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  1. Guys, do you take this personally?
    Actually, that's not quite accurate. The patient always has a choice, and still has the right to postpone a procedure and request rescheduling that allows for same gender care. Hospitals always say...
    Sep 28, '12
    Forum: Men in Nursing
  2. Guys, do you take this personally?
    I agree that nurses are refused for all kinds of reasons, and never said that you had to like it. It happens to both male and female nurses, and there's really nothing that can be done to change it....
    Sep 14, '12
    Forum: Men in Nursing
  3. Guys, do you take this personally?
    The issue you're describing is gender modesty. Gender modesty is something that is ingrained to some extent in most individuals in our society. There any number of influences, including cultural,...
    Sep 13, '12
    Forum: Men in Nursing
  4. What are your thoughts on patients who request no male nurses taking care of them?
    Personally, I don't see a problem with this type of request from either gender. As others have said, if it makes the patient more comfortable, why not? I'm sure there are extreme exceptions, but...
    Jun 28, '12
    Forum: Men in Nursing
  5. Colonoscopy awake, pain-free, no amnesia or hangover
    Question for you: Is there anything that would preclude a CRNA from administering remifentanyl? Given it's short half life and non-accumulative properties I would think it would be a fairly easy and...
    Jun 7, '12
    Forum: Gastroenterology Nursing
  6. Ruptured Appendix
    Did a little research. A recently released study in the UK concluded that antibiotics are a safe and effective initial therapy for patients with uncomplicated acute appendicitis, which...
    Jun 5, '12
    Forum: Emergency Nursing
  7. when patients go off the floor...
    Just to be clear, I never said you were lying to the patient, I said the facility was - there is a difference. Here's a link to another discussion on the subject: ...
    Mar 31, '12
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  8. when patients go off the floor...
    This is a good example of how good intentions can cross into unethical behavior. The premise that if a patient leaves AMA their insurance will not cover their stay is a complete myth - an urban...
    Mar 30, '12
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  9. when patients go off the floor...
    Just a point of clarification. You can't legally force a patient to sign an AMA form....or anything else for that matter. Sure you can try to talk them into it, but if they refuse there's really...
    Mar 28, '12
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  10. Colonoscopy awake, pain-free, no amnesia or hangover
    remifentanil has a couple really neat properties. it is ultra-short acting with a half life of approx. 4 minutes. additionally, unlike other synthetic opioids which are metabolized in the liver,...
    Feb 19, '12
    Forum: Gastroenterology Nursing
  11. HIPAA in "semi private" areas
    OK, just to put a slight twist on this....suppose the patient clearly states that they want privacy for any discussions with their provider(s) regarding their care and are not comfortable discussing...
    Dec 6, '11
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  12. a question about cardiac arrest w/asystole!
    Statistically, the odds aren't good. The survival to discharge rate for cardiac arrest w/asystole when the event occurs in hospital is less than 10%, and 60% of those will likely suffer significant...
    Nov 15, '11
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  13. Uncomfortable feeling during dilitation check?
    Definitely not my area of expertise, but I had a thought.... In the event where it is traumatizing or unnecessarily painful for the patient, especially in situations when it is of little relevance...
    Sep 25, '11
    Forum: Ob/Gyn Nursing
  14. Male nurse in L&D
    This may be your opinion, but it is not factually correct. There is a legal exception to the equal employment regulations that in certain circumstances allows hiring based on gender, and L&D is one...
    Sep 14, '11
    Forum: Ob/Gyn Nursing
  15. Patient's wearing underwear
    You might try a web search. There are a couple resources out there that, if I recall correctly, state that the patients underwear regardless of material, is no more a risk for static electricity than...
    Sep 12, '11
    Forum: Operating Room Nursing
  16. Male nurse in L&D
    You are. As I have said previously, a patient has the absolute legal right to refuse any specific caregiver for any reason. Further, you should be able to do so without any snide comments,...
    Sep 12, '11
    Forum: Ob/Gyn Nursing
  17. Male nurse in L&D
    Correct - I meant to write "hires only females" And yes, I was referring to moving on from that patient.....
    Sep 9, '11
    Forum: Ob/Gyn Nursing
  18. Male nurse in L&D
    First off, unless I misread the OP he's a nurse, not a midwife, applying for a staff L&D position. Secondly, if every L&D in his area or state hires only males for L&D there is almost certainly a...
    Sep 8, '11
    Forum: Ob/Gyn Nursing
  19. Male nurse in L&D
    Absolutely correct. It's called a "BFOQ" and legally allows hiring based on gender if the employer can show that they meet the criteria. It's the same exception that allows, for example, a heath club...
    Sep 8, '11
    Forum: Ob/Gyn Nursing
  20. Male OB nurse
    Actually, that's not necessarily true. There is a legal exception called a BFOQ that allows hiring based on gender - a number of L&D units have successfully used this by demonstrating that they meet...
    Sep 8, '11
    Forum: Ob/Gyn Nursing
  21. Do you think this law is fair in regards to healthcare workers in Illinois?
    Good luck with that. A sleeping patient that reacts instinctively in self protection to an outside physical stimulus is not consciously aware they are doing so - doesn't even come close to fitting...
    Aug 24, '11
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  22. What do you do with motorcycle helmets after a motorcycle accident?
    OK, I can see your point.....thing is, every time I see a post commenting on how bloody clothing, helmets, etc. are a bio-hazard, the question keeps popping into my mind: "It's the patient's own...
    Aug 3, '11
    Forum: Emergency Nursing
    I agree completely. An important part of a nurse's job is to advocate for their patient and respect their wishes - you did exactly that, while continuing to provide care and support. You did good...
    Aug 3, '11
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  24. What do you do with motorcycle helmets after a motorcycle accident?
    I agree. Neither the hospital nor it's personnel have any legal right to dispose of any of the patient's property without their permission. If it's taken as evidence by the police, that has legal...
    Jul 31, '11
    Forum: Emergency Nursing
  25. Transdermal nitro patches and microwaves?
    Highly unlikely it could cause a problem - see abstract at this url:
    Jul 24, '11
    Forum: Cardiac Nursing