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  1. Should we teach unlicensed caregiver . . . . .
    I don't think that care givers would fall under the Nurse Practices Act because of the fact that there is no remuneration, i.e. no duty to act. If you are working at a facility and a can gives a...
    Nov 7, '13
    Forum: Hospice Nursing
  2. If we make BSN the entry level degree, we should be paid more
    I agree. The current BSN is useless unless you were an RN first, who then went and finished the degree. If you just started nursing school and got a four year BSN, they teach you virtually no...
    Oct 30, '13
    Forum: Nursing Activism / Healthcare Politics
  3. Need Advice... Nurse stealing non-narcotic medication
    That isn't always true. It depends on what kind of system you're on. If your facility is still charting on paper (like ours) the pt gets charged as soon as a med gets pulled from pyxis, NOT when it...
    Sep 25, '13
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  4. What do you think about dialysis nurses?
    Dialysis is the only specialty I have seen (so far) run like this, and it has been nation wide. Not sure why that is. I don't see ER nurses or IV therapy nurses outsourced this way (I do those s...
    Sep 6, '13
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  5. What do you think about dialysis nurses?
    In our unit, we only have two dialysis nurses, and just the one shift, so, we're done when we're done. Eight hours or 18. There is no shift change. We're it. Not ever place has such a small acute...
    Sep 6, '13
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  6. What do you think about dialysis nurses?
    You are absolutely right! I'm a Fresenius nurse, and, technically, we are not allowed to touch a pt, even to roll them. We do, but per company policy, if it isn't dialysis related, we are not...
    Sep 6, '13
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  7. Starting an IVInfusion Clinic
    I'm not sure that what the other poster said is strictly true. It may be true that hospitals are laying off IV teams etc, but with the changing climate in healthcare where hospitals are pushing...
    Jul 10, '13
    Forum: Entrepreneurs in Nursing
  8. Does the ED stand for Emergency Department or the Everything Dumpster?
    I'm sorry, but that's just too funny to not say something! :roflmao:
    Jan 23, '13
    Forum: Emergency Nursing
  9. I apologize..
    What a bummer way to start your career! So, sit down and have a good cry. In fact, cry for a day or two (I'm a cryer). Then, take a deep breath and say, "This is just a JOB! J O B JOB!" Yes, you...
    Jan 23, '13
    Forum: First Year After Nursing Licensure
  10. Pre-employment Questions
    I think they want to know if you can trouble shoot your defibrillator. If you've never used one, this can be a difficult question to answer. Here is what I would say. Assuming your pt needs a...
    Oct 17, '12
    Forum: Nursing First Job Hunt Assistance
  11. I dont' have a clue what to do, please someone help me.
    It sounds like this is a moot point, but I will throw in my two cents worth anyway. I have had several occasions where I have been interviewed by risk management, the NSA and even the FBI because of...
    Oct 3, '12
    Forum: Geriatric Nurses / LTC Nursing
  12. When do they get a return on investment?
    For a new employee in general, the cost is around $20,000. For new grads, that number might be more, because you are investing in more classes and more time like 6 months or so, as opposed to about...
    Aug 1, '12
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  13. An RN's thoughts on the health care law
    Hate to break it to you, but "free" clinics still get subsidized by the government, and that's how the staff in those clinics get paid. Very few clinicians can afford to work for free, even if they...
    Jul 5, '12
    Forum: Nursing Activism / Healthcare Politics
  14. An RN's thoughts on the health care law
    Honestly, I don't know. Possibly in clinics. MDs in clinics have reams of paperwork that they do every day just to deal with insurance issues. One thing that has started changing in med schools is...
    Jul 5, '12
    Forum: Nursing Activism / Healthcare Politics
  15. An RN's thoughts on the health care law
    Paying doctors the same amount doesn't help, it hurts. Doctors will leave practice, and people will become generalists instead of specialists, which hurts all of us. Tell me, when you have chest...
    Jul 4, '12
    Forum: Nursing Activism / Healthcare Politics
  16. An RN's thoughts on the health care law
    THAT is what "assistance" is for - to assist you to get off of welfare. Most people who go to college receive some form of assistance. The difference is, we are required to pay it back. I also...
    Jul 4, '12
    Forum: Nursing Activism / Healthcare Politics
  17. An RN's thoughts on the health care law
    I'm sorry, what are all of these "polls" you are referring to where American's "want" higher taxes?? You mean want higher taxes on RICH people, not on the rest of us. They already pay the most...
    Jul 4, '12
    Forum: Nursing Activism / Healthcare Politics
  18. Are oral contraceptives healthcare?
    OK, have you ever LIVED in a place with socialized medicine or "healthcare for all"? I have, and folks, it aint pretty! I am 41 and was born in Canada. When I was born, there was no, "Will you...
    Mar 9, '12
    Forum: Nursing Activism / Healthcare Politics
  19. Are oral contraceptives healthcare?
    I believe the President way over-stepped his bounds! That is why we have a checks-and-balances system, to avoid this kind of thing. Otherwise, it makes our "president" a dictator, which he seems...
    Mar 8, '12
    Forum: Nursing Activism / Healthcare Politics
  20. Are oral contraceptives healthcare?
    Thank you, thank you, THANK YOU for that! I LOVE my country, but healthcare, (free or otherwise,) is NOT A right! Nor is education and many other things we in this country have gotten used to. ...
    Mar 7, '12
    Forum: Nursing Activism / Healthcare Politics
  21. Are oral contraceptives healthcare?
    Here's the thing: I work for a Catholic hospital and I am not Catholic. It frustrates me to no end that they don't pay for BCP unless it is for "health reasons", but they will pay for things like...
    Mar 7, '12
    Forum: Nursing Activism / Healthcare Politics
  22. Is my short career over?
    OK, I think I've read enough responses to reply. First, don't volunteer to gain experience. If you need money, EARN it! Don't work for free, especially if you are trying to learn a new skill. ...
    Feb 8, '12
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  23. What is wrong with people ?
    I don't this this person was really offering serious advice. I think he was tired of being bothered and was being a rude idiot. That being said, some real advice: it's OK to use an objective as a...
    Jul 20, '11
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  24. Moving to St Louis, MO. HELP!
    I am NOT posting from hearsay. I am speaking from experience. While I do not currently live in St. Louis anymore, I lived there for 11 years AND worked in the city, both as a medic for city EMS and...
    Jun 29, '11
    Forum: Missouri Nursing
  25. Moving to St Louis, MO. HELP!
    When I was there they called them "medics" but the were really EMT's and not allowed to do much. I haven't been there for a few years though, so that may have changed.
    Jun 29, '11
    Forum: Missouri Nursing


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