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  1. Just when I decided it's time to find another job...
    I wouldn't recommend staying "because of the patients". There are great patients in every job. Let the other factors guide you in your decision.
    Nov 13
    Forum: Cardiac Nursing
  2. Crowd funding:  Yay or Nay?
    I've seen a couple people here talk about how giving money to street beggars is a good thing. This is a misconception. Don't enable! Please instead give to a charity/food bank/etc. Don't give...
    Nov 12
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  3. Dying with dignity?  Canít everyone die with dignity?
    It would probably be good idea to start a new thread on that case. That case is about a mother who withdrew the feeding tube on a child (Nancy Fitzmaurice).
    Nov 4
    Forum: Hospice Nursing
  4. Dying with dignity?  Canít everyone die with dignity?
    Your own self-dignity can not be determined by some random person on the radio trying to get ratings. A core tenant of nursing is to advocate for patient autonomy, even if their choice is not one...
    Nov 4
    Forum: Hospice Nursing
  5. Dying with dignity?  Canít everyone die with dignity?
    Death with dignity simply means the patient has choices, including the choice on how/when to die from a terminal illness. It does not mean that people who are incontinent or immobile or choose not...
    Nov 4
    Forum: Hospice Nursing
  6. just finished my BSN..... my story, if anyone is interested....
    What did you have to do for the community health practicum?
    Oct 25
    Forum: Western Governors University Online Nursing
  7. Flu shot reaction???
    To clarify klone's post, the CDC states "Because there are no large blood vessels in the recommended sites [vastus lateralis and deltoid), aspiration before injection of vaccines (i.e., pulling back...
    Oct 22
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  8. Healthcare for All: How Obamacare Impacts Nursing
    Yes this is one of the frustrating things about private insurance, there are so many variables and caveats that will get people. If healthcare workers have a hard time understanding it all, the lay...
    Oct 18
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  9. Healthcare for All: How Obamacare Impacts Nursing
    How is Obamacare increasing your preauths time? Part of my job involves pre auths and the only difference I've noticed is that some of the plans have high prescription deductibles.
    Oct 18
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  10. Healthcare for All: How Obamacare Impacts Nursing
    I had insurance through healthcare.gov earlier this year and I was paying $489 for a family plan for a $6000 deductible plan, with no credits, and there were cheaper plans available.
    Oct 17
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  11. Healthcare for All: How Obamacare Impacts Nursing
    I've had multiple patients with the preexisting condition issue which has greatly inhibited their care (which the ACA now gets rid of). Personally I have experienced free prenatal and newborn...
    Oct 16
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  12. How to tell my boss I want to transfer?
    I agree with classicdame. Why are you involving your boss in this? Most transfer application requests have an area which state that you do not want your current boss to be contacted. The only time...
    Oct 15
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  13. Choosing a date to die?
    Discussing if a law is good for society is a different discussion than talking about if someone should be a nurse.
    Oct 11
    Forum: Nursing News
  14. Choosing a date to die?
    What is the purpose of asking a question which begs an obvious answer? A person's opinion on any subject matter is of no importance as long as it does not impair your ability to do your job.
    Oct 10
    Forum: Nursing News
  15. Feeling like a failure
    I'd start by heading to your local library and getting a book on telephone triage to prep yourself. Also, get more familiar with the most frequent diagnoses that you see (i.e. diabetes, heart...
    Sep 25
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  16. Why do we hate admissions?
    The reason is simply staffing. Admissions are just another task in our list of things to do. Were staffing adequate, even problematic admissions wouldn't be an issue.
    Sep 23
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  17. I Lost All Respect For A Colleague Today
    I never said this. But anyway, I think we're in agreement on the major points; we're just saying it differently.
    Sep 16
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  18. I Lost All Respect For A Colleague Today
    The second person is not blameless. If you are drinking in front of someone who is going to AA, and you are going on and on about how good the drink is and keep offering a sip to that person, you're...
    Sep 16
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  19. Going "Above and Beyond" UGH
    I always laugh when management pushes us to say this. How much fun it is to lie to patients!
    Aug 31
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  20. Best advice on switching specialties?
    In addition, getting certifications in that area (i.e. PALS) where possible are always helpful to show to the recruiter/manager that you have real interest/drive to be in that area.
    Aug 26
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  21. Do you chart lies?
    Asking the tough questions to both male and female patients is part of being an RN. I've had patients who seemed OK on the outside and then when I asked these questions said they were suicidal or...
    Aug 26
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  22. What did your manager do for you?
    How can a manager truly understand the needs of the unit unless she will occasionally work the floor herself? One of my old managers would try to 'help' by answering call lights, and instead of...
    Aug 20
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  23. Do you chart lies?
    Sure Ive seen this a lot, most especially with assessments, where people just copy-paste from the last shift. For example, charting patient is still on tele when it had been discontinued two days...
    Aug 18
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  24. Can any one Help me..?
    As JustBeachyNurse said, FMLA is the answer, and will give you 12 weeks unpaid time where they are required to hold your job for you. Go directly to your HR department to talk to them to verify your...
    Aug 10
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  25. Question
    Why buy books? Just head to your local library. I'd suggest starting with medical terminology. Getting a basic understanding of this will help give you a great start!
    Aug 2
    Forum: Pre-Nursing Student


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