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  1. A short PICC line ?
    That would be a midline, not a type of PICC since a PICC by definition has a centrally positioned tip. Midlines vary, as do the definitions, but typically any line longer than 3 inches, but with a...
    Oct 21
    Forum: Infusion Nursing / Intravenous Nursing
  2. I live in an area with A LOT of snow, and as a nurse, do I need an SUV?
    I spent 9 years working at a ski area, usually having to make the drive before the plows have gone through and I've done it with a front wheel drive car, an all wheel drive car, and SUV's. By far...
    Oct 21
    Forum: First Year After Nursing Licensure
  3. How has Obamacare affected you and your employer?
    I'm not sure how you think that relates to Obamacare, but each reason for admission and clinical course has a typical length of stay associated with it. For a mild AMI a three day stay is actually a...
    Oct 21
    Forum: Nursing Activism / Healthcare Politics
  4. How has Obamacare affected you and your employer?
    There is no form of automatic enrollment into any type of plan on the exchanges, you chose your plan from those offered just like before. If your patient went from a HMO plan to a PPO plan due to...
    Oct 20
    Forum: Nursing Activism / Healthcare Politics
  5. How has Obamacare affected you and your employer?
    The ACA doesn't change HMO insurance to a PPO. HMO's are still HMO's after Obamacare.
    Oct 20
    Forum: Nursing Activism / Healthcare Politics
  6. nursing care for chest tube of cabg patient
    Did you mean "milk them"? I haven't seen stripping of chest tubes still done anywhere for quite a while.
    Oct 19
    Forum: Critical Care Nursing
  7. Healthcare for All: How Obamacare Impacts Nursing
    To become a licensed plan they typically need to meet minimum coverage requirements which includes participating facility requirements. Usually the cheaper the plan, the fewer participating...
    Oct 18
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  8. Cool & breathable longsleeves to wear under scrubs
    There are a few different manufacturers of tattoo cover sleeves, some specifically for healthcare workers (made to coordinate with scrubs). Tat2x and tat jacket are a couple.
    Oct 17
    Forum: Nursing Scrubs / Uniforms / Gear
  9. Healthcare for All: How Obamacare Impacts Nursing
    You could pay amounts similar before Obamacare, but I can't find anything like what you're describing now. Even in the most expensive county in the U.S. to be insured in, Summit county Colorado, a...
    Oct 17
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  10. How has Obamacare affected you and your employer?
    The development of the value based purchasing and other elements of the Hitech act started in 2002. The final rules and bill was passed three weeks into Obama's first term. My hospital has been...
    Oct 17
    Forum: Nursing Activism / Healthcare Politics
  11. Obamacare and hospitals
    It really sounds like you're arguing Obamacare isn't socialist enough, rather than it being too socialist. Obamacare makes doctors compete on a larger scale, this competition helps offer cheaper...
    Oct 17
    Forum: Nursing Activism / Healthcare Politics
  12. Obamacare and hospitals
    Preferred provider networks, where you have to chose an in-network doctor or facility to get full coverage, have actually been around since long before Obamacare. Are you saying the government...
    Oct 17
    Forum: Nursing Activism / Healthcare Politics
  13. Obamacare and hospitals
    This particular CBO report has been a popular one to completely distort. What the CBO report actually said is not that demand for labor will decrease, but that workers demand for hours will...
    Oct 17
    Forum: Nursing Activism / Healthcare Politics
  14. GMO Research...
    There's actually quite of a bit research on GMO's and it's health effects on animals and humans, which overall shows GMO's to be safe. Here's an article that lists much of the research to date...
    Oct 17
    Forum: Research Nursing
  15. Is it fair for the media to blame the RN in Texas for contracting Ebola?
    I'm all for recognizing those who advocate for healthcare workers, but I don't think 'masturbating fetus' guy is really who we want to tie our wagon to.
    Oct 16
    Forum: Disasters: Preparing & Responding
  16. Healthcare for All: How Obamacare Impacts Nursing
    Actually if you get your insurance through work you get a pretty substantial tax credit since the entire value of your income that comes in the form of an insurance plan is tax free, this typically...
    Oct 16
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  17. How has Obamacare affected you and your employer?
    You're referring to the HITECH act and value based purchasing (VBP), not the ACA. Much of what you're referring to was implemented long before Obama took office. Providers who do a bad job...
    Oct 16
    Forum: Nursing Activism / Healthcare Politics
  18. We in hospice have a lot of educating to do
    I don't think you can really compare the clinical course of two people with "brain tumors" since "brain tumor" is very non-specific. There are more than 120 different types of brain tumors, and of...
    Oct 14
    Forum: Hospice Nursing
  19. How has Obamacare affected you and your employer?
    Most of that $3600 paid for healthcare in the UK is paid in the form of taxes. Most of the $8800 paid in the US for healthcare is paid in the form of premiums. No matter what you call it (taxes vs...
    Oct 14
    Forum: Nursing Activism / Healthcare Politics
  20. How has Obamacare affected you and your employer?
    The per person cost of all healthcare in the UK is $3,647. In the US it's $8,895. The UK arguably spends lower than they should, but not their issues could easily be alleviated by increasing...
    Oct 14
    Forum: Nursing Activism / Healthcare Politics
  21. How has Obamacare affected you and your employer?
    It's the sam; co-pays and deductibles.
    Oct 13
    Forum: Nursing Activism / Healthcare Politics
  22. How has Obamacare affected you and your employer?
    In general there are simpler ways to do this (insurance), but if we're going to use this system the cadillac tax seems pretty reasonable. The cadillac tax is a tax on high cost plans, for family...
    Oct 13
    Forum: Nursing Activism / Healthcare Politics
  23. Monitoring nurse rounds??
    I've used them and personally I'm all for them. I think one of the biggest problems with how nursing workloads are managed is that management has no idea how our time is used and therefore that...
    Oct 12
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  24. Medication legal question
    It depends on whether or not your clinic is allowed to stock this particular medication. It is legal for nurses to administer medications, which include giving medications kept in-stock that aren't...
    Oct 12
    Forum: Nursing and Patient Medications
  25. How has Obamacare affected you and your employer?
    http://www.nj.com/news/index.ssf/2013/09/obamacare_impact_more_patients_more_health_care_jobs_experts_say.html Lack of prescription coverage has been a well documented cause of non-compliance. ...
    Oct 11
    Forum: Nursing Activism / Healthcare Politics


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