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  1. Hospitals illegally firing nurses for refusing flu vaccines
    It's another one of those things that looks good on paper because JCAHO is pushing for 80% of hospital employees to be vaccinated. These hospitals that are firing employees for not complying...makes...
    Jan 23, '13
    Forum: Disasters: Preparing & Responding
  2. Is it possible to get the holidays off?
    My hospital only pays 10% more to work on a holiday. I'm sure if it were time & a half, they'd have more than enough volunteers. I managed to get all of Thanksgiving & Christmas off, but am working...
    Nov 11, '12
    Forum: Nurses Rock
  3. MD Present to Defibrillate?
    The hospital I'm at doesn't have much of a code team. An ICU nurse and a respiratory therapist. Your fellow nursing staff is the team & it is run by the charge nurse. No doctor ever shows up. We...
    Sep 1, '12
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  4. All RNs All the Time: Wave of the Future?
    My unit has been doing primary care for over the last 2 years. I wish we had techs to lend a helping hand as most of the patient assignments can be overwhelming. A lot of the hospitals in the area...
    Jun 14, '12
    Forum: Nursing News
  5. Nurse Educator without nursing experience.. (?)
    My first semester professor had approx 6 months floor experience before it overwhelmed her & she went running into the education dept for a job. Regardless, she was a good teacher even though she...
    May 10, '12
    Forum: Nursing Career Advice
  6. Does your personal doctor work where you work?
    I switched doctors after seeing how rude mine was to the nursing staff....all the time.
    Apr 30, '12
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  7. Why such high new RN turnover?
    A lot of the hospitals here in Florida are getting rid of the patient care if you plan on being a nurse, you better make sure you're ok with doing a lot of what a typical CNA would do for...
    Mar 13, '12
    Forum: First Year After Nursing Licensure
  8. Patient guns down Florida Hospital Transplant Surgeon
    Here is another article regarding it. The surgeon had performed a liver and kidney transplant on this patient a year ago. The hospital is not releasing any details. The family is, but it's still...
    Jun 1, '11
    Forum: Nursing News
  9. Patient guns down Florida Hospital Transplant Surgeon
    The irony of Dmitriy Nikitin's death stunned America's medical community. After helping save the lives of hundreds, possibly thousands, Dr. Nikitin died at the hands of a disgruntled patient in a...
    May 27, '11
    Forum: Nursing News
  10. off duty nursing?
    I'm with is off-duty. Once I was having dinner & noticed someone choking. Luckily the waiter was right there and did the heimlich & all was fine. Another time while on vacation, I...
    May 10, '11
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  11. The history of your hospital
    Mine started in 1865 and called itself a health reform institute, later to be renamed Battle Creek Sanitarium. It was where one of the doctor's brother's decided to focus on nutrition and that is...
    May 9, '11
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  12. iv dilaudid
    It used to be the drug of choice until one of our hospital administrator's relatives died after being given 2 mg. For awhile we rarely saw it ordered, but it's starting to be ordered more and...
    Apr 25, '11
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  13. Medicaid reimbursement and patient satisfaction scores
    Yes, HCAPHS surveys. That's all we hear about day after me a headache. Makes me dislike our govt even more than I already do.
    Apr 25, '11
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  14. Florida Hospital RN Job Fair
    Florida Hospital is attempting primary care nursing and have eliminated techs from many of their units....thus the reason there are a ton of open RN positions. It's a good organization.
    Apr 25, '11
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  15. How much do you get paid for being on call?
    We used to get nothing! Now all of a sudden we're getting 1 hour of pay for every 4 hours we are on call.
    Apr 25, '11
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  16. Switching to night shift?
    I believe night shift teaches you better time management skills and prioritizing. You basically have 3 or 4 hours to do the majority of your hands on/bedside nursing tasks. Most patients want to go...
    Mar 30, '11
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  17. If you could do it all over.....
    The job security and financial freedom make me say yes, the direction healthcare is taking due to Medicare not reimbursing the hospital for it's services unless the majority of patients are delighted...
    Jan 24, '11
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  18. need ideas for nights off
    I work 3 night shifts in a row so I can get back to a day routine on my days off. Is that an option for you? The gym is a good idea.
    Jan 23, '11
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  19. Medications Commonly Used on a Cardiac Unit
    Cardizem, Metoprolol, Clonidine, Atenolol = BP meds. Also see cardiac pts on Coumadin and Digoxin quite often.
    Jan 23, '11
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  20. Is nursing theory actually used by working nurses?
    I used to think the same way back when I was studying nursing theories...that it was ridiculous to think anyone could follow one particular theory. Looking back, I see that I use a...
    Dec 24, '10
    Forum: Nursing and Professionalism
  21. Adenosine vs. Cardizem in tachy med/surg pt.
    It could be something as simple as that particular MD prefers Adenosine over Cardizem. I've been a PCU nurse and have yet to see Adenosine used on the floor. Perhaps it is because at my hospital,...
    Dec 24, '10
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  22. Do I need Insurance?
    The only nurses I've ever seen personally sued in a medical setting are those that had liability insurance. I'm with those who say no liability insurance = no lawsuit.
    Sep 8, '10
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  23. Interesting topic....
    I do believe this year's seasonal flu shot will include coverage against the H1N1. They have combined the vaccines.
    Sep 8, '10
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  24. Hospital Parking
    That sounds miserable. The parking is fine where I work. At night we can park in the front visitor's parking lot.
    Jan 5, '09
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  25. I have a tough question
    I wish all of the consent forms were online. At my hospital, it's like a treasure hunt trying to find the consent forms and wastes a lot of time.
    Dec 10, '08
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion

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