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  1. Why hasn’t pay increased? Hazard pay, etc.? Especially considering that multiple hospitals lack supplies for PPE and we are frontline workers.
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    Why hasn’t pay increased? Hazard pay, etc.?

    Feel free to stop offering (ordering) suggestions. Lets see how that goes.
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    Why hasn’t pay increased? Hazard pay, etc.?

    This forum does not give you authority to order. I Will speak out against whatever I desire to speak out against. Save those orders for your work environment in which you have those privileges.
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    Why hasn’t pay increased? Hazard pay, etc.?

    Okay, well where's some of this magical bail out money that seems to come when corporations are failing? Who is fighting for the bedside individuals who are putting themselves at risk? You guys people have died from this virus.
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    Why hasn’t pay increased? Hazard pay, etc.?

    With all due respect, some of us were willing to take those risks because we knew that there would be some type of minimum protective equipment provided in order to safely do our jobs. I've come across some old school nurses that practiced when there wasn't gloves to provide care except for sterile procedures. They would wipe butts and snot off of peoples faces like patient's were new born babies. I'm sorry, if there were no gloves available, I would not be wiping anyone's anus or changing these infected wounds or deep suctioning patients or holding basins filled with vomit, etc. Also, "thousands have lost their jobs," I'm pretty sure family that have a nurse in it will be expecting the nurses to pick up the slack to maintain bills while at the same time having the expectation that the nurse in their family doesn't bring them back a deadly virus. This way of thinking to me tells me why nurses aren't commanding high salaries and better working conditions.
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    Why hasn’t pay increased? Hazard pay, etc.?

    I'm pretty sure we'd all rather PPE than extra money but in the mean time bc some facilities are going without enough PPE, can we get hazard pay? This way of thought is why nurses don't have better pay and working conditions in my eyes. We are considered essential personnel. We can uphold one of the richest nations in the world with our knowledge and actions. There has been billions on billions spent on wars abroad and there is an actual legit viral war going on in the US and the expectation is to not receive hazard pay or believe that hazard pay would only consist of a couple of extra bucks per shift.
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    Why hasn’t pay increased? Hazard pay, etc.?

    I will be sure to follow that order. MSN,APRN,NP But I don't expect a pat on the back and I'm pretty sure a lot of us dont have that expectation because if many of us did have that expectation we would no longer be registered nurses without the MSN,APRN, np. or no longer be registered period. Reading comprehension is paramount. I believe the expectation from us frontline workers is to have the equipment available to perform our jobs safely. If there is no minimum safety standard being upheld, is it possible that hazard pay is a fair request?
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    Boyfriend wants me to stay away

    This is a warning sign to potential issues later in the relationship. His concerns doesn’t lack merit but what if you were his wife? What if you guys had kids? Could it be that he’s looking for a reason to spend time away from u? Is there a trust issue? Is he looking for a way out? I think I would respect his decision for space but also be looking for a way to head out of the relationship and distance myself as well unless he goes overboard with gifts and compromises once this situation is over.
  9. Is the future of ER Nursing constantly obtaining i-stats? If so, it was fun while it lasted but I'm out this specialty in about two years. Getting i-stats to me is so time consuming. Why not just hire enough lab techs so that when we get the blood and send it, they can hurry up and run the tests or i-stats in lab? Why does everything have to be done by the NURSES!!!!!!!!????
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    Is the future of ER Nursing I-stats?

    This sounds very credible. Very interesting. Sounds like you did a lot of "Research" on the subject matter. And I never stated that running POC tests is the reason for many nurses leaving the bedside. An avg iq could comprehend that I'm not advocating for nursing to go back to an era in which all we do is basic ADLs, simple wound care, and rely on the dim light of a lamp during nightshift to perform rounds. I'm glad that you are now starting to somewhat understand. There's nothing wrong with adding shock factor to a title or the start of a thread. And guess what magical word comes back up when discussing adequate supplies or staffing? Resources. I beg to differ. Happy Holidays! You can sleep wtih an i-stat machine on your nightstand for all i care.
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    Is the future of ER Nursing I-stats?

    Congratulations! It's great that you all have the "resources" as well as the reinforced & proactive education to improve patient outcomes in regards to sepsis management. As you know, the ability to recognize possible sepsis goes past having an i-stat machine available. Thank God there are additional indicators at times. Times change & Care evolves. But can we evolve away from the nurse being the sole responsible party for EVERYTHING? I wonder if these saturated workloads that contribute to nurse burnout & high ratios are linked to poor patient outcomes. Does it have to be the nurse who does them? Will the lactic acid results magically be different should another disciplinary team member perform them? If the nurse now has this added simple task to do, will another simple task be taken away from the nurses responsibility?
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    Is the future of ER Nursing I-stats?

    How can anyone be against better patient outcomes? Please add on additional sentences in a cohesive manner with sources to back it up and submit a paper to the appropriate authorities/management/law makers so that we can finally have nation wide mandated ratios in the nursing profession as a whole. It's not that anyone is against it. It's about providing excellent care with the resources you have... i-stat machines have a place in healthcare but should the sole responsibility rely on the one nurse to obtain it along with all the other critical life saving interventions that are deemed appropriate at the same time. For the facilities that do not have i-stats, I wonder how any of the patients make it out alive. I wonder how did we ever save lives before i-stat machines became available for the ER nurses to use?
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    Is the future of ER Nursing I-stats?

    Thank You!!! and the reason why everything is pushed on the nurses is because we do not stick together and we are highly efficient.
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    Is the future of ER Nursing I-stats?

    if the limiting amount is equipment, get lab more equipment. Problem solved. Let lab do it.
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    Is the future of ER Nursing I-stats?

    not all i-stats take 2 minutes long to complete. And supposedly it's not as accurate so the same testing must be done in lab anyway. I prefer to collect tubes and send it off and let lab do it. And I even feel the same regarding urine dips. . In some ERs there's not enough i-stat machines for the size of ER and it's like adding just one more extra thing for the nurses to do. The straw that breaks the camel back. None of the stuff is hard but keep adding one little small task on top of another simple task on top of another easy task.
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    FNP Made to Work Alone?

    this is why some people prefer to become a PA instead of a NP. Anything with the word Nurse in it's job title complicates things.
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    Nurse Charged With Homicide

    EXACTLY!!!!! X 10,000%
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    Nurse Charged With Homicide

    Assignment despite objection form shouldn't even exist. I'bet those forms are in paper. Management can throw that document in the trash as soon as you turn it in. If one must follow that protocol, you should be able to submit those forms directly to the state board of nursing via email and the board should actually audit how often and for what reason are these forms being submitted and determine fines/require improvement plans/& public notice if it's truly invested in the safety of the population. Give nurses some power. We run the hospitals and we are grossly underpaid and disrespected. Texas is a non-union state and it has somewhat the same allowance for the nurse to report unsafe situations when being forced to take a crazy unsafe assignment.
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    Attention nurse bullies... and victims!!

    Most times when you try to defend someone who is being picked on, the bully then tries to target you. Unfortunately, it was better for them that they stay out of it because that meant she left them alone. I'm the type that if I see someone constantly being bullied and finally the victim speaks up for himself/herself, then I will intervene to try to redirect focus on patients and be supportive. I can't afford to put myself at crossfire because an individual hasn't learned to be assertive enough to deal with foolishness because what would happen is I will lose my job and the victim and the bully will still be there working.
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    Attention nurse bullies... and victims!!

    Bullies are relentless. So lets say you won't allow yourself to be bullied, so now they go after your job and get you fired. Try going up against a nurse that has 10 years exp with the same organization and you are a recent hire or less than 2 years. It never ends well. It's best to just leave before tensions escalate pass a point of no return.
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    Nurse Charged With Homicide

    While I'd be the first to agree with this statement of needing nurse patient ratio laws across the U.S, I vehemently disagree with the notion that the entire State of California gives their patients a higher quality of care in comparison to all other states. I've practiced in several states and to me California hospitals have the greatest varied difference in quality of care between separate institutions that lie within the same region than any other state I've practiced in.
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    What do you hate about nursing and why?

    And dont you just love double & triple charting the same things in different spots??? and sometimes management doesnt even audit the extra charting..
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    What do you hate about nursing and why?

    We should have the power to say no and not have the threat of losing your job on the line.
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    NP Salary vs. RN salary

    for the amount of responsibility & knowledge base no full time np should make less than 135k. No full time Rn
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