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  1. Nurses Attacked by Patient
    The advantage to having violent patients in a mental ward is that you can lock all the patients into their rooms to protect them.
    Nov 9
    Forum: Nursing News
  2. Nurses Attacked by Patient
    As a health worker, you let the police secure the scene first before you enter into it. If you get injured you are of no help to anyone. Even as a paramedic, you are not to enter a scene if...
    Nov 9
    Forum: Nursing News
  3. Sure to Get Flamed for This
    What really kills me is the slander that goes on. If it isn't slander I don't get quite so upset but instead just try to improve.
    Nov 1
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  4. Should mental health nursing be grouped with addictions nursing?
    I do agree that that bullies and withdrawn mentally ill patients should be separated. I think though that substance abusers can also be withdrawn and mentally ill and mentally ill patients can be...
    Oct 24
    Forum: Addictions Nursing
  5. Not So Sweet; Fruit Bat Harbors Ebola
    This gives me even more reasons to stay away from meat.
    Oct 24
    Forum: Disasters: Preparing & Responding
  6. Ebola - My Right to Accept or Refuse an Assignment
    "What about my children?" Before Ebola even came I think people had the right to put them first.
    Oct 23
    Forum: Disasters: Preparing & Responding
  7. URGENT: Are CDC Ebola Guidelines 'Good Enough'?
    The problem with this is that it is much harder for some nurses to follow the protocol than some others. Certain handicaps can make putting on extra gear awkward and difficult.
    Oct 23
    Forum: Disasters: Preparing & Responding
  8. URGENT: Are CDC Ebola Guidelines 'Good Enough'?
    They need to train them for it even if it's only for educational value and because they might deal with diseases even worse than this one.
    Oct 17
    Forum: Disasters: Preparing & Responding
  9. most gross and sad situation
    I think there are ways that a patient's family can handle these problems without bringing them in. There are times when bringing someone in takes too long or is not feasible, so there needs to be...
    Oct 17
    Forum: School Nurses
  10. An off-shoot of Kalipso's "poor standards of care" thread
    Sometimes, it's a matter of making them see that there actually is a toxic environment.
    Aug 23
    Forum: Emergency Nursing
  11. Moral Distress and Patient Advocacy
    I wish more violations could be resolved inside the facility. I HATE big productions like calling the state on someone who didn't use gloves during patient care just because a supervisor says we...
    Aug 5
    Forum: Health / Stress Management 101
  12. Average wait time from interview to offer?
    In the past I have called them and said, "Hi, this is S...." "May I have some feedback on my application?" In my own case, it seemed to speed up the hiring process.
    Aug 5
    Forum: Nursing Job Search Assistance
  13. Extricating accident victims is more dangerous in this day and age?
    I hear rumors about modern day cars which now ALL have power locks and windows. From what I hear about it, it's dangerous and complicated to extricate people out of these cars. The paramedics...
    Aug 4
    Forum: Emergency Nursing
  14. Are humans poisoning themselves and the planet?
    Anyone who reads and watches the news knows there are countless ways we poison ourselves both knowingly and unknowingly. I cut way back on meat because of my fear that it carries disease. I also...
    Jul 23
    Forum: Nursing News
  15. Can a Nurse Punch a Patient in Self-Defense?
    I remember blocking someone in self-defense and I had witnesses. My supervisor wanted to know if I took lessons in self-defense and understood that this was a built in reaction. I can't remember...
    Jul 23
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  16. What to do: ED physician brought dog to work
    My first concern in these cases is always about the comfort of the animal and if they have what they need. I also think that these pets are not always as cute to other people as they are to the...
    Jul 23
    Forum: Nursing Issues On Patient Safety
  17. Experience, per diem work and being a mom
    Speaking only for myself, I was always worried sick when my own child was young and I had to go to work and leave her in the care of others. I sometimes wish I had found some way around it.
    Jun 15
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  18. Home Health Question
    Home health work situations are all different just like facilities are all different. Your only real option is to try it for a while and don't let one or two clients make you decide you don't...
    May 31
    Forum: Home Health Nursing
  19. Nurse accidentally throws out kidney before transplant
    "Let me give you report before you go on the floor." It's the good places that say this. The others expect you to figure it out for yourself and they get adamant about it.
    May 29
    Forum: Nursing News
  20. Nurse accidentally throws out kidney before transplant
    "It also temporarily suspended its live kidney donation program until undergoing reviews that led to procedural changes it believes will keep the mistake from happening again." quoted from above...
    May 29
    Forum: Nursing News
  21. Insurance claims can be rejected for what?
    I just came across a strange detail in my reading. "Insurance companies can reject a claim if both "employed" and "full-time student" are marked" on a CMS 1500 claim form. No explanation is...
    May 29
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  22. Nudity in healthcare classes education or violation?
    Only sometimes do I think this.
    May 26
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  23. Nudity in healthcare classes education or violation?
    What better place to do a little research on societal issues than a public forum. Here is my thought on it. Every day, somewhere in the world, someone is exploited for educational purposes. Is...
    May 25
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  24. Nudity in healthcare classes education or violation?
    I know now that there are some sane people out there after all.
    May 25
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  25. Nudity in healthcare classes education or violation?
    Was she really bad? I can't answer that. People don't have to be touched to feel violated. As one poster already said, maybe it was just my own perception. I think what set me off was the...
    May 25
    Forum: General Nursing Student


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