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  1. Unfair suspension
    Bpd = borderline personality disorderNOT bipolar.
    Jun 29, '12
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  2. Unfair suspension
    Maybe I should contact the person at the DOH to whom the daughter spoke?
    Jun 26, '12
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  3. Unfair suspension
    Suanna, too bad you are wrong. The suspension was without pay and there was no investigation, just falling over themselves choosing a disciplinary approach to me. No questions asked, period. The...
    Jun 26, '12
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  4. Unfair suspension
    I took care of a pt who had a daughter who truely was borderline personality disorder. DeLing w/ her was crazy, as those familiar w/ bpd know. The pt was end-stage and the daughter's vehement;...
    Jun 22, '12
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  5. tuition assistance/forgivness in allegheny or beaver county?
    I heard something about a tuition forgiveneness program for CCAC nursing program in Allegheny County. Is there such a thing? A friend of mine is a CNA and wants to become an RN. She'd rather...
    Jan 4, '12
    Forum: Pennsylvania Nursing
  6. JHU and AGH/West Penn Deal
    This just in, boys and girls: AGH is going to team up with Highmark and Cleveland Clinic, and all patients with Highmark insurance will HAVE to go to AGH. That is going to cut patient admissions to...
    Apr 12, '11
    Forum: Pennsylvania Nursing
  7. Anyone attended previous Nurse anesthesia school and withdrawn
    I'm sorry for your situation.
    Jan 16, '11
    Forum: Student Registered Nurse Anesthetist
  8. RN jobs in Pittsburgh area
    Even with West Penn downsizing dramatically and so many of those nurses flooding the job market, UPMC is hiring nurses all the time. Passavant just underwent a huge hiring period. McKeesport has...
    Dec 2, '10
    Forum: Pennsylvania Nursing
  9. New Grad Program at Hershey Medical Center
    Both Hershey and Geisinger have outstanding reputations, all the more amazing in that they are well outside the areas of the 2 huge cities in PA, those being Pittsburgh and Philly. Country living,...
    Dec 2, '10
    Forum: Pennsylvania Nursing
  10. Anyone attended previous Nurse anesthesia school and withdrawn
    It's been 2 years since I withdrew. For those in the same shoes, you can't let it ruin your life. It took a while to recover from what I truely believe was PTSD, and I could have stressed out over...
    Oct 22, '10
    Forum: Student Registered Nurse Anesthetist
  11. Please help! CRNA school for Post-Master student
    The question being asked is not about schools that do not require the GRE at all, but those that waive if for people who have already taken it. two thoughts 1. just why should one be required...
    Oct 22, '10
    Forum: Student Registered Nurse Anesthetist
  12. Anyone attended previous Nurse anesthesia school and withdrawn
    I'm going to stand by my "pretty clueless" assessment. In no other Advanced Practice role education would this subject even come up, let alone having been condoned for decades. When I envision...
    Oct 22, '10
    Forum: Student Registered Nurse Anesthetist
  13. West Penn hospital consolidation to cost 1,500 jobs
    I heard the death knell for West Penn when I read that the ER was closing in January. It'll just be an AGH annex. They should rename it AGH East. I wonder what will happen to Forbes Regional when...
    Jul 7, '10
    Forum: Nursing News
  14. Anyone attended previous Nurse anesthesia school and withdrawn
    It's been a while since I posted to this thread. I agree with the person who said that hazing is condoned and perpetuated because of political reasons. That hits the nail on the head. It has...
    Jul 4, '10
    Forum: Student Registered Nurse Anesthetist
  15. West Penn hospital consolidation to cost 1,500 jobs
    Man alive. I left AGH after a long tenure there, they wouldn't rehire me, and I went to UPMC. I'm more and more glad I did. The future in health care with these big systems is in the outlying...
    Jul 2, '10
    Forum: Nursing News
  16. What Do Operating Room Nurses Do?
    I think the OP significantly overstates the patient assessment and intervention done by OR circulators. I spent a year as a SRNA and, believe me, it is the CRNAs who have that major role. The...
    Nov 25, '09
    Forum: Operating Room Nursing
  17. St. Elizabeth's YSU vs. Laroche/Allegheny Valley
    Gilli, I sent you a PM. Please read it before you decide.
    Mar 28, '09
    Forum: Student Registered Nurse Anesthetist
  18. Trouble with getting a job
    There seems to be a real hiring slow-down in Pittsburgh. The stock market slump affects hospitals capitol improvements but the decrease in Medicare reimbursements affects the daily operating budgets...
    Feb 26, '09
    Forum: Pennsylvania Nursing
  19. Vent: CV pt that should have gone back to OR (long)
    Wow. This kind of thing is always a team effort. Two or three nurses working their butts off at this bedside for hours. I am amazed that he suffered no MOSF. Whenever I interview...
    Dec 22, '08
    Forum: MICU / SICU Nursing
  20. Anyone attended previous Nurse anesthesia school and withdrawn
    This is not a school thing--it is a clinical site/individual CRNA-MDA thing. Many clinical sites have students from more than one school. So many of you want to think that it is 'some...
    Dec 22, '08
    Forum: Student Registered Nurse Anesthetist
  21. Anyone attended previous Nurse anesthesia school and withdrawn
    I'd say prob. 10% of SRNAs have only good clinical experiences, incl. reasonable pimping, helpful feedback, friendly and supportive CRNAs/MDAs. I'd say prob 10% have really horrific experiences. ...
    Dec 21, '08
    Forum: Student Registered Nurse Anesthetist
  22. Refusal of Brain Death exam??
    No one has ever survived brain death. This is not persistent vegetative state. What if your child were critically ill and there were no available beds in the ICU, and your child, who was...
    Dec 20, '08
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  23. Refusal of Brain Death exam??
    Brain death isn't something that's just 'used' in organ donation. If a patient has a massive stroke, or suffers massive traumatic brain injury, and if they show no signs of brain function, it is...
    Dec 19, '08
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  24. Refusal of Brain Death exam??
    You are thinking of persistent vegetative state. That is not brain death. People do not 'wake up' from brain death. You do not 'diagnose' brain death. You verify it. The criteria are...
    Dec 19, '08
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  25. Oh well, I tried..........
    Great post, WitchyRN. I am a firm believer that it is each persons right and responsibility to set boundaries regarding how they let others treat them. However, there are some situations that...
    Dec 19, '08
    Forum: Operating Room Nursing


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