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  1. Healthcare Reform-ER
    I really wish they had built some sort of penalty for ER abuse. Pay a hefty fee for using the ER instead of making an appointment. But then, all someone has to do to get around that is say they...
    Mar 24, '10
    Forum: Nursing Activism / Healthcare Politics
  2. Do you think this site would profit from a chat room?
    Twice upon a time ago there was a chat room. Both times it was shut down, mainly because of user abuse. If you notice that in many posts, especially those that could be considered controversial,...
    Mar 24, '10
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  3. how does nursing work for a military spouse?
    Can't you work for the military as a civilian nurse and not have to get a license everywhere you go? The military also has its own agency-C2 I think it's called. It's the same if you find a VA job...
    Mar 9, '10
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  4. Being a Nurse for a Killer
    You wouldn't be asked to take care of someone who committed a violent crime against someone close to you. And no, you should not bring your personal feelings into it. For all you know, some...
    Nov 7, '09
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  5. Administration taking away baylor shift
    I agree, hospitals have been dumping their weekend only shifts for several years now. It's very, very expensive for the hospital, and like it or not, there is a money crunch pretty much everywhere. ...
    Nov 7, '09
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  6. The "woes" of 12 hr. Shifts
    Yeah if you think the work is never done in 12 hours, try getting it done in 8. I'm middle aged and 12 hours can be rough, especially in the ED. But I have 4 days off a week. Working 5 days...
    Oct 18, '09
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  7. How much walking do you have to do every day?
    In my old ED we all wore pedometers and averaged 13-16 miles each shift, each person. Needless to say we were tired.
    Oct 14, '09
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  8. Happy Emergency Nurses' Week!
    I'm just back to emergency since a few weeks ago. Our manager wrote Happy Emergency Nurse's Week on the white board. So we don't have to worry about useless trinkets. :spin:
    Oct 14, '09
    Forum: Emergency Nursing
  9. advice on giving flu shot
    Did she sign a consent. I thought everyone needs to fill out that form form flu shots.
    Oct 14, '09
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  10. Nursing job and time off-How flexible?
    These days in particular, hospitals will probably frown on a nurse taking so much time off. Many places only allow two weeks off at a time, and definitely not every few months. They need to be able...
    Oct 10, '09
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  11. How do you feel about this?
    I think if they want fresh baked cookies, Mr. Clemens needs to put his apron on and get cooking. No way should this ever be a nursing function. And as said before, what about all those poor...
    Oct 10, '09
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  12. I Need Help With A Present  For My Wife
    It wouldn't be appropriate to put either of those titles on until she's earned them. Just her name will be fine.
    Oct 8, '09
    Forum: Nursing Scrubs / Uniforms / Gear
  13. clinical nurse I, II, III, IV
    It does vary by facility. Many require certain objectives to attain each level, such as getting a BSN, getting certified in your specialty, years of experience, CEUs, holding in-services, etc. ...
    Oct 3, '09
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  14. Patient Complaints In Spite of Good Care
    This would have been a good thing to take to HR for mediation. Management didn't bother hearing your side of the story at all and should have.
    Oct 3, '09
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  15. Doctors legally forced to allow girl to commit suicide by Anti-Freeze!
    It wasn't depression alone she was suffering from. It states that she had an untreated personality disorder. With the most likely one, I'm guessing, borderline personality disorder, that would...
    Oct 3, '09
    Forum: Nursing News
  16. Any healthcare job fairs in NOVA or DC area????
    Check Nurse.com and Advance for Nurses websites for job fairs in the area. I think at least one of them have something coming soon.
    Oct 2, '09
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  17. Mandatory "Employer of Record"
    Most boards require that information so they can confirm that you're actually working to keep your license active. I have to fill that out every time I renew my license. Most other professions...
    Sep 29, '09
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  18. How many miles/minutes do you drive to work?
    It takes me about 1 hour, 15 minutes to get to work. More if there's been an accident. In that case all bets are off. There really aren't very good jobs that pay well at all close to home. Now...
    Sep 27, '09
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  19. Is this Ethical or Legal?
    I would tell them I will not do such a thing unless it's in writing. And if they put it in writing I'd send it to the state's hospital association, Joint Commission, CMS, and while I was at it, the...
    Sep 17, '09
    Forum: Emergency Nursing
  20. Scribes in the ED
    I think if a doctor has the time to dictate to a scribe, then he or she has time to type it out himself and save the hospital the money.
    Sep 17, '09
    Forum: Emergency Nursing
  21. Calculators on entrance exam?
    I'd contact someone at the school and ask. Each school is different, and they can change their rules year to year.
    Sep 17, '09
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  22. Nurse pressured to admin IV lasix by DON w/o notifying MD
    Unless the DON has prescriptive privileges or there are standing phsycian orders, no way. It's illegal. Document and report it to the BON and CMS. Same goes for the nurse pushing Lasix.
    Sep 16, '09
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  23. Chinese Experts Question Swine Vaccine Safety
    Each year a new seasonal flu vaccine is released. That's not tested for years, either.
    Sep 16, '09
    Forum: Disasters: Preparing & Responding
  24. Selfharm and nursing opinions??
    Healed scars are not an infection control risk. If you cut recently and the wounds are open, then you are at risk.
    Sep 16, '09
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  25. "Time to Talk About Death"
    I agree a lot with this article. Another problem is that doctors don't always discuss end of life care with patients-partly out of discomfort of that they perceive they are "giving up" on the...
    Sep 16, '09
    Forum: Nursing News


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