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  1. The face of a medical error...
    Interruptions Linked to Medication Errors by Nurses http://www.medscape.com/viewarticle/720803
    Aug 17
    Forum: Nursing Issues On Patient Safety
  2. The face of a medical error...
    Nurses need better working conditions to reduce medical errors The nation's 2.2 million registered nurses, 700,000 licensed practical and vocational nurses, and 2.3 million nursing assistants are...
    Aug 17
    Forum: Nursing Issues On Patient Safety
  3. The face of a medical error...
    A good article. What it doesn't say is that nurse staffing is key to preventing errors and complications.
    Aug 17
    Forum: Nursing Issues On Patient Safety
  4. Does any one work in a unionized facility
    Staffing is negotiable. Staffing is a working condition. Some of our contracts include numerical ratios for each unit. Others include a staffing committee. I'm certain our work for safe staffing...
    Aug 4
    Forum: Collective Bargaining / Nursing Union
  5. Black listing
    Long ago I was working extra shifts at various hospitals as a registry nurse. One was so very excellent with regard to kindness, cooperation, and management truly communicating with and trusting...
    Aug 3
    Forum: Nursing Activism / Healthcare Politics
  6. How would you feel....
    In my state health care practitioners must disclose their name and license status. In most settings this is by wearing a name tag. http://www.rn.ca.gov/pdfs/regulations/npr-i-27.pdf
    Aug 2
    Forum: Nursing Activism / Healthcare Politics
  7. Nursing union
    Look up your state nurse's association or other union. Ask about organizing. A group of you meet to ask questions and hear what they say. nurses union - Bing
    Jul 30
    Forum: Collective Bargaining / Nursing Union
  8. PTSD & Nurses
    I've known one nurse who was able to use Workers Compensation to take a leave for stress. Her BP was extremely elevated. The leave lasted only a few weeks until medication brough the BP under...
    Jul 29
    Forum: Nursing Activism / Healthcare Politics
  9. 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
  10. 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
  11. Nurse/patient ratio
    I wish it did.
    Jul 3
    Forum: Nursing Issues On Patient Safety
  12. 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
  13. 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
  14. 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
  15. 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
  16. 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
  17. 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
  18. One Strike for Massachusetts!
    Long term care needs ratios too.
    Jun 27
    Forum: Nursing Activism / Healthcare Politics
  19. 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
  20. 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
  21. 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
  22. 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
  23. 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
  24. O'Donnell on TV thanks nurses
    That is why I gave the time his emotional thanking of nurses starts.
    Jun 25
    Forum: Nurses Rock
  25. 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


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