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  1. Nursing programs if you already have a BA
    Keep in mind depending upon prerequisites required and your past academic work you may end up spending two years (or more) obtaining an ABSN regardless. That is say unless you have the required...
    Sep 19
    Forum: New York Nursing
  2. Nurses Halt LICH Emergency Room Conversion
    *Update* Stick a fork in it, it's done! In yet another twist to the strange and ongoing saga of LICH New York University Hospital (NYU) has pulled out of the deal to convert part of the...
    Sep 19
    Forum: Nursing News
  3. LPN or Rn? Hard for me to decide
    What are called practical nurses in the United States have different names, scopes of practice and education in other countries. In Canada for instance a practical nurse is one with what would be...
    Sep 6
    Forum: New York Nursing
  4. Throwing out pillows!? Does anyone else do this!?
    Well most of us find it an appalling waste but as you say if your facility seems to have no problems with one patient use and discarding of pillows who are we to care? Wonder if somehow the place...
    Sep 6
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  5. Throwing out pillows!? Does anyone else do this!?
    Ok, now we are in a whole other realm! *LOL* According to many recent news reports hotel and motel rooms are often just plain nasty! What's Hiding in Your Hotel Room? - ABC News
    Sep 6
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  6. Yikes, L&D Manager Fired...
    At least in this instance attending felt his patient had something those students should "experience" and he was at least comfortable with any possible risks if any. That in theory (in the...
    Sep 4
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  7. UNDERWEAR (Yes, underwear)
    Since men don't have bosom so to speak they grow up from little boys running around in their "shorts" so to speak and think nothing of it. There simply isn't the social, moral or often religious...
    Sep 2
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  8. Throwing out pillows!? Does anyone else do this!?
    Ideally hospital linen services process only that type of laundry. The gold standard is what you see in the second linked video; barrier laundries with literally walls separated "clean" from "dirty"....
    Sep 2
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  9. Throwing out pillows!? Does anyone else do this!?
    Just as at home when changing baby meant cloth diapers and a wash cloth, hospital laundry have long figured out how to deal with linens contaminated with fecal matter. Between dilution, chemicals and...
    Sep 2
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  10. Throwing out pillows!? Does anyone else do this!?
    Why thanks all to pieces! Being as all the above may no system is perfect and things do happen: Fungal outbreak raises questions about hospital laundry oversight | NOLA.com How your...
    Sep 1
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  11. White Coat Ceremony for Nurses
    That mindset was what kept scrubs off limits to nurses on the floors and helped fuel "scrub envy". If one's uniform became soiled back in the day to get permission to wear a pair of scrubs was...
    Sep 1
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  12. Throwing out pillows!? Does anyone else do this!?
    Technically per OSHA standards since the 1980's (borne out of the HIV/Aids epidemic) laundry contaminated by bodily fluids/substances is supposed to go in a separate bag labeled as such. This alerts...
    Sep 1
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  13. Early Fashion...remember this?
    AORN's recommendations and perineal fallout has probably caused just as much commotion in the OR as that other professional nursing body's "mandatory BSN for entry" recommendation. Problems start...
    Sep 1
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  14. Early Fashion...remember this?
    Well you can start by researching the work of Anna Hambraeus done in 1988 regarding air borne bacteria in ORs.
    Sep 1
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  15. Early Fashion...remember this?
    Just in case anyone is wondering the above photo shows "Hanes House School of Nursing" which is still around and part of Duke University. HANES HOUSE | Open Durham
    Sep 1
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  16. Early Fashion...remember this?
    Final note on skirts, especially minis and nursing. Those wearing soon became acutely aware of how proper body mechanics not only preserved one's back but also modesty. *LOL* That is when...
    Sep 1
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  17. Early Fashion...remember this?
    Article refers to "hose" which could be either knee highs or panty hose (highly doubt for many reasons anyone work a suspender belt and stockings). One assumes the dress code requiring "hose"...
    Sep 1
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  18. Early Fashion...remember this?
    Though many today associate all uniforms of the past with prim and proper dresses, that was *NOT* always the case. Since nursing was by and large a female dominated profession often uniforms...
    Sep 1
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  19. Throwing out pillows!? Does anyone else do this!?
    Modern hospital or healthcare linen laundries are more than capable of dealing with moderate to severe soiled and or bio contaminated items. In fact the laundering process for hospital linens going...
    Aug 31
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  20. White Coat Ceremony for Nurses
    Did a quick bit of research and it turns out in Britain the National Hospital Service (NHS) banned white coats for physicians and everyone else it seems. Why? Well the stated rationale was infection...
    Aug 31
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  21. Early Fashion...remember this?
    Oh I can top that! *LOL* http://media-cache-ec0.pinimg.com/736x/52/98/69/5298697f16b8193abb296d22320e34ca.jpg From: Nurses on Pinterest | 156 Pins
    Aug 31
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  22. Early Fashion...remember this?
    Actually there is an infection control issue with skirts and dresses which is the reason they were for the most part gotten shot of in OR, L&D and other units/floors where nurses once wore scrub...
    Aug 31
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  23. Are starting wages negotiable?
    For some time now bedside is where the one finds big money. This explains in some part why so many experienced nurses returned when the economy lost its collective mind and or aren't...
    Aug 30
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  24. Early Fashion...remember this?
    Search out a place that offers "French Hand Laundry" and or "Textile Restoration" services. There are a few left in the USA but not as many as in years past. If your cap does not require...
    Aug 30
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  25. Was it always this way?
    Nurse to patient ratios since back in the days has fluctuated and often were much higher than even today. Much depended upon what model of nursing care was being used and who was defined as a "nurse"...
    Aug 30
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion


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