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  1. How much do you make?

    1. RN 2. 30 years 3. Infection Control/Employee Health Department Director 4. $26.00/hr and benefits
  2. Did a nursing instructor advise you to...

    Never. One talked me into STAYING in nursing school every time I tried to resign and I've never forgiven her!
  3. Kiss the doctor's what???

    rnor: and you also have some power. We are also a small hospital and patient's who do not show up on time for surgery are canceled! And if the doctor is late, HE is informed that if he is later than 20 minutes his case will be canceled! It takes a st...
  4. Kiss the doctor's what???

    preciousnurse: Of course your hospital can discipline or even get rid of a physician who is not hired by the hospital. While they technically are not employees, and are independant practitioners, they must apply for and get renewed privilages to admi...
  5. Kiss the doctor's what???

    This is what the Federal Gov terms a "hostile work environment" which is against the law. You need to go over your nurse manager's head - right to the Administrator and if no satisfactions there to the Labor board and a lawyer. Our Adm will NOT toler...
  6. Artificial Nails

    How many of you work in hospitals that have banned artificial nails? If so, will you answer a few questions? Who enforces the policy? 1. Department Manager 2. DON 3. Infection Control Practitioner 4. Administration How is the policy enforced? 1. Susp...
  7. Who "Owns" the "nursing shortage?"

    I think ownership belongs to the public. The public who valueS a baseball player or football player more than a nurse. The public who are willing to pay big bucks to someone to play a GAME rather than the person who will wipe their bottoms when the...
  8. Jcaho

    I love all the comments about JCAHO!!! As long as we let them, they will keep charging us to tell us how crappy we do things. I love how a facility is at the mercy of the surveyor - who has often not worked at the bedside (if a nurse) in 20-25 years!...
  9. mask for MRSA?

    We don't isolate any MRSA patients unless they have a non-containable draining wound or are unable to maintain proper hygeine with secretions. I've adopted this stance because of the huge number of cultures that are positive for MRSA I've seen coming...
  10. Does your company pay for CPR certification?

    Yes, the hospital pays for recert - it is done at orientation and annually at annual education. In addition, extra money per hour is paid if the employee is also certified in ACLS, NALS or PALS. And these courses are also offered to staff at the hosp...
  11. Let's play I Remember When.....

    I remember my white uniform being so stiffly starched that you could stand it up in the corner all by itself! Part of the appropriate uniform was a girdle to provide back support. How about metal enema buckets to which you attached rubber tubing? Mil...
  12. Ostomy bag disposal

    Depends on you state regs. If state regs say dispose of as bio-hazard waste then it must be red bagged. If state regs make no mention then OSHA regs are followed - dispose of as bio-hazard waste if visible and/or dripping blood seen with the naked ey...
  13. Perpherial heparin lock for antibiotic infusion: How many nurses use the same saline flush before and after infusion, giving 1/2 before the remainder after? Tubex is blunt plastic cannula and capped and left at the bedside for use after the med is fi...
  14. TB Skin Testing While Pregnant

    I've not only never seen any adverse reactions, I've never even read of any. But it is individual physician preference and that is how I prefer to protect my nursing license!
  15. TB Skin Testing While Pregnant

    As an Employee Health Nurse, I make it a practice to only give the PPD to pregnant or nursing employees only with a written order from their OB/Gyn. Most don't object but occasionaly one does. Most ICP and EH nurses differ on this and there really is...