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  1. Compact State
    People in general chew on others too much. It is nothing short of tragic that healthcare is like this. I have taught too, and the scathing or harsh approach is generally nonproductive. I...
    Feb 7
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  2. Still Raw: Six months after graduation, five months after employment
    See I'd totally restructure things. Four year programs: Begin with clinicals as they do in ADN programs. Every semester would involve clinicals and each clinical would be no less than 8 hours. ...
    Nov 10, '14
    Forum: First Year After Nursing Licensure
  3. Devastated on First Write Up
    PS. Sadly you will usually find some people that don't really work and focus enough on their patients and job that fly under the radar. You can see them in any field. It's just extra annoying in...
    Nov 9, '14
    Forum: Nursing Issues On Patient Safety
  4. Devastated on First Write Up
    Listen, I am not trying to make excuses for you or to have you step away from whatever your part/responsibility/accountability is in this thing. Nonetheless, we have to be realistic and include...
    Nov 9, '14
    Forum: Nursing Issues On Patient Safety
  5. Adult ICU nurse transitioning to PICU
    Well, in my experiences, which are not few, I have found, in general, PICUs and SOME NICUs can be less toxic than say pediatric Cardiac Intensive Care Units. See my other post to the nurse that just...
    Oct 16, '14
    Forum: PICU Nursing / Pediatric
  6. Cardiac ICU
    Good luck to you. Of course you have to have an open mind; but for some strange reason, I have found that peds CICUs can be highly political. You will have to feel out your shop for yourself; but...
    Oct 16, '14
    Forum: PICU Nursing / Pediatric
  7. URGENT: Are CDC Ebola Guidelines 'Good Enough'?
    Yes. Saw that. I am truly beyond disgusted. Is he less expendable than those nurses? Just disgusted.
    Oct 16, '14
    Forum: Disasters: Preparing and Responding
  8. URGENT: Are CDC Ebola Guidelines 'Good Enough'?
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    Oct 16, '14
    Forum: Disasters: Preparing and Responding
  9. URGENT: Are CDC Ebola Guidelines 'Good Enough'?
    Excellent job Miss White. It's very frustrating; but IMHO, hospitals have pretty much always done the bare bones when it comes to various types of isolation precautions. After 20+ years, I have...
    Oct 16, '14
    Forum: Disasters: Preparing and Responding
  10. If you didn't start in NICU
    I agree, critical care, even if adults, and depending on what kind of hospitals and experiences you have, can make a huge difference. No you don't forget everything you learned in adult critical...
    Aug 22, '14
    Forum: NICU Nursing / Neonatal
  11. Is this job (nurse anesthetist) really as good as Im reading or no?
    Truth be told, for most of the nurses either going into CRNA programs or that have become them, money really was a major factor. I mean you have people that right out of nursing school or that...
    Jul 24, '13
    Forum: Student Registered Nurse Anesthetist
  12. Like np role more than bedside?
    See, this is the kind of thing I like and think that matters--if people are happy in their work. Most of the NPs I know like or are happy in their work, and that can only be a good thing.
    Jul 24, '13
    Forum: Student Nurse Practitioner
  13. MDs dont own the physician title
    *Huge Sigh* This is a frustrating topic--really from all sides. At the end of the day, why worry so much about it if you are doing what you love? That should be the main thing people focus on...
    Jul 24, '13
    Forum: Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP)
  14. Bye Bye Floor Nursing
    Good luck in your future endeavors. Everything you have learned you will carry with you. Some things may get a little rusty, but they do come right back to you if they were built on a strong...
    Jul 24, '13
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  15. New grad, no job, SO confused
    Nice advice here. I'm sorry you are having a hard time. Don't give up. That's really the key in the current environment.
    Jul 24, '13
    Forum: First Year After Nursing Licensure
  16. Dem proposes federal regulation of nurse-to-patient ratios in hospitals  S.739
    Yes, you are quite right. From an economic/utility standpoint, if they are forced to do X, then they will try to adjust balance by taking away Y. What I like about having techs and assistants is...
    Apr 29, '13
    Forum: Nursing News
  17. Dem proposes federal regulation of nurse-to-patient ratios in hospitals  S.739
    I'm kind of conservative in many ways, but honestly, I would support this. There's no reason not to safely staff--unless there is some kind of emergent crisis.
    Apr 29, '13
    Forum: Nursing News
  18. How do you do double check insulin in an isolation room and scanning?
    I think each isolation room should have their own refrigeration and locked stocked drawer for meds, as well as their own scanner. Double checks are still a problem. Too bad they don't have computer...
    Apr 29, '13
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  19. Burned out and hate nursing
    Do you think if you found a position/area where you felt more challenged it would make a big difference for you?
    Apr 29, '13
    Forum: Health / Stress Management 101
  20. Peer Evaluations- Venting
    Yes, more often they not they could IF objective systems for this were developed, tested, and here's the big one, CONSISTENTLY APPLIED.
    Apr 29, '13
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  21. Peer Evaluations- Venting
    Honest feedback is often just too darn subjective. What is most logical is to keep the process to as many more objective or near-objective measures and systems as possible. Subjective...
    Apr 29, '13
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  22. Praying in the work place
    It's only odd if someone decides to make it odd. In a day and age where we are all supposed to be open and tolerant of everyone, I don't understand the problem with it. I feel like we are living in...
    Apr 25, '13
    Forum: Nursing and Spirituality
  23. In Support of Independent NP Practice
    Role resistance? Wow. LOL. I think that is a term of projection—from nursing to physician practice. Holy crap. Scarier and scarier. "People have lost sight of the fact that it's not...
    Apr 23, '13
    Forum: Nurse Practitioners (NP)
  24. In Support of Independent NP Practice
    Oh brother, OK. Wow
    Apr 23, '13
    Forum: Nurse Practitioners (NP)
  25. In Support of Independent NP Practice
    "It is plain presumptive to say that having a physician on board will strengthen nurse-managed health centers' outreach to the community. Many NMHC's serve a population that has been marginalized and...
    Apr 23, '13
    Forum: Nurse Practitioners (NP)


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