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  1. Flu shot reaction???
    To clarify klone's post, the CDC states "Because there are no large blood vessels in the recommended sites [vastus lateralis and deltoid), aspiration before injection of vaccines (i.e., pulling back...
    Oct 22
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  2. Healthcare for All: How Obamacare Impacts Nursing
    Yes this is one of the frustrating things about private insurance, there are so many variables and caveats that will get people. If healthcare workers have a hard time understanding it all, the lay...
    Oct 18
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  3. Healthcare for All: How Obamacare Impacts Nursing
    How is Obamacare increasing your preauths time? Part of my job involves pre auths and the only difference I've noticed is that some of the plans have high prescription deductibles.
    Oct 18
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  4. Healthcare for All: How Obamacare Impacts Nursing
    I had insurance through earlier this year and I was paying $489 for a family plan for a $6000 deductible plan, with no credits, and there were cheaper plans available.
    Oct 17
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  5. Healthcare for All: How Obamacare Impacts Nursing
    I've had multiple patients with the preexisting condition issue which has greatly inhibited their care (which the ACA now gets rid of). Personally I have experienced free prenatal and newborn...
    Oct 16
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  6. How to tell my boss I want to transfer?
    I agree with classicdame. Why are you involving your boss in this? Most transfer application requests have an area which state that you do not want your current boss to be contacted. The only time...
    Oct 15
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  7. Choosing a date to die?
    Discussing if a law is good for society is a different discussion than talking about if someone should be a nurse.
    Oct 11
    Forum: Nursing News
  8. Choosing a date to die?
    What is the purpose of asking a question which begs an obvious answer? A person's opinion on any subject matter is of no importance as long as it does not impair your ability to do your job.
    Oct 10
    Forum: Nursing News
  9. Feeling like a failure
    I'd start by heading to your local library and getting a book on telephone triage to prep yourself. Also, get more familiar with the most frequent diagnoses that you see (i.e. diabetes, heart...
    Sep 25
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  10. Why do we hate admissions?
    The reason is simply staffing. Admissions are just another task in our list of things to do. Were staffing adequate, even problematic admissions wouldn't be an issue.
    Sep 23
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  11. I Lost All Respect For A Colleague Today
    I never said this. But anyway, I think we're in agreement on the major points; we're just saying it differently.
    Sep 16
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  12. I Lost All Respect For A Colleague Today
    The second person is not blameless. If you are drinking in front of someone who is going to AA, and you are going on and on about how good the drink is and keep offering a sip to that person, you're...
    Sep 16
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  13. Going "Above and Beyond" UGH
    I always laugh when management pushes us to say this. How much fun it is to lie to patients!
    Aug 31
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  14. Best advice on switching specialties?
    In addition, getting certifications in that area (i.e. PALS) where possible are always helpful to show to the recruiter/manager that you have real interest/drive to be in that area.
    Aug 26
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  15. Do you chart lies?
    Asking the tough questions to both male and female patients is part of being an RN. I've had patients who seemed OK on the outside and then when I asked these questions said they were suicidal or...
    Aug 26
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  16. What did your manager do for you?
    How can a manager truly understand the needs of the unit unless she will occasionally work the floor herself? One of my old managers would try to 'help' by answering call lights, and instead of...
    Aug 20
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  17. Do you chart lies?
    Sure Ive seen this a lot, most especially with assessments, where people just copy-paste from the last shift. For example, charting patient is still on tele when it had been discontinued two days...
    Aug 18
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  18. Can any one Help me..?
    As JustBeachyNurse said, FMLA is the answer, and will give you 12 weeks unpaid time where they are required to hold your job for you. Go directly to your HR department to talk to them to verify your...
    Aug 10
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  19. Question
    Why buy books? Just head to your local library. I'd suggest starting with medical terminology. Getting a basic understanding of this will help give you a great start!
    Aug 2
    Forum: Pre-Nursing Student
  20. Should I go to pinning?
    I didn't go to mine and am still happy about my choice 8 years later. Like you, I felt my school was unsupportive during my time there so I didn't want the teachers to pin me, nor did I want to pay...
    Jul 28
    Forum: Nursing First Job Hunt Assistance
  21. In at 6:30, out at 9:00 and not a drop of food. I love this job!
    My best piece of advice would be to talk to the experienced nurses at your place of employment. That will give you the most personalized response, given they know the you and the floor with all its...
    Jul 25
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  22. Abuse at school
    Where did I state abuse is non existent in nursing? Where did anyone state abuse is non existent in nursing(or in any other profession)? You bypassed my questions and the requests from other...
    Jul 11
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  23. Abuse at school
    A lot of what you wrote, even in the follow up posts is still quite vague. What do you mean here, like if you have a question about an assignment you can't email the teacher? what do you mean...
    Jul 11
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  24. Let's hear about your worst shift ever!
    In my worst shift I had multiple patients doing poorly. One patient started having 10/10 chest pain on my shift while seeing dead relatives. Had another patient who was pregnant (she should have...
    Jul 7
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  25. Not using an Alcohol swab before injections
    So you cleaned the skin, then had a clean needle touch the skin, then you put a new needle on and gave the injection? You're just fine, don't give it a second thought! :)
    Jul 2
    Forum: Nursing and Patient Medications