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  1. How has Obamacare affected you and your employer?
    Thank you. I had heard of the term Cadillac tax, but had never taken the time to understand what it means in context. This makes the original post clearer now.
    Oct 13
    Forum: Nursing Activism / Healthcare Politics
  2. How has Obamacare affected you and your employer?
    Maybe I have read this wrong, but this post doesn't make sense to me. How would a company suffer a "Cadillac tax" for offering better insurance coverage at lower prices? The whole idea of the ACA...
    Oct 12
    Forum: Nursing Activism / Healthcare Politics
  3. Why would a patients respiratory rate be set at 28 on a mechanical ventilator?
    I wanted to clarify that I mean respiratory rate and not time.
    Sep 27
    Forum: Nursing Student Assistance
  4. Why would a patients respiratory rate be set at 28 on a mechanical ventilator?
    You can bring down high CO2s with higher volumes, increased respiratory rate, and longer expiratory times. If the patient is maxed out on volume then the next step would be to adjust respiratory...
    Sep 27
    Forum: Nursing Student Assistance
  5. New nurse, feeling discouraged. Please help!
    I'm in the same boat as you. I have been working for a month. Each week I get a little faster, my charting gets a little better and I feel like I'm handling things a little better. I made some of...
    Aug 1
    Forum: First Year After Nursing Licensure
  6. Word crimes! (No txtng)
    I saw this video the other day and instantly thought of AllNurses. Lol
    Jul 23
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  7. MSG ..WHY?
    From my personal experience I have asthma due to allergies and MSG seems to trigger an allergy response and will cause me to have an asthma attack. If I'm already having allergy issues Motrin can...
    Jul 21
    Forum: NCLEX Discussion Forum
  8. Thinking of switchin to RT
    No matter what field you choose to go into please do your research for the area you plan to work in. RNs have a lot more areas that they can work in. They may start off at close to the same pay as...
    Jul 6
    Forum: Pre-Nursing Student
  9. Acetylcysteine
    Ok. My dealings with mucomyst has been purely nebulized treatments. That is good to know in the future. :-)
    Jun 30
    Forum: Nursing Issues On Patient Safety
  10. Acetylcysteine
    One more question.... Was it a nebulized treatment or orally given?
    Jun 30
    Forum: Nursing Issues On Patient Safety
  11. Acetylcysteine
    Lack of a good cough reflex is not a contraindication nor an absolute contraindication. For mucomyst, it is recommended that suction be available to maintain the air away. The only recommendations...
    Jun 30
    Forum: Nursing Issues On Patient Safety
  12. Acetylcysteine
    My son used mucomyst when he was a baby. My understanding of the drug was that it breaks down the disulfide bonds making the mucus very watery and easier to cough up. If the patient doesn't have a...
    Jun 29
    Forum: Nursing Issues On Patient Safety
  13. Hospital will not hire smokers
    It's actually worse than that. The person doesn't have to be a heavy smoker at all to cause them to have an asthma attack. Just having the small hint has been enough at times in their lives. If...
    Jun 20
    Forum: Nursing and Professionalism
  14. RT Career?
    Yes. There is talk in Texas of delicensing. There are several great sites my favorite is Respiratory Therapy Cave. Do a search and you will find his blog as well as other helpful sites to go on. ...
    Jun 20
    Forum: Pulmonary Nursing
  15. Hospital will not hire smokers
    My boys are very sensitive to smoke. It even being on someone's clothes has caused an asthma attack. I would hate for one of them to be in the hospital and someone taking care of them smokes. It...
    Jun 20
    Forum: Nursing and Professionalism
  16. Obamacare? what are your thoughts
    One of the wonderful things about living in this country is that we are allowed to have our own opinions about things. This topic has been a very educational topic that I hope we will continue to...
    Jun 19
    Forum: Nursing Activism / Healthcare Politics
  17. Obamacare? what are your thoughts
    Fair enough
    Jun 19
    Forum: Nursing Activism / Healthcare Politics
  18. Obamacare? what are your thoughts
    I don't see the ACA as a liberals thing. This thread is not about Bush or anything he may or may not have done. Maybe because I'm not a liberal, but I would have never thought to blame Bush for the...
    Jun 19
    Forum: Nursing Activism / Healthcare Politics
  19. Obamacare? what are your thoughts
    I guess I have missed something about your parents situation. So one or both of your parents retired from the military? If that is so then they haven't lost their military insurance also know as...
    Jun 19
    Forum: Nursing Activism / Healthcare Politics
  20. How long did it take for HR to contact you?
    Thank you. :-)
    Jun 18
    Forum: Nursing Interview Help
  21. Bad Answers to Behavioral Questions
    I had to answer that same type question at a recent interview. First I addressed that since we all have different personalities that i am not always see eye to eye with my boss. In the times that I...
    Jun 18
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  22. How long did it take for HR to contact you?
    Gosh 24 hr on call sounds horrible. It's 12 hr shifts and it's the normal 12 hrs you would work. They ask that you pick one shift a pay period. I guess I was excited to be paid anything. I have...
    Jun 14
    Forum: Nursing Interview Help
  23. How long did it take for HR to contact you?
    Well, I no long have to go to another interview. The hospital that I was really hoping to get hired at called. They offered me a position and icing on the cake is that it's days. I feel so blessed.
    Jun 13
    Forum: Nursing Interview Help
  24. How long did it take for HR to contact you?
    What a wonderful surprise! I'm so happy for you!
    Jun 13
    Forum: Nursing Interview Help
  25. How long did it take for HR to contact you?
    Jax thank you. I did have a final interview today and I asked when to expect HR to call if I am offered the job. They told me that it will take about a week. So that was nice to hear. I also...
    Jun 12
    Forum: Nursing Interview Help


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