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  1. Critcal care review book recommendations?
    Ive just started in the ICU and Ive been studying off of 'Critical Care Nursing DeMystified' for a few weeks now. Its really informative. Also youtube has EKG instruction videos, most are geared to...
    Nov 2, '12
    Forum: MICU / SICU Nursing
  2. Health Care Law vs Patient Outcomes
    If this healthcare situation isnt sorted out in a way to improve patient outcomes, Im not going to live long enough to recieve SS. Heck, I was talking to a friend today who wears her contacts twice...
    Oct 25, '12
    Forum: Nursing Activism / Healthcare Politics
  3. Health Care Law vs Patient Outcomes
    In the system your discribing people would shun preventative and early care due to finances and wait until an issue is catastrophic and irreversable. And what about those with chronic conditions,...
    Oct 25, '12
    Forum: Nursing Activism / Healthcare Politics
  4. Health Care Law vs Patient Outcomes
    I think you guys are getting off topic, I want to better understand healthcare in relation to patient outcomes, not the budget. It is a NESSESITY, and it if its right, then we will find a way to pay...
    Oct 23, '12
    Forum: Nursing Activism / Healthcare Politics
  5. Health Care Law vs Patient Outcomes Ranking and rates from 'measuring the health of a nation ariticle, thx JMBnurse!
    Oct 21, '12
    Forum: Nursing Activism / Healthcare Politics
  6. Health Care Law vs Patient Outcomes
    I agree with the fact that we need change. The way I see it even this current 'change' is, hopefully, designed to be a smooth bridge to a single payer system. Those who cannot or will not pay the...
    Oct 21, '12
    Forum: Nursing Activism / Healthcare Politics
  7. Health Care Law vs Patient Outcomes
    The way I understand our current Third Party Payer system the major decisions are made by a company looking to cut costs and make a profit. Drs are encouraged not to order 'unnessasary tests' (as if...
    Oct 20, '12
    Forum: Nursing Activism / Healthcare Politics
  8. Unforgettable moments at work
    I agree with maintaining pt and staff saftey. Im just saying, knowing a pt WAS an offender years ago shouldnt mean that you tie them down when they come in the door. always treat your patients with...
    Oct 20, '12
    Forum: Nurses Rock
  9. Unforgettable moments at work
    I couldn't resist the urge to play devils advocate lol. Ivehad a few circumstances where I have built up a good report with a patient who previouslyserved time for violent crimes. theyre used to...
    Oct 13, '12
    Forum: Nurses Rock
  10. I got the job!!!! Two in fact!
    With even a little experiance and a BSN my career search got a whole lot easyer. I was offered two jobs from the same hospital at the same time and got calls for interviews in different departments...
    Oct 10, '12
    Forum: Nursing First Job Hunt Assistance
  11. Advice on other RN specialties/careers due to health problems
    Case managment for Private Duty nursing is mostly office work with a some visits to homes, you'll be sitting most of the time there to interview people. Med-surg with some managment experiance...
    Oct 5, '12
    Forum: Nurses With Disabilities
  12. Patient requests
    When I had my Apendectomy I felt so silly; I could get out of bed, didnt even need the alarm, i could go to the bathroom with my IV in tow, I could take care of everything I needed to do. I could...
    Oct 3, '12
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  13. ADHD Nurses-what area do you specialize in?
    I have always had symptoms of ADHD and for the most part i credit it to my success in school. Behavior modification and diet regulations really helped. I recently left my Med-surg posistion and while...
    Oct 3, '12
    Forum: Nurses With Disabilities
  14. Nurses with ADD/ADHD?
    Im glad I found this page. I've had a pritty severe case of ADD seince childhood. In my early adolescence I maintained better control useing the Finegold Diet, and behavior modification. In the...
    Oct 2, '12
    Forum: Health / Stress Management 101
  15. Nurse Call button misused once again
    I had a patient the other night who was very pleasantly demented, she learned that if she pressed the button I would magicly apear like a cheerful genie of nursing. every time i walked into the room...
    Aug 12, '12
    Forum: Nurses Rock

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