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  1. Are humans poisoning themselves and the planet?
    Did you read my post? That's not the reason SHE gave for the difficulty she sees in the classroom.
    Jul 23
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  2. Are humans poisoning themselves and the planet?
    One of my kids' third grade teachers had been in the profession for 30 years. She was one of the best teachers I have ever encountered. After a conference about some behavior/self-control issues with...
    Jul 23
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  3. Texting While Working
    I have no texting while working story to share, but I have an opinion. Don't we all... ;) Everyone in my family has a phone, but we have a rule about no phones while we are doing things together....
    Jul 23
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  4. Joint Commission is a Joke...
    Thanks for that. It does provide me a new perspective...that the preps for a survey are probably more useful for patient safety and improvements that really matter than the survey itself. :)
    Jul 23
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  5. Joint Commission is a Joke...
    JC knows everything is prettied up prior to their arrival and that everything goes back to the way it was prior because the way things are usually done is more efficient and makes more sense. At...
    Jul 23
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  6. Joint Commission is a Joke...
    explain what is wrong with carrying flushes? I really don't understand that.
    Jul 23
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  7. What to do: ED physician brought dog to work
    I don't. Notice that my post made an exception on service and therapy dogs. But, as a PP said, a dog kept in a crate all day doesn't point to service or therapy...it points to "pet."
    Jul 22
    Forum: Nursing Issues On Patient Safety
  8. What to do: ED physician brought dog to work
    I'm in the minority here, apparently. Service dogs, yes. Pet therapy in specific instances for patients, yes. Someone (anyone) bringing in a pet just because they want to? Uh, no. I think it's...
    Jul 22
    Forum: Nursing Issues On Patient Safety
  9. Guys in Peds??
    I don't think gender matters in any specialty. But I do have a story to tell that will confirm the impact of a male nurse on me and my child. A long time ago, my family was in a serious car accident....
    Jul 17
    Forum: Men in Nursing
  10. HIPAA violation?
    As others have stated, If the nurse-friend had just said "What happened?" This may not have been an issue. MAY not have been an issue, but hospitals are very trigger happy with anything that may even...
    Jul 17
    Forum: HIPAA and Nursing Challenges
  11. Nursing as a distinct body of knowledge
    I think our unique body of knowledge in bedside acute care is that we are the center of the patient universe. We know everything about the patient that other staff (sometimes even MDs) only have a...
    Jul 17
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  12. How many different nursing positions have you had?
    BSN, RN three years. 18 months on a community hospital tele unit. Left there because promises about a shift change were not upheld, but instead my preferred shift was given to new grads. Now I'm at a...
    Jul 15
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  13. Bullying - What is it?
    Having worked in a corporate environment (think large company headquarters with 3000 employees on a single campus), the thought of any one of them, all the way up to CEO, missing a lunch makes me...
    Jul 15
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  14. DPH pressure ulcer
    I thought that wounds documented as "prior to admission" within 24 hours of admission were not reportable. The ulcer was found 5 hours after admission. Sounds like someone needs to read up on the...
    Jul 15
    Forum: Nursing Issues On Patient Safety
  15. Sure to get flamed for this
    Wow. Maybe your hiring manager needs to have a nurse on the panel. Out of all that I have seen, Every new grad and every newish nurse that is changing specialties has NEVER been even remotely like...
    Jul 13
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  16. one that people here don't talk about: making more financially
    Put simply, put in at least your company's match, and, even better, put in the maximum allowed by law. $17,000 per year to 403b's and 401k's if under 50, and $23,000 for those over 50. Do it while...
    Jul 12
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  17. Bullying - What is it?
    Only nursing sees food and elimination as something to deny oneself...or, in this case, deny to an orientee. Ridiculous. No one else, not even MDs, fail to eat for 12 hours.
    Jul 12
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  18. Bullying - What is it?
    If this is happening to one orientee, consistently by the same preceptor, it could very well be bullying. Are these instances also accompanied by eye-rolling, head shaking, and deep sighs of...
    Jul 12
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  19. I'm so bad at my community job...
    I'm just making a wild guess here...was one of the symptoms an altered mental status? And what was he finally admitted for? To determine if you are failing at connecting the dots or the symptoms...
    Jul 12
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  20. Do you think acute care nursing is becoming less safe?
    My post is addressing only my workplace...not all of your workplaces. I work in an environment of "blame the nurse." What could make the life of the nurses easier in my hospital is encouragement...
    Jul 12
    Forum: Nursing Issues On Patient Safety
  21. Sure to get flamed for this
    I don't agree with this on two fronts: 1) if the preceptor has "great time management skills," she will be slowed down by having an orientee, but she will not necessarily become "disorganized." 2) ...
    Jul 12
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  22. Sure to get flamed for this
    i agree with you, but I want to point out something in my workplace that I find even more concerning: new grads who never ask questions. They fly under the radar, and when I've followed them or...
    Jul 12
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  23. Sure to get flamed for this
    Which is often quickly followed by "experienced nurses are the center of the hospital nursing universe to be obeyed without question and forgiven for lack of social graces, because they are older and...
    Jul 12
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  24. Bullying - What is it?
    1) a jerk who doesn't know how to be an effective preceptor. 2) illegal and same as #1 3, 4, and 5) Its all about tone. I can say those things and not sound like a jerk, not sure why anyone else...
    Jul 12
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  25. Sure to get flamed for this
    When did orienting a new nurse become all about the preceptor's and nurse's relationship? When did it become letting a new nurse sink or swim immediately off orientation? I do not look at it in...
    Jul 12
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations


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