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  1. Nurse Staffing Costs
    To get back on track. The number of patients entering health care with untreated/undiagnosed chronic diseases is on the rise and is expected to increase dramatically with the new health care law...
    Oct 2
    Forum: Nursing and Professionalism
  2. Frustrated with angry, demeaning doctors
    I have done some legal consultation on cases where nurses were calling the doctor for patient problems and the result was that the patient had a bad outcome due to the lack of physician courtesy...
    Oct 1
    Forum: First Year After Nursing Licensure
  3. Nurse Staffing Costs
    I've worked in many settings and in many different locales and have found paradoxically that appropriate staffing numbers do not always tell the tale. I have seen limited staffing perform better than...
    Oct 1
    Forum: Nursing and Professionalism
  4. Help....I Can't Take it Anymore!!! - Nurses Coping with Stress
    The divide between managers and bedside nurses is growing. More responsibilities with less support-the scoring, the specialty nurses who believe that their specialty should be a priority and the onus...
    Jul 16
    Forum: Health / Stress Management 101
  5. What Do Operating Room Nurses Do?
    It is hard to pass judgement on nurses on the OR who may leave someone exposed for a period of time while attending to others. It takes a strong patient advocate to put the needs of the MD's and...
    Jun 30
    Forum: Operating Room Nursing
  6. How to deal with angry doctors
    It seems we have to practice two different sets of civility rules at home and at work. If outside of the work environment, we would not or hopefully would not tolerate someone talking abusively to...
    Jun 2
    Forum: First Year After Nursing Licensure
  7. How to deal with angry doctors
    I took it as as getting more bees with honey-and ruby may have more to say about it.
    May 22
    Forum: First Year After Nursing Licensure
  8. How to deal with angry doctors
    Social grease? What are we greasing up for? Look inappropriate is inappropriate, professional is professional. You must stick up for yourself and the patient. We don't bother doctors on call-they...
    May 21
    Forum: First Year After Nursing Licensure
  9. Neuro vs Cardiac ICU as Preparation
    What do you think CRNA's deal with most? What do you think they monitor most? When you answer those questions you can choose from the two you listed.
    May 21
    Forum: Student Nurse Practitioner
  10. Nurses desensitized to death?
    I can only speak for myself, I still feel a reverence at a death. It is a spiritual event in the circle of life. Nurses have a honor to witness life and death and be a part of those events. Even if...
    May 21
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  11. ICU to OR
    The future looks bright for those nurses who possess critical skills and additional specialty training. Many will not value your training because there is a long tradition of OR nurses being so task...
    May 21
    Forum: Operating Room Nursing
  12. ADN in the OR?
    My hospital is not a Magnet facility and we do hire ADN's for the OR and other nursing positions. We even have LPN's in other areas of the hospital.
    May 21
    Forum: Operating Room Nursing
  13. How to deal with angry doctors
    I wish I had been the supervisor that night-I'd have called him back and had a meeting with him and his section chief as well as my senior nursing officer and we would have demanded an apology AND...
    May 14
    Forum: First Year After Nursing Licensure
  14. How to deal with angry doctors
    When you are new and trying to talk to someone on the phone-you may ask an innocent question that could set someone off. For myself, I'm not walking on egg shells with people if I need an order and I...
    May 14
    Forum: First Year After Nursing Licensure
  15. How to deal with angry doctors
    When the rant ends and there is silence from my no response after I ask "Are you quite finished?" "I need something from you, hence my reason for calling." "Patient X is demonstrating this, which I...
    May 14
    Forum: First Year After Nursing Licensure
  16. There's just one more thing....
    Have you ever applied for a job that seems perfect for you on paper, you get the phone interview and guess what....there's just one more thing that was unknown in the job description or...
    May 7
    Forum: Nursing Job Search Assistance
  17. Nurse Practitioners Modernization Act....
    I can't speak to NY, but my health insurance in GA mandates that at least one of my visits during a calendar year be with an MD and not a NP solely. I found this interesting since I have to wait for...
    Apr 9
    Forum: Nurse Practitioners (NP)
  18. Advanced Nursing Lacking "Medical Science"
    Agreed
    Apr 4
    Forum: Nurse Practitioners (NP)
  19. Advanced Nursing Lacking "Medical Science"
    The only thing that truly separates doctors from nurses
    Apr 4
    Forum: Nurse Practitioners (NP)
  20. Should ICU get more pay than floor nursing?!?
    There are now competencies that nurses must complete for cross-training purposes. That takes time, and if med/surg units are short-staffed, you'd be doing the training on your own time. That will...
    Apr 3
    Forum: MICU / SICU Nursing
  21. Advanced Nursing Lacking "Medical Science"
    Well said
    Apr 3
    Forum: Nurse Practitioners (NP)
  22. Advanced Nursing Lacking "Medical Science"
    I think that is where advanced practice education is going. More MD's are teaching classes that pertain and nursing also, especially for cultural awareness, quality issues (performance) and comfort...
    Apr 3
    Forum: Nurse Practitioners (NP)
  23. Advanced Nursing Lacking "Medical Science"
    There you go-nursing theory. I know for the sake of time we have standardized care plans, protocols with the plan included. But if I had to write one out on each patient, I would never get them...
    Apr 2
    Forum: Nurse Practitioners (NP)
  24. Should ICU get more pay than floor nursing?!?
    Exactly-there is no standardized formula. Each institution each shift and each nursing skill set is different. So I guess the answer is to go where the money is if that is what is happening. No...
    Apr 2
    Forum: MICU / SICU Nursing
  25. Advanced Nursing Lacking "Medical Science"
    Nursing theory is used everyday-it's the care plans and ridiculous nursing diagnoses that really don't make a lot of difference in the practice. No one has time to actually write a nursing care plan,...
    Apr 2
    Forum: Nurse Practitioners (NP)


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