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  1. tothepointeLVN

    2 glove technique? HUHH?

    The part I loved the most is when he told you this was the "2 glove technique"
  2. tothepointeLVN

    2 glove technique? HUHH?

    Maybe the theory is a dirty sterile glove is cleaner than a dirty clean glove and if the cannula accidentally comes out you don't have time to reglove. IDK I wouldn't do it that way. I always thought wearing multiple gloves increased the risk of the gloves breaking and exposing you though I might be thinking about downstairs gloves.
  3. tothepointeLVN

    No Nursing Shortage At The Present Time

    It's not a hospital specific thing. Same thing is happening in home health agencies, LTC's, agency etc.
  4. tothepointeLVN

    2 glove technique? HUHH?

    The OP says the patient frequently decannulates so maybe so he can recannulate if that happens.
  5. tothepointeLVN

    The 'De-Skilling' Of Nursing

    I believe that BSN programs were developed before ADN programs were that originally there were BSN programs and diploma programs. I know my old college developed the first BSN program in the state and that was back in the 40's. Not sure when associate degrees themselves came about.
  6. tothepointeLVN

    The 'De-Skilling' Of Nursing

    I think she's referring to the things that are inherent to all nurses. Common sense/critical thinking, compassion, being able to see the big picture. If you took a cross section of nurses and placed them at a level that all the nurses SOP covered you'd probably get the same results. That's what most of the LPN vs RN's miss. I can do MY job as well as an RN can. I'm not saying that I can do her job but if she were to do mine it would be about the same.
  7. tothepointeLVN

    The 'De-Skilling' Of Nursing

    Nursing as a concept is very old but licensing of nursing as a title only came about in the last 100 years or so. People always think the position they are in now will be the one to remain but we may find a different story when we are the ones in our nursing home beds which have been relocated to the moon for cost cutting efficiency and "nursing" has been outsourced to the illegal aliens
  8. tothepointeLVN

    The 'De-Skilling' Of Nursing

    Yes but these won't be nurses just glorified techs. My friend in NZ is a Cardiac Physiologist which is a really really really fancy way of saying she assists with cath labs and stress tests but that and that only. (She has a science degree but I'm not sure if that was a requirement) So I see that happening at both ends nurses will hyperspecialize and so will the UAP's as more and more become expected of them. We can reasonably expect as much change in the future as we've had in the past.
  9. tothepointeLVN

    The 'De-Skilling' Of Nursing

    Pretty soon we will have licensed healthcare associates. All specialized in one area only so they have few career options.
  10. tothepointeLVN

    New Grad RN-->No Jobs, Then what?

    Quite simply because the people telling them that there is going to be a shortage and that there will be plenty of jobs aren't the same people that are in charge of hiring. In other words they are issuing uncashable checks.
  11. tothepointeLVN

    Why is it always the patient with the worst situation? geez

    When you have that kind of attitude your shutting the door on them emotionally. But hey I only work with the terminally ill patients every shift so what do I know? Though most of them are pleasant to me and a delight to work with so maybe its my attitude they feed off. Its not about you. It's about them. Grow up and be a nurse.
  12. tothepointeLVN

    Why is it always the patient with the worst situation? geez

    Ever heard the words sick and miserable together?
  13. tothepointeLVN

    New Grad RN-->No Jobs, Then what?

    Have you tried registry work?
  14. tothepointeLVN

    The 'De-Skilling' Of Nursing

    I AM vapid so thats true.
  15. tothepointeLVN

    The 'De-Skilling' Of Nursing

    I prefer vocational to practical but maybe thats because I hate the little pretend nurse insult. Something harder to do with the LVN title. Plus V seem hard and cold while p is soft and warm and fuzzy. LOL
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