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  1. Rejected..No Facebook?!!
    Appreciate your sense of humor. (haven't seen a bra in quite awhile). There are jobs from home for you. Start by searching this site, the job boards , and major insurers web sites.
    Nov 14
    Forum: LPN / LVN Corner
  2. Would you ever ask another nurse to give your pt a suppository?
    I would have no problem administering a suppository. Have a feeling you are difficult to work with. Do you ever get those vibes?
    Nov 13
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  3. I was hired and then the job was taken from me, please advise me
    No, the job was not taken from you, you never had it. As for me, I would pursue the (real ) reason for the retraction. You have something going on that you need to know about. Good luck, that...
    Nov 13
    Forum: LPN / LVN Corner
  4. I need your advise please
    For seizure control? Who is she medicating?
    Nov 13
    Forum: HIPAA and Nursing Challenges
  5. I need your advise please
    What's a diastat? Your employer needs to be present with you during a discussion with the school nurse. No job is worth being pushed around for.
    Nov 13
    Forum: HIPAA and Nursing Challenges
  6. I need your advise please
    Why not just point out what you found in the code of conduct manual? I would be concerned about giving progress notes to anyone not involved in the patient's care. Permission from the employer...
    Nov 13
    Forum: HIPAA and Nursing Challenges
  7. I need your advise please
    My employer encourages the use of the compliance committee. They are there to reviews policies and procedures specific to the organization. What makes you feel you are being "defiant"?
    Nov 13
    Forum: HIPAA and Nursing Challenges
  8. Hospice Nursing Question
    Jesus , Mary and Joseph! That is NOT hospice protocol! Hospice means no heroic measures to prolong life. Most certainly not withdrawing current meds for underlying conditions. Most certainly...
    Nov 12
    Forum: Hospice Nursing
  9. Are there 10 hr shifts in Nursing??
    My first position ( in a hospital) ... a gazillion years ago was 10 hours. In my current position in UM for an insurance company . most case managers work 4 ten hour shifts. Flexible scheduling is...
    Nov 12
    Forum: Nursing Career Advice
  10. You can add your credentials to your username
    That credential.. got me many interviews;) recruiters appreciated the candor and the implications. Just an FYI for my fellow nurses that are still searching :)
    Nov 12
    Forum: allnurses News and Announcements
  11. You can add your credentials to your username
    Cool! However.. I do not see "school of hard knocks " listed.
    Nov 12
    Forum: allnurses News and Announcements
  12. Independent Case Manager
    Without seeing the job description, the only advice I can offer is... independent contractors pay for their own benefits. That includes the 50% of FICA taxes that an employer would pay. Plus you...
    Nov 12
    Forum: Case Management Nursing
  13. Case mgmt vs utilization review
    If you are being offered training in both specialties.. you are the only one that can weigh the pros and cons. Personally, I feel working from home trumps everything.
    Nov 12
    Forum: Case Management Nursing
  14. Working Agency at my Place of Employment? Is That Allowed?
    You need to run that scenario by your facilty's HR.They must make that call.
    Nov 12
    Forum: Agency Nurses
  15. Nurses Eating Their Young is NOT Okay
    Crying is never acceptable. We are NURSES... we keep other people from crying. I also ran OUT a new grad. She was describing the patient's physical condition. "He has edamatoes." I burst out...
    Nov 12
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  16. How helpful/important is it to work as a CNA before going to nursing school?
    The benefits you would gain.. depends on you. Some students need the base a CNA experience would provide. Do you feel you need experience with hands on skills and getting the feel for a hospital...
    Nov 12
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  17. How to deal with a slacker coworker
    Interesting. I never had to write any one up as a charge nurse. The discussion was enough to improve performance. The last hospital position I held ( as in house agency).. I only had to access the...
    Nov 12
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  18. How to deal with a slacker coworker
    I wrote them up ... each and every time. It worked.
    Nov 12
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  19. Fix me NOW (but on my terms or I'll leave AMA)
    Dang JR you beat me to the punch.
    Nov 11
    Forum: Emergency Nursing
  20. IV starts in nursing schools
    I was not taught how to start an IV in school. It's all about Liability. The ability to start an IV is paramount to nursing. To hades and back with the school's legal issues. We need to be well...
    Nov 11
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  21. Feeling alone
    This is your first month after orientation. Your orientation continues "unofficially". You deserve continued mentoring, not criticism. Go to management with your second preceptor. ...
    Nov 10
    Forum: Critical Care Nursing
  22. Nurses eat their young
    For the most part, it is NOT true. Your experience will be individual to you and the unit /staff where you begin your career. I am a crusty old bat that went out of my way to mentor and support...
    Nov 9
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  23. New nurse and feeling discouraged by older nurses?
    "whispiering about me" I do believe you have formed a new word! And it fits perfectly. This is not so much, old VS new nurse. This is about "proving " yourself. I had 30 years experience, was...
    Nov 9
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  24. Devastated on First Write Up
    Look down... do you see a big red 'S' on your chest? No... you don't. Two nurses and a tech off on break... on a crashing unit boggles the mind. Who was in charge? Your labeling error should...
    Nov 8
    Forum: Nursing Issues On Patient Safety
  25. Talky Nurse
    Talky nurses are anxious. They are attempting to soothe their anxiety and fake out others around them that they are NOT anxious.
    Nov 8
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations


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