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  1. Surgical Recoveries in ICU?
    Hi all.... I work in a recovery unit here in Aus and our policy is that if the patient is deemed to need ICU care post op ( either due to the type of surg,complics or previous med hx) they go...
    Jan 15, '01
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  2. Recovery room nursing
    Hi all, just a query about standards for staffing in recovery. Here in Australia we have a set of standards (not law) which most hospitals try to adhere to as these standards are used for...
    Jan 5, '01
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  3. on call pay
    Hi all... Im from Australia, so maybe this is not relevent for you guys but, well, I'll tell you anyway! We get $13.00 for weekdays, and $23.90 for weekends. If we get called in we get time and a...
    May 24, '00
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  4. Do you feel you have enough time to safely care for your patients?
    Hi all.... my answer is no... and thats not a new revelation is it? Margy
    May 18, '00
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  5. Is No News Good News?
    Hi Karen... Im from Australia and many of our GP's run on the 'We'll call you if there is a problem'system.This practise is subject to error and I would be advising any patient to ring for results of...
    Apr 7, '00
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  6. How did you choose your specialty?
    Hi... as a new grad its important to consolidate your new knowledge and put it into practice. To work for a time in medical and surgical areas before you try to specialise is a great help in making...
    Mar 19, '00
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  7. Nursing Shortage
    Hi everyone... I believe the 'shortage' is orchestrated by the hospitals. Well, thats so in Australia. Hospitals now wont employ people full time so most of the staff complement are casuals who can...
    Mar 13, '00
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  8. Would you feel safe being a patient at your hospital or medical facility?
    Hi all.. yep..I agree with capjerry.. I'm currently working agency work in many different places and the standards out there are scary. I've worked with a lot of great nurses who are worked so hard...
    Feb 18, '00
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  9. DOES ANYONE OUT THERE CARRY DISABILITY INSURANCE?
    Hi everyone.. Im from Australia and I pay 105.00$ a month for income protection. Its very expensive here for nurses because statistically we cost money I guess... I wouldnt be without it tho.. Cheers
    Feb 1, '00
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  10. ABC 20/20 nursing story on Nov 26th
    Hi everyone... would love to know about the 20/20 Nursing story.. can anyone fill me in please? Im from Aus do not know about it as yet. Cheers Margy.
    Nov 26, '99
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  11. Are you satisfied with your current employment situation as a nurse?
    Hi everyone.. Im from Australia and would like to know what the 20/20 Nursing story is about? Would someone fill me in please? Cheers Margy.
    Nov 23, '99
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  12. Nursing Shortage
    Hi Joy... I work in Australia and we have the same problem there. Hospitals are targeting 'Agency ' staff as they are easy to put off and dont receive benefits such as sick pay, annual leave and...
    Nov 20, '99
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  13. Are you satisfied with your current employment situation as a nurse?
    Sorry guys but as there is no 'money' to be made in health care we will never be staffed in a way which facillitates safe, holistic care. Ive tried for years to maintain my advocacy for patient care...
    Nov 20, '99
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  14. chemical disinfection of scopes.
    Up to date process is manual cleaning first (which I presume you do with gluteraldeyhde prior to soaking) and then instrument is cleaned throughout with a specific 'washing machine' ie steris. Margy
    Sep 19, '99
    Forum: Operating Room Nursing
  15. Need Advice - Losing my job!!
    Hi all... writing from Australia and it seems that we have a better deal in the hiring and firing stakes!! Staff here cannot be fired for no reason and need warnings and counselling etc prior to...
    Jul 28, '99
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  16. Recruitment for the recovery room
    Hi everyone.. just wondering how staff are recruited in the U.S. for the recovery area. I work in Adelaide, Australia and it seems that the management strategy for recruitment to this speciality area...
    Jul 19, '99
    Forum: Operating Room Nursing


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