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  1. Who Runs Your Operating Room?
    To all you OR nurses and CRNA's; There has been a bit of a debate in some of our hospitals in town as to who should be running the show. As you know, the OR can be the busiest place in the hospital...
    Jan 29
    Forum: Operating Room Nursing
  2. RN:  Judge and Jury - Ch 6
    Great article. My mother-in-law once told me the same thing about my BSN university education as well. When I finished graduate school and started teaching in a very well respected university, she...
    Jan 1
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  3. CRNA profiles
    heatherisbetter I am part owner in an anesthesia group. Here, pay is not determined by years of RN experience. Our CRNA's make great money, not only with a starting salary of $160,000 but also...
    Jan 1
    Forum: Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetist (CRNA)
  4. Jane Fitch MD, prior CRNA, now Anesthesiologist elected president ASA
    I agree. All of the MD's at our hospitals are board certified with fellowship training in either hearts, peds, neuro, pain, regional, or even transplant anesthesia. There is no question that these...
    Dec 18, '14
    Forum: Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetist (CRNA)
  5. What school nurses REALLY do
    I work PRN for a nurse at my kids' school (1500 students). The nurse is out this week so today: We had a small fire in the theater while the kids were performing and the teacher needed to use a...
    Dec 18, '14
    Forum: School Nurses
  6. Too good for poo
    Before any write-ups occur or any HR is involved, have you checked with her first? Also, "very big ego and not a team player" What does that exactly mean? Trust me that can mean a lot of different...
    Dec 8, '14
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  7. Five Ways to Convince Patients they Need Flu Shots
    I think the OP's subject line was the most worrisome to me. "How to Convince" These are very dangerous words with a paternalistic slant. We should not convince our patients of anything. Our job is...
    Dec 8, '14
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  8. October 2014 Top 8 Captions - Help Select $100 Winner
    Didn't see this one till now, but my caption would be: "Oh, I see they are serving kale for lunch."
    Dec 7, '14
    Forum: allnurses News and Announcements
  9. Civil War Nursing
    I would like to add Florence Nightingale to that list. Although not an American nurse, her reforms on sanitation where used in the Civil War by other nurses and doctors.
    Dec 7, '14
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  10. Fix me NOW (but on my terms or I'll leave AMA)
    True Story - Christmas 2007 Patient in IMCU: "I am getting out of this ******* place. You people are all idiots. Like you know what the **** is going on." Me: "Sir, it is quite clear by your...
    Nov 11, '14
    Forum: Emergency Nursing
  11. The Influence of the Influenza Vaccine:
    About 10 years ago, I had 3 flu shots in 3 years and every time I had very bad reactions, last one requiring hospitalization. I am glad that my hospitals do not require shots for those who cannot...
    Nov 11, '14
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  12. Nurses eating their young... a different perspective
    As someone who has years of experience in training preceptors and a significant knowledge of how preceptees learn, I will respectfully and completely disagree with the OP. He or she has obviously...
    Nov 4, '14
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  13. DNP seems like a waste...
    Legally, only a one year internship is required before an MD can "hang a shingle" and practice, but I have never heard of an MD practicing without a residency. No one, but no one would hire them even...
    Feb 8, '14
    Forum: Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP)
  14. DNP seems like a waste...
    This was only true of her in the beginning, and remember, she is the one individual who turned nursing into a profession. When she started, nursing was nothing more than a job for recovering...
    Feb 4, '14
    Forum: Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP)
  15. Bad Parents
    Wow, I am so sorry for your patient. That must be horrible for you to witness. I started out in nursing absolutely sure that I wanted to be a NICU nurse or even peds, but honestly, I don't have what...
    Jan 23, '14
    Forum: Pediatric Nursing
  16. Hope for all the people trying to get into anesthesia
    That is only for medical direction, you can still medically supervise which is based on 3 units, plus an additional unit if the MD participates in the induction and the CRNA still gets 50%. But of...
    Jan 21, '14
    Forum: Student Registered Nurse Anesthetist
  17. Hope for all the people trying to get into anesthesia
    Yes, I know the model, but I don't think that is a consideration. I am sure that will change with a strong lobbyist or two. That is what they said about virtual ICU's as well. "Couldn't be...
    Jan 21, '14
    Forum: Student Registered Nurse Anesthetist
  18. PhD in Nursing Programs
    Did you find a program that you like yet? Do you have a specific area you would like to focus on for the PhD? I am currently working with a PhD student who is in the military through UVA, but one of...
    Jan 19, '14
    Forum: Post Graduate Nursing Student
  19. Hope for all the people trying to get into anesthesia
    [QUOTE]There is no research that would suggest this helps patient outcomes or does anything but increase overall costs.[/QUOTE Actually the virtual anesthesia team (comprised of RN's for sedation,...
    Jan 19, '14
    Forum: Student Registered Nurse Anesthetist
  20. Is there really no way to refuse a mandatory flu shot?
    I do not like wearing the mask and gloves either, until recently that is. I can't get the flu shot so I always wear masks and gloves as well. Recently in one of my hospitals, there was an outbreak of...
    Jan 19, '14
    Forum: Disasters: Preparing and Responding
  21. how to get a job as flight nurse
    A zillion years ago, when I was applying for flight nursing jobs (ok, maybe 17 years ago) I called the flight nurse supervisors directly and asked them what they were looking for. They tend to be...
    Jan 17, '14
    Forum: Flight Nursing / Surface Transport Nursing
  22. Expanding the Scope of APRN's Does Not Endanger Patients
    First, I thought you were talking about Family practitioners. Your MD's vs. NP argument is way too broad. However, the NP does not have a surgical equivalent, at least not that I am aware of in the 6...
    Jan 17, '14
    Forum: Nurse Practitioners (NP)
  23. Expanding the Scope of APRN's Does Not Endanger Patients
    [QUOTE] Not to be ticky-tacky PP, but a family practice doc does 4 years undergrad, 4 years med school, and 3 years residency. They only do a 'fellowship' (which would actually be a different...
    Jan 17, '14
    Forum: Nurse Practitioners (NP)
  24. i'll probably get flamed to the moon and back for this but..
    That is plenty good for us and congratulations on your accomplishment. We are not talking about driven men and women like you, we are talking about the ones who are in school and are happy with the...
    Jan 16, '14
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  25. ARNP program with low undergrad gpa but high ASN GPA?
    'll try to get straight to the point. I want to be an acute care adult NP in the hospital setting preferably Cardiac or Neuro. Was there any reason that your GPA was so low? All NP programs that I...
    Jan 16, '14
    Forum: Nurse Practitioners (NP)


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