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  1. What Type Of IV Catheters Do You Use?
    I have been a nurse forever and ever and I never stuck myself using the old (non-safety) needles. They are much, much better for the patients....why should we force the patients to endure being...
    Sep 9, '09
    Forum: NICU Nursing / Neonatal
  2. Anyone heard of Access nursing
    I just called them and told them that they need to take the "free health insurance from day one" off their website. They came up with some song and dance about how they changed companies at the...
    Jan 26, '09
    Forum: Travel Nursing
  3. any ideas about access nurses agency?
    They LIED to me about the health insurance being so expensive it wasn't worth it...I believed them and signed a contract with them....I had talked to so many people and I really needed a job so I was...
    Jan 25, '09
    Forum: Travel Nursing
  4. Access Nurses travel company
    I agree with Snapple. I am really disgusted with Access and I haven't even started. They lied to me about not providing health insurance or certain housing amenities. I am going to try to get out of...
    Jan 24, '09
    Forum: Travel Nursing
  5. Anyone heard of Access nursing
    I just signed on with them and got screwed to the wall (first time traveler). They told me they don't have insurance (web site says they do) and they wrote in my contract that I won't get a microwave...
    Jan 24, '09
    Forum: Travel Nursing
  6. Can Employer demand production of medical records?
    Help! I have accepted a travel nursing job and they asked me to sign a release of my medical records for "job related purposes." I don't want to sign this. This job is in Maryland. Feedback, please!
    Jan 20, '09
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  7. Anyone heard of Aureus Medical group
    All of the information about travel nursing that I have seen on the web is from 2006. Is that because travel nurses have been utilized less due to the economy? American Mobile insulted me by...
    Jan 19, '09
    Forum: Travel Nursing
  8. private duty nursing??
    As a private contractor couldn't you slightly undercut the agencies and still make a huge profit? If taking care of an elderly person, can I bill medicare and the family? Where can I find a complete...
    Dec 12, '08
    Forum: Private Duty Nursing
  9. Nursing in Saudi Arabia
    I hear the money is good, but what is a typical wage/salary for an American nurse working in Saudi? I know the money is tax free, but what is the base? Thanks.
    Dec 8, '08
    Forum: World Nursing
  10. Nurse practitioner VS. MD
    I am not a NP, but I cannot imagine becoming one without having worked as a nurse at least for a little while. I am fortunate enough to have worked in numerous specialty areas, and almost all of what...
    Sep 10, '08
    Forum: Nursing Career Advice
  11. Why get a BSN?
    I have fought with myself for thirty years now about getting a BSN. I have and Associate's degree in nursing ; before I got that I spent three years in college as an English major. Take this as a...
    Aug 23, '08
    Forum: Emergency Nursing
  12. nursing behavior
    I am an old nurse. I have been nursing for 32 years and I have done it all....critical care, telemetry, ER, pain management, I got fed up with the telemetry unit I was working on...
    May 15, '08
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  13. Re: Triple arthrodesis
    I have severe arthritis in my left foot and ankle. I found a wonderful ortho MD who helped me out by injecting me with steroids/marcaine for a while; I did get to the point that I couldn't function...
    May 13, '08
    Forum: Orthopaedic Nursing
  14. Press Gainey in the ER
    These surveys are set up to measure a variety of issues, some of the issues measured do not actually reflect the care the patient received but how well their needs were met. I am very much for...
    May 13, '08
    Forum: Emergency Nursing
  15. Why get a BSN?
    Sorry, I don't see the connection. At my hospital we have DO's doing everything from surgery to cardiology. My point was that the end point you can reach with a BSN (MSN, DScN) pays less than a...
    May 4, '08
    Forum: Emergency Nursing
  16. Why get a BSN?
    I have an ADN and I have tussled with the concept of going back to school for as long as I can remember. Back in the old days (30 years ago) you have to take everything over again, and I just...
    May 3, '08
    Forum: Emergency Nursing
  17. Nurses with ADD/ADHD?
    I too take a stimulant for my ADD. I have not told anyone that I take this; as far as I am concerned, according to HIPPA the meds I take are between my doctor and me. I have never told anyone I have...
    May 3, '08
    Forum: Health / Stress Management 101