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  1. "When the Nurse is a Bully"
    "Lateral Violence" is a huge issue in nursing and probably counts for about 10% of new grads leaving the workforce, and never returning. It is very different than other industries because it is...
    Mar 12, '10
    Forum: Nursing News
  2. RN dies after Med Spa Treatment
    A few years ago two women died, both in the same month related to some form of cosmetic procedure where they were given lidocaine jelly to put on their legs before the treatment. Both, neither of...
    Mar 12, '10
    Forum: Nursing News
  3. New standard of care?  (Warning: adult content)
    (Reuters) - A union representing Dutch nurses will launch a national campaign Friday against demands for sexual services by patients who claim it should be part of their standard care. (note:...
    Mar 12, '10
    Forum: Nursing News
  4. How hard is it to write a stinkin' recommendation letter
    Some of us have "poop" phobia, others "blood" phobia, and others still, "writing phobia. Do the best you can but give up on that person. If you can't find a nursing instructor that you knew, go...
    Mar 9, '10
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  5. Benefits of becoming a CNA before Nursing School??
    Absolutely. I tried to become a CNA and was refused by two county nursing homes because I'm older and have several degrees. "You won't be happy here, go become an RN" is what I heard. Now six...
    Mar 9, '10
    Forum: CNA/MA - Nursing / Medical Assistant
  6. 15,000 S.F. workers face layoffs, shorter weeks
    This post should be corrected or removed. It is entirely misleading. There is nothing to indicate that even a single nurse at San Francisco hospital is being laid off. This is totally...
    Mar 9, '10
    Forum: Nursing News
  7. Unsafe CNA Help?
    It's a difficult position to be in, plain and simple and it doesn't need to be CNA to a RN, it can be MD to RN, staff secretary to RN, or RN to RN, but when this ugly monster rears its head it can...
    Mar 7, '10
    Forum: Nursing Issues On Patient Safety
  8. Such a thing as a "travel" cna?
    Sure, figure out where you want to go. Write the Board there and see if you can be licensed there and then "travel." Find an apartment, find a job as a CNA (they are worked so hard that there...
    Mar 7, '10
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  9. 15,000 S.F. workers face layoffs, shorter weeks
    This information appears totally incorrect! The article does not even mention the hospital, it does mention airports and ports. Actually, though clearly the entire staff the the hospital is not...
    Mar 7, '10
    Forum: Nursing News
  10. Contract OHN jobs
    I am seeing safety programs being downsized. In a difficult economic environment especially if job security is an issue, workers' comp cases can increase exponentially, thus in my opinion, in this...
    Jan 17, '10
    Forum: Occupational Health Nursing
  11. What are your plans as a RN?
    Im American, not Filipino. I just thought Id chime in with my two cents as we say here. Nursing in America is odd these days. In certain States such as California there is a shortage of RNs,...
    Jan 7, '10
    Forum: Nursing in the Philippines
  12. Contract OHN jobs
    Six of one, half dozen of the other... A well paid temp contract position works for some and in some states termination opens (at the moment) ARRA protection such that you are covered under Cobra...
    Dec 30, '09
    Forum: Occupational Health Nursing
  13. Will I be "bored"?
    On my first day of orientation a supervisor rushed into the office where I was learning the "paper work." "Come quick," he said. "Seven workers are down with poisonous gas exposure." Now that was...
    Dec 30, '09
    Forum: Occupational Health Nursing
  14. LPN as OHN
    In the state of NH there is a "bridge program" to move from LPN to RN in two semesters. There is likely plenty of funding to help also. You might want to look into this as an option. But if...
    Dec 30, '09
    Forum: Occupational Health Nursing
  15. Antivirals covered by work comp
    A lot really depends upon your insurance company (workers' comp) and the details surrounding the case as well as the state you work in. If you have children, see an occasional worker, and then...
    Dec 30, '09
    Forum: Occupational Health Nursing
  16. Certification neccessary for OHN jobs?? Help needed
    I agree with both of the recent posts. To become certified (COHN) I believe that the number of hours doing Occ-Med work has dropped to 2000 hours. I think it is best to look for one of the many...
    Dec 30, '09
    Forum: Occupational Health Nursing
  17. Why is nursing such a horrible job?
    Its become a terrible job for some. Excluding ED; ER; ICU; CRNA, NPs; its simply an extension of our economic and moral climate. Nurses currently are a dime a dozen. Most of us are meat. ...
    Dec 30, '09
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  18. Hospital worker loses job after sending tweet to governor
    I'm not familiar with tweeting (ok shoot me!) I am assuming that this is echoed to others? If so she would have been advised to make the statement anonymous by changing it to something like: "...
    Dec 23, '09
    Forum: Nursing News
  19. did your job give you a holiday gift??
    Indeed, they did. They removed the day before Christmas, Christmas day, New Years eve day, and New years day from "paid holidays." They also now require that I pay for may own adult CPR card...
    Dec 23, '09
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  20. Disruptive behavior by doctors, nurses persists a year after crackdown
    "most survey respondents, 48%, said doctors and nurses were equally culpable for the conflicts, but 45% said doctors were mostly to blame." that seems about right, if 45% said that the doctors...
    Nov 17, '09
    Forum: Nursing News
  21. Pre-Employment Physical
    Hmm.... the stylelist.com is an unabashed "hire me" advertisement with little real substance. The other one is more helpful but consider please that a six million dollar fine is about 1/3 of one...
    Nov 8, '09
    Forum: Occupational Health Nursing
  22. Pre-Employment Physical
    Generally lifting requirements vary from the question: (an example: "Can you lift and carry 25lbs 200 feet, ten times an hour?" To: Please pick up that box, and carry it to the end of the hall, and...
    Nov 8, '09
    Forum: Occupational Health Nursing
  23. Pre-Employment Physical
    Lets first look at your terminology. In some companies there is a pre-hire physical and drug screening. In this case the nurse cannot (unless the person wants) even take a blood pressure reading. ...
    Nov 8, '09
    Forum: Occupational Health Nursing
  24. How many OHN's are on these board?
    Welcome Goodrich, "manufacturing..." is manufacturing still going on in America? *chuckle* (only kidding, I work at GM though I'm contract.) It's occurred to me that the current ongoing...
    Sep 30, '09
    Forum: Occupational Health Nursing
  25. What it takes to solve the nursing shortage
    To solve the impending nursing shortage (there are shortages now only in certain areas now such as ICU/ED/OR, etc) that is soon to materialize due to nurses leaving over-stressing, unrespected, and...
    Jun 30, '09
    Forum: Nursing News


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