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  1. What do you love/hate about LTC?
    It's rough a lot of days. It doesn't seem like it would be as fast as acute care, but it is. You are right, the patient/nurse ratios are much higher; you are much more dependent upon UAP due to the...
    Jun 25, '09
    Forum: Geriatric Nurses / LTC Nursing
  2. Tracking Nurses use of hand sanitizers with sensors--Big brother is watching you
    When I'm scrubbing my hands with soap and hot water after an encounter with C. diff or some other nasty biological contaminant, I'm not even thinking about the pathogen itself... I just want to scrub...
    Apr 3, '09
    Forum: Nursing News
  3. Tracking Nurses use of hand sanitizers with sensors--Big brother is watching you
    Don't a lot of hospitals already require nursing staff to carry cell phones and pagers? I guess most physicians by now are used to living by their cell phones and pagers.... Having worked as...
    Apr 3, '09
    Forum: Nursing News
  4. Tracking Nurses use of hand sanitizers with sensors--Big brother is watching you
    Nice mental image. I agree with you fully about handwashing vs. sanitizer; with handwashing, you're getting the dirt off and with sanitizer, you're just sanitizing the junk on your hands (if that's...
    Apr 3, '09
    Forum: Nursing News
  5. Tracking Nurses use of hand sanitizers with sensors--Big brother is watching you
    More surveillance of the poor worker at the hands of the big guy in the office. This may not seem like much... but petty abuses of freedom, privacy, and human dignity like this add up fast. I...
    Apr 2, '09
    Forum: Nursing News
  6. Mispronouncing a word makes you less of a nurse
    I broke down and got unlimited texting. I do wish that cell phone companies would make texting optional instead of an always-active feature that cannot be turned off or refused though. The...
    Mar 31, '09
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  7. NO LUNCH???  NO BREAKS???   Is that common in nursing?????
    In most jobs, breaks, let alone meals, were a luxury. If I did sit down for a meal, 9 times out of ten an admin nurse or a CNA would be dragging me back to the floor. We weren't allowed to leave for...
    Mar 31, '09
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  8. Mispronouncing a word makes you less of a nurse
    Any of my professors (I'm working on my B.A. in English) who caught a student texting in class would have a cow - "See me after class" with a threat that if it happens again, the student will be...
    Mar 31, '09
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  9. Mispronouncing a word makes you less of a nurse
    Given the horrible limitations of the cell-phone keypad, I can understand why people who text use "texting language." What I never got was the appeal of texting itself. I'm an old dinosaur and...
    Mar 30, '09
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  10. Mispronouncing a word makes you less of a nurse
    Ah, but anyone can spell anything correctly nowadays by Googling it... provided it's something professionally written. I double-checked it. Bragging on it and then spelling it wrong would make me...
    Mar 29, '09
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  11. Obama likes nurses
    The problem is is that so many people like nurses in the same way they like their servants - or pets. This goes for management and patients. As long as they're getting pampered and the nurse is...
    Mar 27, '09
    Forum: Nursing News
  12. Mispronouncing a word makes you less of a nurse
    Heh... my medical director was impressed because I was the first person he'd ever seen that wasn't a physician who was able to correctly pronounce "Creutzfeldt-Jakob". "Dulcolax", oddly, is...
    Mar 27, '09
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  13. The Nurse Will See You Now- Nurses perform much of the care that TV credits docs for
    We don't have grocery store or drugstore NP clinics in my neck of the woods yet, but that kind of walk-in clinic would be great for routine illnesses; a cheaper alternative to urgent-care clinics.
    Mar 27, '09
    Forum: Nursing News
  14. The Nurse Will See You Now- Nurses perform much of the care that TV credits docs for
    Most physicians I know are compassionate in what they do, as well. There are jerk physicians, but there are those of us who don't have great bedside manner, too. But when it's night at a hospital...
    Mar 26, '09
    Forum: Nursing News
  15. CNA vs CMA and training
    Generally, CNA and CMA certification mandate x number of minimum hours of training at a state-approved CNA/CMA training program. As far as I know, no state allows a person to become certified until...
    Mar 22, '09
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  16. Reverse "out source" nursing?  Can we call it that?????
    In the history books, this was called "indentured servitude" and "bonded" employment (hence the term "bondage"), and amounted to slavery, since the wages indentured workers earned were always...
    Mar 11, '09
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  17. Nursing in a Blizzard---what does your hospital do?
    My own contribution to this is: I live in the lower Midwest. We don't have blizzards here, very rarely does snow get more than an inch when it does fall, because the climate is too warm for...
    Jan 31, '09
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  18. Concierge Emergency Rooms in the Future?
    I am against this idea myself. Triage will be based on who has the fatter wallet, rather than who is more seriously ill.
    Jan 31, '09
    Forum: Nursing News
  19. Nursing in a Blizzard---what does your hospital do?
    this kind of stuff is why i'm glad i got out of hospital/nursing home care. it's nice to go back to work in a job that closes during ugly weather.
    Jan 31, '09
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  20. Only 1 month of orientation !!
    "Only" a month? The only job where I spent more than a WEEK in training was my current job at a plasma center, where you have to do every task in the view of a trainer x number of times and jump...
    Jan 22, '09
    Forum: Emergency Nursing
  21. Special glasses may cut perils of the night shift
    Psssh... I always hated night shift. There's nothing short of a $10/hour shift differential that could make it more palatable to me, and even at that....
    Jan 20, '09
    Forum: Nursing News
  22. Job Security!!! - Obama Calls for All Americans To Have EHRs Within Five Years
    hear, hear. until i have assurance that my private medical info will be kept private, i want to be able to opt out of any universal ehr program. we've lost far too much privacy already.
    Jan 17, '09
    Forum: Nursing News
  23. Nursing on worst job list
    I can believe nursing made the list. It's one of the most stressful, most unsafe jobs around, and there's little support from management in most hospitals or NHs. Even prison inmates seem to get...
    Jan 10, '09
    Forum: Nursing News
  24. Nurse Christine Chapel RIP
    Ms. Barret was probably, at this point, better known as Lwaxanna Troi- the vampy, come-hithery mother of Counsellor Deanna Troi - than as Nurse Chapel. That said, she didn't exactly let "Bones" push...
    Dec 19, '08
    Forum: Nursing News
  25. Want to marry a doctor? Survey shows most do
    Wonder if the people surveyed took into account the ridiculously long hours that healthcare professionals generally work, as well as ego problems? Me, I don't have any real interest in marrying a...
    Dec 19, '08
    Forum: Nursing News


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