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  1. University of Chicago strike vote
    Nurses’ union votes to strike if negotiations fail Strike vote passes by overwhelming majority. Jan 30, 2015 According to Cindy Loudin, the Labor Representative for the National Nurses Union...
    12:16 pm
    Forum: Collective Bargaining / Nursing Union
  2. Healthcare deductables
    I'm pretty sure a Medicare Advantage plan killed my Daddy. He once told me his "Gatekeeper" primary physician told him his PSA was elevated. The following year it had gone up significantly. (He had...
    Jan 29
    Forum: Nursing Activism / Healthcare Politics
  3. Healthcare deductables
    I like to read opinions from the Cato Institute. Sometimes I agree with them. This time I got this far: I have had Medicare for several years. My husband began using Medicare as his health...
    Jan 29
    Forum: Nursing Activism / Healthcare Politics
  4. No 1:1 sitter for fall risk patient
    There are repercussions if the failure to implement an order results in a tragedy. In this situation The hospital was cited by the state and fined $75,000.00. The nurses were not held...
    Jan 28
    Forum: Nursing Issues On Patient Safety
  5. National Nurses United Announces Donation to International Medical Corps for Ebola Respons
    National Nurses United (NNU) today announced a donation of $40,000 to the disaster relief organization International Medical Corps, which is on the front lines of the Ebola response, for its...
    Jan 28
    Forum: Disasters: Preparing & Responding
  6. Hospitals Firing Seasoned Nurses: Nurses FIGHT Back!
    I'm a member of CNA and NNU. It takes a LOT of nurses working together. I think it is well worth the struggle. To contact NNU find out it there are already represented nurses in your state:...
    Jan 28
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  7. Hospitals Firing Seasoned Nurses: Nurses FIGHT Back!
    It IS illegal. For acute care hospitals that admit Medicare and/or Medicaid patients the MUST abide by CMS requirements. This is so whether or not they pay the Joint Commission or have a free state...
    Jan 27
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  8. Nursing Pride and Admiration
    Your Daddy knows. Thank you for advocating for your father. And now for your patients. Here was my Dad with my son. My son is now almost 45 years old. ...
    Jan 26
    Forum: Nurses Rock
  9. Nursing Pride and Admiration
    sirI and Esme: Thank you! We are blessed to have had the love of a father. We are also blessed to be nurses. Our work is important. My Dad at age 13....
    Jan 26
    Forum: Nurses Rock
  10. Nursing Pride and Admiration
    My Daddy was a jazz and classical musician and public school music teacher. He also worked as a studio musician. Because there are big staff expenses for studio recordings there are no rehearsals or...
    Jan 26
    Forum: Nurses Rock
  11. Nurses' union says settlement ends its dispute with Kaiser Permanente
    Kaiser RNs Begin Voting on New 3-Year Agreement 1/20/15 ... As the largest RN contract in the U.S., this agreement is expected to elevate nursing standards and workplace conditions across the...
    Jan 25
    Forum: Collective Bargaining / Nursing Union
  12. More nurses are better for patients. Why is it so hard to get hospitals to hire them?
    There is so much evidence that safe staffing saves lives and is cost effective. Hospital management all too often refuses to accept the fact that the only reason a person is admitted to a hospital...
    Jan 23
    Forum: Nursing News
  13. Shooting at Brigham and Womens, Cardiologist dies
    Brigham Shooting Sheds New Light on Hospital Violence Legislation Brigham and Women's Hospital staff were relatively prepared when a man pulled out a gun in a lobby full of people and fired two...
    Jan 23
    Forum: Nursing News
  14. To RNs, what are your thoughts about the mandated nurse-patient ratio?
    Here are links to research concluding that safe staffing improves outcomes and is cost effective. RATIOS: Evaluation | National Nurses United
    Jan 21
    Forum: Nursing Activism / Healthcare Politics
  15. Nurses' union says settlement ends its dispute with Kaiser Permanente
    Not easy, but worthwhile, in my opinion. Thousands of nurses attend meetings, CE classes, and demonstrations. Hundreds are leaders at their facilities. National Nurses United - CNA/NNU 101 --...
    Jan 20
    Forum: Collective Bargaining / Nursing Union
  16. To RNs, what are your thoughts about the mandated nurse-patient ratio?
    For now you are probably correct. I think now is the time for nurses to learn as much as possible about ratios and begin planning to educate people, especially members of Congress. The first time...
    Jan 19
    Forum: Nursing Activism / Healthcare Politics
  17. Nurses' union says settlement ends its dispute with Kaiser Permanente
    18,000 RNs gain 'stronger patient care voice' at Kaiser hospitals, union leaders say 1/17/15 ... The agreement affects registered nurses and nurse practitioners who work in 86 Kaiser...
    Jan 18
    Forum: Collective Bargaining / Nursing Union
  18. A New Study Shows Why Obamacare Should Have Been Single-Payer
    Sorry, I missed the word hybrid. Single payer wouldn't include Blue Cross/Shield, or other payers. Single does not mean more than one.
    Jan 15
    Forum: Nursing Activism / Healthcare Politics
  19. A New Study Shows Why Obamacare Should Have Been Single-Payer
    From your article it is also clear that one man, who campaigned on implementing single payer decided he would not. What he claimed was too expensive was NOT single payer. Definition of Single Payer...
    Jan 15
    Forum: Nursing Activism / Healthcare Politics
  20. A New Study Shows Why Obamacare Should Have Been Single-Payer
    Saturday, January 10, 2015 What Happened in Vermont: Implications of the Pullback from Single Payer Gov. Peter Shumlin’s Dec. 17, 2014, announcement that he would not press forward...
    Jan 15
    Forum: Nursing Activism / Healthcare Politics
  21. A New Study Shows Why Obamacare Should Have Been Single-Payer
    A couple years ago my husband had a hernia repair. There was a 14 week wait because the surgeon only operates on one day of the week and the surgery center didn't have an opening until then. ...
    Jan 15
    Forum: Nursing Activism / Healthcare Politics
  22. A New Study Shows Why Obamacare Should Have Been Single-Payer
    Socialized medicine is a system in which doctors, nurses and others work for and are paid by the government. Hospitals are owned and managed by the government. The Veterans Administration and...
    Jan 15
    Forum: Nursing Activism / Healthcare Politics
  23. seems like the union isn't doing anything
    Your hospital is in violation of California law unless they provide a competent RN to take report and take over your patients so you can go on your breaks. Fill out the form each and every time...
    Jan 14
    Forum: Collective Bargaining / Nursing Union
  24. A New Study Shows Why Obamacare Should Have Been Single-Payer
    Please let me explain my posts. Here is the research:
    Jan 14
    Forum: Nursing Activism / Healthcare Politics
  25. A New Study Shows Why Obamacare Should Have Been Single-Payer
    Billing and insurance-related administrative costs in United States health care: synthesis of micro-costing evidence A simplified financing system in the U.S. could result in cost savings...
    Jan 13
    Forum: Nursing Activism / Healthcare Politics


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