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  1. Is This Bullying?
    This is why I keep coming back to Allnurses! The vast amount of information! Who needs Medscape or Epocrates when you have Allnurses!! I knew it! I just knew it,...I knew when I noticed that my...
    Aug 21
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  2. what do you do with empty narcotic vials?
    We make sure they are empty and throw them in the trash. The rational was that the sharp containers go to biohazard and we are charged by weight,...now if it is vial we have to break to open it goes...
    Aug 20
    Forum: Nursing and Patient Medications
  3. New FB messenger,...HIPAA Violations?
    I spoke with a guy in IT at work today,...he claims many of the free apps we have on our phones have the exact same access to our phone. He reminded me that nothing is free, we and our data are the...
    Aug 20
    Forum: HIPAA and Nursing Challenges
  4. New FB messenger,...HIPAA Violations?
    I've been watching all the hype about the new FaceBook messenger. If even half of what I read is true,..how can FB have access to my phone, which includes protected health information from work,...
    Aug 20
    Forum: HIPAA and Nursing Challenges
  5. POA/HIPAA violation
    My hospital doesn't allow access to any records but our own, without going through med records,....including our minor childrens records! I learned the hard way! Looking up my childs strep screen...
    Aug 20
    Forum: HIPAA and Nursing Challenges
  6. New Grad in the ER
    I can't imagine only one RN,....are there others close? What happens when you have a code? I work in a level I trauma center with 68 beds, so obviously we have a lot of staff, but even when I...
    Aug 7
    Forum: Emergency Nursing
  7. Narcan
    Per ESI, Narcan makes our pt's Level 1's,....it is considered a "life saving drug" and pt's must be transported via EMS once given,....often after the Narcan wears off, and the pt remains A/O they...
    Aug 5
    Forum: Nursing and Patient Medications
  8. Hipaa violation and interview
    While I agree with the logic behind this,...the hospital didn't say I couldn't have my daughters test results,...they just said I had to go upstairs and pick them up from a person in Med Records who...
    Aug 5
    Forum: HIPAA and Nursing Challenges
  9. Hipaa violation and interview
    This is the problem I have with employer interpretation of HIPAA. HIPAA was designed to protect patient information from getting into the wrong hands as well as offer guidelines to insure health...
    Aug 4
    Forum: HIPAA and Nursing Challenges
  10. What to do: ED physician brought dog to work
    I have to agree with the others,...pets in the ER would always be a plus!!!
    Jul 24
    Forum: Nursing Issues On Patient Safety
  11. How long have you been at your current facility?
    17 years for the company,..10 years in my current department.
    Jul 23
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  12. Is anyone else bothered by this?  You should be
    My job requires 28 CEU's a year!! I get plenty.
    Jul 17
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  13. Diluting medication by pushing through a distal IV port
    I do this if I want to push something very slow, for instance Fentanyl 50mcg to an elderly hip fx,...I dilute the med in a 10cc flush then use a proximal port with w/o NS and push slowly then may...
    Jul 13
    Forum: Nursing Issues On Patient Safety
  14. Nursing salary and buying a home?
    You can always move,...I'm in Missouri,...4 BR, 3 bA 3000 sq ft home, 2 acre lot, new 5 yrs ago $185,000
    Jul 7
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  15. Do you work with a cold sore?
    A bit off topic,....but it still amazes me how as nurses we are expected to go to work no matter what. I have been sent home when I had pink eye,.a co worker with shingles on her face,....only after...
    Jul 7
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  16. First job as an RN in the ER
    Congrats JMD!!! I have been in a level I trauma ED for almost 10 years now,..I did not start out in ED but I do precept new grads as well as experienced nurses new to the ED. It can be done and...
    Jul 7
    Forum: Emergency Nursing
  17. Missed heart attacks - how can it happen?
    It happens,....I like to remind my fellow coworkers and patients that even when everything is done "correctly" sometimes bad things happen! I ended up in court over a similar situation, 40"s M,...
    Jul 7
    Forum: Emergency Nursing
  18. Don't you hate when the stomach bug goes around?!
    I'll take my chances with a hospital over a daycare any day!!
    Jul 2
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  19. SCOTUS
    While I do not share the same views as Hobby Lobby about the IUD or Plan B, I do respect their point of view. It is their business, if they really have strong view points they shouldn't be forced to...
    Jul 1
    Forum: Nursing Activism / Healthcare Politics
  20. Triage Practices
    I'm trying to give them the benefit of the doubt here,.....when you say pts go to the waiting room before vitals,...how long are you talking 3-4 minutes while registration gets them registered or 45...
    Jun 30
    Forum: Emergency Nursing
  21. New Intern
    Another thought,......It is okay, and in my personal case preferred, to explain why a suggestion isn't the best one. I generally have great relationships with the docs I work with, if they're jerks...
    Jun 30
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  22. Do Press Ganey Scores measure Quality Care?
    Found an interesting article,....While many of us have made these same observations, it is nice to see it being brought to light among professionals. Perhaps something will change, ...
    Jun 23
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  23. New Intern
    The fact that you are even concerned about this makes my heart smile :) Be kind, listen and pay attention,..we are all PEOPLE working together to help other people,....simple as that,...be part of...
    Jun 23
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  24. What's a "difficult pt" to you?
    I work in a Level I trauma center,....when I think of difficult patients I think of those patients who make it difficult to care for them, similar to the previous posts,..patients who are rude and...
    Jun 23
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  25. Should I go to school to become a nurse or PA?
    Do some research on the job situation in your area. I'm in the midwest and many new grads are having a hard time finding jobs and FYI a new grad w/no nursing experience starts at $17.31/hr in my...
    Jun 18
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion


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