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  1. favoritism comes full circle
    I think this is a common problem where some workers shirk their job and are willing to neglect their patients rather than do the hard work that their job requires. It is on the nurse to supervise...
    Dec 15
    Forum: CNA/MA - Nursing / Medical Assistant
  2. I HATE bedside nursing
    Night shift nursing is very task oriented and playing CNA as well as nurse. Maybe you would like working days better. It is faster paced, but you have more patient/family and staff interaction and...
    Dec 11
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  3. Eczema on hands?
    It might be a nickel allergy if on the palms with students using cell phones, lap tops and tablets. I wonder if it is a contact allergic eczema from one of the above.
    Dec 10
    Forum: School Nurses
  4. So disappointed in hospital RNs and MDs
    I find it hard to believe all these nurses every shift and day aren't doing full assessments. It takes all of five minutes tops to do a head to toe assessment and listen with the stethoscope! I...
    Dec 9
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  5. Five Ways to Convince Patients they Need Flu Shots
    I don't believe in the flu shot and am sickened that so many of us are being forced to take it regardless of the risk and our personal autonomy to our own body is being violated! I do not encourage...
    Dec 5
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  6. Abandoning family in the ED during the holidays
    I was told it used to be ok to place an elderly patient in a hospital for a break for the caretakers. One sad case was an elderly lady whose children were fighting with each other, one stayed with...
    Dec 5
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  7. Time to vent - my apologies in advance.
    So typical of my ER. You get report from a nurse that hasn't had the patient. When there is an issue that something she be done, the answer is the Dr didn't order it. I don't understand that! I...
    Dec 3
    Forum: Medical-Surgical Nursing
  8. Are nurses able to shower after shift?
    No we don't have showers. Best advice is take your shoes off at the door and shower when you get home. Only OR settings by us have a locker with hospital scrubs provided to wear and then leave for...
    Dec 1
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  9. what age did you decide to become a nurse
    I first thought about it as a teen, but didn't pursue it immediately. Instead I became a secretary taking business and secretarial training in high school. Came from a working class family and...
    Dec 1
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  10. The "increase minimum wage" issue.
    What type of nursing job do you do that pays $80/hr? The highest where I live is between $40-50/hr and that's for pool or agency! I've even worked with some agency nurses that said pay has fallen...
    Nov 30
    Forum: Collective Bargaining / Nursing Union
  11. The "increase minimum wage" issue.
    The political system and powers that be prefer to advocate for education as the solution to the economic problems of inequality rather than be faced with the need to raise wages and benefits that...
    Nov 30
    Forum: Collective Bargaining / Nursing Union
  12. The "increase minimum wage" issue.
    They ship jobs to other countries because they want to make more profits for the CEO and top dogs. It is a race to the bottom of wages for everyone and it is a disaster for American workers and the...
    Nov 30
    Forum: Collective Bargaining / Nursing Union
  13. The "increase minimum wage" issue.
    That's great for you that you have the option to negotiate, but for the majority of nurses this isn't an option. Strong unions like the NNU have been the backbone for safe staffing and decent pay...
    Nov 30
    Forum: Collective Bargaining / Nursing Union
  14. The "increase minimum wage" issue.
    Your wage would be raised to the new minimum at least as well! So it would actually benefit you. It would benefit others who are burned out with healthcare and provide another employment option...
    Nov 30
    Forum: Collective Bargaining / Nursing Union
  15. What can you tolerate the least?
    I don't like suctioning patients or traches. While a trach does make it a little easier to suction vs going down someone's nose, that is the worst! When I worked on a vent unit it didn't bother me...
    Nov 30
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  16. Purchasing a gift for your nurse?
    Generally a card and/or food is acceptable. We are not supposed to accept gifts from patients, although we had one sweet lady who was with us for an extended stay and gave staff some costume...
    Nov 29
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  17. Embracing Change. What techy stuff have you learned lately?
    Most are bolted shut where I work. lol
    Nov 29
    Forum: Mobile Apps For Nurses
  18. Five Positive Impacts of the Ebola Crisis
    Thanks for sharing the article. This is the first one I've seen that explains what happened. It seems they were overzealous due to fear of the unknown and potentially high death rate 70-90% in some...
    Nov 29
    Forum: Disasters: Preparing & Responding
  19. Five Positive Impacts of the Ebola Crisis
    I'm glad to hear Amber Vinson received a new engagement ring free from Zales since they threw away all her possessions including her jewelry in their decontamination of her apartment. It makes no...
    Nov 20
    Forum: Disasters: Preparing & Responding
  20. Burnout or just Cranky?
    If you read my posts you know I struggle with burnout. I do my best to cope by taking frequent vacations, even if I can only afford a staycation. Also put myself down for low census, work only two...
    Nov 20
    Forum: Health / Stress Management 101
  21. Are all nurses perpetually exhausted?
    I agree delegation helps. I've learned to put the call light on when a pt wants me to help them go to the bathroom so that by the time they are up the CNA is there and can finish up if I don't have...
    Nov 20
    Forum: Health / Stress Management 101
  22. Why Wages Are Stagnant
    The problem is both democrats and republicans are in bed with big business, but democrats pretend to care about the working and middle class yet they don't do anything to raise the minimum wage or...
    Nov 19
    Forum: Nursing Activism / Healthcare Politics
  23. Do you think your work place should support healthy eating?
    Night shift has to bring their own food since most places don't keep the cafeteria open for us! It's either TV dinner, take out or left overs or vending machine. I wish we had the cafeteria and...
    Nov 19
    Forum: Nurses Rock
  24. Are all nurses perpetually exhausted?
    Yes working as a front line healthcare worker is frankly a very stressful and unhealthy job to have! It can wreck your health, many struggle with anxiety and depression and of course it is common...
    Nov 19
    Forum: Health / Stress Management 101
  25. Medicaid At 50: From Exclusion To Expansion To Universality
    The medicaid program is not all that great. Reimbursement rates are so low and decreasing in many places that it is hard to find a Dr willing to treat patients and almost impossible to get a dentist...
    Nov 19
    Forum: Nursing Activism / Healthcare Politics


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