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  1. Nurses in California: Nurse Patient Ratio
    Here is more information about our ratios: http://nurses.3cdn.net/f0da47b347e41bb03a_z1m6vl1sd.pdf Here are some peer reviewed research studies showing that staffing ratios safe lives and are...
    1:30 pm
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  2. Reporting a facility for staff ratio issues?
    Here is a Nurse Alert explaining a lot about how to advocate for your patients and the profession of nursing:...
    1:06 pm
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  3. Reporting a facility for staff ratio issues?
    Yes. Give the date and other information to the state. I'm not sure it is a good idea to refuse the assignment unless there is a plan with all your colleagues. I heard in a class about a group of...
    Mar 26
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  4. Reporting a facility for staff ratio issues?
    I remember being told that an orthopedic unit was horribly under staffed. one of the nursing assistants filled out an incident report because the nurses could not administer pain medication in a...
    Mar 26
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  5. Reporting a facility for staff ratio issues?
    If ordered to go to lunch I would ask, "Who will take over my patient(s) while I'm at lunch?" If there is no one I would say, "I would if I could, but I cannot abandon my patient.' If ordered to i...
    Mar 26
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  6. Reporting a facility for staff ratio issues?
    I'm sorry this is happening to you. At the start of each shift that is not safe document in writing exactly what the situation is and give a copy to your manager or shift supervisor. If your union...
    Mar 26
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  7. Evolution and Nursing
    I believe Jesus is God and died for us. I know that is faith. Faith is believing in what cannot be proven. It is useless to try logic regarding faith. Faith is not logical. I also believe that...
    Mar 25
    Forum: Nursing and Spirituality
  8. Despite High Rates of Nursing Injuries, Government Regulators Take Little Action
    Nurses vote. I heard that for each nurse a total of nine votes are influenced because people trust nurses. An organized campaign with letter writing to candidates and media, call ins to shows, and...
    Mar 25
    Forum: Nursing Activism / Healthcare Politics
  9. Despite High Rates of Nursing Injuries, Government Regulators Take Little Action
    Just about everybody who has studied the hospital industry agrees that it needs to confront the epidemic that plagues many of its staff: Tens of thousands of nursing employees suffer debilitating...
    Mar 25
    Forum: Nursing Activism / Healthcare Politics
  10. Strike nursing
    THANK YOU MORNINGLAND! I so appreciate your being willing to learn. I've also changed my mind about issues after reading my fellow nurse's posts here. I've never had to strike, but have...
    Mar 24
    Forum: Collective Bargaining / Nursing Union
  11. Judge says Affinity Medical Center must reinstate nurse, recognize union
    I don't know how she obtained her attorney for the civil case. Her union represented her when she won her job back and probably back pay as well. Her NNOC Ohio NNU union representative testified...
    Mar 24
    Forum: Collective Bargaining / Nursing Union
  12. Stepping up the mental health discussion
    YES! YES! YES! We need to insist on a true mental health system in the United States. All people need access and encouragement to get all needed healthcare. Many people are suffering who...
    Mar 24
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  13. Diabetes study shows benefits of expanded Medicaid under Obamacare
    This is good. I've volunteered for Remote Area Medical. Post Op Reports We have found people with HTN and diabetes who had no idea why they felt so unwell. Most had come for dental care. ...
    Mar 24
    Forum: Nursing Activism / Healthcare Politics
  14. Nurses as Costs for Hospitals
    As a critical care nurse since 1980 and CCRN since 1986 I have had to tell a supervisor, "I would if I could, but I can't accept the responsibility for a pediatric patient, an L&D or postpartum...
    Mar 24
    Forum: Nursing Activism / Healthcare Politics
  15. Daughters of Charity Sale to Prime Healthcare
    In her Prime Healthcare decision, Kamala Harris set a standard that should apply to all hospitals 03/22/2015 In the debate over the proposed sale to Prime, the California Nurses Association...
    Mar 22
    Forum: Nursing Activism / Healthcare Politics
  16. NNOC/NNU
    Lots of facts about NNU/NNOC Media Center | National Nurses United
    Mar 22
    Forum: Collective Bargaining / Nursing Union
  17. Nurses as Costs for Hospitals
    Again: Need for 24 hour nursing care is the only reason a person becomes a patient in an acute care hospital. All other departments are either available in an outpatient setting or are support for...
    Mar 22
    Forum: Nursing Activism / Healthcare Politics
  18. A patient's perspective and thank you
    Thank YOU! My very favorite words are. "Thank you nurse." Better than any gift.
    Mar 21
    Forum: Nurses Rock
  19. NNOC/NNU
    NNU represents nurses in Florida and Texas. Florida | National Nurses United Texas | National Nurses United
    Mar 21
    Forum: Collective Bargaining / Nursing Union
  20. union dues
    If the union is the Michigan Nurses Association go to the bottom of the page and click "contact". Michigan Nurses Association - About
    Mar 20
    Forum: Collective Bargaining / Nursing Union
  21. No More Nurse Volunteer Programs! DOH Orders Termination of "Nurse Volunteer Programs
    I'm sorry for the conditions and cannot fault you. It is sadly ironic that nurses are not respected as they should be in a country whose nurses have helped so many. I hope you find a job you...
    Mar 17
    Forum: Nursing in Philippines
  22. Nurses as Costs for Hospitals
    Nurses are not an expense for a hospital. Hospitals exist because people need nursing The only reason people are admitted to the hospital is for nursing care. Here are research studies that show...
    Mar 16
    Forum: Nursing Activism / Healthcare Politics
  23. Nancy Snyderman Will Leave NBC News In Wake of Ebola Incident
    I'm glad most mainstream media employers expect journalists to be 100% truthful when doing their job.
    Mar 16
    Forum: Disasters: Preparing and Responding
  24. No More Nurse Volunteer Programs! DOH Orders Termination of "Nurse Volunteer Programs
    I'm truly sorry for this. It would take an entire movement to begin working to improve the situation for nurses in the Philippines. Two RN classmates who had been in the USA for only two years were...
    Mar 16
    Forum: Nursing in Philippines
  25. No More Nurse Volunteer Programs! DOH Orders Termination of "Nurse Volunteer Programs
    I agree that having nurses work for free, or even worse pay to work is wrong. Recently in the USA some facilities are asking new graduate RNs to pay an outside company for their orientation. I am...
    Mar 16
    Forum: Nursing in Philippines


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