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madwife2002, BSN, RN 118,070 Views

Joined: Jan 17, '05; Posts: 10,271 (21% Liked) ; Likes: 6,112
Director of Nursing Services; from US
Specialty: 26 year(s) of experience in RN, BSN, CHDN

Stay well and don't get sick!

Last February, I wrote a letter to the CEO of the hospital I was working for to let her know how pleased I was with the care I received while I was there as a patient having my hysterectomy. She was...

Me, myself and Facebook

Facebook, hands up who doesnt have an account??? It appears our new life is now being controlled by this new phenomenon which had dragged many people into the 21st Century it can be fun, exciting and...

Primary Nursing Care

I fully expect that RN burn out will gain momentum in the next few years due to the increased pressure felt by our nurses. Rn's continue to leave the profession, recruitment is tight and hospitals...

Socialised Medicine part 2

I found this interesting article on the internet which I would like to share with the readers of my blog, and which I am sure many will find interesting, thought provoking and extreemly relevent to...

Socialised Medicine the myths and the facts

The first and the most obvious concern is the cost to the patient and their family, we all know how devastating an illness can be for patients and their family many times I have witnessed the despair...

Nursing shortages, Baby boomers and the immigrant nurse Part 2

Update on Nursing shortages, Baby boomers and the immigrant nurse It has been a couple of weeks since we reviewed the ongoing poll about foreign trained nurses in the USA and the trend towards...

It's Up To You

I was working as an admit nurse which involves helping out the RN's admit their pts to the floor by undertaking the paperwork involved, which can be a timely event. I have a strong British accent...

Hello my name is.......and I am OBESE

Obesity what is it? When I googled the word obesity I was astonished to find that I had 156,002,803 results. Wikipedia describe it as:Obesity is a medical condition in which excess body fat has...

Got No Job? Come be an RN !

It seems to me anybody and anybody can do nursing, doesnt matter if you are really interested or not, not important if you care about people or not, not relevent if you have a passion for nursing or...

Socialized Medicine: The Argument to Support moving forward

They will run things as they do now except they would have a lot more input and would not be controlled by the insurance companies as they are today. There would be a department within the...

Verbal, Written warnings and Termination

I know a lot of healthcare employees are worried or concerned they may be on the ladder from a verbal warning to written warnings and then fired. For many, this is not an unrealistic fear it is...

Quality of Care and Foreign Nurses

I would like to examine evidence to see if foreign trained nurses have an impact on quality of care and wages. There are numerous articles on importing foreign trained nurses and this article...

Nursing shortages, Baby boomers and the immigrant nurse

So after leaving the polls running for several weeks the one I felt most interesting was the opinion of US trained nurses opinion on Foreign trained nurses, only 54 people voted on this poll which is...


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