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  1. akinetic mutism - communication?
    Thank you for your insights, CCRN2BE! I am considering writing an article for a nursing journal and would like to use your comments. Thank you. Anybody else have issues, concerns, comments about...
    Jun 24
    Forum: Neuro Intensive Care Nursing
  2. Nurse Entrepreneur Roll Call!
    I, an RN, owned a successful DME company, brought it successful, then sold it. Now, I contract (independently) to an accreditation company and team-lead on surveys. Travel is fun and interesting. I...
    Jun 19
    Forum: Entrepreneurs in Nursing
  3. akinetic mutism - communication?
    Locked in syndrome, from stroke, TBI, ALS, encephalitis, or just intubation with paralysis or limb trauma was always a communication challenge. Now, after having it myself for a few days from an...
    Jun 19
    Forum: Neuro Intensive Care Nursing
  4. Should ADD RN be given "disability" allowances?
    HM2Viking RN wrote: "Oh how true.....ADD is both a blessing and a curse.....It is a blessing because as an individual I can think outside of the box..." I love this! ADD is a blessing and my...
    Jan 28, '12
    Forum: Nurses With Disabilities
  5. new grad, moved, then illness
    You moved and got your family settled in the new area. Now you are ready to start your career. That is it. Do not disclose any more. The hospitals know they will spend a lot of money orienting...
    Jan 28, '12
    Forum: First Year After Nursing Licensure
  6. Nurses with Multiple Sclerosis
    Hi. A review of the posts here shows that it is best to not disclose this issue as long as possible. And between flares, most of us have symptoms easy enough to hide. But we deal with similar...
    Jan 28, '12
    Forum: Nurses With Disabilities
  7. Best jobs for nurses with multiple sclerosis?
    Strikert, That is a great idea! I was diagnosed this year with Multiple Sclerosis. I got a new job working with out-patient pre-cardiac cath patients explaining the process, taking pre-admit...
    Jan 28, '12
    Forum: Nurses With Disabilities
  8. Nurse with HIV
    I have worked with HIV positive nurses. We thought they are safer in well-patient environments because we were always fearful that they would pick up an infection from the patients. We were...
    Jan 28, '12
    Forum: Nurses With Disabilities
  9. Can't handle the hospital environment.  Need suggestions
    Check into your state. They are always looking for facility surveyors because they pay so poorly, but the work is very easy. Your only hurdle will be dealing with the boredom.
    Jan 28, '12
    Forum: Nurses With Disabilities
  10. Now, if ALL places were run like this...tell me what you think!
    Thank you for asking us what we think! I am passionately against nurse abuse. There should be no tolerance for it. But that has to be balanced with evaluating and managing individual needs. Patients,...
    Jun 22, '11
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  11. OSHA Fines Hospital for Failing to Provide a Safe Workplace
    Correct SteelyDanFan! OSHA inspectors are completely confused in the healthcare setting. Meanwhile, hundreds of healthcare workers die each year from job related injuries, and serious non-fatal...
    Feb 4, '11
    Forum: Nursing News
  12. Great fiction by a Florida RN
    I stole this from the Amazon site. This is a critique of it... Michael Sutherland, an attorney afflicted with a childhood disease and his friend, Dr. Ross Manchester, foster Dad to an abandoned...
    Feb 3, '11
    Forum: Florida Nursing
  13. OSHA Fines Hospital for Failing to Provide a Safe Workplace
    cdsga: I have called OSHA a few times about very specific violations and they did not even check them out. The problem is that most of the OSHA personnel are generalists or specialists in...
    Feb 2, '11
    Forum: Nursing News
  14. Great fiction by a Florida RN
    My friend read this great book and gave it to me to read it. It s great! And it is by a fellow nurse too. She got it on Amazon. It takes place at a children's hospital in St. Petersburg, FL. It...
    Feb 2, '11
    Forum: Florida Nursing
  15. QIS Survey
    The QIS survey is more computer task driven than the traditional survey and much of it is taken from MDS 3.0 data. The rest is triggered by Phase I observations and interviews and the surveyors can...
    Jan 30, '11
    Forum: LTC: Directors Nursing / Assistant
  16. Need Advice
    Kudos for your pro-active ways. You must be awesome at QA! Your colleague goes on and on about her stance? Tell her you value her input, just ask her to put her rationales in writing instead of...
    Jan 30, '11
    Forum: LTC: Directors Nursing / Assistant
  17. What is your policy on.....
    Thank you everyone. I appreciate all your comments. I know my clothes are clean when I enter work, but after? I can almost feel the MRSA, C-diff, pseudamonas, etc. How often do I see residents...
    Jan 30, '11
    Forum: LTC: Directors Nursing / Assistant
  18. What is your policy on.....
    What is your policy on staff sitting on resident's beds? Balancing infection control issues and resident dignity can be difficult. When you are speaking with a resident, and don't want to look down...
    Jan 22, '11
    Forum: LTC: Directors Nursing / Assistant
  19. Have you seen residents do this?
    TWO QUESTIONS 1. Have you too seen residents wheel themselves up the the med cart and try to reach into the sharps container on the side? 2. Where do the CNAs discard used razors in your...
    Jan 8, '11
    Forum: LTC: Directors Nursing / Assistant
  20. Seeking guidance on tricky situation
    Oh, my heart aches for the poor staff! Alll of them! To protect the nurses as well as the facility, I agree with my colleagues that this guy needs a psych eval. If everything posted here has...
    Jan 8, '11
    Forum: LTC: Directors Nursing / Assistant
  21. Need advise LTC Facility
    Sometimes I wish I could give more than one kudo to a post!
    Jan 8, '11
    Forum: Geriatric Nurses / LTC Nursing
  22. You Can't Make This Stuff Up
    Oh that is funny.
    Jan 8, '11
    Forum: LTC: Directors Nursing / Assistant
  23. 25 Craziest Interview Questions of 2010
    These are great! Yes, crazy, but fun. #10 is my favorite. The answer is 1.
    Jan 8, '11
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  24. more on glucose monitoring
    Morte, Yeah, but in real life, stuff keeps on happening. That's why the standard. And those silly pathogens are so darn small and difficult to see if there is contamination- so to be on the safe...
    Jan 6, '11
    Forum: Geriatric Nurses / LTC Nursing
  25. Finding funding for nurse owned start up companies
    Exactly!
    Jan 6, '11
    Forum: Entrepreneurs in Nursing


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