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  1. It'sMe, RN, BBA, MBA

    What's the D ring on my pants for?

    snap loops for tape, cloth and plastic
  2. It'sMe, RN, BBA, MBA

    Male Nurse Demand?

    :yeah:At my hospital the DON is a male, the ICU NM is a male, there are male nurses in the ICU and ER and my night charge nurse is male. I am liking this hospital better and better everyday!
  3. It'sMe, RN, BBA, MBA

    Polling our male nurses: What area of nursing are you currently in right now?

    Med/Surg. 13 year absence from nursing after getting MBA and rising to President of HMO and then becoming private investor. Wiped out in recent real estate bust, back in nursing to rebuild my business. Was old ICU/CCU nurse. I took med/surg because they were the only ones to offer me a job, all about tasks and charting. Not very exciting.
  4. It'sMe, RN, BBA, MBA

    Happy Father's Day!!!

    And the same to you!
  5. It'sMe, RN, BBA, MBA

    How Will Universal Health Care Change Nursing?

    so candian uhc is the role model we should follow? check out this citation: october 18, 2005 health care rationing in canada the fraser institute has released its annual analysis of waiting times in the canadian health care system. [link.] total waiting time between referral from a general practitioner and treatment, averaged across all 12 specialties and 10 provinces surveyed, fell from 17.9 weeks in 2004 back to the 17.7 weeks last seen in 2003. do you really want to wait 17.7 weeks to see a cardiologist? surgeon? orthopedist? cancer specialist? not me. i needed to see an orthopedist and i waited 4 hours. not days. not weeks. 4 hours. and my insurance paid for it. i paid my $50 copay and walked to the back. then got sent to the pt next door. started therapy the same day. no waiting. great service. with friendly happy staff. which one do you want, walk in and get seen are wait 17 weeks. it is hard to argue with the facts, isn't it?
  6. It'sMe, RN, BBA, MBA

    How Will Universal Health Care Change Nursing?

    By the way ghillbert, here is an article from the Medical Journal of Austrialia that discusses health care rationing in Austrialia. Took about 30 seconds to find it. Totally invalidates your argument that there is not rationing in the Austrialian UHC. Here is a quote direct from the journal: It is no longer possible or ethically acceptable to deny that rationing occurs in medical practice. ○ We ration already by using contraindications to treatment. ○ There are no rationing criteria that are universally ethically acceptable. ○ We need ways to establish community preferences if we are to develop responsible methods of rationing healthcare services. Titre du document / Document title Healthcare rationing : constraints and equity Auteur(s) / Author(s) LITTLE J. Miles (1) ; Affiliation(s) du ou des auteurs / Author(s) Affiliation(s) (1) Centre for Values, Ethics and the Law in Medicine, University of Sydney, Sydney, NSW, CANADA Résumé / Abstract ○ It is no longer possible or ethically acceptable to deny that rationing occurs in medical practice. ○ We ration already by using contraindications to treatment. ○ There are no rationing criteria that are universally ethically acceptable. ○ We need ways to establish community preferences if we are to develop responsible methods of rationing healthcare services. Revue / Journal Title Medical journal of Australia ISSN 0025-729X CODEN MJAUAJ Source / Source 2001, vol. 174, no12, pp. 641-642 (15 ref.) Langue / Language Anglais Editeur / Publisher Australasian Medical Publishing Company, Sydney, AUSTRALIE (1914) (Revue) Mots-clés anglais / English Keywords Ethics ; Rationing ; Medicine ; Health economy ; Australia ; Human ; Oceania ; Mots-clés français / French Keywords Ethique ; Rationnement ; Médecine ; Economie santé ; Australie ; Homme ; Océanie ; Mots-clés espagnols / Spanish Keywords Etica ; Medicina ; Economía salud ; Australia ; Hombre ; Oceania ; Localisation / Location INIST-CNRS, Cote INIST : 3557, 35400009898470.0080 Nº notice refdoc (ud4) : 1054808Titre du document / Document title Healthcare rationing : constraints and equity Auteur(s) / Author(s) LITTLE J. Miles (1) ; Affiliation(s) du ou des auteurs / Author(s) Affiliation(s) (1) Centre for Values, Ethics and the Law in Medicine, University of Sydney, Sydney, NSW, CANADA Résumé / Abstract ○ It is no longer possible or ethically acceptable to deny that rationing occurs in medical practice. ○ We ration already by using contraindications to treatment. ○ There are no rationing criteria that are universally ethically acceptable. ○ We need ways to establish community preferences if we are to develop responsible methods of rationing healthcare services. Here is the link in case you want to retreive the article and read it for yourself. Of course it may be easier to shout that someone is lecturing you instead of engaging in an intelligent discussion. Of course you may be upset when you find someone that uses facts, unlike your claim of no rationing, instead of just making up data. Enjoy. Time to go play golf! Revue / Journal Title Medical journal of Australia ISSN 0025-729X CODEN MJAUAJ Source / Source 2001, vol. 174, no12, pp. 641-642 (15 ref.) Langue / Language Anglais Editeur / Publisher Australasian Medical Publishing Company, Sydney, AUSTRALIE (1914) (Revue) Mots-clés anglais / English Keywords Ethics ; Rationing ; Medicine ; Health economy ; Australia ; Human ; Oceania ; Mots-clés français / French Keywords Ethique ; Rationnement ; Médecine ; Economie santé ; Australie ; Homme ; Océanie ; Mots-clés espagnols / Spanish Keywords Etica ; Medicina ; Economía salud ; Australia ; Hombre ; Oceania ; Localisation / Location INIST-CNRS, Cote INIST : 3557, 35400009898470.0080 Nº notice refdoc (ud4) : 1054808
  7. It'sMe, RN, BBA, MBA

    How Will Universal Health Care Change Nursing?

    It is so good to see that at least two people feel so strongly about their position. But both of you have avoided answering the biggest question: How will this be paid for? There is no free ride and the plan you suggest comes with at least a 2,000,000,000,000.00 price tag. How and who is going to pay for it? We are currently the world's richest nation. We are quickly becoming a debtor nation under the current administration. How do you pay for this UHC plan without borrowing the money at a time when tax revenue is falling like a brick dropped from the top of the empire state building?
  8. It'sMe, RN, BBA, MBA

    Please define "bedside" Nursing.

    Our hospital doesn't even try to hide it. They use a chart for staffing that has nothing to do with acuity. They are changing dayshift to 7 patients. Due to the economy we now have medical patients on our surgical floor. So you get an active GI bleeder in one room, a seizure patient in another and five fresh postops with PCA syringes that need to be changed every hour and a half (Dilaudid). Everyone is taking ACLS so they can transfer to ICU so they can only have two patients. LOL!
  9. It'sMe, RN, BBA, MBA

    Lantus

    My sugar dropped to 20 one time. I got light headed, sweating profusely, dizzy and blurred vision. I was a newly diagnosed diabetic. My wife was the food nazi and had me down to probably 900 cal. We were at a craft fair. I forced her to buy me a piece of fudge. I took one bite. Within two minutes the symptoms disappeared. It was truly amazing. Within 10 minutes I was back to normal. Except I was very sleepy. Went to sleep in the car and slept the two hours home. She is a RN and now she listens to me when I tell her I am feeling funny. However, she will not fall for the "honey, my blood sugar is low, can I have a piece of that chessecake?" She wants symptoms first and she carries my glucometer when we are about or traveling. Darn.
  10. It'sMe, RN, BBA, MBA

    How Will Universal Health Care Change Nursing?

    So Maisy, if I understand you correctly you think people are entitled to health care in the USA, as in it is a right. And I noticed you added mental health care as well. So where do you stand on Physical Therapy? Home Health Care? Personal Care? Dental care? Should it all be free to everyone? What about the dialysis patient that can't get to dialysis? Should we pay for their transportation? Who makes that decision? Who pays? And since good health care begins at home, what about a home? Should we provide every citizen a home? And of course nutrition is the foundation of health care so should we provide their food as well? And sense you think that mental health should be covered then should we provide clothes to those that are in need to help them not be depressed? And to feel productive and well adjusted everyone needs a job, should we provide them a job as well? Where do you draw a line Maisy? And who decides what is enough? A government bureacrat? And who is going to pay for all of this? And how?
  11. It'sMe, RN, BBA, MBA

    How Will Universal Health Care Change Nursing?

    Wow! What are the odds of finding someone that has suffered the same fates? Very small. In your example of health care for the cancer patient I am not sure the patient would have got more treatment. I too have worked in indigent hospitals and we didn't limit the care based on payor source. Everyone got the same level of care, from the homeless man brought into ICU with AIDS and a drug overdose to the Mayor with his gallbladder stones and removal. We treated everyone with the same level of respect. So I don't see where the private insurance would have done your cancer patient any additional benefit. The argument we are embroiled as a nation now is one over who is going to pay for health insurance. Health insurance is actually a fairly recent creation, started at the first of this century. Kaiser was the true first provider of health insurance when they created the HMO for the Hoover Dam employees. The next big significant change in health insurance occurred when unions, primarily automobile and trade unions, started demanding insurance as part of their benefit package. Some believe this thought process started because of the world wars and the rapidly evolved military health care delivery system. Soldiers reentering the workplace expected to have health care provided to them by their employer just as it was in the military. Then the great downfall of health insurance entered the picture with the introduction of Medicare. What was originally pitched as a small program with specific goals became a giant substitute for health insurance. Now it is the largest payor of health care and with its constant cutting of payments it is wrecking health care. You need to go no further than the hospital floor and see the number of staff that is not there to see the effect of Medicare. This is and has always been a debate on who is going to pay the bill for health care. The socialist are on the left and want to tax the productive citizens to pay for the non-productive. The producers are on the right and want the taxes reduced or eliminated so they produce more jobs where people can get employment and have health insurance. Will single payer work? I don't know. Do I think the government should control the rest of health care? No! Private enterprise is always better than central government at delivering goods and services. There is a ground swell of people all across this country that are tired of people sitting around and picking their pockets in the form of taxes. The next election could produce one of the largest sweeping removal of incumbents ever seen in this country. And there is no perfect society. There are only humans getting up every day and making decisions. Unfortunately, some of the humans wake up and decide that they would prefer to sit at home, smoke weed or crack or drink and watch Jerry Springer and Oprah and The Vue. And they become filled with a sense of entitlement to pick our pockets, the producers to live their life style. I for one do not want to give them a dime. So I wish you well in rebuilding your life. Just like the Master Card commercial the cost of getting there is very measurable but the experience is priceless. Many wealthy men and women failed many times before succeeding. Take Trump for example. I don't like his attitude or his outlook on life even if it is one that is produced by capable PR folks. However, from a business standpoint you have to admire him. Do you have any idea how many times he has failed BK? Do you know how much money he has lost? But yet he bounces back and still makes millions. With that kind of track record you have to believe that you too can rebuild and master your own destiny. Best wishes.
  12. It'sMe, RN, BBA, MBA

    How Will Universal Health Care Change Nursing?

    Good information. And can you tell me what is the overall tax rate paid there? That includes Federal, State, Local and Sales tax if any apply?
  13. It'sMe, RN, BBA, MBA

    How Will Universal Health Care Change Nursing?

    First, I am not in an HMO, in fact I have traditional health insurance. Second, always quote your source of information to validate it. Third, present the facts in their entirety. Many of the deaths related to mortality in the US would still occured because those people would not have sought health care anyway. Those were life style issues. And there are many studies by unbiased groups that not only dispute these numbers but also the number of uninsured people in America. So I assume you believe that it is okay to take from those that can pay according to their ability and give to those that can't pay according to their need? Well, I don't. I also don't believe that Americans will "not mind being taxed to pay for health care services" as you said in your previous post. I don't believe in the federal income tax in the first place. I believe in the Fair Tax. We need to move to a national consumption tax. If you buy something, you pay a tax. Don't want to be taxed? Then don't buy it. Very simple. However the left and some of the right will not institute a fair tax because they can't shape social policy without being able to tax it. And shaping social policy is what the current government is all about. Oh, by the way do you know said "let every person pay based on their ability and evey person receive based on their need?" Karl Marx, the father of Socialism and Communism. Is that what you want the USA to become? Every person should get up off their butt and get a job and provide for themself. I came from dirt poor roots, worked my way through college, got 3 college degrees and became a self made millionaire. And I lost it all. I didn't cry about it or ask the government to bail me out. I simply got up the next day, went to work and started all over again. Am I happy that I make 10% of what I use to make working as a nurse? No. Do I plan to take my income and rebuild my business? Yes. Will I leave nursing again. I don't know. I am also working on a MSN and have been looking at Director positions. But the best thing is that this is America where you have a choice. You can sit on your butt, drink PBR and watch Jerry Springer if you want to. You don't have to buy insurance. Or you can get a job, get insurance and make something of your self. And millions of people from around the world are dying to get here because of that. And no, I don't want to change to a socialist or communist form of government such as the one you are proposing. Anyone that has owned a small business like myself will tell you we need less government, not more. Yet people that have never been nothing more than wage slaves (W2) try to push us toward the socialist agenda. Well who the heck do you think is going to pay the bill when all of us entreprenuers close our business and just stay home? Now, since you think you have all the answers, how do you plan to pay the $2,000,000,000,000.00 bill for UHC? Bama has spent all of the money and we don't have any left. So where does it come from?
  14. It'sMe, RN, BBA, MBA

    How Will Universal Health Care Change Nursing?

    Strange, so if health care is so good in Canada why do so many cross the border to get treatment? And why is the news so loud now about the Canadians wanting change in their health care? Odd, the rosy picture you paint is not what the facts describe. Oh, don't worry about me gloating as I work as a staff nurse, I know it is only temporay until I rebuild my real estate investing business. And the really neat thing is that after only 4 months I have already been offered a VP position. So don't worry about me, I have a very bright future in front of me. Diversification and education with real degrees takes care of that situation. Have a great life.
  15. It'sMe, RN, BBA, MBA

    How Will Universal Health Care Change Nursing?

    Interesting. My MBA is in Health Care Administration. I have a Post Graduate certificate in managed health care. I was the President of an HMO. What qualifications do you have other than "I worked in UHC?" I have studied other systems of health care including UHC in depth for over 25 years. So, how do you dispute all of the evidence that UHC has rationing and endless horror stories? The evidence was given to us by previous posters, no need for me to repeat it. You are also underestimating the American people. Americans don't walk into a hospital and say "give me only what I need, I will take a Yugo instead of a Cadillac if it is available." Everybody wants the absolute best no matter what the cost will be. Rationing of health care in the USA will not be tolerated. It is not tolerated by the lowest class, just go to an any ER and you will see it, and the middle and upper class certainly will not stand for it. Frankly, I doubt we will see UHC in the next 25 years. The democrats do not have the backing on the hill to ram it through. And they run the risk of having the sheeple that follow them wake up and turn on them. Their opinion polls are coming in and telling them this. They will back off because it is politically expedient to do so.
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