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  1. If we had a conservative nurses forum
    I absolutely despise labels. Shockingly, I have both liberal and conservative views, depending on the subject. In some subjects, I may not have actually decided what i believe, because i agree with...
    Oct 28
    Forum: Nursing Activism / Healthcare Politics
  2. So dietitians can now write orders: Denial of rights.
    So my best guess is it's a question about whether it's in her scope of practice to write what she wrote as an order. It seems that the order pertains to a skin issue and being restricted to the unit...
    Sep 28
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  3. It's Wrong!  (A night shift perspective)
    It's really strange that your lab insists on this practice. Literature does not support this. The only differences I found so far in recommendations are how soon to test 'fresh' specimen (non...
    Sep 3
    Forum: Geriatric Nurses / LTC Nursing
  4. It's Wrong!  (A night shift perspective)
    3-11 would work fine - Lab needs to pick up within 24 hours. No need for 11-7 to do.
    Aug 31
    Forum: Geriatric Nurses / LTC Nursing
  5. Telling "STATE" you don't have supplies....
    I can not stand running out of supplies and will track down and notify everyone possible to make sure we get them. We are usually well stocked where I work now. However I did work at a facility that...
    Aug 31
    Forum: Geriatric Nurses / LTC Nursing
  6. Nursing and the Ebola Virus
    I will not lie -moving Ebola infected people to our country worries me. Infectious protocols are only as good as the equipment and staff used in caring for them. Human errors happen. Quarantines...
    Aug 3
    Forum: Disasters: Preparing & Responding
  7. Is there a legal way to do this...
    Your security team needs some education on HIPAA - no PHI is being disclosed, and falls within our duties as healthcare workers as both Esme12 and GrnTea have pointed out. Highly recommend printing...
    Jun 30
    Forum: HIPAA and Nursing Challenges
  8. What would help you love your job?
    I can not 'Like' this enough to adequately explain how much I agree with you. I will add - be supportive regarding my schedule and flexible. My family is important to me too. Sick time should be a...
    Jun 29
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  9. Advice please: Withdrawal of feeding tube
    Definitely call the ombudsman. You'll be anonymous, if it's neglect a guardian can be appointed instead of the sons as durable power of attorney. Speech services can still go on through Hospice and...
    Jun 29
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  10. NEW ADON
    Wow, heavy responsibility for that length of experience. Best of luck to you.
    Jun 25
    Forum: Geriatric Nurses / LTC Nursing
  11. "It's Not That Special --
    I think it's only a benefit if you have something to contribute, and seriously, why not? If you don't think it's beneficial, move on to the next post. Getting affronted that someone is posting in a...
    Jun 11
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  12. "No One Respects My Religious Beliefs"
    She sounds immature and opportunistic. Tell her she must arrange coverage and she can't leave the floor without notification. These are standard expectations for the job, and have nothing to do with...
    Jun 11
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  13. I Hope No One Hires You
    I also want to acknowledge the nurse could in fact be a self serving jerk :D Then good riddance!!
    Jun 11
    Forum: Geriatric Nurses / LTC Nursing
  14. I Hope No One Hires You
    I think it's very unproffesional. I think that it also an unwise decision in relation to finding another job and unfair to the staff and residents who depended on you. That being said, like the...
    Jun 11
    Forum: Geriatric Nurses / LTC Nursing
  15. Anti-Intellectualism in Nursing
    Green tea - if you read what I said - it calls for BSN prepared nurses - I just posted it because I found the one comment interesting - the no " definitive research one." It makes plenty of...
    Jun 5
    Forum: Nursing and Professionalism
  16. Anti-Intellectualism in Nursing
    " Cross-sectional studies can help us find and investigate relationships between variables though they are quite susceptible to the issue of "correlation does not equal causation". " This is...
    Jun 5
    Forum: Nursing and Professionalism
  17. Anti-Intellectualism in Nursing
    Sorry, I never said it was my opinion that the study was wrong. And no where did I state I was against BSN prepared nurses being better for patient care. I'd like to be one, I'm not, and given my age...
    Jun 5
    Forum: Nursing and Professionalism
  18. Anti-Intellectualism in Nursing
    There are studies that don't necessarily agree with the BSN argument by the way. The one above by Linda Aiken is from 2003 - this one is 2011 concludes experience does matter and BSN does not: ...
    Jun 5
    Forum: Nursing and Professionalism
  19. Anti-Intellectualism in Nursing
    Essentially, a nurse should always be THINKING while they are doing their TASKS :-) This from an insatiably curious LPN who initially went to College for English and Art, then had to drop out...
    Jun 5
    Forum: Nursing and Professionalism
  20. How to deal with angry doctors
    I don't agree with this in regards to the affront to their egos by asking whether they are familiar with their patient. Many times doctors are not, they are on call, not the primary as the Patient's...
    May 16
    Forum: First Year After Nursing Licensure
  21. Did I do the right thing?
    That's a really big deal. Three days? I'm sorry but I would make an enemy too. I'm on the fence with a nurse right now who I personally like, but am becoming less and less impressed with her attitude...
    Apr 24
    Forum: Geriatric Nurses / LTC Nursing
  22. Everything is our responsibility. Rant.
    We are in the middle of transitioning to this type of work environment and I'm freaking out about it. One unit has opened up already and things are the same as you describe. (Ours are next.) We were...
    Apr 24
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  23. Why is it that...
    You probably can't go back to that company. Usually if you're fired your on HR's do not rehire list. Good luck, and sorry this happened to you.
    Apr 24
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  24. Critically ill pts wanting to go AMA?
    I would ask the patient how they expected to get from the taxi to their house/apartment? No nurses to help then. You need to make it on your own steam if your going AMA. Or find someone to help you...
    Apr 24
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  25. Acidic Posting
    Thank you and I want to let you know that I always find your posts to be educated and professional. And to let you know that I was tempted to flame some people in another topic when I found their...
    Apr 10
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion


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