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  1. katherine100

    What should EVERY nurse know about Dialysis

    Reminds of how much people don't know. Good post.
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    Documenting Med Errors- NCLEX

    So what if MD notified raises a red flag. If the patient has a right to know then charting 'md notifed' should not be an issue. clearly everyone has their own opinion. The BON says otherwise.
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    Nurse refused to give CPR

    //The issue is providing medical care at a facility that isn't licensed to do so, not a director functioning in a regular staff role. Providing medical care without a license can lead to fines and other penalties against the facility. // Now you are on a different topic. An RN director would be allowed to perform CPR. Your last comment stated she could not be staff and director at the same time.
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    Nurse refused to give CPR

    //She could not have been working as a staff nurse in an independent living facility because that would have violated the facility license. Si// I don't think it's a violation if a director of an independent living works as staff. It may have happened because they were short. But keep in mind this was INDEPENDENT LIVING. There are seldom any nurses there. They use resident aides at these facilities.
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    Nurse refused to give CPR

    @lady. I wouln't. He may not know what he was doing.
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    Nurse refused to give CPR

    Yes she was either mistaken or this is another facility with illegal policies.
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    Nurse refused to give CPR

    The scary thing here (once again US nursing) is that facilities can have outright illegal policies. I work at a facility where a doctor told a nurse not to call 911 for a patient until it was after midnight. How the **** do you explain to a paramedic that 'we didn't call earlier because we would not be paid for the day if we did'. The issue here was payment for the facility. Healthcare is becoming less about the patient due to all the cuts that are being made. Illegal policies go on all the time.
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    Differences between Canadian and USA nursing?

    No. It typically depends on what what was the hospitals fault. Ulcers and recurrent admissions depend on reimbursement, not patient satisfaction. If you were not satisfied with nurses, doctors, a treatment or the food, you will still have to pay.
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    Differences between Canadian and USA nursing?

    Just a note. In the US if you are not satisfied with your care you still have to pay the bill..lol
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    Differences between Canadian and USA nursing?

    You cannot lose yoru job for coming to work impaired? What?
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    Differences between Canadian and USA nursing?

    //oh, and as someone also mentioned, In my experience (which is brief in Canada) you, the RN, typically does total care...all the bed baths, vitals, meds, ect. This is my experience from 2 provinces// Partly correct. In quebec we didn't have CNA's doing vitals. But the nurses did not do bedbaths. They would always call the CNA. The first time I saw nurses doing bedbaths was at a small hospital in upstate NY. The nurse manager tolld them' you are not above doing a bedbath'. oh, and as someone also mentioned, In my experience (which is brief in Canada) you, the RN, typically does total care...all the bed baths, vitals, meds, ect. This is my experience from 2 provinces - See more at: https://allnurses.com/general-nursing-discussion/differences-between-canadian-540753-page2.html#sthash.0BtfdMgk.dpuf oh, and as someone also mentioned, In my experience (which is brief in Canada) you, the RN, typically does total care...all the bed baths, vitals, meds, ect. This is my experience from 2 provinces - See more at: https://allnurses.com/general-nursing-discussion/differences-between-canadian-540753-page2.html#sthash.0BtfdMgk.dpuf//
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    Reporting med errors...

    I would not report it. I see way more crap going on on my unit and nothing is being done about it. I had to report a nurse who made a narcotic error and told me she would take care of it on Monday. This type of practice is not allowed. I also had to report a nurse who was found giving 10pm meds at 6pm. On top of that this nurse does little to no nursing notes, does not complete any of the protocol sheets on teh unit and he is still there. The institution I work at has gone down. So no, I would not report it. As a friend of mine says 'when you continue to show no repercussions to people who do wrong, those who do right will no longer do right.'
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    Man eaten by maggots

    LOL...agreed. It's still is disgusting to think about. Probably some nasty infection. Mags will also eat out what you need, so bleeding could have been an issue also. Too bad we didnt get the whole story.
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    Injection in buttocks: 1" vs. 1 1/2" needle

    In all the other places. Arm, legs, VG
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    Injection in buttocks: 1" vs. 1 1/2" needle

    My institution no longer allows buttocks injections. I am surprised inst are still doing this. The issue is the SQ tissue in the buttocks, so that is why if they are done a 1.5 in needle is used.
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    Man eaten by maggots

    I know. They were both demented it seems. The story is disgusting. I cannot imagine sleeping in bed with somone who hasn't bathed in months.