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  1. Richmond State Hospital
    Hello All, I've been offered a contract at this facility. Anyone care to share their work experience? Info on staffing ratios, work environment, etc appreciated. Thanks :wavey:
    Jul 27, '13
    Forum: Indiana Nursing
  2. Has anyone heard of or done this?
    Hello Everyone, I've come across some online job postings for "Medical Records Technician" that I'm curious about. The companies provide online training, a portable scanner and laptop, then you...
    Jun 26, '12
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  3. Need real world info please
    Thanks to all who replied, I appreciate the advice/info.
    Sep 15, '11
    Forum: Nursing Informatics
  4. Need real world info please
    Angela, thanks for your thoughts. This will help me figure out what the next step is, I truly appreciate your comments and welcome any further suggestions/advice you may have.
    Sep 10, '11
    Forum: Nursing Informatics
  5. Need real world info please
    I am a student in the ONC HITECH program and will soon be "certified" to perform as an implementation specialist or as tech support. So far the program has been heavy on the soft skills. I worked...
    Sep 8, '11
    Forum: Nursing Informatics
  6. Hospital nurses - is it really that bad?
    Yes it really is that bad! Direct care nurses who do not work in critical care are expected to do the impossible. You might find this informative... ...
    Aug 22, '11
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  7. IS IT ME?????
    The state of our economy has made all employers skittish about adding to their workforce. Networking is crucial. You must make yourself stand out from the crowd. Consider volunteering where you...
    Aug 22, '11
    Forum: Ohio Nursing
  8. Proposed Federal Legislation re:Staffing/OT
    I must be out of the loop because I just came across this article that may be of interest to direct care nurses, what are the chances it will pass? ...
    Aug 18, '11
    Forum: Nursing Activism / Healthcare Politics
  9. Is being an LPN a difficult job?
    Hi AngelNicole, You may get some answers to your question by reading the threads in this forum... If you want to work in a hospital, you will have a very hard time finding a job as an LPN. If you...
    Aug 18, '11
    Forum: LPN / LVN Corner
  10. TKR
    TKR
    A few yrs ago i read an article about a surgeon who was working on a new TKR procedure. Went in from behind the knee instead of the front, pts' recovery was around 6 wks or so. He may have been in...
    Jun 30, '11
    Forum: Orthopaedic Nursing
  11. On call staff having a difficult time
    One facility I worked at kept a loose leaf binder at the nurse's station where we could make quick notes about labs, falls, new orders, etc. the oncoming shift would read it after getting report.
    Jun 30, '11
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  12. I feel like a fool
    Contact the DON and tell her you won't be back. If the thought of going to work is making you sick, what more proof do you need that it's not the place you should be?
    Jun 29, '11
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  13. Is this really the norm?
    I worked in LTC for almost 4 yrs where this type of behavior is common. I was called every name in the book, slapped, kicked, spit on and more by pts with dementia. If this is coming from pts who...
    Jun 28, '11
    Forum: Geriatric Nurses / LTC Nursing
  14. BLUE TUBEX INJECTOR
    check with the hospital pharmacy, they may have one for free!
    Jun 25, '11
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  15. forgiveness--how do you define it?
    Readers, i saw or heard this somewhere (oprah?) and i'm paraphrasing--forgiveness is being able to let go of the idea that the past could have been different. it doesn't mean what happened is ok,...
    Jun 25, '11
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  16. Bitter dried up nurses that need to RETIRE
    i don't know if this has been addressed but i think alot of the bitterness, rude behavior, poor customer service or whatever you want to call it stems from the fact that many of us have been working...
    Jun 24, '11
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  17. Now, if ALL places were run like this...tell me what you think!
    dear kids, if you haven't already tried acupuncture, it may help. i have crunchy knees and after a few txs my pain level went from 8 to 1-2. not covered by insurance and you'd probably have to...
    Jun 24, '11
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  18. Feeling a little down about first job - LTC
    not being a hater, unfortunately the things you describe (and more) are not uncommon. have you seen this thread? http://allnurses.com/geriatric-nurses-ltc/why-ltc-so-580353.html
    Jun 24, '11
    Forum: LPN / LVN Corner
  19. Should I feel bad?
    :no: :no: :no: as others have mentioned, staffing can sub contract to cover, respite care is available, etc. DO NOT let the parents GUILT YOU out of time off, be assertive. if you allow people to...
    Jun 24, '11
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  20. Things you'd LOVE to be able to tell patients, and get away with it.
    Angelfire, you're a rock star, wish i could have worked with you!
    Jun 24, '11
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  21. Things you'd LOVE to be able to tell patients, and get away with it.
    to the penile implant pt, dude! i will not adjust your scrotum elevator, if you can hold a mirror to check it, you can do your own adjustment to the druggies/alkies: you have a problem. if you...
    Jun 24, '11
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  22. Favorite Dr or Nurse Name
    way back in the day before pagers and cell phones, docs were paged overhead housewide. whenever they paged dr. dicke (silent e), everyone would just about lose it, sometimes the pts busted a gut...
    Jun 24, '11
    Forum: Nursing Humor / Share Jokes
  23. Now, if ALL places were run like this...tell me what you think!
    Angelfire, where do you live and are you accepting resumes? How lucky are you to work in a place where the boss has a spine/chutzpah to require a contract and enforce it, brilliant! part of the...
    Jun 23, '11
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  24. "Do you wanna.......huh...........do you really wanna?"
    i started nursing about the same time managed care came along. i remember when the pbx operator announced the end of visiting hrs at 8pm, visitors left. imagine what would happen if that was done...
    Jun 23, '11
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  25. I'm pretty sure my preceptor thinks i'm done
    Dear Deetermined, haven't read the whole thread so i don't know if these are repeats but make sure the tourniquet isn't too tight and i always had better luck using angiocaths instead of...
    Jun 22, '11
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion


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