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  1. FLOATING POLICIES
    Nurses who are reading this discussion please ready carefully the response from the nurse from California! WE have much to learn--get a copy policy and utilize this as your standard. NEVER accept...
    Sep 20, '00
    Forum: Nursing Issues On Patient Safety
  2. UNION
    I would say Definitely go with the Union!! this is the ONLY way we can level out the playing field when it comes to wages, scheduling and staffing ratio's. I am sorry that you had "problems" with...
    Sep 20, '00
    Forum: Operating Room Nursing
  3. burnout in the OR
    Hello OR nurses: What a dying breed you are! We here in Phoenix are sending an invitation to anyone out there willing to re-locate! I am currently working in a hospital where the management is...
    Sep 9, '00
    Forum: Operating Room Nursing
  4. Fabulous Idea!!!!
    Glad to see so many new postings on this subject--I plan on riding this out and doing what I can to make this happen. Like one of the nurses so elequently pointed out "it is worth losing a little...
    Aug 25, '00
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  5. Need Your Help
    Well DSMO: These ladies have done a fine job in listing all of the meds--I just wanted to wish you luck!! You will do just GREAT! Good luck!
    Aug 24, '00
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  6. Fabulous Idea!!!!
    Hey Bunky! I have been there--so let's talk! At the last hospital I worked in (a hugh 600 bed facility) I attempted to "oganize" the nurses for a possible union. There were 800 registered nurses...
    Aug 24, '00
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  7. What are the pros and cons of Agency Nursing?
    I worked agency only for about one year. Right now, I am employed full time (need the benefits-) but continue to work agency 1 shift per week (Kids in college!) I love agency for a number of...
    Aug 24, '00
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  8. Nursing shortage?  Read this and respond please
    I would love to fly down to Florida and scoop these nurses up and bring them all to Phoenix!! We would love to have you--as far as those so-called "Managers" who defile and deface nurses--SHAME ON...
    Aug 23, '00
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  9. new nurse and scared
    What great advice you have been given here--use this time to learn, learn, learn!! I wish I had more time to attend some of the wonderful seminars and classes that are available--Certifications are...
    Aug 23, '00
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  10. Looking for email buddies
    Hello: Would love to hear from fellow nurses. I live in Phoenix (110 degrees who cares if it's a "dry heat")! E-mail me anytime at unionrn@uswest.com/ Have been a nurse more than 20...
    Aug 9, '00
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  11. ICU BURN OUT
    http://allnurses.com/bb/smile.gifsmile Well, as the manager of the PACU I must agree that support from your administration is #1. I agree that ALL mangers should put on a pair of scrubs and work...
    Aug 9, '00
    Forum: MICU / SICU Nursing
  12. If you could start your education over, would you still choose nursing?
    Yes, Yes, Yes! I would definitely chose nursing again! (Of course with some minor changes!) #1 I would have continued on with my masters immediately--when we wait--we lose. I would have gone into...
    Aug 9, '00
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  13. Staff Retention
    Hey Bunky! Are you sure this isn't Phoenix we are talking about?!? We too are a "right to work" state--but do you truly know what that means? Having attempted to start a union movement in Phoenix...
    Aug 9, '00
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  14. stop a moment and give me an estimate of the number of hours a week you work for free
    In our institution we utilize time clocks...the last place that I worked, the "unspoken" word there was "clock out and then finish your charting" Administrators made us feel as though we had...
    Aug 9, '00
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  15. To all nurses: Is my life really over?
    You are Great!! What a great nurse you will be! I for one, am very proud of you--As you have heard from the previous e-mails--we all have different backgrounds but we all have the same message "GO...
    Aug 8, '00
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  16. what are your thoughts r/t unions?
    My Fellow Nurses: I have a renewed sense of faith when I read the comments on this issue! I "attempted" to start a union in Phoenix 3 years ago--I was fired for "solicitation" Of course, I took...
    Aug 8, '00
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  17. Minimum staffing in recovery
    The ASPAN communications that your refer to should be used as the "Standard of Care" Every hospital has them--utilizing them is the problem--I have brought these recommendations with me to many...
    Aug 8, '00
    Forum: Operating Room Nursing
  18. staffing turnover
    This is extremely "unprofessional" to say the least--Where does this manager "get-off" thinking she can make such a comment and get away with it?!? Please go to the Nurse Administrator and advise...
    Aug 8, '00
    Forum: Operating Room Nursing
  19. Anyone Staffed Strikes?
    Well, this IS a very hot topic Indeed--I can't help but wonder in what age group or how long nurseyperson has been a nurse? Five years ago I lost my job because I was attempting to organize a union...
    Jul 31, '00
    Forum: Travel Nursing
  20. is it too late to get into travel nursing when you're over 40?
    I am 48 and have to wait 2 more years until my youngest hits college--I am looking so foward to traveling--please don't tell me I'm too OLD! Remember, it is JUST a number--maybe I will meet you on...
    Jul 31, '00
    Forum: Travel Nursing
  21. Call coverage for overflow patients
    Since this was problem was listed a while ago I am wondering if there has been some answer; I know that the problem continues in our facility. NEVER be in the PACU by yourself--this is against ASPAN...
    Jul 30, '00
    Forum: Operating Room Nursing
  22. Minimum PACU staffing, Maximum hospital hours
    I CAN HEAR YOU! We are also experiencing the "holding pattern" of patients exactly as you are! Some changes that we had implemented--We scheduled one (1) RN in-house from 11P-7A. The second one is...
    Jul 30, '00
    Forum: PACU Nursing
  23. just curious
    Iam a BSN, and Manage a Post-Anesthesia Care Unit
    Jul 30, '00
    Forum: Nurse Management
  24. Difficult transition due to previous manager's change of heart
    Wendy: I am glad that the DON is aware of the situation--She (the old manager) is bad news! More importantly, it doesn't matter what "she" thinks or does; it is your employees view that truly...
    Jul 30, '00
    Forum: Nurse Management
  25. PACU to Floor Transport
    Michelle: I work in a busy County facility with 12 OR's and 400 bed capacity. We average 25-40 cases per day and I utilize 6 RN's and a very busy unit secretary/transporter. In our facility, if the...
    Jul 30, '00
    Forum: PACU Nursing


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