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  1. i received this from tna (tennessee nurses association). urgent need for nurses in mississippi due to hurricane katrina there is an urgent need for nurses in mississippi due to the devastation caused by hurricane katrina. hospitals across south ms have critical shortages of water, supplies, and fuel. the situation is pretty unbelievable. all of the facilities on the gulf coast (approximately 12 facilities) have limited capabilities and critical staffing needs. the southern half of the state is essentially without clean water and little power. they have a critical need for dialysis nurses in particular. mississippi has the highest rate of end stage renal disease in the u.s. so you can imagine the challenges they have in meeting renal dialysis needs. * nurses in tennessee are able to come to ms via the national compact for licensure. please send out an urgent message to your nurses to request their assistance in responding to this disaster. ideally, if you could organize nurses into teams (approximately 6 to 8 members to a team that could be deployed to a hospital together) and then contact either the mississippi board of nursing or the mississippi hospital association at the emergency operations center they will arrange the deployment and take care of the details. the board of nursing office in jackson has no power today.*the executive director is delia owens and she can be contacted at the following numbers: (cell) 601-497-8002; (home) 601-898-3558; e-mail info@msbn.state.ms.us - as soon as power is restored to the mbn office, the contact phone number will be*(601) 987-4188. contact information for the mississippi hospital association- please email marcella mckay at mmckay@mhanet.org or call her directly at (cell) 601-953-0358 (land line at eoc) 601-576-8161. please feel free to contact me directly if you have any further questions at (585)752-2558. thank you for your help. tener goodwin veenema phd, mph, ms, cpnp associate professor of nursing & emergency medicine university of rochester medical center rochester, new york 14642 vice president and chief nursing officer strategic initiatives & emergency preparedness logical images, inc. 3445 winton place, suite 240 rochester, new york 14623 phone (585) 427-2790 ext.109/fax (585) 273-8227 cellular (585)752-2558 email tveenema@logicalimages.com cheri m. glass************************ managing editor, tennessee nurse communications coordinator tennessee nurses association 545 mainstream drive, ste. 405 nashville, tn 37228-1296 email: cglass@tnaonline.org phone: 615/254-0350 fax: 615/254-0303 "have you invited someone to join tna today?" visit www.tnaonline.org for an online application and member benefits. mark your calendar! tna 100th anniversary celebration*& annual* convention october 21-23, 2005 the memphis peabody*hotel
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    Anyone working for St. Jude?

    congrats on starting nursing school and thanks for being a paramedic for so long. i worked in the er for a while, and i realize what an awesome job y'all really do. about st. jude, i have never personally worked there, but we went on a recruitment trip there during school. to my surprise, there are actually only about 60 inpatient beds in that huge facility. it is mostly outpatient and research. i don't know how far mountain home is from memphis, but if it is possible i would recommend you applying for an internship to get your foot in the door. if you need any additional information, please pm me, and i will get you a contact's name and email (my nsg mgmt professor is the cno at st. jude). good luck in school! :)
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    middle TN

    memphis gal, here! sorry to butt in. :uhoh21: i used to live in middle tn: springfield. i guess that still counts. i am considering about coming back up for grad school. i need y'all's expert advice. i am planning on doing both programs at one time or another, but which one should i do first: vandy's dual women's/adult health or tsu's holistic np? any advice? thanks in advance.
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    I need Help

    hey mel, i hope i am not too late, but here is a link that should answer all of your questions: http://www.state.tn.us/sos/rules/1000/1000.htm. good luck with your report!
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    I Got A Job! I'm Coming To Tn! :)

    congrats on the new job! welcome to tn!
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    Resume help, please!

    hey gang, i need some resume help, please. i have decided to leave the hospital setting to move into a doctor's office setting. i need help in developing an objective statement, y'all know the objective that appears at the top of your resume. i can't think of anything to write, so any suggestions asap would be greatly appreciated. i would like to get these out asap. thank you in advance for your time and suggestions. :)
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    foudation clinical passing rate

    hi! :) i just recently graduated from stcc. i am sorry, but i don't 100% understand your question. if you are asking about what i think you are, i have never heard of anyone ever failing foundations clinical. the only way you could fail would be if you killed a patient, didn't ever show up, didn't do any of the work or anything along those lines. if you don't mind, can i ask what happened? i am sure it wasn't that bad. who is your clinical instructor? who is your class instructor? if you feel more comfortable, you can private message me. (((hugs)))
  8. i hope everyone had a great weekend! :) my update: i wasn't able to officially weigh in last week due to orientation, but on my home scale, i was down 12 lbs. yeah! i just hope i can keep this up. i worked 7p - 7a both friday & saturday night, and i ate horribly & did not exercise either day. i just have to do better this week. 173/161/125 best wishes!
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    How long does it take?

    thank you all for your quick responses! :)
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    How long does it take?

    my fellow students & i have been unable to get an answer from our instructors to our question on how long after we send in our nclex paperwork do we take the test. i knew y'all would be the experts to ask. if y'all could just give us a ballpark answer we would greatly appreciate it. thank you!
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    I did it!

    i can't believe it, but i did it! nursing school is finally over with! we had our pinning ceremony last saturday. one of my classmates figured up that from our starting class of 60, only 14 graduated with us! we lost some to failing, having children, suffering nervous breakdowns (only 2 though! *lol*) and just plain quitting. i will be starting my graduate nurse position next wednesday. i can only imagine what an emergency room is like on christmas eve. i am so nervous! my nurse mgr said i would mostly be helping out in triage that night. from what i have heard, thanks! sending everyone prayers & best wishes for a safe & happy holiday season! :kiss
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    Hi! Can I join y'all?

    hey gang, as of dec 24th, i am one of y'all. i graduated this past saturday. i am so excited and nervous. i did my internship in l/d & l/d triage. i fully realize ed is totally different! any words of advice for a newbie? i love to ask questions, but who should i not ask questions to, if any? any other advice and/or suggestions would be greatly appreciated! thanks!
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    HIPAA Violation?

    thank you so much for your responses! :) to answer some of your questions: 1) the physician did not speak to me about addiction. my physician has filled out a card that i take into the er when i go. i also have a prescription for imitrex injections, phenergan & stadol, but they did not work for this migraine. i usually take dilaudid w/no drowsiness side effect, but if i take demerol or morphine, they just make me incredibly loopy. also, they don't get rid of the pain. my doc knows that i am fully aware of the effects of dilaudid. he has seen me on both demerol and dilaudid, and he is amazed at the completely different effects they have on me. he knows that i am seeking other forms of treatment, except meds. i have been receiving accupuncture treatments, attending relaxation technique classes and locating homeopathic remedies. also, i believe that a lot of my migraines are because of tmj & stress. my tmj is so bad that my bite is off, so every once in a while during chewing, i will bite a chunk out of my lip and/or cheek. i have attempted mouth guards (bite right through them while sleeping), braces (didn't work, but i have straight teeth now), and even cortisone shots (didn't work). my next option is jaw surgery, but i wanted to wait until i was done with nursing school. 2) my dad is aware of most of my medical situations. my dad is a chf patient & type ii diabetic, and my mom is a breast & lymphatic cancer survivor. in my opinion, they have enough to worry about. i don't want to bother them everytime i went to the er. my husband usually takes me, but he was stuck at work. 3) my migraines only get bad enough to go to the hospital about once a month. if my "wonderful" insurance paid for in-office shots, my doc would start carrying dilaudid. he only has demerol. i told him that i would start paying for the shots out-of-pocket. he said that he wanted me to still go to the er when i pass out during the migraines, which happens about 30 - 40% of the time. my insurance only covers ct scans, and they won't cover mris. can you believe it? my doc even mentioned that maybe next time when "something pops, the pressure changes in my head and i pass out" he was going to admit me, so they would pay for it. i love insurance! 4) my doc has also given me strict instructions to put off anymore school until these things are under control. i was planning on starting my msn next fall. he has put a halt to all of that. 5) during my last clinical rotation, i spent several days down in this ed. they even offered me a gn positon. during my time there, i pretty much worked with this one nurse. i had mentioned my migraines, how i respond to them and my concern to work at the place where i have to go for treatment for them. she said it wouldn't be a problem. this nurse was my nurse friday night. when she came back to check on me after giving the med, i was perfectly lucid (no vomiting since). we even talked about my clinical experience and, hopefully, my upcoming graduation. why didn't they mention it then? 6) the previous time i was in there for a migraine, they recognized me and asked for my card. this was another nurse that i happened to work with during my clinical. they took me straight back, and i gave them my card. she gave me my shot and discharged me. she said there was no reason for me to sit out there. if this migraine is like my others, she said lets just give you your shot, and you can get home to rest. 7) my husband's family has a lot of physicians, so i specifically requested that no one knows that i am a patient at that facility & that my husband is the only person that should be notified and/or informed. 8) i have the upmost respect for emergency nurses, that is why i chose to work in ed after graduation. i believe y'all are the most informed & prepared nurses out there! you have to deal with everything and keep your wits about ya. i believe if you can make it in ed, that you can make it anywhere in nursing. you are awesome to put up with what you do and to handle it so well! sorry for the long rant! i just wanted to make sure that i answered all of y'all's questions. thank you again for taking the time to respond! :)
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    NCLEX Review Books?

    just a fun question: how many nclex review books do you own? which ones are they? i have 5. my family thought they made great birthday/anniversary/christmas gifts. i have mosby's, lippincott's, saunder's, princeton review & kaplan. i also have the hesi nclex review, but i am not really sure if that counts.
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    HIPAA Violation?

    note: same post as in general nsg discussion this past friday, i had a severe migraine (nausea, vomiting, something "popped" in my head = my usual migraine). my insurance does not cover shots in the physician's office, but it does cover a much more expensive trip to the ed. *shaking head in disbelief* however, i did not want to go to the ed, because i was there about a week ago with the same thing. (can you tell it is finals time? *lol*). i called my doc to get a shot in his office, and i would pay out of pocket for it. the nurse said sure & to come on in. my father drove me over. then, we found out my doc does not have the med i need, and my only option is to go over to the er. i cried (i was already in tears from the pain) & begged not to go, because i knew what they would think. the doc & nurse said to scr*w what they think. you are in pain & vomiting. you need the medication now. to make a long story somewhat shorter, my dad took me to the ed. after going through triage, filling out/signing insurance forms and vomiting 3 times in an emesis basin in the middle of the waiting room, they took me back to fast-track. i didn't care that i was vomiting in the middle of the waiting room at that point. i was in too much pain. per my father, the doc & the nurse pulled him out in the hall to discuss the medication that i was taking & the fact that i was just there a week ago. they felt they needed to let someone know that this medication is highly addictive. excuse me, but can you say, "hipaa violation!" they should not be discussing my care and history at that hospital with anyone else. my father didn't tell me until we got to his home. one might say that i was incapicitated, but i was able to sign for my insurance & privacy rights. at that time, i had not yet received any meds from them. they had absolutely no right to discuss my information with my dad! i was absolutely livid! my question for y'all is: do i have a right to be upset? one of my classmates said i need to call the director of the hospital & tell them what happened. i think someone should know that they severely violated hipaa. what do y'all think? thanks!
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    HIPAA violation?

    this past friday, i had a severe migraine (nausea, vomiting, something "popped" in my head = my usual migraine). my insurance does not cover shots in the physician's office, but it does cover a much more expensive trip to the ed. *shaking head in disbelief* however, i did not want to go to the ed, because i was there about a week ago with the same thing. (can you tell it is finals time? *lol*). i called my doc to get a shot in his office, and i would pay out of pocket for it. the nurse said sure & to come on in. my father drove me over. then, we found out my doc does not have the med i need, and my only option is to go over to the er. i cried (i was already in tears from the pain) & begged not to go, because i knew what they would think. the doc & nurse said to scr*w what they think. you are in pain & vomiting. you need the medication now. to make a long story somewhat shorter, my dad took me to the ed. after going through triage, filling out/signing insurance forms and vomiting 3 times in an emesis basin in the middle of the waiting room, they took me back to fast-track. i didn't care that i was vomiting in the middle of the waiting room at that point. i was in too much pain. per my father, the doc & the nurse pulled him out in the hall to discuss the medication that i was taking & the fact that i was just there a week ago. they felt they needed to let someone know that this medication is highly addictive. excuse me, but can you say, "hipaa violation!" they should not be discussing my care and history at that hospital with anyone else. my father didn't tell me until we got to his home. one might say that i was incapicitated, but i was able to sign for my insurance & privacy rights. at that time, i had not yet received any meds from them. they had absolutely no right to discuss my information with my dad! i was absolutely livid! my question for y'all is: do i have a right to be upset? one of my classmates said i need to call the director of the hospital & tell them what happened. i think someone should know that they severely violated hipaa. what do y'all think? thanks!