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  1. "Your ER sucks!" and other pleasantries...how you handle them?
    We were intubating a pt the other night and the pt on the other side of the curtain was complaining that no one had been in to see him. When his wife told me they were going to leave, i replied, "so...
    Nov 4
    Forum: Emergency Nursing
  2. Share your unit's new Ebola protocol
    We do much the same. As one of the designated "Ebola" hospitals in my state, our guidelines exceed the CDC guidelines. We have a special room (negative pressure) for the patients and we have...
    Nov 4
    Forum: Emergency Nursing
  3. Drug-seeking in prison?  Rx narcotics?
    I just tell them flat out that we do not give narcotics. I also tell them that people with chronic pain will NEVER have a pain level of zero. That is an unrealistic goal and taking more and more...
    Sep 24
    Forum: Correctional Nursing
  4. Negligence in correctional nursing
    The photo Huffington has was clearly taken before all the toes were gone. The picture in the Denver Post shows all the toes on the right foot have been removed. We only see one side of the story,...
    Sep 24
    Forum: Correctional Nursing
  5. Judge says Affinity Medical Center must reinstate nurse, recognize union
    I would think they would tread carefully. They have already been found guilty of unfair labor practice. The last thing they would need to is a suit claiming a hostile work environment.
    Feb 14
    Forum: Collective Bargaining / Nursing Union
  6. this is why people still think there's a nursing shortage!
    There is no nursing shortage and there hasn't been one in years. There is however, a staffing shortage. Hospitals are cutting back on staffing, so more and more nurses are working short staffed. ...
    Feb 11
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  7. Correctional Nursing Pros/Con and Environment
    In the jail, I am surrounded by correctional officers. Inmate movement is monitored and boundaries are clearly established. Also, every inmate is searched before entering (although I am sure some...
    Feb 8
    Forum: Correctional Nursing
  8. Correctional Nursing Pros/Con and Environment
    I have been a RN for 20 years and have worked in various settings. After spending 11 years doing med/surg/telemetry, I moved to the ED, which I absolutely love. Recently, I decided to take a part...
    Feb 5
    Forum: Correctional Nursing
  9. What to do with a head banger?
    I know in our ER we have had inmates come in due to mental health issues. If they are having a psychotic break, this is a mental health emergency and should be evaluated by a medical professional. ...
    Feb 5
    Forum: Correctional Nursing
  10. Seizures real vs fake
    I just started working in corrections, but still have my job in the ED. We get a lot of fake seizures in the ED. One thing I usually find, is that the fake seizures are usually preceded by some...
    Feb 5
    Forum: Correctional Nursing
  11. When Intensivists don't want to accept a patient...
    We have hospitalists that come down and do the admission for all patients. Once the patient gets to the ICU, the ICU doc takes over. So it is up to the hospitalist to make the initial...
    Jan 13
    Forum: Emergency Nursing
  12. Pregnant woman removed from life support?
    It is sad to think that women in these situations are merely human incubators. I agree, it is a very gray area. Would it be more acceptable if she were 35 weeks pregnant and the life support would...
    Dec 23, '13
    Forum: Nursing News
  13. Pregnant woman removed from life support?
    This is very sad. It is kind of creepy that these states are looking at these women as nothing more than incubators and ignoring their wishes. On a side note, my son has a friend whose mother had...
    Dec 23, '13
    Forum: Nursing News
  14. Washington Hospital Center fires 16 for snowstorm absences
    I live in one of the snowiest places in the country. There are only really two times that I can remember where everything was completely shut down and the roads were impassable. Both these times...
    Dec 16, '13
    Forum: Nursing News
  15. Burn Nursing
    God bless you burn nurses! I know I couldn't do it and I am glad you are there.
    Dec 11, '13
    Forum: Burn Nursing
  16. Sick
    Everyone makes mistakes. No one was harmed. All you can do is learn from this. I am willing that you will become a "house expert" on the use of the pumps and blood administration. Don't lose...
    Dec 11, '13
    Forum: Nursing Issues On Patient Safety
  17. Is this a legal part of the job?
    Not sure, but I don't think snow shoveling is in a RN's scope of practice. I am willing to bet that having nursing staff going outside to shovel snow, without providing proper equipment is an OSHA...
    Dec 11, '13
    Forum: Nursing Activism / Healthcare Politics
  18. Nurse To Patient Ratios
    I would love to see the breakdown of a CEO's daily work day. While I am sure that the majority really do work hard, I would like to see what they do day to day to earn their enormous salaries. We...
    Dec 8, '13
    Forum: Nursing Activism / Healthcare Politics
  19. Nurse To Patient Ratios
    I love the idea of hospitals being transparent about their nurse to patient ratios. In this day of technological advancement, it really wouldn't be difficult. I believe all hospitals should put on...
    Dec 8, '13
    Forum: Nursing Activism / Healthcare Politics
  20. At last, the media is starting to see.....
    I am one of those Baby Boomers looking to retire in a few more years. I am fortunate that I have a pretty good retire plan, but I wish I had been a little smarter with my money and started my own...
    Dec 6, '13
    Forum: Nursing News
  21. Medical Assistants
    I was a medical assistant way back in the day before I became a RN. It was a new field at the time and I think my starting pay was around $5.50/hr. That was a couple dollars over minimum wage at...
    Dec 3, '13
    Forum: CNA/MA - Nursing / Medical Assistant
  22. Favoritism with working(or not working) holidays
    We break our holidays into two groups, 3 summer holidays and 3 winter holidays. Everyone must work 2 out of the 3 in each group. A sheet is posted and you pick your preference from 1 to 3, with 1...
    Dec 3, '13
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  23. A Bathroom Reminiscence
    What an amazing gentleman! How fortunate for you to have met him. It is people like this that make nursing so rewarding. Not only can we touch another person's life, but they can touch ours as...
    Dec 3, '13
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  24. Hindrance to professional growth
    To the OP.......welcome to our world. Gender discrimination has been around for a long time, and as a female, I deeply offended by it. You should be able to go to your job, and do it without being...
    Dec 3, '13
    Forum: Emergency Nursing
  25. "For Profit" vs. "Non Profit" employers?
    Today the county run nursing home in my area became privatized. The new owners want to turn the facility around to make a profit. The way they state they will do this.....cut benefits to workers. ...
    Dec 1, '13
    Forum: Collective Bargaining / Nursing Union


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