Shotzie

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  1. Lupus information

    Sarah, There is a lot of information available on the web, you don't even have to look very hard. Just type the word "lupus" into your search engine (key word line at the top of the computer). You will find everything you need. Shotzie
  2. Xray tech~ more $$$ than RN???

    Before people get upset that nurses might not be making what rad-techs do, go to the web and look at local salary quotes. Rad techs do a valuable job. I appreciate them. But they have always made less than nurses. In my area the average salary for a...
  3. Brain Dead Child Discharged to Home With Parents

    They're not going to have to. Eventually that brain tumor will be so big it will cause herniation into the brain stem or it could cause a hemmorrhage into the brain tissue or the tumor itself. No matter what, a vent and a feeding tube will not keep ...
  4. Loopus disease

    LOOPUS disease... I think I have that today...now where did I put the instructions for that conference call???....and my keys....and the new orientation packet....my new eyeglasses (bifocals no less!!)...and the budget evaluation information... shee...
  5. Very interesting. Our group of managers had a conversation with our in-house legal consultant this last week about this exact topic. He was the one who said there are not any current laws in place to prosecute someone for giving a flu shot to someo...
  6. RN, MSN = Secretary?!

    Susie, Are you interested in moving? I just helped a friend of mine look for job openings in staff development in my area. We looked at the major hospitals in my area and several of them still have openings for nurses. I would be happy to cut and ...
  7. IM injections

    I like the Ventrogluteal site because of it's safety but i am continually amzed at the number of nurses who know nothing about that site. I always make a point to explain to patients before I use that site so they don't wonder if I know what I am do...
  8. This is not the worst clinical mistake I've seen but it was a doozie: Long ago, I worked in a big city ICU that was working hard to upgrade the qualityof nursing care in the whole hospital. Over the course of about 3 years they made the ICUs RN staf...
  9. I don't think there is any legal action that can be taken against someone who is not in the high risk group taking a flu shot. There are no laws against it, I think CNN said it best when they said "It's a responsibility and citizenship issue" I j...
  10. Have anyone else heard of "basic care NURSES"?

    LPN, I, too, own a couple of those helpful little LVN things. I find them very useful when I stroll down the hall and have to have some help with nursing care. I think everyone ought to keep a couple tucked away in your purse or pocket in case of...
  11. RN vs. Psychologist

    LPN, it has always bothered me that there is so much constant, non-stop b**ching and moaning around here. I understand about the need for venting but it seems like there is more nurse-profession bashing done than venting. My concern is that we con...
  12. FLU vaccine questions

    We ordered ours early and were promised it early. We order thousands of bottles of vaccine and it is trickling in...and I mean trickling. We have only received about 1400 vials and we need 10X that amount. I have not personally wittnessed any bad re...
  13. old skills that we do not use anymore

    I hate that I am old enough to remember almost all this stuff! And I have to admit I am amazed that palpating a B/P is not widely known among "the younger nurses" (ooohh, I hate using that term too! :chuckle) That one about not wearing gloves really...
  14. Flu shot facts

    remember, we are intelligent and we are professionals. we understand cause and effect relationships as well as coincidence. if i drive away from my dentist's office after having my teeth cleaned and have an accident with a tractor trailer it doesn'...
  15. No, Roland, not Texas!!!! Read KacyLynns post. The midwest has great salaries and all 4 seasons! You'll love it there.