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  1. Nurse who survived Ebola is suing the hospital
    A skilled attorney once opined, "when the economy gets tough, the lawyers get going." He referred to those who sue for stuff without any legal basis. Keeping in mind there are always two sides to...
    Mar 22
    Forum: Disasters: Preparing and Responding
  2. Medication safety what if...
    Waste the unused medication ASAP. The cost of the medication is likely less than the container/vial it came in, and most are "commodity items" with costs so low, it would surprise most folks. The...
    Mar 22
    Forum: Nursing Issues On Patient Safety
  3. Nurses as Costs for Hospitals
    "Professional nursing services" could be billed to the insurance companies (which largely follow the Medicare and Medicaid guidelines), but the insurance providers would not pay those charges. Heck,...
    Mar 22
    Forum: Nursing Activism / Healthcare Politics
  4. How far would you commute for awesome salary?
    Is the extra money really going into the bank as savings, or is it going into the bank toward gasoline, repairs, and the next vehicle? Maybe it is going into the bank to help pay for what seem to be...
    Mar 22
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  5. Is Nursing the hardest job out there?
    Having worked in jobs that were far more stressful, I can say that Nursing, while stressful at times, is not the most stressful. Aside from that, is a certain amount of stress a bad thing? Compare...
    Mar 21
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  6. Being an individual
    If you want to "stand out", do so with a "safety" twist to it. Do not wear your stethoscope around your neck (looks incredibly cool on TV, but this is real life). Stuff it in a sufficiently large...
    Mar 21
    Forum: Men in Nursing
  7. What is the politically correct term for "nurse"?
    Why should anybody really care about being "politically correct"? Is that what our society has slouched to? I am thinking that such is the case. Some people want to keep changing the name of...
    Mar 21
    Forum: Nursing Activism / Healthcare Politics
  8. Hospitals Firing Seasoned Nurses: Nurses FIGHT Back!
    Expecting most administrators to actually be "on the floor" may be a bad thing to wish for. I have seen a few in the past who did not know which end of a bedpan to hammer on. ;) Even those who...
    Feb 7
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  9. Hippaa violation question
    Blocked your exit? In most states, that may clearly be a criminal act committed by the son. If you have reason to believe you were in actual danger of physical harm, then your responsibility is to...
    Feb 7
    Forum: HIPAA and Nursing Challenges
  10. Write ups and feeling bulling by staff
    I have noticed lately that cliches such as "bullying", "unfair", etc. seem to be used a great deal by those who feel they are being mistreated. the problem with this is that such terms have become...
    Feb 7
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  11. NYSNA Union
    Save your money and time. :)
    Feb 7
    Forum: Collective Bargaining / Nursing Union
  12. Somebody Knock Some Sense Into Me
    Haven't even dated? That is the least of what Nursing school is about ;). Time should be spent concentrating on learning, studying, and passing... doing the very best you can. Additionally, the...
    Feb 7
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  13. Do you lie when they ask, "how long?"
    Most guys will exaggerate a bit when asked that question, but seriously folks, when asked how long I have been a nurse, the temptation exists to answer, "too many years" or, "not a very long time at...
    Jan 11
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  14. What to do about a low ball job offer
    ...and there will be a much smaller gap on your resume.
    Oct 17, '14
    Forum: Nursing Career Advice
  15. Is it fair for the media to blame the RN in Texas for contracting Ebola?
    He masturbated a fetus? :eek: OK, I found a couple of articles in the news media on what he reportedly said. ...Fetus, don't fail me now...
    Oct 17, '14
    Forum: Disasters: Preparing and Responding
  16. Is it fair for the media to blame the RN in Texas for contracting Ebola?
    I actually read the "Wikipedia" page on Burgess and cannot find anything he has done that is bad. Granted, Wikipedia is hardly an iron clad source of information, but I still could not find anything...
    Oct 17, '14
    Forum: Disasters: Preparing and Responding
  17. *rolling my eyes*
    However this turns out, there will be much scrambling by all involved parties to minimize liability or the appearance thereof. ;)
    Oct 16, '14
    Forum: Disasters: Preparing and Responding
  18. Appropriate reaction to rude behavior?
    Some folks are just rude most of the time, and some are just rude some of the time; others are perceived as being rude, often due to circumstances and timing. Every case is different, and should be...
    Oct 16, '14
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  19. How to get a job and where?????
    What specialty are you looking for? If it is in critical care or OB/Peds, you will likely need some experience in "Med/Surg" (does any hospital still combine those units anymore?). This will open...
    Oct 16, '14
    Forum: Nursing First Job Hunt Assistance
  20. Does anybody else feel guilty about calling off?
    So, if people are "written up" (one of the hospital industry's and nursing's all-time faves) for doing something wrong or calling in ("sick" or otherwise), are they written down for doing something...
    Oct 16, '14
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  21. Do we need a union? Management is taking advantage of us.
    Simple disagreement, especially when facts are included, here often leads to being labeled a malcontent or worse. Join the party. ;) If not so sad at times, it would be entertaining. And yes,...
    Oct 16, '14
    Forum: Collective Bargaining / Nursing Union
  22. Do we need a union? Management is taking advantage of us.
    "Nurse driven" is similar to "Nurse-centric"... two (of many) great cliches of which to be wary. There is an old saying: "Ya paysY yer money, and ya takes yer chances" ;)
    Oct 16, '14
    Forum: Collective Bargaining / Nursing Union
  23. Is it fair for the media to blame the RN in Texas for contracting Ebola?
    Regardless of which news channel/network/source is favored by anybody, why do we (as a society) insist upon believing that which any of the media throws at us as being anything more than opinion? ...
    Oct 16, '14
    Forum: Disasters: Preparing and Responding
  24. URGENT: Are CDC Ebola Guidelines 'Good Enough'?
    Even if CDC Tom (he really does remind us of Baghdad Bob) stepped down, there would be far too many others like him who could be his replacement. Those who can... do; those who cannot... are...
    Oct 16, '14
    Forum: Disasters: Preparing and Responding
  25. New FB messenger,...HIPAA Violations?
    15368 ;)
    Aug 24, '14
    Forum: HIPAA and Nursing Challenges


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