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  1. Staying afloat on a nurse's salary?
    What is your local real estate market like? What is your income? What kind of vehicle meets your needs vs. what are you willing/able to spend? What kind of "shopping" are you referring to? What...
    Jul 16
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  2. How does leave of absence work?  (not talking about paid time off)
    WORD.
    Jun 29
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  3. Step pay effect on older nurses getting hired?
    While I do not dispute what you're saying, your description of this phenomenon leaves out "the middle". My peer age group has 20-25 years of experience but is still 20 years away from retirement. ...
    Jun 28
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  4. NY Med - a great reminder about social media and nursing
    HIPAA protects a person's protected health information (PHI). It applies to individuals only.
    Jun 28
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  5. Catheter Care
    I have no idea what you mean by bipassing urine. Could you explain?
    Jun 28
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  6. Help Me Understand! UCD Grad Student Reflections
    Before I comment on the original post, I'd like to throw out the following <disclaimer>: I personally believe that a bachelor's degree should be made the minimum educational requirement for...
    Jun 28
    Forum: Post Graduate Nursing Student: MSN/DNP/DNSc/PhD
  7. What is the nursing praxis?
    Google is your friend, if you are interested in learning more about nursing theories. ;)
    Jun 28
    Forum: Nursing Student Assistance
  8. Walkie Talkie
    Offendonistas! Now that is a new term, and one I'm very excited about using. ;)
    Jun 23
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  9. charge nurse drama
    You seem to want to be everyone's buddy and be a leader at the same time, and it's not gonna happen. You can be a leader with positive relationships with staff, but you cannot be their buddy.
    Jun 12
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  10. Critical Alarms, who answers?
    OP, if your department/hospital does not have a policy which covers monitor settings and/or the criteria by which the settings can be modified (including turning off the monitor) ... I urge you to...
    Jun 10
    Forum: Emergency Nursing
  11. Hallways
    I second the question of the OP, because I truly have difficulty wrapping my head around such a concept: whether your ED is 5 beds or 50 beds ... what do you do when you're full and that one more...
    Jun 10
    Forum: Emergency Nursing
  12. Hallways
    Rock ... paper ... scissors ... EMTALA beats HIPAA? :smokin: OK, I'm being silly, but ... In all seriousness, you do what you gotta do to treat the patient. In my ED if it's between 9:30am...
    Jun 10
    Forum: Emergency Nursing
  13. Feminism, Nursing, and Gender
    "If a nurse demands more from her field intellectually, this must be reaction formation: she or he is only exaggerating an opposition to traits he or she perceives to be embarrassing, unacceptable,...
    Jun 5
    Forum: Nursing and Professionalism
  14. Post-mortem care
    As others said above, nothing gets removed until the medical examiner has been contacted. Family have already been with the patient well before then, possibly even during the code.
    Jun 3
    Forum: Emergency Nursing
  15. What's it like at your ER
    OP, a suggestion for you: Since you want region-specific information, your best bet is to get involved in your local/regional/state ENA chapter. You'll network with folks and learn a great deal...
    Jun 3
    Forum: Emergency Nursing
  16. Are you allowed toasters?
    For you, Emergent. :roflmao: https://scontent-b.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-xap1/t1.0-9/s526x395/10388198_1432327337035775_1597290028869044258_n.jpg
    May 31
    Forum: Emergency Nursing
  17. Insurance claims can be rejected for what?
    See the link I posted, as it contains the actual form.
    May 30
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  18. hiring  person inappropriate?
    Hearing in the normal range, whether natural ability or augmented by hearing aids, is most definitely a reasonable qualification of a nurse. She was well within boundaries to investigate that,...
    May 30
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  19. How do you move on to a leadership position
    Management is NOT simply being a nurse with longevity. Sufficient experience as a staff nurse that you've really, unquestionably got your clinical chops is a starting point. Management involves...
    May 30
    Forum: Nursing Career Advice
  20. Insurance claims can be rejected for what?
    Here's a link to CMS Form 1500: Form CMS1500 - Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services It does not ask whether or not the claimant is employed. Nor does it ask if the claimant is a full-time...
    May 30
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  21. How important is your 'look' as a nurse
    I sit in on interviews with management, and I can tell you that anyone who shows up to an interview in scrubs has fundamentally failed to grasp the business meeting nature of an interview. It does...
    May 26
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  22. Blacklisted by your Nursing School?
    I'm also stunned to find myself in vehement disagreement with llg's position. This is another example of the lack of understanding that every individual is free to have whatever opinions s/he...
    May 26
    Forum: Nursing and Professionalism
  23. Sharing cardiac rhythm tracing without any evidence of pt identification...violation?
    Oh for cripes sake ... most ER/EMS/cardiology folks I know (myself included) have a personal collection of strips.
    May 24
    Forum: HIPAA and Nursing Challenges
  24. First time fired by a patient
    I'm glad you are working on shaking off this unfortunate incident. It will likely recur, more than once. Do yourself a favor and shed the phrase "fired by a patient" from your vocabulary as it is...
    May 22
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  25. Is this common with nurses and doctors?
    Consider, too ... what's the worst thing that this change in assessment might indicate? And ask for the diagnostic that would rule in/rule out that worst case scenario.
    May 18
    Forum: Nursing and Patient Medications


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