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  1. tiger

    Why the nurses get no respect...

    i think they gave you all enough rope. you have violated the tos in your responses. you do not know these people and if they are trolls the admin/mods should deal with it. not you by being nasty and sarcastic. and since when can we say ass and jack-ass? or even azz for that matter?
  2. WELL,KISS MY GRITS,SHANDY. good to see you. i thought you were banned. ya know ya can't tell by looking at profiles anymore. the top posters that were banned still show as "senior members" and such. wonder why that is??????
  3. tiger

    "Nurse Appreciation Week" gifts from employer

    we got a little tiny cactus and a bandana. woo-hoo!
  4. tiger

    i'm a newbie here..want to meet friends...

    hi hael, and welcome. i have alot of friends that i work with that are from the phillipines. which part are you in?
  5. tiger

    $250,000 cap on malpractice suits

    The legislation -- which Nevada Gov. Kenny Guinn signed into law Aug. 7 -- calls for many of the reforms that the American Medical Association has said are needed to help change states' medical liability climates. It places a $350,000 cap on noneconomic damages in medical malpractice cases, creates a shorter statute of limitations and establishes a standard that holds physicians liable only for the damages for which they are responsible. The law also puts a $50,000 limit on damages for hospitals and physicians who treat trauma patients, creates a medical error reporting system, requires more training for judges handling medical malpractice cases and holds lawyers responsible for costs of frivolous lawsuits. "We have addressed the issues that brought the crisis," said Lawrence P. Matheis, the Nevada State Medical Assn. executive director. "It takes away the unpredictability of awards." Nevada is one of 12 states the AMA has identified as being in the middle of a medical liability insurance crisis. Another 30 states and the District of Columbia are seeing signs of trouble, the AMA says. i agree with the caps. it had gotten so bad here in nv that doctors were quitting left and right. the trauma center at my hospital closed for awhile due to this. expectant mothers could not find an obsetrician, they were all leaving. they are held responsible until the child turns 18. tort reform is needed.
  6. tiger

    bladder scanner

  7. tiger

    Anyone got a good chilli recipe?

    :rotfl: :rotfl: :rotfl:
  8. tiger

    Do nurses get paid hourly or salary.

    i'm paid by the hour and get ot(time and a half for anything over 40 hrs in a week or anything over 12 in the day. also time and a half for holidays(i think we get six paid holidays).
  9. tiger

    Hand lotion

    i think your infection control nurse is getting a little carried away. that just sounds ridiculous to me.
  10. tiger

    Job Satisfaction Rating

    when i started over 12 years ago, it was an 8. now, i give it a 3------due to poor management and low staff numbers(they have cut us way back). i stay for my benes only.
  11. tiger

    partial birth abortion

    THE OUTCOME of what is almost certain to be a legal battle fought all the way to Supreme Court will hinge on whether the justices accept the findings of Congress that the procedure is never medically necessary and poses additional health risks to the mother. DENOUNCED AS 'UNCONSTITUTIONAL' Abortion rights supporters have pledged a court challenge. "This bill is unconstitutional," argued Sen. Barbara Boxer, D-Calif., citing the lack of an exemption in cases where the health of the mother is in jeopardy. The bill does exempt a partial-birth abortion that is necessary to save the life of a mother. The procedure involves partial delivery of a fetus until the head or part of the lower body is outside the mother's body. At that point, the doctor punctures the skull of the fetus with a scissors, then inserts a suction tube and vacuums out the developing brain, killing the fetus. The bill, sponsored by Sen. Rick Santorum, R-Pa., says the procedure "blurs the line between abortion and infanticide in the killing of a partially born child just inches from birth." It was approved by a vote of 64 to 33, with 16 Democrats joining 48 Republicans in supporting it, while three Republicans and independent Jim Jeffords of Vermont joined 29 Democrats in opposing it. Advertisement Not voting were Sens. Joe Biden, John Edwards and John Kerry, all Democrats. The House is expected to pass the bill in about a month. Congress twice before passed legislation to impose a ban, but former President Clinton vetoed both measures. JAIL SENTENCE OR FINE The bill says that anyone who performs the procedure known as partial-birth abortion "thereby kills a human fetus" and will be fined or imprisoned for not more than two years. A woman upon whom a partial-birth abortion is performed may not be prosecuted under the bill. The Santorum bill includes a non-binding amendment, approved by a 52 to 46 vote Wednesday, that says it is the sense of the Senate that the Supreme Court's 1973 Roe v. Wade decision, which legalized most abortions in every state, "secures an important constitutional right" and should not be overturned. Supreme Court Justices MSNBC Interactive * Nine who have the final say The battle after Bush signs the bill will center on how much deference the courts give to the findings of fact that Congress made with regard to the abortion procedure. The bill says that based on testimony Congress has found that "a partial-birth abortion is never necessary to preserve the health of a woman" and "poses significant health risks to a woman upon whom the procedure is performed." The legislation also says that Congress found that "the gruesome and inhumane nature of the partial-birth abortion procedure and its disturbing similarity to the killing of a newborn infant promotes a complete disregard for infant human life." SUPREME COURT PRECEDENT In a 2000 decision called Stenberg v. Carhart, the Supreme Court affirmed lower court rulings that had struck down a Nebraska abortion statute similar to the Santorum bill. A five-justice majority held that the Nebraska law was invalid because it lacked an exception for the preservation of the health of the mother. The majority also said the Nebraska law imposed an undue burden on a woman's ability to get an abortion. The court had ruled in a case called Casey v. Planned Parenthood in 1992 that states could regulate abortion but not place "a substantial obstacle in the path of a woman seeking an abortion of a nonviable fetus," that is, a fetus that could not survive outside the mother's womb. The majority relied on a lower federal court's factual findings that the partial-birth abortion procedure was medically as safe as, and in many cases safer than, alternative abortion procedures. The Santorum bill relies on congressional testimony that disputes that federal court's findings. MSNBC.com's
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    pct debate

    i've heard that you would also hang for the lpn. even though they are liscensed. how ridiculous is this? everyone should be responsible for their own scope of practice. the rn cannot know everything that a cna or lpn does and should not be held responsible. cosigning is the same stupidity. how did these regulations come to pass?????
  13. tiger

    pct debate

    sorry for a kind of a double post--i didn't think the first one took.
  14. tiger

    pct debate

    val--why the need to be so nasty? can't this be a friendly debate. it was before you showed up. and no, i haven't participated. only observed. it seems you are just looking to put someone else down instead of talk about things.
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    pct debate

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    pct debate

    where i work we have cnas. they only do adls. they used to be able to do more. i am an lpn. i used to be able to do alot more too. more and more restrictions came in to limit our scope of care. i don't understand why, when there is a nursing shortage???????????