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  • Aug 19

    yet another example is scrubbing the hub......new evidence says that one should scrub for 10-15 secs and let dry an equal time before hooking up.

    The old-schoolers give it a one microsecond once over and hook up so fast all they are doing is spreading the bacteria around......

    So.........

    Even more is dressing changes........many of the dressing changes that I was taught to do using sterile technique are done in my hospital using clean technique. The claim is that doing them sterile did not significantly effect client outcome......

    The list goes on and on

  • Aug 19

    A really good example is backflushing the secondary tubing into an empty piggyback bag then reusing the secondary tubing set again for tthe next piggyback as long as the primary fluid is compatible, of course.

    Evidence says its all good and will reduce BSI. reduce cost, etc....

    Many of the senior nurses on my floor however refuse to reuse secondary tubing no matter what....

  • Jun 11

    Back when I was a kid I was in the church choir. Ole bobby, a pal of mine was too. Bobby loved to sing and he sang loud. He thought he had the most melodious voice ever. Everyone felt for Bobby and praised him and told him what a wonderful voice he had. He ate up the praise and sang louder and bolder than ever while all within a 500 ft radius cringed.....

    People were afraid to tell Bobby the truth. They were afraid they would hurt his feelings. They did him an injustice.

    I will not do the same for you. The pure heartless statistics say that your probability of passing is virtually nil. My take is that you have been coddled and people have not been honest with you. It seems that you have an overinflated opinion of yourself.

    As others have eluded to . the fact that you have not studied just blows my freakin mind? Seriously?

    Here is the honest truth. It is time to look at other career choices. Sorry.

  • May 13

    Time to fire some people. Not enough people get fired.

    FIRE FIRE FIRE.....

  • Mar 14

    Quote from AlmostABubbieRN
    That has nothing to do with patient abandonment.
    Have you ever been represented by a union.

    After 12 hours the average human is exhausted. Add in extreme frustration and anxiety that the nurse being required to stay is feeling and boom, there is a patient safety issue waiting to happen.

    If there are nurses chronically calling out, that is a management issue.

    In a union, it is recognized that situation happen where a nurse will need to work beyond their shift. A union contract makes sure that this goes down in a fair and consistent way.

    Unions also help to minimize the extremely cavalier attitudes that many managers exhibit.

    If their is a crying child at school, wondering where mom or dad is whilst all the other kids have been picked up....that could be considered abandonment as well......NO?

  • Nov 27 '17

    Nope, I have A BS in Management and was accepted into the direct entry BSN/MSN program at Columbia University. I was there for a week and withdrew after a week after being diagnosed with cancer....1 year later and cancer free so far I am back in a local ADN program.

    At Columbia, the first year would have been focused on getting my lic as an RN and a simultaneous BSN. The second year would have been the MSN program.

    There would have been very little focus on bedside nursing skills......

    Personally, I do not think the direct entry MSN is the way to go.......you can get your ARNP sure enough but then you flounder? I dont see how a school can bestow an MSN on a nurse with no experience......just my two bits....

  • Nov 27 '17

    Nope, I have A BS in Management and was accepted into the direct entry BSN/MSN program at Columbia University. I was there for a week and withdrew after a week after being diagnosed with cancer....1 year later and cancer free so far I am back in a local ADN program.

    At Columbia, the first year would have been focused on getting my lic as an RN and a simultaneous BSN. The second year would have been the MSN program.

    There would have been very little focus on bedside nursing skills......

    Personally, I do not think the direct entry MSN is the way to go.......you can get your ARNP sure enough but then you flounder? I dont see how a school can bestow an MSN on a nurse with no experience......just my two bits....

  • Nov 27 '17

    Nope, I have A BS in Management and was accepted into the direct entry BSN/MSN program at Columbia University. I was there for a week and withdrew after a week after being diagnosed with cancer....1 year later and cancer free so far I am back in a local ADN program.

    At Columbia, the first year would have been focused on getting my lic as an RN and a simultaneous BSN. The second year would have been the MSN program.

    There would have been very little focus on bedside nursing skills......

    Personally, I do not think the direct entry MSN is the way to go.......you can get your ARNP sure enough but then you flounder? I dont see how a school can bestow an MSN on a nurse with no experience......just my two bits....



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