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  1. Team Nursing
    Our small OB/MOBA unit does team nursing, but only on nights. We take report on everyone, the charge nurse makes assignments, but if someone needs something the nurse at the desk takes care of it...
    Mar 8, '09
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  2. Grouchy mean and can't please this NURSE . .Help!
    When I worked as a tech in nursing school, there were some horrible nurses who were verbally abusive to techs who didn't stand up for themselves. I was not a timid person, but nursing was a career...
    Mar 8, '09
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  3. Hourly Rounds
    The idea and practice is sound, according to studies that have been done showing improved patient satisfaction, reduced pain levels, etc. The problem comes in when nurses have too many patients and...
    Feb 15, '09
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  4. How old is too old to continue breast feeding?
    I just found this reply or I would have responded sooner, sorry. I too have worked with folks who were breastfeeding for all the wrong reasons (usually their partners or mothers expected them to...
    Feb 9, '09
    Forum: Nursing News
  5. Want your opinion?
    Our facility is proud to support the continuing educational efforts of it's employees. However, some of our folks interpret this as permission to do most (if not all) of thier school work on the...
    Feb 8, '09
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  6. What cutbacks have you experienced as a nurse in your area?
    Thanks to all who have replied. Interesting that many included administrative cutbacks; to date we have not seen that at our not-for-profit hospital system. Our local nursing programs are still...
    Jan 20, '09
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  7. What cutbacks have you experienced as a nurse in your area?
    Our area hospital system (rural TN) has cut all nurses and non management employees to 32 hours a week, allowing those with personal time to use it to make up the hours. They have also cut all...
    Jan 19, '09
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  8. How old is too old to continue breast feeding?
    As a lactation consultant and postpartum nurse, please know that breastfeeding pain is a sign that breastfeeding is not going well. Latch, positioning, nipple confusion/preference (if bottlefeeding...
    Jan 5, '09
    Forum: Nursing News
  9. How old is too old to continue breast feeding?
    Where I live it is unusual so I always applaud the mom's who stick it out past the first few days/weeks/months. The American Academy of Pediatrician's statement on breastfeeding duration states that...
    Jan 5, '09
    Forum: Nursing News
  10. Nurse shortage forces closure of mental health facility
    My sibling works at a great facility in Georgia that is being considered for closure in order to put all of the mental patients in the state in a facility in Atlanta; very inconvenient for locals...
    Jan 5, '09
    Forum: Nursing News
  11. Does your hospital allow you to say "Merry Christmas"??
    Management has not mentioned anything but we are in the rural South so I doubt seriously it would be an issue here. Agree with PP, micromanagment!:down:
    Dec 12, '08
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  12. Herb/natural supplements stories???
    I work with several women on herbals but they are going to a local MD who was an internist until the stress of the hospital led him to partner with a local herbalist and they have a thriving...
    Dec 12, '08
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  13. Getting Stuck with Night Shift.
    Our hospital has a policy that all positions have to be formally posted, even though they already have it promised to someone. That could have been what happened with the posting.:twocents:
    Dec 12, '08
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  14. When is my shift over?
    Sounds like a really good unit!:up: We run into this quite a bit with 'change-of-shift' deliveries and it is funny how different it is depending on whether it is AM or PM. If it is at 6:45 AM,...
    Dec 12, '08
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  15. Managers and Leadership:  Some stand above the rest
    We need a lot more like this!!!:yeah:
    Dec 12, '08
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  16. Best way to get rid of visitors
    I agree with the PP that simply asking politely and keeping the visitors informed works well with most folks. As far as having people at bedside during procedures, that really depends. In OB we...
    Dec 12, '08
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  17. Remember your FIRST paycheck?!
    During nursing school I thought I wouldn't have any money worries once I graduated because I would make so much more than I had before. A hard lesson was learned about the financial backlash of...
    Dec 12, '08
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  18. Low census = shift cancellation.....help!
    I try to keep an unstructured PRN job to help with situations like that and for addition income when I have a project or financial need. Working in another area of nursing is always a challenge and...
    Dec 4, '08
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  19. painful stimuli vs noxious stimuli?
    'Buzzing' a fetus in utero in order to get it to move/turn is an example of noxious stimulation (uses a device similar to an artificial larynx) which does not hurt the baby but certainly gets a...
    Oct 28, '08
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  20. Getting Fired or Resign?
    Totally agree with PPs, RESIGN now and do it in writting giving proper notice so your HR record is good. Many places will pay you for your PTO if you resign which could give you some breathing room...
    Oct 18, '08
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  21. Do you think midwife deliveries are less safe than doctor deliveries?
    Speaking generally, NO!
    Oct 17, '08
    Forum: Ob/Gyn Nursing
  22. Press Gainey Surveys, help or additional hindrance
    This is another example of the tail wagging the dog. We are changing things in our department trying to get better scores and we already were doing great but no, we have to do something. The...
    Oct 17, '08
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  23. Need Advice, please help! (HIPAA)
    Don't forget, you can always file a grievance if you feel you have been wronged. You may not want to do this initially, but if this matter is not resolved, you may want to consider it. Lots of...
    Oct 17, '08
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  24. Need Advice, please help! (HIPAA)
    I totally agree with Chatsdale, you need to go in prepared with a written statement of facts to safeguard yourself. I would not sign a thing until I hand wrote my statement on the write up. You can...
    Oct 17, '08
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  25. NM and respect issues - need advice!
    A lot of nurses leave because of their nurse managers, not their job. They may list other reasons officially, but when you talk with nurses who are switching units or hospitals it usually has more...
    Oct 17, '08
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion


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