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  1. Newbies Who Want to Pay ZERO Dues Schedule-Wise
    My favorites are the perpetually pregnant at the holidays. This group whines or calls in or begs switches for any holiday. They are either off for all the Winter holidays the first few years,...
    Oct 20
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  2. Whistleblower, Briana Aguirre
    Especially in Texas, home of GroupOne
    Oct 18
    Forum: Disasters: Preparing & Responding
  3. ICU pay differential?
    Why would you consider ICU nurses to be more valuable than floor nurses? I have worked both acute care and critical care and I find critical care to be less headache inducing and less wear and...
    Oct 18
    Forum: Critical Care Nursing
  4. Nina Pham being transferred to MD
    Having worked at the NIH's Clinical Center, I am surprised that the transfer did not happen earlier. It is a much more private and secure location for a high risk pt. The NIH has the ability to...
    Oct 17
    Forum: Disasters: Preparing & Responding
  5. GN License Disappears After NCLEX
    Many states do not even have a GN due to the fact that graduating nurses can test immediately and receive results rapidly. GN status was important back when Boards were twice per year, with a 6 to...
    Oct 14
    Forum: NCLEX Discussion Forum
  6. "Houston we have a problem"  This just got very real
    The CDC was not the ones caring for the patients. While CDC has isolated people on the premises, it has limited ability to do that on a regular basis (so is my understanding). This is Emory...
    Oct 12
    Forum: Disasters: Preparing & Responding
  7. "Houston we have a problem"  This just got very real
    The problem. Several administrations have periodically cut appropriations for the CDC, decreasing its abilities to do their work. In fact, there have been a number of right wing candidates for...
    Oct 12
    Forum: Disasters: Preparing & Responding
  8. Donating unwanted medical supplies
    Some mission groups used to take them to medically underserved areas. Regretably, most of those that I worked with, cannot go to the areas that they served. Between ebola, and groups like the...
    Oct 11
    Forum: Home Health Nursing
  9. Hello  I got question of johns hopkins
    Have you tried contacting Human Resources at Johns Hopkins? Have you interviewed, even by phone with them. While JHUH does occasional take RNs as H1b visa, they are few and far between. They...
    Oct 10
    Forum: Maryland Nursing
  10. What is the politically correct term for "nurse"?
    Nurse is the correct term. If you do a search, generally at least once or twice a year, someone posts a thread to push for a revised title for nurse. This is generally asked by a new male nurse...
    Oct 9
    Forum: Nursing Activism / Healthcare Politics
  11. Nursing and the Ebola Virus
    Correct me if I am wrong, but the HCW in Spain - she is not a nurse (though described as such in many news sources) but a technician or an assistant?
    Oct 8
    Forum: Disasters: Preparing & Responding
  12. Girl brain dead part deux
    I don't think you understand what I meant about doubt. 1. The doubt that I was referring to is greater doubt in the current brain death diagnosis. Expending more tests and resources on pts that...
    Oct 8
    Forum: Nursing News
  13. Girl brain dead part deux
    A few problems. Even with family groups that accept a brain death diagnosis, the more tests that one runs, the more hope loved ones begin to have that the brain death diagnosis is inaccurate. ...
    Oct 8
    Forum: Nursing News
  14. Nursing and the Ebola Virus
    The drug was developed for use with arising and novel forms of influenza. While it is listed as used for one case, there is indications of other use or testing for use with ebola. There is a supply...
    Oct 7
    Forum: Disasters: Preparing & Responding
  15. Nursing and the Ebola Virus
    Especially since it comes from Daily Mail.
    Oct 7
    Forum: Disasters: Preparing & Responding
  16. Nursing and the Ebola Virus
    Actually, you will find that Thalidomide, while released early in Europe but was never cleared by FDA for use in the USA. The head of the FDA at that time was under pressure to release it, but...
    Oct 7
    Forum: Disasters: Preparing & Responding
  17. Nursing and the Ebola Virus
    Add in that ZMapp is a monoclonal antibody. These are difficult to produce and can provoke severe hypersensitive reactions.
    Oct 7
    Forum: Disasters: Preparing & Responding
  18. Nursing and the Ebola Virus
    The drug in question, per my understanding is a pure research drug. I could be wrong but my understanding is that it is not approved by the FDA or other such regulatory groups, and is not yet far...
    Oct 7
    Forum: Disasters: Preparing & Responding
  19. Nurse manager who yells at people
    In some cases, it takes running off eras of staff - the originals plus their replacements plus the next set of replacements,etc
    Oct 6
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  20. Applying to another compact state
    Please remember that licensure for nurses is controlled on the state level not on the national level. Only certain governing powers are permitted or allotted to the U.S. Government and the rest are...
    Oct 6
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  21. a counselor for floor nurses
    My current workplace has a program for staffers that are/were involved in traumatic, extremely stressful, or ethically challenging episodes/issues. It is to help with debriefing.
    Oct 6
    Forum: Nursing Job Search Assistance
  22. Girl brain dead part deux
    There is a thread on here that has been continued since she had the surgery. My question, exactly how does an MRI show brain activity per the OP? Please explain this to me.
    Oct 4
    Forum: Nursing News
  23. Nursing and the Ebola Virus
    There is a significant difference between exercising reasonable care and caution, and some of the "hysteria". During the early years of the AIDs crisis, people were becoming overwrought over their...
    Oct 4
    Forum: Disasters: Preparing & Responding
  24. Will the Texas ED RN become a scapegoat in the Ebola patient discharge?
    Most connected doesn't mean jack, if your HCP providers don't use it properly. When I originally heard about the case and that a triage nurse "dropped the ball" by not involving "all" members of...
    Oct 4
    Forum: Nursing Issues On Patient Safety
  25. The Ovarian Cancer Blues
    I was recently diagnosed with breast cancer, and have undergone a bilateral mastectomy a few short weeks ago. In preparation for having 4 or more drains for this surgery and the later...
    Oct 3
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion


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