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  1. PATIENT posting pictures on Facebook
    At MunoRN, IIRC, if said property owner told you to stop taking pictures (or signs advising that photography is not allowed) while you're on his property, and one disregards him and continues to do...
    Aug 1, '13
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  2. Constant Vein Blowing?
    Having worked for years on an IV Team, I'm reluctant to favor one particular site repeatedly over many venipunctures. In drug abusers' parlance, we refer to this as creating tracks, as such veins...
    Aug 1, '13
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  3. PATIENT posting pictures on Facebook
    Photography for personal and or commercial purpose, and property rights, can often overlap, however their legalities are different. This is aside from any patient privacy issues, which is another...
    Jul 31, '13
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  4. Fraudulent visits - yes I brought it up!
    One has to realize that if egregious behavior is so egregious that it defies the imagination as to why it is being overlooked, there exists the distinct possibility that the parties tasked with...
    Mar 28, '13
    Forum: Home Health Nursing
  5. Andriod Apps
    I have the original Galaxy Note, Android v.4.04. The best apps out there are free, from Skyscape and Medscape. Look them up on Google's App store. Good luck!
    Feb 22, '13
    Forum: Mobile Apps For Nurses
  6. NYC's Lenox Hill Hospital Nurses Mull Strike Action
    Just learned that NYPNU and NS-LIJ may have reached a tentative agreement; it looks like the strike may have been averted. Regardless, it shows how important it is for nursing to stand strong and...
    Nov 2, '12
    Forum: Collective Bargaining / Nursing Union
  7. Evacuations after major NYC hospital loses backup power
    I work in one of those hospitals that took in many of those emergency transfers from NYU Langone; let me tell you, that if people think those nurses deserve praise for transporting those patient out,...
    Oct 31, '12
    Forum: Nursing News
  8. East Coast RN's-did you stay or go?
    Live in Queens, NYC; apartment is at least 3 blocks outside from zones B and C. Zone A was the mandatory evac. Had prepped extra supplies, water and food at home to last 2 weeks. One month MRE's in...
    Oct 31, '12
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  9. Nursing Unions: Pros and Cons
    As I read through this thread, one of the more hilarious observations that I've made over the years (having worked both union and non union sites) is that there is a general misconception that unions...
    Oct 25, '12
    Forum: Collective Bargaining / Nursing Union
  10. Nurse Dracula overqualified
    Speaking of which, I would certainly question his ability at maintaining asepsis, LOL...
    Oct 23, '12
    Forum: Nurses Rock
  11. El Paso Hospital voted for NNU
    Considering that Texas has long been a state that is not politically friendly to unions, this was a tremendous win. Kudos to those RN's sticking up for themselves and their professionalism ;) ...
    Oct 23, '12
    Forum: Collective Bargaining / Nursing Union
  12. NYC's Lenox Hill Hospital Nurses Mull Strike Action
    Lenox Hill Hospital, an institution with more than a century of history, is staffed by the great nurses of the New York Professional Nurses Union (NYPNU). After Lenox Hill was taken over by North...
    Oct 17, '12
    Forum: Collective Bargaining / Nursing Union
  13. Any stethoscope recommendations???
    This whole thread sort of reminds me of how audiophiles choose stereo systems. Some only want to have "the best" that money can buy because only then, would they be able to distinguish the high...
    Feb 26, '12
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  14. Sexual Harrashment towards Men in the nursing profession!
    in cases of inappropriate conduct or behavior between employees, it really doesn't matter if the activity was directed to one personally or not, as the simple presence of such already constitutes a...
    Feb 26, '12
    Forum: Men in Nursing
  15. Nurse trainee, OJT or blouse and pants uniform..
    Just about any health care uniform store in any major city would carry them and, if you're not in a large urban area, a simple on line search using the term "nurse's uniform for sale in the...
    Feb 21, '12
    Forum: International Nursing
  16. Not many Black/African American nurses working in the ICU's
    IMHO, this is an extremely complex and vexing question that defies easy pat explanations. Having said that, the first point I want to make is that people of color and minorities in general...
    Feb 15, '12
    Forum: CCU Nursing / Coronary / Cardiac
  17. DWI and taking the NCLEX..
    i agree with the points that emjeanrn stated; namely getting charged with dwi/dui and getting convicted of dwi/dui are two very different legal positions. in the us, jurisprudence leans in the...
    Feb 14, '12
    Forum: Nursing Licensure With A Criminal History
  18. background failed for banner!
    Moral Turpitude You're probably a lot wiser now and wouldn't be party to any more hit and runs. However, things like this can haunt you for a very long time. But don't lose hope. Another recruiter...
    Feb 8, '12
    Forum: Nursing Licensure With A Criminal History
  19. India: 73 patients die in hospital fire
    It's hard to apply US standards for fire safety to another country. One has to remember that even health care abroad is often nowhere near what Americans are used to. From the article, it reportedly...
    Dec 9, '11
    Forum: Nursing News
  20. infection and normal WBC
    from wiki: body temperature less than 36c or greater than 38c heart rate greater than 90 beats per minute tachypnea (high respiratory rate), with greater than 20 breaths per minute; or,...
    Dec 3, '11
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  21. What is the most interesting case you've seen in the ER?
    Suspected Serotonin Syndrome; came in walking talking c/o back ache, VS stable with mild tachycardia; later comatose, Fever 105.8 rectal, Finger Stick 10, and she was dead within five hours.
    Nov 30, '11
    Forum: Emergency Nursing
  22. And the Physical Training (PT) continues...
    Love those PT stories as they certainly bring back memories. I remember we used to do rifle PT (with the older M14s) and then do our daily two mile runs with them. But then, I was a young buck at 19...
    Nov 30, '11
    Forum: Government / Military Nursing
  23. HIPAA.... violation or not....
    As others mentioned, disclosure of just a name is NOT a HIPAA violation. As a matter of fact, hospitals usually confirm the names of patients in their institutions, and give a condition (guarded vs...
    Nov 30, '11
    Forum: HIPAA and Nursing Challenges
  24. 8-hour shifts save money?
    Going to 8's from 12's increases the commuting time and costs of the employee by 66%.
    Nov 30, '11
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  25. Deleting nurses notes
    altering medical records is a crime. regardless of the forensic recovery potential and ability (which is really legally moot here), destroying or changing medical records, especially if any sort...
    Nov 25, '11
    Forum: Geriatric Nurses / LTC Nursing


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