Search Results

Search Results Type: Posts; User: talaxandra

From Date
  1. Things you'd LOVE to be able to tell patients, and get away with it.
    "You know how you went to ICU three times because you were completely unrousable and we didn't know why? And then the fourth time someone decided to a BAL as well as a drug screen, and found you 6...
    Feb 19, '12
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  2. Californian to Sydney experienced PICU nurse looking for advice.
    I've had paid study leave for all my post-grad qualifications, and none of them were even in nursing (health ethics, social health, medical anthropology/health sociology) albeit with a focus on...
    Feb 18, '12
    Forum: Advice on Immigration
  3. Job Interview
    I'm sure they'll let you know if your application was unsuccessful, but maybe send an email after a fortnight politely enquiring if there's been any progress. Good luck :)
    Feb 18, '12
    Forum: International Nursing
  4. Nursing shortage??
    In the same way, Savonina, as the 50% or so of my colleagues who've worked, or plan to work, in the UK for a couple of years. It's aboutt he experience and the travel, and nothing to do with the...
    Feb 18, '12
    Forum: International Nursing
  5. Fasciitis AKA Flesh-Eating Bacteria
    Thanks Dan - as posted by me above (quite some time ago!) your story is amazing. Thank you so much for sharing it - as a nurse working with survivors of NF it's been invaluable for both my own...
    Feb 18, '12
    Forum: Infectious Disease Nursing
  6. EBA 2011 - here we go again
    We treated over 1.5 million patients last year, and $6M is less than a week's operating costs for a medium sized hospital - this is another Herald-Sun xenophobic beat up.
    Feb 18, '12
    Forum: Nursing in Australia / New Zealand
  7. Californian to Sydney experienced PICU nurse looking for advice.
    I'm not as familiar with the NSW ratios as I am with ours in Victoria, but my understanding is that they're pretty much the same as ours. The ratios depend on the acuity of the hospital and the kind...
    Jan 20, '12
    Forum: Advice on Immigration
  8. Why is unionization a subject of taboo??
    I don't think you're a sheep for having concerns about unions, and I'm pretty sure I haven't ever used the argument that "I'm right because I'm right". I absolutely object to the idea that nurses who...
    Jan 17, '12
    Forum: Collective Bargaining / Nursing Union
  9. Why is unionization a subject of taboo??
    My union is the only reason we achieved (the world's first legally mandated) nurse: patient ratios in 2000 - something we have since had to fight to keep every time we've negotiated our conditions....
    Jan 17, '12
    Forum: Collective Bargaining / Nursing Union
  10. Californian to Sydney experienced PICU nurse looking for advice.
    Welcome to AN as a participant :) I live in Melbourne, and work with adults, so I can't help with most of your questions. Every public hospital I know has rotating shifts, though many nurses have...
    Jan 17, '12
    Forum: Advice on Immigration
  11. Why is unionization a subject of taboo??
    Chico David, thanks for articulating a response that I couldn't quite frame.
    Jan 17, '12
    Forum: Collective Bargaining / Nursing Union
  12. Why is unionization a subject of taboo??
    My father also ran his own small business, and has been strongly anti-union. I have no idea where my strong sense of social justice came from, but it's been an integral part of who I am since I was a...
    Jan 13, '12
    Forum: Collective Bargaining / Nursing Union
  13. Religion Needed to be a Good Nurse?
    I don't think you have to be spiritual or religious to be a good nurse. I don't need to share my patients' beliefs to respect them. I don't need to care about my patients to provide care for them....
    Jan 11, '12
    Forum: Nursing and Spirituality
  14. Acute or Chronic Dialysis Nursing?
    Guttercat, is that figure (1 RN:16 patients plus tech/s) the case for acute as well as chronic? And how many techs would you expect?
    Jan 10, '12
    Forum: Dialysis / Renal / Urology
  15. Acute or Chronic Dialysis Nursing?
    That doesn't sound safe. I work on a renal (and other specialties) ward, not HD, so our patients go to another unit for acute dialysis. They seem to have a 1:2 ratio, and we don't have aides or techs...
    Jan 9, '12
    Forum: Dialysis / Renal / Urology
  16. Acute or Chronic Dialysis Nursing?
    Thanks for the quick response, FransBevy :) Does that mean you've got a 12-chair chronic HD unit, with four RN's and 3-4 techs? Sorry to be a little slow on the uptake - I don't transition from...
    Jan 9, '12
    Forum: Dialysis / Renal / Urology
  17. Acute or Chronic Dialysis Nursing?
    I was wondering what kind of ratios (nurse and tech: patient) you're used to in both acute and chronic.
    Jan 9, '12
    Forum: Dialysis / Renal / Urology
  18. Staffing in UK dialysis units?
    Hi. In Australia we have an all-RN workforce in acute HD. I understand from colleagues who've worked in the UK that you work with dialysis techs. I was wondering what kind of ratios you have in acute...
    Jan 9, '12
    Forum: International Nursing
  19. Almost had a coronary..
    You're welcome to the first, and you've earned the second :) I think the DD recording's fairly standard, at least across Victoria, as the log books aren't hospital specific. I do know that not...
    Jan 6, '12
    Forum: Nurses / Recovery
  20. Almost had a coronary..
    Not at my hospital, Carol - after a qualifying period, testing, journalling, supervision and an annual competency, RN's can single check almost anything, including narcotics. There's a lot of...
    Jan 6, '12
    Forum: Nurses / Recovery
  21. I can't understand what you're saying!
    If I have to work harder to decipher your post than I would reading a clinical article, I won't And the same goes for no grammar, no paragraphs on a lengthy post, a whole lot of unnecessary font...
    Jan 6, '12
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  22. CEU's - Preferred online source?
    Try this - they're not all CEU online tests but hopefully something wil be useful. The site does certainly got a far stronger medical than nursing focus.
    Jan 6, '12
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  23. CEU's - Preferred online source?
    If you subscribe to newsletters you often net links to CEUs without having to search. which is nice.
    Jan 6, '12
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  24. The best hairstyle for female student
    Plait is Australian/British for a braid. A snood is a cloth or net than can cover the whole head or, like I wore it, capture hair at the nape of the neck. I tried posting a picture of it but...
    Jan 6, '12
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  25. The best hairstyle for female student
    Maybe check what they mean by not touching your collar - when I trained, a hundred years ago, our hair wasn't allowed to touch the collar if it was down. Mine reached 2/3 down to my waist and I...
    Jan 5, '12
    Forum: General Nursing Student


Top