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  1. Patients need a nurse, not a computer
    Is it one of these? http://i278.photobucket.com/albums/kk119/silverthread7/0011RobotDoctor_zpsfefcea1f.jpg Physician robot to begin making rounds - Computerworld
    Jul 14
    Forum: Nursing Activism / Healthcare Politics
  2. Global Citizenship and Equality
    Some inequality I have witnessed in the past: Insufficient nursing staff so that more time is spent with residents who have frequent visitors or who are able to verbally ask for what the need or...
    Jul 5
    Forum: Nursing Student Assistance
  3. Nurse/patient ratio
    I wish it did.
    Jul 3
    Forum: Nursing Issues On Patient Safety
  4. SCOTUS
    The Supreme Court decision respects one religious belief and specifically stated the same criteria for corporate employers whose religions prohibit blood transfusions or vaccinations would not ...
    Jul 2
    Forum: Nursing Activism / Healthcare Politics
  5. Patients need a nurse, not a computer
    BAR HARBOR, Maine (NEWS CENTER)-- Nurses at Mount Desert Island Hospital in Bar Harbor picketed outside the facility today to express their concerns about what they are calling unreliable...
    Jun 29
    Forum: Nursing Activism / Healthcare Politics
  6. Technology in Nursing
    The video was meant to use humor to bring attention to a very real problem at some facilities. PS: There was a nurse in the video. She came in to take care of the patient.
    Jun 28
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  7. Technology in Nursing
    Technology can be helpful, but it can be a problem too. You may want to look at this thread titled "Patients Need a Nurse--Not a Computer"...
    Jun 27
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  8. In Chicago, nurses take up fight against petcoke piles
    ...The nurses union has joined local residentsí fight to get petcoke transportation and storage banned in Chicago. They see it as a serious public health issue and part of their larger social...
    Jun 27
    Forum: Nursing Activism / Healthcare Politics
  9. Bills on Patient Choice, Holding Hospitals to Account on Charity Care
    Two major bills sponsored by the California Nurses Association/National Nurses United that would greatly expand patient access to doctors and hospitals of their choice and hold non-profit hospitals...
    Jun 27
    Forum: Nursing Activism / Healthcare Politics
  10. One Strike for Massachusetts!
    Long term care needs ratios too.
    Jun 27
    Forum: Nursing Activism / Healthcare Politics
  11. O'Donnell on TV thanks nurses
    I heard him say, "You can be outraged at what the Koch brothers do with their money in politics and you can still appreciate it when they give their money to hospitals." I needed to think about...
    Jun 27
    Forum: Nurses Rock
  12. O'Donnell on TV thanks nurses
    What makes you think he wants to block other people from access to healthcare? I found this from 2010, more than four years ago: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=230taWZe3d4
    Jun 27
    Forum: Nurses Rock
  13. One Strike for Massachusetts!
    I am not happy with this. I think the people would have voted for the ballot measures to mandate safe staffing ratios for ALL HOSPITAL UNITS. The Hospital Association got the most from this unless...
    Jun 26
    Forum: Nursing Activism / Healthcare Politics
  14. O'Donnell on TV thanks nurses
    I hadn't watched his show, but really liked this video. I've been told he reports factual information and then gives his opinion. I like this opinion.
    Jun 25
    Forum: Nurses Rock
  15. VA problems are in most hospitals
    Chair of Veterans Affairs for NNU Irma Westmoreland, RN Talks About The VA on Nurse Talk Radio Nurse Talk Radio, 6/24/14 ...
    Jun 25
    Forum: Nursing Activism / Healthcare Politics
  16. O'Donnell on TV thanks nurses
    That is why I gave the time his emotional thanking of nurses starts.
    Jun 25
    Forum: Nurses Rock
  17. O'Donnell on TV thanks nurses
    I don't have cable TV. I was called last night about this. I'm so glad it is on YouTube. In case you don't have time for the entire video the part praising heroic nurses starts at 10:58. He...
    Jun 24
    Forum: Nurses Rock
  18. What is the nurse-patient ratio where you work?
    At my California hospital they always manage to keep the minimum ratio. They only add staff to meet the needs of high acuity patients when nurses act together. Every so often on a Friday night...
    Jun 24
    Forum: Nursing Issues On Patient Safety
  19. Do you think acute care nursing is becoming less safe?
    I read all the posts in this thread. It is an excellent start. There is an assessment and diagnosis of the problem. Next a plan is needed. One item needed is sufficient nurse staffing. Because...
    Jun 23
    Forum: Nursing Issues On Patient Safety
  20. DNR- Do Not Treat?
    A nurse friend's husband is in his eighties with several chronic illnesses and early stage cancer. His physician and hospital know he is to be DNR if he codes. Recently he developed SOB and a fever....
    Jun 22
    Forum: Nursing Issues On Patient Safety
  21. moderate sedation - a nurses right to refuse
    My state board advisory states in part:
    Jun 21
    Forum: Nursing Issues On Patient Safety
  22. Nurse To Patient Ratios
    50,000 Signatures Gathered For Two Ballot Initiatives Ensuring That They Go Before the Voters in November: Patient Safety and Hospital Finance Transparency New Poll Finds Strong Support for...
    Jun 21
    Forum: Nursing Activism / Healthcare Politics
  23. Safe Nurse Staffing for Patient Safety & Quality Care Act
    I think it will pass someday. Not with this Congress. If we nurses continue to educate the public and elected legislators they will finally realize safe nurse staffing is good public policy.
    Jun 21
    Forum: Nursing Issues On Patient Safety
  24. Obamacare? what are your thoughts
    My friend's Medicare Advantage plan costs her nothing. It has no premium or copay. She praises it all the time because she likes the "free" gym membership. At 68 she is basically healthy. I'm...
    Jun 13
    Forum: Nursing Activism / Healthcare Politics
  25. Obamacare? what are your thoughts
    Nearly all providers take Medicare. Many primary providers and specialists will take Medicare only if the person says they can't afford a supplement. My doctor charges $5.00 for follow up visits...
    Jun 13
    Forum: Nursing Activism / Healthcare Politics


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