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  1. Can I just say this?
    Thank you so much for this. We get a run of soul-crushing tragedy, and then we get a good run, and then there's months like the last few where it just seems to be so numbingly pointlesssometimes. ...
    Aug 28
    Forum: PICU Nursing / Pediatric
  2. Have you ever witnessed this situation?
    OP, FWIW, I think you are right to be upset. If this were one of those Code of Conduct scenarios, I would call it a HIPAA violation; so it may very well be. The practice needs to stop; not just for...
    Sep 13, '12
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  3. Removing a tic from a patient
    This. And you don't even really need tweezers - a slow, steady pull will do. He doesn't want to have his face pulled off any more than you want to have it lost in you - he'll let go. But the...
    Jul 21, '12
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  4. Removing a tic from a patient
    true enough. just pointing out that testing is unnecessary and expensive in most cases, as well as running the risk of keeping the critters around for longer than necessary. remove 'em and get rid...
    Jul 20, '12
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  5. Removing a tic from a patient
    Testing the tick? Seriously? You've got to be kidding me. The tick has to be fastened for over 48 hours in order to transmit any disease, unless you squeeze the abdomen and force them to disgorge...
    Jul 20, '12
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  6. proper orientation for CTICU
    "fresh heart" - first 24 hours post-op open thoracotomy case, generally valvular surgery and/or CABG "pump case" - any surgical case placed on cardiopulmonary bypass "Thorc" or "thoraco" -...
    Jun 24, '12
    Forum: CCU Nursing / Coronary / Cardiac
  7. 6th Nursing Caption Contest - Win $100
    If that's the stethoscope, let's get out of here before she comes back with a rectal thermometer!!
    Jun 23, '12
    Forum: allnurses News and Announcements
  8. Miss Tander Teaches
    We can have all the clinical expertise in the world, but the moment we forget that nursing is a human art, we have failed. Thank you for reminding me, dianah - and Miss Tander.
    May 7, '12
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  9. Are men respected by Doctors and colleagues in this field.
    I've never had a problem. Of course, I'm exceptionally bright, unfailingly helpful, a pleasure to work with, a lot of fun to be around, and smokin' hot, so YMMV. seriously, though, I've not had...
    Nov 27, '11
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  10. New Law: Requires Fitted Sheets & Mandatory Lifting Equipment
    Quick fact check - the law would mandate, not ban, fitted sheets in hotels. It says nothing about sheet usage in hospitals. (oops - just saw that Elkpark already caught that. - sorry) The...
    Aug 15, '11
    Forum: Nursing News
  11. professional way for new graduate to quit during orientation
    Orientation is generally considered part of your probationary period where both you and your employer are determining your 'fit' for the position in question. With that understanding, the...
    Aug 5, '11
    Forum: Nursing and Professionalism
  12. Which one do you feed?
    Always hardest to ignore the hungry one, though, isn't it?
    Jul 29, '11
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  13. Discussions always so hostile here?
    Well. That was certainly constructive and helpful. Thanks ever so much. ;)
    Jul 22, '11
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  14. Hospital will not hire tobacco users
    It ceases to be a discussion when the same logical fallacy is restated over and over and over again as if it were a new argument. As if somehow repetition would make it work. I don't care...
    Jul 21, '11
    Forum: Nursing News
  15. Hospital will not hire tobacco users
    Nobody is infringing on your rights. Your slippery slope argument is a logical fallacy known as non causa pro causa; if we allow A to happen, then through a series of small steps, Z will...
    Jul 21, '11
    Forum: Nursing News
  16. How many call ins?
    Yeah, that sounds just like ours. I suspect we work at the same place. According to my NM, the discipline piece is designed to prevent cases of abuse of call-outs; though how this is...
    Jul 20, '11
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  17. Fed up with a tech. Long- sorry.
    While I don't disagree that the OP should take action to protect her license, up to and including finding another job - that does not solve the issue; the tech in question will still be employed to...
    Jul 20, '11
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  18. How many call ins?
    3 in a six month rolling calendar period. Fourth is subject to escalatable disciplinary action (verbal, written, suspension, termination.) Also, on your 4th call-out, they won't pay PTO for the...
    Jul 20, '11
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  19. Hospital will not hire tobacco users
    Wow. Just - wow.
    Jul 20, '11
    Forum: Nursing News
  20. Fed up with a tech. Long- sorry.
    Operating outside the scope of one's practice (i.e., adjusting medication rates when one is not certified or licensed to do so) and representing one's self as an licensed professional when one is not...
    Jul 20, '11
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  21. Hospital will not hire tobacco users
    And so is breastfeeding. http://www.usbreastfeeding.org/Portals/0/Publications/HC-Reform-Background-2010-05-USBC.pdf http://docs.house.gov/rules/hr4872/111_hr3590_engrossed.pdf. Wanna try...
    Jul 18, '11
    Forum: Nursing News
  22. Hospital will not hire tobacco users
    I do not know what you mean by this, or how it contributes to the discussion. What portion of the FLSA are you citing? While I agree that the US Department of Labor is, in fact, a Federal agency,...
    Jul 16, '11
    Forum: Nursing News
  23. Hospital will not hire tobacco users
    i find it amusing that i am accused of failing to see the bigger picture here. individual freedom is precisely what i advocate, always and in every case - and i am consistent in my position....
    Jul 16, '11
    Forum: Nursing News
  24. Random ?
    Oh, I know. Was being tongue in cheek with it. Getting ready to start graduate school, so I know all about the frustration aspect. Learning for me is as much about the process as the answer,...
    Jul 15, '11
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  25. Random ?
    I was kind of aiming towards pointing the student in a general direction rather than giving them the answer entirely, bless your kind heart. ;)
    Jul 15, '11
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion


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