10
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion


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