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  1. Canrckid

    Problem with charge nurse& MD's order

    WOW! Is this nurse in deep do-do! And rightly so! Where did she go to medical school? All sarcasm aside, she cannot "order" a medication.......if she so strongly disagreed with the MD's ordered dosage, then she should have refused to give it, or ...
  2. I too received an email from Sylvia today.... She is still researching the use of UAP's but would also like to know if there are hospitals out there that are training dietary and/or housekeeping personnel to do patient care.........If this is happe...
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    New Treatments in Bladder Cancer

    PJM............. I work at a university based hospital here in California, and a large portion of our patient population are urological surgeries. A continent "pouch" can be created using a loop of small bowel and even connected to the urethra s...
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    giving UAPS badges titled under nursing

    ...........what a sneaky underhanded way to deceive the "public" (read: patient)! ------------------
  5. Barton.......... I have to disagree with you on some of your statements.......First of all, many of us (the public) didn't "choose" HMO's. If we were lucky enough to have an employer that offered health insurance at all, (remember, they are not r...
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    Nurse-Patient Ratios

    TessaG............ PLEASE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Do more than post here about your inappropriate staffing ratios! Didn't you read the post just before yours? Send your observations and errors that may have been caused, or treatments you were unable t...
  7. Canrckid

    New Ventilators?

    ...........We use the Servos too......great vents, you're right, they have more modes, problem is, some Doc's don't know how to use them! ------------------
  8. Michael..... No one means to underestimate the help that "unlicensed" assistive personnel can provide to the RN's in the care of their patients. What we are referring to, is the practice of some hospitals and healthcare facilities to decrease the...
  9. Pearl........ As Barton said, thanks for your support..... I hope you use some of that documentation and send it along to Sylvia Johnson at ABC news. I was also getting a little disappointed that more of us weren't passing this info along to th...
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    .........for all of you home health nurses out there who have to deal with PPS,OASIS and reimbursement reductions as a result of the Balanced Budget Act of 1997: If you haven't been reading the posts under the new forum topic related to patient safe...
  11. Canrckid

    Reply to Barton

    Brian............ Good for you! "Nurse-zine", is the perfect vehicle for getting out the word to all those "stressed out" nurses that they now have another route to express their concerns over patient care/safety issues. Please post Sylvia Johns...
  12. Canrckid

    Reply to Barton

    Barton et al............ I was perusing another Nursing BB, and came across an individual who says she works for a major TV news magazine requesting some info on the use of assistive personnel to replace RN's at the bedside. I've emailed her ex...
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    Reply to Barton

    Barton........... Yea! Here it is! Sending you her response. Make the best of it! Go ahead and post my name, email, and phone. I am interested in staffing issues involving nurses and techs, and am willing to hear from anyone who has a sp...
  14. Canrckid


    In my experience as an ICU nurse, sundowning is not only manifested in individuals with a known/diagnosed cognitive disorder.....take any elderly patient, place them in an alien environment, under the influence of pain and/or sedatives, then disrupt ...
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    staffing info needed-urgent!

    Leanne, ............what a day you had! Thank God here in California we have Title 22, which will not allow ICU nurses to take more than 2 patients, which is not to say that it doesn't sometimes happen, but at least not intentionally.......nurses...
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    staffing info needed-urgent!

    .It's been a few years since I've worked in a CSICU, but ALL of our patients spent the first 24 hours in the ICU and were all 1:1's. But then they were all on vents, had multiple drips titrated to cardiac output and SVR, and if they had concommitent...