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  1. Need info from Magnet Hospital nurses
    My facility is working towards Magnet Hospital status. I know that one of the magnet application criteria is that the facility must demonstrate that there is autonomy. Administration is looking at...
    Aug 9, '04
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  2. considering career in hospice
    :rolleyes: I have been an ICU nurse for 21 years. I am currently orienting to Hospice and after only 1 week, I don't know why I waited so long to make the change. I have been contemplating this...
    Jul 7, '01
    Forum: Hospice Nursing
  3. How much do you make?
    1. Charge RN days 2. ICU 3. 25 years experience 4. Arizona 5. $28.68 (that includes getting 3 levels on a clinical ladder and 7% diff for Charge position)
    Apr 19, '01
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  4. Pros and cons of closed unit
    I am seeking help from anyone who has experience working in a closed unit. Our ICU staff is very dissatisfied floating to the Telemetry floor that is always losing staff. I am specifically looking...
    Oct 9, '00
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  5. Obstacles to providing care
    Acting as many different roles deters from patient care (cleaning, looking for equipment, monitoring tools required by administration, screening patient needs for other disciplines such as dietary,...
    Feb 2, '00
    Forum: Nursing Issues On Patient Safety
  6. Do you feel that Nurses are underpaid and overworked?
    I have been with the same organization for over 20 years. I make $27/hr and am maxed out. There is no incentive for retained good employees to stay. I look at the new grads starting at $15-$16/hr and...
    Dec 30, '99
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  7. Staffing in the ICU
    Our ICU is looking into becoming a closed unit. We are tired of the staffing office deciding what to do with our staff (i.e. floating, staying home). Does anyone have knowledge of working in a closed...
    Oct 26, '99
    Forum: Critical Care Nursing
  8. Critical Care Staffing Patterns
    Our hospital would not allow that kind of staffing pattern. Even if we have only 1 patient in our ICU, we would have 2 RN's. This decision was recommended by our corporate legal advice. I suggest...
    Aug 9, '99
    Forum: Nursing Issues On Patient Safety
  9. Please Tell Us If You Are Contacting Legislators/ANA,  etc. Re: Nursing Concerns
    I just found this subject. I live in Arizona. I have never had to work under such dangerous, unsafe conditions in my nursing career. Med-surg nurses are taking 7-8 pts with no ancillary help,...
    May 19, '99
    Forum: Nursing Issues On Patient Safety
  10. Management wake up!!!
    I am fortunate to say that our nurse managers are just as frustrated as the staff regarding working conditions. We do have managements support to close beds when we don't have enough staff....
    Feb 24, '99
    Forum: Nursing Management
  11. INTRA AROTIC BALLOON PUMP RATIO/RN/PT
    In my facility and our sister hospital, it is written into policy that any pt on a balloon pump is a 1:1. Why would a facility put itself in a position for possible litigation due to endangering the...
    Jan 27, '99
    Forum: CCU Nursing / Coronary / Cardiac
  12. Charge Nurses
    I am 1 of 4 Charge nurses in our ICU/CCU. We receive a 7% diff. for taking the position. We of course have staff act as Relief Charge when we are not there and they receive 50 cents/hr extra. We are...
    Jan 22, '99
    Forum: MICU / SICU Nursing
  13. MICU Wages
    I'm from AZ. In our ICU, nurses get a $1/hr diff. for required competencies to work in this area. At our sister hospital, an extra 50cents/hr is given for caring for open-heart pts.
    Dec 24, '98
    Forum: MICU / SICU Nursing


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