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  1. Meds & jail
    This is an interesting topic-and one I am considering for a masters thesis. I think it could be a really awful thing if meds such as benzos or narcs aren't provided and prisoners go into withdrawals...
    Apr 25
    Forum: Addictions Nursing
  2. Current and former sacred cows in nursing
    I think complete bed rest for a DVT was going down the tubes when I was on the floor, too. I dunno. Kinda miss floor nursing sometimes. Sort of. Been away for 1.5 years now.
    Apr 25
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  3. MSN-CM or MBA?
    As far as the career path you should be on, I can't help you there. But if it makes you feel better, I am in Loyola's MJ in health law program and it is $1220 an hour. So feel happy about the $800! I...
    Apr 25
    Forum: Case Management Nursing
  4. Medication Storage/tracking
    In a lockbox in a locked cabinet or locked room would solve your double locking problem. As far as regs for med disposal and tracking go, I'd check your state regs. for what they want.
    Apr 25
    Forum: Developmental Disabilities
  5. 10 states with 30M uninsured hold key to ACA success
    Yeah, I don't qualify for Obamacare subsidies-income is too low. I live in a state that didn't expand medicaid. But the good news is I am also exempt from it and from the penalty. Yay.
    Mar 25
    Forum: Nursing Activism / Healthcare Politics
  6. C. Diff in the hallways!
    the hospital i used to work at used to bug me with this as well. we had c diff and mrsa patients going out to smoke. the thing is that you can educate until you turn purple, but a patient can claim...
    Mar 25
    Forum: Nursing Issues On Patient Safety
  7. manager refusing comp time, and other issues
    Interesting pay situation-I suggest you go to your union, since you have that option. So many of us don't. They are also the ones who negotiated the pay. I worked med-surg/tele on a 40 bed unit for 4...
    Mar 25
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  8. ASA without "SAIDS"?
    So, I was sitting at the pharmacy yesterday waiting for my scrip to be filled, and a lady came up to ask a question. Lady: "My husband is supposed to take a baby aspirin every day, but all the...
    Mar 6
    Forum: Nursing Issues On Patient Safety
  9. Nurses who believe in herbal nonsense, alternative medicine, anti vaccine etc
    My issue would be that a nurse is probably acting outside their scope of practice if they are giving medical advice to patients.
    Mar 6
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  10. Would you consider a company car a HIPAA violation
    When I did my home health rotation the nurse I rounded with didn't even wear scrubs for safety reasons. In some of the neighborhoods he visited home health personnel wearing scrubs had been robbed at...
    Feb 26
    Forum: Home Health Nursing
  11. Can nurses collect unemployment?
    Generally speaking, unemployment benefits are only available to those who were fired without cause. Like in a layoff or downsizing situation. If you were fired with cause, your employer can dispute...
    Feb 12
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  12. Ever have a patient complain about you?
    I have been fired twice. The first time I had a complaint, it was a patient who was extremely unhappy about her clear liquid diet (so unhappy, in fact, that she threw her jello, in the dish, at my...
    Dec 18, '13
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  13. who has left nursing ?
    Oh, not if you saw my Sallie Mae account you wouldn't! But thanks :)
    Dec 18, '13
    Forum: Retired Nurses / Inactive Nurses
  14. My school is saying I owe 1750!
    I have a BS in business as well, so that was enough to get me into my grad program. It is not nursing specific. And yeah, to other comments: This was a pretty normal refund for me-I have received...
    Dec 18, '13
    Forum: Pre-Nursing Student
  15. who has left nursing ?
    I let nursing in October of 2012 after 4 years working med-surg. I was becoming burnt out and I tried to get another job, but after 5 interviews and a year and a half of putting in applications and...
    Dec 18, '13
    Forum: Retired Nurses / Inactive Nurses
  16. My school is saying I owe 1750!
    Yeah, mine did something similar. I took a 5 credit hour course over the summer-my final class for my BSN, and they refunded me $2300 too much. I had never had that happen before, and so when they...
    Dec 18, '13
    Forum: Pre-Nursing Student
  17. Need advice: Frequent falls of non compliant homebound pt with dementia
    I've got some of the same issues as the others have: benzos are chemical restraints and drugging a person "for their own good," especially in their own home/outside of acute care (she's not in ICU...
    Oct 25, '13
    Forum: Nursing Issues On Patient Safety
  18. I need help with Performance Improvement Project Ideas
    pressure ulcer prevention, pain control, patient satisfaction, decreased fall risk, med errors, nosocomial infection rates, readmission rates, discharge follow up compliance, discharge teaching in...
    Aug 27, '13
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  19. Is nursing for me???
    My initial response is no, nursing is not for you. May I ask why you put in the time to become a nurse? Or are you even a nurse yet-have you taken boards? To answer your other question, yes. I am a...
    Aug 21, '13
    Forum: Pre-Nursing Student
  20. LVN Help Please
    And, may I add, although I am an RN I imagine it will be the same principle-Yes, nurses are expected to have the same basic knowledge base across the board, but curriculum will differ because in the...
    May 16, '13
    Forum: Pre-Nursing Student
  21. Germ phobia strikes even people who should know better
    Oh, I agree wholeheartedly! I was watching this show "Doomsday Preppers" not too long ago and this woman was preparing for a pandemic flu. She had isolation gowns, N95 masks, lots of germ-x,...
    Apr 3, '13
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  22. Refilling water pitchers
    Yeah, cross contamination-what goes into a patient's room stays in a patient's room.
    Jan 9, '13
    Forum: Nursing Issues On Patient Safety
  23. Why In The Heck Should I Be A Loyal Nurse?
    My grandfather was over for Thanksgiving and was lamenting the loss of his healthcare benefits his company has been phasing out over the years. He retired with full pension and benefits in 1983. He...
    Nov 26, '12
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  24. Online BSN - Is it taken seriously?
    My online BSN included 180 clinical hours, face to face lectures, and group projects, including a presentation. I had to visit the campus once per semester, and twice during one semester. A lot of...
    Oct 25, '12
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  25. Too tired to work - weight of the world on my shoulders
    Me too-it was time for me to go, I'd been there 4 years and 5 months, to the day. My first nursing job. Got a lot going on, my family needs me more, so I quit. Yesterday was my last day. I'm the sole...
    Oct 19, '12
    Forum: About A Nurse - Nursing Cartoon Series


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