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  1. Is there a legal way to do this...
    Your security team needs some education on HIPAA - no PHI is being disclosed, and falls within our duties as healthcare workers as both Esme12 and GrnTea have pointed out. Highly recommend printing...
    Jun 30
    Forum: HIPAA and Nursing Challenges
  2. What would help you love your job?
    I can not 'Like' this enough to adequately explain how much I agree with you. I will add - be supportive regarding my schedule and flexible. My family is important to me too. Sick time should be a...
    Jun 29
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  3. Advice please: Withdrawal of feeding tube
    Definitely call the ombudsman. You'll be anonymous, if it's neglect a guardian can be appointed instead of the sons as durable power of attorney. Speech services can still go on through Hospice and...
    Jun 29
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  4. NEW ADON
    Wow, heavy responsibility for that length of experience. Best of luck to you.
    Jun 25
    Forum: Geriatric Nurses / LTC Nursing
  5. "It's Not That Special --
    I think it's only a benefit if you have something to contribute, and seriously, why not? If you don't think it's beneficial, move on to the next post. Getting affronted that someone is posting in a...
    Jun 11
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  6. "No One Respects My Religious Beliefs"
    She sounds immature and opportunistic. Tell her she must arrange coverage and she can't leave the floor without notification. These are standard expectations for the job, and have nothing to do with...
    Jun 11
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  7. I Hope No One Hires You
    I also want to acknowledge the nurse could in fact be a self serving jerk :D Then good riddance!!
    Jun 11
    Forum: Geriatric Nurses / LTC Nursing
  8. I Hope No One Hires You
    I think it's very unproffesional. I think that it also an unwise decision in relation to finding another job and unfair to the staff and residents who depended on you. That being said, like the...
    Jun 11
    Forum: Geriatric Nurses / LTC Nursing
  9. Anti-Intellectualism in Nursing
    Green tea - if you read what I said - it calls for BSN prepared nurses - I just posted it because I found the one comment interesting - the no " definitive research one." It makes plenty of...
    Jun 5
    Forum: Nursing and Professionalism
  10. Anti-Intellectualism in Nursing
    " Cross-sectional studies can help us find and investigate relationships between variables though they are quite susceptible to the issue of "correlation does not equal causation". " This is...
    Jun 5
    Forum: Nursing and Professionalism
  11. Anti-Intellectualism in Nursing
    Sorry, I never said it was my opinion that the study was wrong. And no where did I state I was against BSN prepared nurses being better for patient care. I'd like to be one, I'm not, and given my age...
    Jun 5
    Forum: Nursing and Professionalism
  12. Anti-Intellectualism in Nursing
    There are studies that don't necessarily agree with the BSN argument by the way. The one above by Linda Aiken is from 2003 - this one is 2011 concludes experience does matter and BSN does not: ...
    Jun 5
    Forum: Nursing and Professionalism
  13. Anti-Intellectualism in Nursing
    Essentially, a nurse should always be THINKING while they are doing their TASKS :-) This from an insatiably curious LPN who initially went to College for English and Art, then had to drop out...
    Jun 5
    Forum: Nursing and Professionalism
  14. How to deal with angry doctors
    I don't agree with this in regards to the affront to their egos by asking whether they are familiar with their patient. Many times doctors are not, they are on call, not the primary as the Patient's...
    May 16
    Forum: First Year After Nursing Licensure
  15. Did I do the right thing?
    That's a really big deal. Three days? I'm sorry but I would make an enemy too. I'm on the fence with a nurse right now who I personally like, but am becoming less and less impressed with her attitude...
    Apr 24
    Forum: Geriatric Nurses / LTC Nursing
  16. Everything is our responsibility. Rant.
    We are in the middle of transitioning to this type of work environment and I'm freaking out about it. One unit has opened up already and things are the same as you describe. (Ours are next.) We were...
    Apr 24
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  17. Why is it that...
    You probably can't go back to that company. Usually if you're fired your on HR's do not rehire list. Good luck, and sorry this happened to you.
    Apr 24
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  18. Critically ill pts wanting to go AMA?
    I would ask the patient how they expected to get from the taxi to their house/apartment? No nurses to help then. You need to make it on your own steam if your going AMA. Or find someone to help you...
    Apr 24
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  19. Acidic Posting
    Thank you and I want to let you know that I always find your posts to be educated and professional. And to let you know that I was tempted to flame some people in another topic when I found their...
    Apr 10
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  20. Describe your 10/10 pain. Piggybacking off of recent pain discussions.
    The pain scale is such a subjective and difficult thing even for me as a nurse. I think the worst pain for me was with my having my first Child - was given Cytotec, and the contractions were so...
    Apr 10
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  21. What do you think of fibromyalgia?
    Fibromyalgia is real, as real as any headache you might complain of that I can't see, but yet still believe you when you tell me. Years ago I started having problems with my knees, then over...
    Apr 10
    Forum: Health / Stress Management 101
  22. YAHOOOOOOOOO!!!!!
    Congratulations!!!!!:up:
    Mar 30
    Forum: Geriatric Nurses / LTC Nursing
  23. Everything is our responsibility. Rant.
    When PT, OT, SS, let me know that my patient is requesting, juice, blankets, pillows, etc and I'm clearly in the middle of pouring meds or doing something else, I always direct them to where they can...
    Mar 30
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  24. Why Are Nurses So Critical of Other Nurses?
    Clearly it's a case by case basis, as some facilities staff are able to initiate IV s and administer IV Lasix, and some are not. I've worked in facilities that we could, but the one I'm in now we...
    Mar 30
    Forum: Geriatric Nurses / LTC Nursing
  25. Why Are Nurses So Critical of Other Nurses?
    I don't ever worry about it. I was there, they were not. It's my judgement and my license and my patient. I'm always interested to hear others views, but am very matter of fact about what and why I...
    Mar 28
    Forum: Geriatric Nurses / LTC Nursing


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