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  1. ER nurses not calling report anymore...
    I think this is true in many cases, but I have to stick up for management at my hospital when it comes to staffing. Our ratios are currently 4:1 and if we end up with an ICU patient, a nurse is...
    Dec 24, '13
    Forum: Nursing Issues On Patient Safety
  2. ER nurses not calling report anymore...
    Nobody said that the information was "useless." The argument has been against the method for obtaining some of the information.
    Dec 24, '13
    Forum: Nursing Issues On Patient Safety
  3. ER nurses not calling report anymore...
    I just left a job where I did the same thing for a similar sized hospital. When I was first hired, the manager said that they had tried non-nurses in the position and it didn't work as well. I...
    Dec 24, '13
    Forum: Nursing Issues On Patient Safety
  4. ER nurses not calling report anymore...
    I'm not arguing against a verbal report at all. I like giving a verbal because you can communicate things that you would never get from just charting. I just don't like spending unnecessary time...
    Dec 24, '13
    Forum: Nursing Issues On Patient Safety
  5. ER nurses not calling report anymore...
    Except they aren't asking only one question. They are asking me many of their admission questions. Besides, I would have to look up the admitting or consulting doc just like she should be doing. And...
    Dec 23, '13
    Forum: Nursing Issues On Patient Safety
  6. ER nurses not calling report anymore...
    I have never had a patient refuse, but of course you can't force them.
    Dec 23, '13
    Forum: Nursing Issues On Patient Safety
  7. ER nurses not calling report anymore...
    I forgot to mention that asking if my patient has an IV is particularly annoying given that it's our policy not to admit a patient without one. I have never sent a patient to the floor without an...
    Dec 23, '13
    Forum: Nursing Issues On Patient Safety
  8. ER nurses not calling report anymore...
    It's not that I don't think that knowing the admitting and consulting physicians is important, but both of those pieces of information are on the computer printed admission order that comes up with...
    Dec 23, '13
    Forum: Nursing Issues On Patient Safety
  9. ER nurses not calling report anymore...
    Yeah, this kind of stuff shouldn't happen and it blows me away that it does. I guess I don't know for certain that it doesn't happen where I work but I can't imagine any of the nurses where I work...
    Dec 23, '13
    Forum: Nursing Issues On Patient Safety
  10. ER nurses not calling report anymore...
    I agree that this shouldn't happen. Someone said that they believe that they don't get report anymore because they ask too many questions. Appropriate questions are fine and necessary. But what...
    Dec 23, '13
    Forum: Nursing Issues On Patient Safety
  11. ER nurses not calling report anymore...
    I'm curious to know if that's with the OP meant. Sometimes nurses at my hospital complain that the patient isn't sick enough for their floor.
    Dec 23, '13
    Forum: Nursing Issues On Patient Safety
  12. ER nurses not calling report anymore...
    What do you mean by "inappropriate admission?"
    Dec 23, '13
    Forum: Nursing Issues On Patient Safety
  13. Can employer ask for my liability insurance info?
    How did they know that you have your own policy?
    Nov 28, '13
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  14. Co-worker asked how much I make an hour
    I get what you're saying, but understand that the fear you are expressing is EXACTLY the state of mind that management wants you in! If you are satisfied with what you make that's great. I just...
    Nov 25, '13
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  15. Co-worker asked how much I make an hour
    I believe that this is exactly why it SHOULD be discussed. Management wants to keep it under wraps so that they can continue to pay everyone as little as possible. If all of you knew what everyone...
    Nov 23, '13
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  16. Malpractice Insurance?
    Please do read the other threads. I think you will find that the overwhelming majority will recommend that you get your own insurance. I have had my own insurance since I was a student and will never...
    Nov 21, '13
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  17. How can I get hospital experience as an RN?
    Take a PRN job. Hospitals are often more willing to hire someone with your type of background on a PRN basis, and it would be that "foot in the door" that you need to get the job you really want....
    Oct 31, '13
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  18. Phasing out noc shift differential in acute care?
    My shift diff is a percentage which amounts to $2.92 for me. It doesn't sound like a lot but it translates to $502/month, which is fairly significant and is one reason that I stay on nights. My...
    Oct 23, '13
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  19. Got an email saying that we are encouraged to have our MSN by 2017
    Michigan. Technically they are EDTs.
    Oct 23, '13
    Forum: Nursing and Professionalism
  20. Got an email saying that we are encouraged to have our MSN by 2017
    I'm curious...what do CNAs do at your hospital that RNs used to do? Where I work, CNAs on the floor mostly just take vitals, assist with bedpans and the like. In the ER, they also start IVs, put in...
    Oct 23, '13
    Forum: Nursing and Professionalism
  21. Am I the only one who hates 12 hour shifts??
    I find this to be just the opposite for me. I work nights but prefer 8 hour shifts. When I work 12s, I'm useless for at least 2 days until I recover adequately, thus I have little to no time off...
    Sep 18, '13
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  22. How much is too much when you catheterize
    I had a patient in the ED once who needed a foley. I drained 4000 ml of urine and didn't bother to clamp in between. I just used 4 urinals to empty the bag. Funny thing was that neither the...
    Sep 18, '13
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  23. Well.. I guess I am going to be canned
    I agree that it would be difficult to prove. However, that wouldn't prevent someone from filing a suit and the OP would still have to defend the allegations. That alone could financially ruin...
    Sep 11, '13
    Forum: Nursing Issues On Patient Safety
  24. Well.. I guess I am going to be canned
    Yeah, exactly what I was thinking. HR is management and on the side of your employer. NEVER trust that they will look out for your best interests. It's a total conflict of interest to have HR...
    Sep 11, '13
    Forum: Nursing Issues On Patient Safety
  25. ER nurses not calling report anymore...
    Policy at my hospital is that every admitted pt must have IV access, even if the only access that can be gotten is a 24g in a thumb or foot.
    Sep 5, '13
    Forum: Nursing Issues On Patient Safety


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