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  1. Hospital now paying a price for understaffing?
    Our nursing shortage seems to be due to not enough applicants applying. Our PCU unit moved to another floor with more beds. Since then, more and more of the pt.s admitted are Med/Surg pt.s. Its hard...
    Mar 3, '10
    Forum: Nursing News
  2. Unit transfer
    If you have a supervisor you can be straightforward with and honest, then there's no problem with this procedure. But the potential is there that if you apply and you don't get the transfer, then...
    Mar 3, '10
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  3. Unit transfer
    I considered transferring from my unit to another unit. In the past, you would submit a transfer request, then the supervisor of the unit you applied would interview you and , if the supervisor...
    Mar 3, '10
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  4. What exactly is PCU?
    I work on PCU and it was what would be considered a stepdown from ICU, but, it has since mored to another floor which holds more beds. Since this move, I find myself being assigned more pt.s who are...
    Feb 19, '10
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  5. Nursing Unions-what is the good,bad, ugly?
    I work in a nonunion hospital where a union has been trying to get voted in. I personally do not want to be part of a union, but I can understand the appeal to the other nurses at this facility. This...
    Sep 10, '09
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  6. Hourly Rounding
    I think, w/ our charting, placing our telemonitoring strips in the charts, charting, giving medications and dealing w/ pt.s that require high levels of nursing care, that this q hr rounding is going...
    Sep 10, '09
    Forum: Nursing Issues On Patient Safety
  7. Studer Group: anybody dealt with them?
    The hospital where I work will start a "Rounding with Purpose" program later this month. We are assured that this will improve pt. care, less call lights, and better pt. satisfaction, plus, give the...
    Sep 9, '09
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  8. Hourly Rounding
    When we attended the orientation for this new "Rounding with Purpose," we were told that if we came to a room, during an hourly round, and the pt. was out for a procedure, we are to place a "sorry we...
    Sep 9, '09
    Forum: Nursing Issues On Patient Safety
  9. Hourly Rounding
    I have been informed by the hospital I work that we will be going to this "Rounding with Purpose" program and it will start Set. 29th. The hospital assures me that this program will result in better...
    Sep 9, '09
    Forum: Nursing Issues On Patient Safety
  10. Enough is Enough
    I understand what you are saying, but I think that customer service is a good thing, IF you have the time! Our unit plans to have the nurses make hourly rounds to each of our pt.'s rooms and sign a...
    Aug 19, '09
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  11. "The Disruptive Behavior of Doctors"
    I have worked with polite and disruptive doctors. If I need to call a doctor in the middle of the night because of a change in a pt.'s condition, the last thing I'm going to be concerned about is if...
    Apr 30, '09
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  12. My God, these family members!!
    That's a thought! Though, I doubt the CEO is going to get the pt. a sugar free soft drink.
    Apr 29, '09
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  13. My God, these family members!!
    At my hospital, the nurses, and techs carry cordless phones so that the front desk can contact you or the tech if I pt. calls them for a need. The hospital made a policy of placing a billboard in...
    Apr 29, '09
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  14. My God, these family members!!
    All these past messages are thought provoking and accurate! With pt.s that require care to recieving admissions from the ER,OR, and direct admissions which is a process that is time consuming. Add to...
    Apr 28, '09
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  15. My God, these family members!!
    Grammyphyl states it exactly! Her message covers it all for this forum!
    Apr 24, '09
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  16. My God, these family members!!
    I understand this situation well! Once I had a patient who had a paid sitter in the room and their job seemed to be calling a nurse in to care for the patient every 5 minutes while they watched tv!...
    Apr 22, '09
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  17. Nurse Patient Ratios for Med Surg, Step-down, ICU
    That is unfortunate!
    Feb 1, '09
    Forum: Nursing Management
  18. Nurse Patient Ratios for Med Surg, Step-down, ICU
    I work on a PCU and our ratio is 1:5. On the MED/SURG unit its 1:6. What makes all this in "numbers" secondary element is LEVELS OF ACUITY! Numbers matter not if you have 5-6 pt.'s that are total...
    Jan 31, '09
    Forum: Nursing Management
  19. Becoming an RN just for the paycheck
    Something else to note along these lines, I have seen nurses who have the skills and knowledge of good nursing, BUT, lack the compassion and empathy needed. In fact, I have seen them be down right...
    Jan 8, '09
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  20. Becoming an RN just for the paycheck
    I agree with an earlier reply, being that what matters is what kind of nurse they become. It is true that some that start out in nursing only for the paycheck turn out be become great nurses because...
    Jan 8, '09
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  21. Just Fired From My 1st Nursing Job
    Not all facilities are like that. It is best to protect your license. Believe me, you will find another job with a better working environment. I had a simililar situation years ago where I was let...
    Sep 23, '08
    Forum: First Year After Nursing Licensure
  22. Nursin board
    I was turned into the nursing board for something about a year and a half ago. I first responded to this in the beginning with a complete explanation of the situation, and my innocence, in a letter...
    Sep 18, '08
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  23. Universal Health Care... what would this mean...
    If any of you want to know how a Universal health care system would work in the USA. all you need do is look at the socialized health care systems that now exist and how they operate. I speak of the...
    Feb 7, '08
    Forum: Nursing Activism / Healthcare Politics
  24. I don't want to come to work on my days off.
    I know how you feel. I work Med/Surg 3 12 hour shifts a week and I do look forward to my days off. This is not to imply that I do not enjoy my work, but it is demanding. Our hospital, like other...
    Jan 26, '08
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  25. Status of my case??
    Here's one for whomever is familiar with the TBNE: I was reported to the board for something I was innocent of and I responded to the board's letter for a response with a clear, comprehensive letter...
    Nov 11, '07
    Forum: Texas Nursing


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