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  1. Student Concerns...
    I acknowledge that there are times when anonymous reporting is necessary. Say, for example, a LTC nurse calling the state ombudsman regarding patient care violations anonymously because s/he has...
    Dec 7
    Forum: HIPAA and Nursing Challenges
  2. Student Concerns...
    I would encourage you to review "acceptable" disclosures under HIPAA: Summary of the HIPAA Privacy Rule
    Dec 4
    Forum: HIPAA and Nursing Challenges
  3. Difficult teachers
    I was extremely fortunate not to have this problem when I worked in school. Being the smart arse that I am, I would suggest sitting in her class and second-guessing her instructions for an hour or...
    Nov 19
    Forum: School Nurses
  4. Ebola in Texas
    Attributing negative results to insufficient viral loads is inconsistent with the reports that Dr. Salia was visibly ill, which we know equates to being infectious. There is a greater likelihood...
    Nov 18
    Forum: Disasters: Preparing & Responding
  5. Unique situation, application to RN program
    Congratulations on your newfound determination and hard work. I learned in nursing school that success had a lot more to do with dedication and commitment than it did "smarts." Plenty of highly...
    Nov 18
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  6. Ebola in Texas
    Perhaps because the conditions under which he was treated stateside are well-known and well-observed, and the staff of the bio-containment unit have proven reliable about adhering to monitoring...
    Nov 18
    Forum: Disasters: Preparing & Responding
  7. PRN NICU with no NICU experience?
    Please research this unit thoroughly if you are offered an interview and/or job. Any unit willing to hire prn staff with no experience in the specialty is a red flag, and having numerous open...
    Nov 18
    Forum: NICU Nursing / Neonatal
  8. HIPAA violation
    How does it "violate privacy"?
    Nov 17
    Forum: HIPAA and Nursing Challenges
  9. Unemployment Benefits/CTB for LVN to RN
    Unemployment compensation is intended to provide temporary financial assistance to workers who lose their jobs due to circumstances out of their control, and not related to negligent job performance....
    Nov 16
    Forum: LPN to RN Nursing Student
  10. pt received the wrong blood
    I'm not looking to excuse anyone who may have failed to follow basic safety guidelines, or nail anyone who played no role in this terrible mistake. But if 30 years of nursing have taught me nothing...
    Nov 16
    Forum: Nursing Issues On Patient Safety
  11. Stock Epinephrine
    You might find this link helpful. This is a 45 minute video on training school staff on state law "Rule 59" which was implemented in Nebraska. School Nurse (special): Rule 59 Protocol in Nebraska...
    Nov 14
    Forum: School Nurses
  12. Do you have a blood glucose meter in your office?
    It would be interesting to see what various district policies are regarding obtaining fingerstick blood glucose readings at the nurse's discretion. A few questions: Is it within the scope of...
    Nov 14
    Forum: School Nurses
  13. I need your advise please
    I'd like to offer some information from the perspective of a school nurse. First and foremost, everyone's goal is to enable this child to safely attend school and participate as fully as...
    Nov 14
    Forum: HIPAA and Nursing Challenges
  14. Ebola in Texas
    In the first paragraph, you bemoan that Democrats are beholden to the NRA in order to get re-elected. In the second, you claim that they are voting their conscience. (Although I'm not clear on...
    Oct 22
    Forum: Disasters: Preparing & Responding
  15. Ebola in Texas
    To what are you referring? WASHINGTON — Facing a possible defeat in the Senate, the White House is considering delaying a vote on President Obama’s choice for surgeon general or withdrawing the...
    Oct 22
    Forum: Disasters: Preparing & Responding
  16. Ebola in Texas
    You're right, herring. But that doesn't justify half-assing it, either. We here all knew that local community hospitals were not prepared for Ebola. Did our "leadership" truly believe that...
    Oct 22
    Forum: Disasters: Preparing & Responding
  17. Ebola in Texas
    We have an Acting Surgeon General. To my knowledge, the use of the word "Acting" in his title implies that he is the person to whom we look for guidance until a permanent job holder is confirmed. ...
    Oct 22
    Forum: Disasters: Preparing & Responding
  18. Ebola in Texas
    Thank you for prompting me to read your previous post again. I had missed your implication on my first read that conservatives have succumbed to Ebola hysteria. How have liberals escaped such an...
    Oct 22
    Forum: Disasters: Preparing & Responding
  19. Ebola in Texas
    So Ebola hysteria is not the fault of inept government leadership, but the NRA. Thank God I leave on vacation soon. And BTW, there ARE hospitals that embraced proper training and protection for...
    Oct 21
    Forum: Disasters: Preparing & Responding
  20. Information Withheld from Patient
    I'm sorry that you're in this situation. I would suggest that you contact the district attorney and ask for advice on how to proceed. Child Protective Services may also be able to advise you. ...
    Oct 20
    Forum: HIPAA and Nursing Challenges
  21. Nina Pham condition downgraded to fair
    HarryTheCat, I hope you are right, but like so many Americans, I am having a very difficult time believing any information that comes from the CDC or NIH these days. My first tendency is to call...
    Oct 18
    Forum: Disasters: Preparing & Responding
  22. Depression is terminal??
    Just to clarify: I do believe that for a very small subset of patients with depression, the disease is, unfortunately terminal. I do not believe that such a designation justifies...
    Oct 15
    Forum: Health / Stress Management 101
  23. Ebola in Texas
    And in the "Never Pass up an Opportunity to Throw Others Under the Bus" category, we have Dr. Frieden again. Today, he stated that since the first nurse was diagnosed with Ebola, the second nurse...
    Oct 15
    Forum: Disasters: Preparing & Responding
  24. Depression is terminal??
    The definition of a terminal illness is one that will result in the death of a patient, regardless of treatment or intervention. While not applicable to all who suffer depression, I do believe...
    Oct 15
    Forum: Health / Stress Management 101
  25. Ebola in Texas
    News was released last night of a second nurse infected by Ebola in the Dallas hospital where Thomas Duncan died. Making the story even worse is that this woman flew on a commercial flight shortly...
    Oct 15
    Forum: Disasters: Preparing & Responding


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