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  1. Do you know how much $$$ your Hospital CEO makes in one year?
    It isn't a primary concern or goal of my union and there is no evidence of them spending any resources on the effort. The redistribution of wealth - upward - is what is actually happening and should...
    Apr 14, '13
    Forum: Nursing Activism / Healthcare Politics
  2. Do you know how much $$$ your Hospital CEO makes in one year?
    Interesting. Disdain for the people who work for you and reverence for a single overpaid person at the top. Remember when North Memorial Hospital's CEO was caught in a prostitution sting on his...
    Apr 14, '13
    Forum: Nursing Activism / Healthcare Politics
  3. Do you know how much $$$ your Hospital CEO makes in one year?
    Yep. Hospital CEO salaries made a very conspicuous public run during a recent RN strike.
    Apr 12, '13
    Forum: Nursing Activism / Healthcare Politics
  4. Feedback requested before I give 2 weeks notice!
    Do NOT send anything of the sort. Do not voice your displeasure. Do not do anything but nod and say, "I'll do my best." Then use all that energy you would have spent on the letter and protest...
    Apr 12, '13
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  5. How do you reward yourself after a tough shift?
    I go home. On the way, sometimes I reflect on the fact that not too many people could get through what I just did and be ready to do it again tomorrow. I know the me that existed 10 or 15 years...
    Apr 8, '13
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  6. How many hours per week (avg) do you work these days?
    Do long hours of work still exists today? Yes. How many hours per week (avg) do you work? 38 Do you see medical facilities in your area reducing or increasing hours?
    Apr 7, '13
    Forum: About A Nurse - Nursing Cartoon Series
  7. Tricks of the trade: Diversion- stories of the stupid and sly?
    The diverters get pretty good at it. I had an instructor who was duped by a coworker who kept fake med vials in her pockets and was extremely good at pocketing the real med, switching to the fake one...
    Apr 6, '13
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  8. Your take on actors playing "nurse"...
    I am fan of the Nurse Jackie show. The show has almost nothing to do with nursing - much like MASH had nothing to do with the Korean War, but it's entertaining. The one thing I always notice is...
    Apr 6, '13
    Forum: About A Nurse - Nursing Cartoon Series
  9. How does chemistry apply to your RN position?
    I found the chemistry extremely helpful.
    Apr 6, '13
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  10. How does chemistry apply to your RN position?
    Look up "Basic Metabolic Panel" (blood chemistry test) and look at the levels given. Then look up the effects and treatments for ranges that are too high or low for each result and you will see...
    Apr 6, '13
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  11. Giving Narcotic After Scheduled
    I would have given it and rescheduled all subsequent administrations to start 12 hours after the time I gave it.
    Apr 2, '13
    Forum: Nursing and Patient Medications
  12. Misuse of insulin pens and patient safety
    I've heard of these horror stories and have some idea why the misuse of pens would occur. My hospital pharmacy is fairly bad at getting medications to the floors in a timely matter. Except when...
    Apr 1, '13
    Forum: Nursing Issues On Patient Safety
  13. How do you develop your mastery after nursing school?
    Those nurses you admire for their mastery learned a lot of their lessons the hard way. I once asked a Red Cross Nurse sticking me for a platelet donation, "How do you get so good at that?" She...
    Apr 1, '13
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  14. Rule follower-how to survive
    JCAHO.
    Apr 1, '13
    Forum: Nursing Career Advice
  15. Has this ever happened to you?
    You went in to get an unnecessary round of vitals and cut the cheese while you were at it? Well done! Oh to answer your question, no, I've never done that. If I am handing someone their...
    Mar 30, '13
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  16. Do you like being a nurse?
    For everyone out there, do you like what you do? I sure do. Second career nurse here and I really like my job. For all those people out there who dreamed of being a nurse, is it what you...
    Mar 29, '13
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  17. New CDC study: Number of early childhood vaccines NOT linked to autism
    In other news, the US really landed on the moon and Dick Cheney did not plan 9/11. Oh, and Generalissimo Francisco Franco is still dead.
    Mar 29, '13
    Forum: Nursing News
  18. Resignation not going well. Advice?
    You're already out of it. Got a new gig and everything. Keep going. With respect to the predictions of doom from HR, it is total BS. The HR/management drones giving you the apocalyptic scenario...
    Mar 29, '13
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  19. How to turn down an assignment
    I put my head down, power through it and find another job as fast as I can.
    Mar 29, '13
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  20. How much do you owe in student loans?
    Associate degree RN, graduated May, 2011. I owe $21,246.13 in school loans. Truth be told, there is probably another $3,000-$4,000 on my credit card related to school expenses. In better news, I...
    Mar 29, '13
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  21. Nurses who smoke Marijuana?
    This reminds me of one of my favorite stories from my previous engineering career. The Manufacturing Manager was hiring for assembly positions and told applicants, "We have a zero-tolerance drug...
    Mar 26, '13
    Forum: Nurses / Recovery
  22. Heparin SubQ administration?
    The best way to do something in clinical is to ask the instructor or preceptor how they do it, then do it that way.
    Mar 26, '13
    Forum: Nursing and Patient Medications
  23. What do you like most?
    In general, newer nurses work the night shift. I found them generally to be far more helpful, fun, and nicer to be around than many of the ever-complaining burnout cases on days.
    Mar 26, '13
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  24. nurses who bully nurses...what?!
    You take any population of sufficient size and you will find some jerks. No biggie. As far as the management drone descending on you because of what the roommate reported, well that is what they...
    Mar 26, '13
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  25. OMG Say it correctly!
    I blame his dad for that. During the Bush I presidency, I noticed many conservative acquaintances pronouncing it "nu-cue-ler" on purpose when they previously had pronounced it correctly. When...
    Mar 26, '13
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations


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