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  1. Support Kaci Hickox
    I'm too uncomfortable with the supposition that every infected person will perceive his/her symptoms and remove him/herself from contact with others before any viral shedding can occur. A 21-day...
    Oct 29
    Forum: Disasters: Preparing & Responding
  2. Curious to know why Jahi thread was closed?
    Allyson Scerri is a former hairdresser who now runs a "facility" which expressed interest in caring for Jahi McMath. Whether or not she was ever in fact moved there, I'm not sure. But Ms. Scerri...
    Oct 29
    Forum: Nursing News
  3. Why is NNU National Nurses United ignored on ANA and AACN websites?
    elkpark and MunoRN are correct - I did not consider the individual state affiliates of the the ANA, just the parent organization.
    Oct 26
    Forum: Nursing Activism / Healthcare Politics
  4. D-dimer very high
    As a critical care nurse I assume that you have access at work to various medical reference portals. Here is one available to the general public via a google search. D-dimer: The Test Wishing...
    Oct 26
    Forum: Emergency Nursing
  5. Is it normal to quit a job because the culture isn't welcoming?
    Then by all means, quit. Immediately. Another aspiring nursing student or other health care professional will gladly take your place. And after you've quit jobs 4 or 5 times, because you have...
    Oct 26
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  6. Is it normal to quit a job because the culture isn't welcoming?
    1. Thicker skin 2. Less focus on *feelings* 3. Realization that the purpose of going to work every day is to provide care for patients - in other words, complete the mission of the organization...
    Oct 26
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  7. Why is NNU National Nurses United ignored on ANA and AACN websites?
    Neither the American Nurses Association (ANA) nor the American Association of Critical Care Nurses (AACN) are unions.
    Oct 26
    Forum: Nursing Activism / Healthcare Politics
  8. Help! stay or go?
    As noted by several here, 10 ER patients of mixed acuity is dangerous ... but it is known to be the norm in NYC EDs. What is not the norm is the way that OP describes trauma staffing. That is...
    Oct 24
    Forum: Emergency Nursing
  9. Knitting during class: ok or not?
    You're going to have to choose to be 100% engaged in your lectures -- or not. Whether you can acclimate to the typical lecture/classroom environment -- or not.
    Oct 23
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  10. Therapeutic abortion clinic
    Therapeutic abortion is the term for elective abortion. Given the regulatory environment, the ongoing legal uncertainties, the prospect of protest activities and even the risk of violence, it is...
    Oct 23
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  11. Help from the nursing community for a recent medical graduate.
    Life is not always a linear path. Keep pursuing residency opportunities in all areas of the country and maybe consider a specialty that you haven't considered as yet. There have been unmatched...
    Oct 23
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  12. NETY - not a myth
    Love, love, LOVE GomerBlog.
    Oct 23
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  13. Esme Needs Your Prayers and Well Wishes
    Prayers and well wishes coming your way, Esme. Hope to see you here at AN soon!
    Oct 23
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  14. Nurse manager who yells at people
    Can't recommend replicating this approach: it is rife with liability for the individuals who did the recording and the organization itself.
    Oct 21
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  15. shotgun knowledge from emergency geniuses
    If you are working in an ED that sees trauma patients (and so performs FAST exams) and is on board with current Surviving Sepsis guidelines, you probably have a nurse educator, or at least some...
    Oct 20
    Forum: Emergency Nursing
  16. Dallas Presbyterian Nurse Interview
    I watched the whole interview. It brought tears to my eyes. Prayers said, Briana.
    Oct 17
    Forum: Disasters: Preparing & Responding
  17. VRE
    VRE
    CDC - VRE in Healthcare Settings - HAI CDC recommendations in link above. What does your facility policy state?
    Oct 16
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  18. Does anybody else feel guilty about calling off?
    This says it all. Guilt? No. The underlying "not fair to coworkers" mentality stems from an exaggerated sense of responsibility for staffing a unit, or a wishy-washy lack of healthy boundaries...
    Oct 16
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  19. Do you go to work with vomiting/diarrhea?
    Vomiting and/or diarrhea? That's a firm no.
    Oct 13
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  20. Suicide by antibotics ?
    Even if the patient survives with any intact neuro status, he has probably blown out his kidneys. If I were going to appropriate meds prescribed for another species, I wouldn't pick one with a...
    Oct 13
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  21. Does the company you keep work in health care??
    It is definitely true that most of my family and much of the rest of my social circle will never, ever in a million years understand my work in the ER in da hood. I don't talk about it much with...
    Oct 10
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  22. ER nurses not calling report anymore...
    I regret that I can only *like* this post once.
    Oct 10
    Forum: Nursing Issues On Patient Safety
  23. Nurses Who Don't Want to be Nurses
    No complaining around the OP ... noted. Oh, OP ... when you become employed as a nurse, make sure you don't stay at a job too long, or ever, ever let off a bit of frustration ... you could find...
    Oct 9
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  24. grandchildren signing consent
    That the family member is a hospital employee has no relevance. Nor is there any HIPAA issue -- a family member named by the patient as a contact person was appropriately contacted in the course of...
    Oct 9
    Forum: Nursing Issues On Patient Safety
  25. Thomas Eric Duncan and Hipaa
    Once your family starts being publicly photographed with a recognizable figure such as Jesse Jackson ... you've pretty much lost any claims to privacy.
    Oct 9
    Forum: HIPAA and Nursing Challenges


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