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  1. Can a nurse refuse to participate in a code?
    Basically this nurse placed her own religious beliefs onto the patient and refused to render care. How would she feel if the roles were reversed.
    Jun 6, '13
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  2. Can a nurse refuse to participate in a code?
    You can not refuse treatment to a patient based on your own beliefs. This is no different than making a patient receive treatment against theirs. As nurses we are our patients advocates. It is not...
    Jun 6, '13
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  3. Husband and wife working together
    $1.00/hr equal $2000 a yr. Is that enough difference for changing your life and schedules? This is only something the two of you can decide as a family. If it is more about the progression to...
    May 23, '13
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  4. Must-read article from Time magazine re. healthcare costs
    The issue that no one has addressed so far is the patient who NEVER pays, the one who has multiple visits and multiple admissions. The one who makes no attempt to modify lifestyle choices. We are in...
    Mar 1, '13
    Forum: Nursing News
  5. Precepting the Preceptor
    Thank You Ruby!!!! I have been the preceptor and the oriented and witnessed the good and bad of both. I am even guilty of not being the best preceptor and difficult orientee in my career. What I...
    Apr 9, '12
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  6. Life skills nurses learn
    May I print/use this in my ED? We have recently gone through some growing pains and I believe this could be a lift in morale which we desperately need. On another note, as soon as I saw this...
    Feb 22, '12
    Forum: About A Nurse - Cartoon Series
  7. A Paradigm Shift in Nursing Practice
    As a nurse in a non- socialized medicine socieity/country I can only speak to how that system is run. One of the primary components facing nursing here (USA) is lack of recognition so to speak for...
    Feb 21, '12
    Forum: Nursing Activism / Healthcare Politics
  8. Floor nurse, please forgive me....
    All of which is very true. I may not even listen for bowel sounds if chief c/o is unrelated.... This was my humble attempt at making a funny... (obviously not the best) in an attempt to return to...
    Jan 17, '12
    Forum: Emergency Nursing
  9. Do you experience negative perceptions of the neurology from other nurses?
    I started my nursing career on neuro/neruosurg step down unit. It taught me everything I know. Neuro is a field that is either loved or hated, there's no in between. These patients are challenging....
    Jan 17, '12
    Forum: Neurological Nursing
  10. Floor nurse, please forgive me....
    I worked on a neuro step-down unit for 4 years before transferring to the ED. And I thank God everyday for that experience! Those years and the patient's there taught me to prioritize and good...
    Jan 17, '12
    Forum: Emergency Nursing
  11. Floor nurse, please forgive me....
    Stargazer, Never discount the need for last BM even as an ED nurse.. when working up acute Abd pain and or n/v this part of the assessment is important to ED nurses also... We all remember our...
    Jan 17, '12
    Forum: Emergency Nursing
  12. Floor nurse, please forgive me....
    " I told her I would feed the patient his breakfast and make sure the meds were reconciled so she wouldn't have to do that." In actuality most ED nurses would love to have the time to feed their...
    Jan 17, '12
    Forum: Emergency Nursing
  13. Floor nurse, please forgive me....
    The intent is duly noted and appreciated. For some all they can see is the negative. They must justify their own negative thoughts and attitudes by pointing out others. Food for thought.... if the...
    Jan 17, '12
    Forum: Emergency Nursing
  14. How do you get thicker skin?
    There is NO excuse for ANY patient speaking to you this way. You are an educated professional. The size of your hips, buttocks or any other body part is irrelevant to your ability to give care. It...
    Jan 17, '12
    Forum: Emergency Nursing
  15. Varicose veins - how do you deal with these horrors??
    Support hose.... Full support panty hose... swear by them... They're are ugly and hot but your legs are worth it. Nursing is a physically demanding job, and depending on what area you work in your...
    Jan 17, '12
    Forum: Health / Stress Management 101
  16. Exercising with a nurses schedule
    Are you working day or night shift.... that alone can throw a wrench into the mix. I too am a runner though I'm only a halfer... When I changed from day to night shift (again) it took me several...
    Jan 17, '12
    Forum: Health / Stress Management 101
  17. Spinal shock
    Try distributive shock..... I think you will have better results.
    Dec 9, '11
    Forum: Emergency Nursing
  18. ER Abuse
    It is!!!!!!!! A nursing home cannot refuse return of a previously accepted resident if he/she has been cleared medically for any condition that would require treatment/care that facility is not...
    Dec 9, '11
    Forum: Emergency Nursing
  19. Please someone help me understand..........
    Kudos to you.... for being the nurse we are all supposed to be and thinking of the patient first. And second kudos for standing up for nurses everywhere; LTC, ED, floor nurses, etc.. It drives me...
    Dec 9, '11
    Forum: Emergency Nursing
  20. Career Path
    Just as RN stands for Registered Nurse and is a professional role and title granted with dictional requirements and passing state board of nursing examination, ACNP is not a "cert." is the initials...
    Dec 9, '11
    Forum: Emergency Nursing
  21. When is a patient your patient?
    This works well in most areas of nursing.... EXCEPT the ED and other transient care areas. There is little report to be received on a new patient. If they present via the front door the "report"...
    Dec 9, '11
    Forum: Emergency Nursing
  22. HIPPA violation??
    "This varies state to state ... and the only answer that matters to the OP is the one that applies to his/her state. Ask someone in your department if you are unsure." This does vary from state to...
    Sep 4, '11
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  23. What certifications do you have???
    nolamomx2 certifications vary depending on what area or specialty you will be working. Basics include BLS, ACLS, and PALS (if working with pediatric patients). ER specific classes include TNCC,...
    Apr 4, '11
    Forum: Emergency Nursing
  24. Can an ER Nurse to an ER Physician?
    There is no comparison between the two. Nursing and medicine come from completely different perspectives and ideological views. I have several friends and co-workers that are NP's and PA's. Some...
    Apr 4, '11
    Forum: Emergency Nursing
  25. Paramedical Examiner
    As a former EMT-P and a current RN, part of the discrepancy in pay is related to the job title. Paramedics make less than RNs, therefore even contract paramedic examiners will be paid at a lower...
    Apr 4, '11
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion


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