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  1. Any bottle of paralytic I've handled was bright red with the words paralytic stamped all over it.
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    Legal obligation for disaster relief

    I don't know. I suppose if the disaster was completely unpredictable, then yeah it would be fairly separate. In the southeast with hurricanes...there is at least a fair amount of predictability to them. Increase the pay or find other incentives and there will be plenty of single people willing to stick it out, or others from around the country willing to come in for relief. As I said earlier the increase in financial rewards are common with federal law enforcement, contractors, insurance agencies, you name it... Not only that, but the financial pressures would encourage hospitals and other settings to actively transfer their patients to refuge rather than just rely on internal staff working under threat...
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    Legal obligation for disaster relief

    If it was decent enough there wouldn't be a need to threaten people's licenses or fire people over it...they'd be able to sustain the minimal staff requirement as needed through market forces. Capitalism, right? They'd have plenty of travelers willing to ride the disaster out for the right compensation. They don't currently, because threats are easier and just as effective as actually paying people what they are worth.
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    Legal obligation for disaster relief

    What I don't get is all these teams of disaster relief folks that come in from all over the country...law enforcement, linemen, other state agents...all receiving massive financial incentives to go and do this. Then you have the hospital staff who have to be threatened with legal or professional sanction in order to keep them going back to work...rather than offering financial compensation worthy of their time. This question wouldn't even be asked if we had a similar system in place.
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    I failed my patient today- Student Nurse

    Sounds like you're doing great. And I do not mean that sarcastically. Don't beat yourself up over this.
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    Can nurses really “do anything??”

    I think you need to genuinely ask yourself what you'd rather be doing with your life - career wise. A lot of folks are running off getting various degrees with absolutely no market for them. Today, you really cannot afford to be goofing around getting degrees with no clear financial rewards at the end. The lack of a serious livable wage during those formative years coupled with the debt school generally requires now is simply too much to go through without a clear plan in mind. Do you have something in mind that you'd prefer to be doing?
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    $200,000 salary as a RN, it's true

    Does it matter? Community college is dog cheap bordering on about 1-2k a year in tuition even for those who pay full price. Isn't New York also free for most?
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    Feedback appreciated

    I'm really surprised at the amount of comments putting the blame on the physician. I can't really see how the physician is to blame for someone who isn't involved in the patient's care failing to communicate, administering an overdose, failing to document it, and failing to notify the appropriate people. Sure, he or she should've updated the MAR. Sounds like an NCLEX "perfect-hospital scenario" question. In real life providers are busy and I figure he or she expected that for the time-being a verbal communication with the primary nurse would suffice. We want to be colleague on the health care team. We want all members to be seen as equals. Blaming the provider is kind of a cop-out in a case like this in my opinion...
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    $200,000 salary as a RN, it's true

    It's often why a lot of folks earn money in these types of areas, retire early, then move to the LCOL areas. You can make and save ton if you live with a few roommates in SF making 150-200k (not working overtime) in SF. Then proceed to another area and basically live off of your investments or work less.
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    LPN Refused Assignment as a CNA

    What excellent leadership material
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    Mount Marty CRNA Program - Sioux Falls, SD

    Send me a PM if you can
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    $200,000 salary as a RN, it's true

    One aspect of the affordable housing crisis in California, which contributes tremendously to the increased COL, is that a lot of the home owners and builders don't really want more affordable housing. Having to buy a $2 million near beachfront house isn't too bad when you have great job security and can be almost certain it will appreciate. Or better yet, rent it out on AirBNB essentially year-round and rake in more than your mortgage (which has become a huge issue for the San Diego area at least). A lot of areas have no more horizontal space and can only go vertical. Many of the beachy areas like San Francisco have put huge restrictions on going vertical to build. Even buying a large "McMansion" in the Midwest for <$1 million would really suck if it ended up depreciating or staying the same over time. Not too many folks are interested in renting one of these.
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    Feedback appreciated

    I think part of the problem is we now have a system-blaming tendency that is transitioning back to people-blaming. That kind of mentality is on the way out. The nurse at Vanderbilt is being charged with homicide and will need to have a defense team to try and find another aspect to blame (the "system"). Every action you do you need to honestly consider, if I was in court and the prosecution called an expert witness in my field to the stand, would they agree that my actions are "within the standard of care and practice." Will the jury buy that my actions are acceptable and within the standard of care? Physicians have been doing this for years now. Our field is now experiencing this, and many people are being caught off-guard that they can't just "blame the system" and be done with it.
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    $200,000 salary as a RN, it's true

    I brought up San Antonio and other cities as a metric of crime. The poster above was implying Sacramento was crime-ridden. That isn't the case when compared to other cities. Lets say the cost of living is higher. You spend lets say, 20% more living in Modesto than you would in San Antonio. How much do you spend on average a year? 40k? So now you're spending 48k. You've gone up a whopping 8k. Meanwhile, this guy is taking home 240k. How much can you take home in San Antonio? Guess what, his cost of living is higher, sure. But he is still financially WAY better off in this situation. Obviously the guy is an outlier, but it's a real pain to see people throwing the whole thing out the window as a "wash" because of the "higher cost of living." It's preposterous, demonstrates a clear lack of financial understanding, and is driven by false ideas that the entirety of "California is too 'spensive to bother living in" by financial illiterates.
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    $200,000 salary as a RN, it's true

    I also want to mention, crime statistics per capita for Sacramento is literally the EXACT same compared to places like Omaha. Per capita places like Minneapolis and San Antonio have more crime including violent events.
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    $200,000 salary as a RN, it's true

    What's a level 9-10 school? The guy in question lives in Modesto not Sacramento...
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