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  1. Doctors Without Borders Physician Tests Possitive for Ebola In New York City
    This poster is asking a reasonable question. Even experts in infectious disease transmission say that no-one knows for certain how the virus is transmitted from person to person. There is still a...
    Oct 24
    Forum: Disasters: Preparing & Responding
  2. BSN Only?  Give me a break!!
    There's absolutely nothing wrong with going to one of the country's best universities. My family member attended a world class university in the US where the teaching assistants did most of the...
    Oct 21
    Forum: Nursing Activism / Healthcare Politics
  3. shotgun knowledge from emergency geniuses
    Not an emergency genius, sorry, but my thinking on your first question is that the physician is checking for sepsis/septic shock. Lactic acid would indicate anaerobic metabolism, where oxygen...
    Oct 20
    Forum: Emergency Nursing
  4. I do not want to give up.
    You should be able to find information about license renewal at your state BORN web site. Continuing Education courses for nurses (that will award you contact hours) can be found on the internet...
    Oct 19
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  5. I do not want to give up.
    Yes, by CEU's (Continuing Education Units) I did mean contact hours. I'm sorry for the confusion.
    Oct 19
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  6. I do not want to give up.
    I recommend checking with your state BORN as to what the license renewal requirements are for your state. My understanding is that some state/s require a certain number of hours of nursing practice...
    Oct 19
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  7. Legal?
    The nurse-patient relationship is based on trust. The Nurse's Code of Ethics does not appear to support the use of placebos.
    Oct 19
    Forum: Nursing Issues On Patient Safety
  8. Ebola: Why Respiratory Protection MUST Be Worn
    According to the first link (a commentary by experts on respiratory protection and infectious disease transmission) provided by the OP, Ebola could be an aerosol-transmissible disease (infectious...
    Oct 18
    Forum: Disasters: Preparing & Responding
  9. Ebola: Why Respiratory Protection MUST Be Worn
    Thank you for providing this information. After reading the first link, a very informative commentary by experts on respiratory infection and infectious disease transmission, I am persuaded that a...
    Oct 17
    Forum: Disasters: Preparing & Responding
  10. Healthcare for All: How Obamacare Impacts Nursing
    But not everyone is eligible for those credits. You have to make a certain amount. In some states, if you make less than a certain amount, you are required to either apply for medicaid, or, if you...
    Oct 17
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  11. How has Obamacare affected you and your employer?
    In the UK one's National Insurance contribution (a deduction from one's paycheck) covers medical care received from the NHS. The actual amount one pays is, to my knowledge, calculated as a percentage...
    Oct 17
    Forum: Nursing Activism / Healthcare Politics
  12. Difference between getting ADN, then BSN and going straight for BSN?
    I don't think that what you are contemplating is pointless at all. I pretty much followed what you have outlined. It was much cheaper and far more practical for me to obtain my RN license through a...
    Oct 14
    Forum: Registered Nurses: Diploma / ADN / BSN
  13. How has Obamacare affected you and your employer?
    I wanted to add to this to say that I think that if the incentives to provide quality medical care (that many of us are fortunate to receive, both before the ACA and now with the ACA), can be...
    Oct 13
    Forum: Nursing Activism / Healthcare Politics
  14. How has Obamacare affected you and your employer?
    Could you clarify what you mean when you ask how does state aid help the poor to become good health care consumers in regard to their having no out of pocket costs? The poor have a lack of choice as...
    Oct 13
    Forum: Nursing Activism / Healthcare Politics
  15. How has Obamacare affected you and your employer?
    Regarding the UK health system, I read that according to one study, the UK came first out of eleven countries with respect to access to care and efficiency of care delivery, in eight out of eleven...
    Oct 13
    Forum: Nursing Activism / Healthcare Politics
  16. Question on reacting to tachycardic afib
    Thank you!
    Sep 27
    Forum: Cardiac Nursing
  17. Question on reacting to tachycardic afib
    MunoRN, could you direct me to a reference for this. All the references I have found, including my own IV drug guide, which is a good one, mention QTc prolongation, but I have not been able to find...
    Sep 27
    Forum: Cardiac Nursing
  18. Nurses being forced to go back to school
    I wanted to mention that Florence Nightingale cared for wounded and dying soldiers during the Crimean war. Many of us are aware of her contributions. As well as being a nurse, she was a statistician...
    Sep 25
    Forum: Registered Nurses: Diploma / ADN / BSN
  19. Nurses being forced to go back to school
    As I said in my posts, I believe good quality courses in statistics and nursing research are valuable for nurses. However, I do not believe nurses should be forced to return for a BSN, and I have...
    Sep 25
    Forum: Registered Nurses: Diploma / ADN / BSN
  20. Nurses being forced to go back to school
    Esme, do an internet search and tell me if I am correct that there are specific statistical procedures and research procedures that must be followed for a research study to be considered...
    Sep 25
    Forum: Registered Nurses: Diploma / ADN / BSN
  21. The Dark Side of Passion
    I do not know you, so if I have misunderstood things you have said in previous posts, please take this in stride, but from reading your posts you come across as you mentioned here, striving to...
    Sep 24
    Forum: Emergency Nursing
  22. Nurses being forced to go back to school
    My point was not that an ADN nurse of 30 years or how ever many years cannot read a study and make intelligent observations, but that the coursework for introductory college statistics taught me...
    Sep 23
    Forum: Registered Nurses: Diploma / ADN / BSN
  23. Nurses being forced to go back to school
    I do not support nurses being forced back to school for a BSN, but without knowledge of statistical procedures and nursing research it is not possible to correctly analyze the methodology and...
    Sep 23
    Forum: Registered Nurses: Diploma / ADN / BSN
  24. References and Professional Etiquette
    I too disagree strongly with your point # 3. Asking someone if you can edit their letter of recommendation is very disrespectful of that person and their recommendation. Someone did you a kindness...
    Sep 21
    Forum: Nursing and Professionalism
  25. Hate "Midlevel"
    Master's level NP training clinical hours at the prominent university NP programs I checked was from the mid four hundred hours to 600 clinical hours. Contrast that number to the number of hours US...
    Sep 14
    Forum: Nurse Practitioners (NP)


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