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  1. Can a Nurse Punch a Patient in Self-Defense?
    Here is the whole 33 page report: http://www.nzdoctor.co.nz/media/3410719/12hdc01008.pdf A few observations. It gives us the events, but not really giving us a vivid picture. It appears that...
    Jul 21
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  2. When a Doctor is very nasty...and
    Does your employee handbook, or P & P address employee conduct? You stated he is an employee, so he is held to that standard. As suggested, go through the proper channels, as a group. You...
    Jul 20
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  3. Black listing
    Many places will only verify job title and dates of employment. They can probably divulge anything they like, but then they may face a law suit if the the candidate challenges "the truth," or feels...
    Jul 20
    Forum: Nursing Activism / Healthcare Politics
  4. Large For-Profit College Chain closing amid federal investigation
    I never heard of them, had to look them up. They own Everest, Heald, & Wyotech. Everest is here, maybe Wyotech too. Lots of TV ads for MA training, IIRC. You wrote, "I recieved generous...
    Jul 20
    Forum: Nursing News
  5. Oxygen Tank Carriers
    Check CMS & TJC rules and regs. I don't have the exact reference, but I know that came up after our last inspection.
    Jul 20
    Forum: Operating Room Nursing
  6. Hospitals pay for college?
    There are a number of places that provide tuition reimbursement, but many require that you be there for a period of time before qualifying.
    Jul 18
    Forum: Illinois Nursing
  7. Giving Notice?
    I've always known the proper protocol is to present your letter, in person, to your immediate supervisor (usually the person that gives you your evaluation) Giving it to someone further up the...
    Jul 17
    Forum: Nursing and Professionalism
  8. Offensive?
    I had one home where the wife objected to me using the kitchen sink, because that's where they "wash the (store bought, raw) chicken." I have no idea if she felt I was contaminating the sink, or the...
    Jul 17
    Forum: Home Health Nursing
  9. Australian Healthcare Worker with HIV
    I've worked with at least 3 HC Workers with HIV. They were no risk to anyone else. When end I read this: ""What I can say is a health professional was detected with HIV, they have ceased...
    Jul 17
    Forum: Nursing News
  10. Getting older...feeling forced out
    I'm very much past 40 i agree with Most of what you wrote. While I don't agree that post-masters certs are necessary, it is important that every clinician shows continued professional growth...
    Jul 16
    Forum: Health / Stress Management 101
  11. Do I have a right to a copy of my employee health file?
    Since the outside agency did the work up at the request of the facility, and they paid for it, it could argued that since you are not their client they are under no obligation to honor your request....
    Jul 16
    Forum: HIPAA and Nursing Challenges
  12. Declining new patient soc
    No, you are right. You are accountable for all care you provide. Any error you make would create a result of greater magnitude compared to an adult. You could offer to accompany the nurse, or...
    Jul 15
    Forum: Home Health Nursing
  13. Wagon Wheel Schedule?
    According to Google, one of these responses addresses the wagon wheel. http://allnurses.com/geriatric-nurses-ltc/has-your-facility-382549.html
    Jul 15
    Forum: First Year After Nursing Licensure
  14. LOST LITTLE LPN, what now?
    I'm assuming you want to become an RN or otherwise stay in healthcare? See if you can find a job with tuition reimbursement. That way you can continue your education at very little cost BTW, I...
    Jul 15
    Forum: LPN / LVN Corner
  15. RN patient ratios
    For 22-30 on days, 3 nurses (1 may be LPN), 3-4 MHW, a secretary, 1AT, some social workers
    Jul 15
    Forum: Psychiatric Nursing
  16. Phone Interview.HELP!
    Yes treat it like any other interview, including getting dressed in comfortable but interview appropriate clothing. Have a nice clear work surface to work at, turning off tv, social media, etc
    Jul 14
    Forum: Nursing Interview Help
  17. Had a roach fall out of the cealing..
    As amolucia said, plus barriers. Folded up newspaper (read or unread, doesn't matter). Never put your bag, or your knees, on a dirty surface. Had a roach drop off the ceiling. Far worse was...
    Jul 14
    Forum: Home Health Nursing
  18. CEs
    CEs
    Yes. Illinois accepts any CE or CME approved by any other state
    Jul 14
    Forum: Illinois Nursing
  19. Got a Second Job! Help!
    As a professional courtesy you let her know as early as possible that you will no longer be able to work as many hours as of such and such date, but you will be honoring the expectation of the job.
    Jul 13
    Forum: Nursing Job Search Assistance
  20. Management sharing too much information?
    I'm not sure what the actual law is, but the usual standard is for leadership to not divulge any details. However, people notice when someone is no longer on the schedule, and often are observant...
    Jul 13
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  21. Useful to know another language?
    Certified interpreters are required for crucial conversations, but bilingual proficiency allows the clinician to converse with the patient within the scope of ones own level of practice. Requires...
    Jul 12
    Forum: First Year After Nursing Licensure
  22. one that people here don't talk about: making more financially
    ROTH's are great, and a few lucky people even have Roth 401k/403b available to them. But they're not always better for all. While any growth is tax free, any money going in post-tax dollars. You...
    Jul 12
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  23. Mental Health Nurse
    Welcome aboard! I'm not clear if you want to be psychiatric nurse on the unit, or as an APN. The latter would be more of you've described you are looking for. It's a great field, a challenging...
    Jul 12
    Forum: Psychiatric Nursing
  24. Useful to know another language?
    Sure it can help. if a hospital gets 10 identical resumes, and yours is the only one that's lists a foreign language. Yours may move to the top of the pile.
    Jul 12
    Forum: First Year After Nursing Licensure
  25. one that people here don't talk about: making more financially
    Every fund charges management funds, including all of Vanguards. Those fees are public are disclosed so the consumer to allow one to pick a fund with low expenses. You need to look at the total...
    Jul 12
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion


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