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  1. The two worst places to be a nurse
    And they "brought us the weekends". ;)
    May 16
    Forum: Collective Bargaining / Nursing Union
  2. 7 Social Media Posts That Will Destroy Your Nursing Career Before It Begins!
    Exactly. Expecting proper grammar in "social media" posting may not be an achievable goal. We have all seen "Internet spelling and grammar" in patient notes and other documentation, as well as in...
    May 6
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  3. I Love Night Shift
    #1 - an excellent point. :) Those of us who work the "off shift" (gotta love that term... or not) have to be more cooperative, supportive, and resourceful. Of course, there are very few, if any,...
    Apr 22
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  4. Professionalism....name your irritation here!
    People who just interrupt a conversation when not necessary: A House Supervisor approaches while I am on the phone with a physician and hears only part of the conversation, but chooses to...
    Apr 22
    Forum: Nursing and Professionalism
  5. Was my professor out of line?
    The professor's questions were obviously "Gotcha!" questions and have no legitimate place in any sort of educational setting.
    Apr 22
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  6. Nursing student sues Baker College, claims she was encouraged to lie to patients
    Granted, such an online (and very public) profile, will most likely not benefit the student's defense, but it may not be admissible in a court of law. Oh, for the good old days, when computers...
    Apr 19
    Forum: Nursing News
  7. Calling a transgender patient an "it"
    Bingo! Admitting alleged wrongdoing by another person is, at the very least, bad form. Beyond that, while apologizing for the alleged action of another may feel good, it can potentially put the...
    Apr 19
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  8. Calling a transgender patient an "it"
    And then be prepared for what may likely follow... Maybe better to just stay out of it, and let the "offending" nurse deal with it on his own.
    Apr 19
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  9. Calling yourself an RN
    ...as well as being the proper and ethical thing to do. :)
    Apr 19
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  10. Is this actually a HIPAA violation?
    But (sadly) it has become a staple of life among too many nurses and nursing students. :(
    Apr 19
    Forum: HIPAA and Nursing Challenges
  11. Interesting article: The Problem With Satisfied Patients — The Atlantic
    The "loyalty programs" are over the edge, to be certain, but hospitals are doing whatever it takes to stay afloat. Just the same, the idea of "Mayo Clinic Rewards" does seem rather odd. ;) Most...
    Apr 19
    Forum: Nursing News
  12. cell phones at work
    We do not have hospital issued cell phones at work (other than those carried by RT), but we do have Cisco IP phones (wired and wireless), and they work OK most of the time. They are annoying when the...
    Apr 19
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  13. Nursing student sues Baker College, claims she was encouraged to lie to patients
    Is it just me being cynical, or is there more to this story?
    Apr 12
    Forum: Nursing News
  14. Black Humour
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=C6cxNR9ML8k
    Apr 12
    Forum: Nursing Humor / Share Jokes
  15. AWD vehicle for nurses
    The SRT had a larger (i.e., 6.1 liter) Hemi; the rest were 5.7's. :)
    Apr 6
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  16. AWD vehicle for nurses
    Pffftt...gas mileage is overrated. ;) There is a lot more to buying and owning a car than that. Seriously, nobody wants to use a vehicle that gets 12-15 MPG as a daily driver, but almost no...
    Apr 5
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  17. Nurse who survived Ebola is suing the hospital
    A skilled attorney once opined, "when the economy gets tough, the lawyers get going." He referred to those who sue for stuff without any legal basis. Keeping in mind there are always two sides to...
    Mar 22
    Forum: Disasters: Preparing and Responding
  18. Medication safety what if...
    Waste the unused medication ASAP. The cost of the medication is likely less than the container/vial it came in, and most are "commodity items" with costs so low, it would surprise most folks. The...
    Mar 22
    Forum: Nursing Issues On Patient Safety
  19. Nurses as Costs for Hospitals
    "Professional nursing services" could be billed to the insurance companies (which largely follow the Medicare and Medicaid guidelines), but the insurance providers would not pay those charges. Heck,...
    Mar 22
    Forum: Nursing Activism / Healthcare Politics
  20. How far would you commute for awesome salary?
    Is the extra money really going into the bank as savings, or is it going into the bank toward gasoline, repairs, and the next vehicle? Maybe it is going into the bank to help pay for what seem to be...
    Mar 22
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  21. Is Nursing the hardest job out there?
    Having worked in jobs that were far more stressful, I can say that Nursing, while stressful at times, is not the most stressful. Aside from that, is a certain amount of stress a bad thing? Compare...
    Mar 21
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  22. Being an individual
    If you want to "stand out", do so with a "safety" twist to it. Do not wear your stethoscope around your neck (looks incredibly cool on TV, but this is real life). Stuff it in a sufficiently large...
    Mar 21
    Forum: Men in Nursing
  23. What is the politically correct term for "nurse"?
    Why should anybody really care about being "politically correct"? Is that what our society has slouched to? I am thinking that such is the case. Some people want to keep changing the name of...
    Mar 21
    Forum: Nursing Activism / Healthcare Politics
  24. Hospitals Firing Seasoned Nurses: Nurses FIGHT Back!
    Expecting most administrators to actually be "on the floor" may be a bad thing to wish for. I have seen a few in the past who did not know which end of a bedpan to hammer on. ;) Even those who...
    Feb 7
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  25. Hippaa violation question
    Blocked your exit? In most states, that may clearly be a criminal act committed by the son. If you have reason to believe you were in actual danger of physical harm, then your responsibility is to...
    Feb 7
    Forum: HIPAA and Nursing Challenges


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