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GM2RN

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  1. I'm not sure if I read your comment about OT the way you meant it, but since you are a new grad and may not know, it's against the law to NOT pay you time and a half for any hours over 40 in a week or 80 in two weeks. Hospitals where nurses are union, unions can negotiate for a better deal when it comes to OT, but what I stated is the minimum that hospitals must pay hourly nurses for OT.
  2. Sure, as long as one can afford it.
  3. Wow, I would have thought DC paid better than that.
  4. The Midwest covers a lot of territory and wages vary depending on the state and hospital. I live in Michigan and make $42/hr base in a union hospital with 12 yrs experience.
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    You have to look a little further than just “the Midwest.” I live in the Midwest but in the north and make $42/hr. However, there are areas in the south where RN’s may make only half of that.
  6. I once sent my notice via email to my immediate supervisor (in hindsight I should have copied it to HR). He never responded to my notice and I later found out that he also never informed HR, so they tried to terminate me for “no call, no show.” I ended up getting it straightened out but I was ticked.
  7. I feel the same for most surveys and polls. However, a completed exit survey was one of the requirements stipulated in the policies of one hospital that I worked for in order for me to receive my banked PTO when I left. There was no way to even pretend that the survey would be anonymous so I just told them what I thought they wanted to hear so as not to burn any bridges...just in case.
  8. GM2RN

    Trump's 'religious conscience'

    Where are you getting this from?
  9. GM2RN

    Feedback appreciated

    You're right that just documenting the conversation wouldn't let others know about the change in the order. I was attempting to address that issue by suggesting that the nurse should remind the doctor to d/c the order and hopefully he would do it soon enough to prevent a situation like this, but it's not a perfect solution. Given the way this particular situation worked out, the best outcome resulting from documenting the conversation would be to protect the (OP) nurse from accusations by management, showing that she had covered all of the bases as best she could under the circumstances. I also agree that it's not exactly the scenario for refusing an order, but without a better idea, it's the best I could think of to support the (OP) nurse for not giving the original order. There does need to be a way to ensure that the order being followed is entered as an actual order, but the nurse's hands are essentially tied in that respect since she has to wait on the doctor to do his part. The whole thing is a bit bizarre to me and a sticky situation for any nurse. Something needs to change, but until it does, I think the only option under the circumstances is to document the whole thing.
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    Feedback appreciated

    I agree with most of this but some of what you said is a little bit confusing. I think I know what you meant but I will attempt to clarify with my opinion and you can tell me if you agree. While the OP may not be allowed to take any verbal orders, she could have/should have (and maybe she did) remind the doc that he needs to d/c the order, then chart in the narrative the conversation that she had with the physician about the Haldol, including her reminder to d/c the order. While I understand and would follow a rule to not accept verbal orders, it is certainly within the nurse's purview and scope of practice to refuse to follow an order that is to the detriment of the patient, which is why the OP, or anyone in her position, should document the conversation between nurse and doctor that explains why the order was not followed. While care should be taken in the wording, I would never follow any hospital rule or policy that forbade me to document such a conversation.
  11. GM2RN

    Support Planned Parenthood Today!

    Not sure I will get to actually answering these comments today but for clarity purposes can someone please tell me how to separate out part of a quote as in post #164?
  12. GM2RN

    Support Planned Parenthood Today!

    But what I am proposing is that, IF abortion is an issue of CHOICE, it DOESN'T MATTER when viability occurs or when a fetus "becomes a person." If a woman truly has a right to choose in the matter of pregnancy and abortion, that right does not end just because a fetus may be "viable." Either they have the right to choose or they don't. And it becomes contradictory to say that they have a right to choose during some part of the pregnancy but not during another part because it is still their body and the fetus is still a part of it. ETA: So to take it one step further, why don't proponents of abortion just advocate for it at any stage of pregnancy? Why confer rights on a fetus at viability if it is still attached to a woman's body until it is born?
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    Support Planned Parenthood Today!

    I actually agree with you on this.
  14. GM2RN

    Support Planned Parenthood Today!

    Belief in the Bible hinges on believing that God exists, else it has no meaning. Many would say that there is no evidence that God exists or that the Bible is true, but there actually is. I cannot post it here as it would be too lengthy and some of it is in video form (not to mention that it would be getting WAY off topic for this thread) but I could lead someone to if they were interested. However, the problem becomes whether or not a person is truly seeking truth, regardless of whether or not it supports current beliefs, or whether that person is just seeking to discredit what the Bible says. I have not yet met a person online that is interested in seeking the truth and would be open to changing their mind when presented with it.
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    Support Planned Parenthood Today!

    I agree that ideally all pregnancies should be wanted. I have some thoughts on that that I may go into another time. The question that I asked earlier actually has nothing to do with viability of a fetus. What I'm asking is, if indeed a woman has the right to choose what to do with her body during pregnancy, why does that right end just because a fetus has been determined to be viable? My conjecture is that either she has a right to choose or she does not. Viability of a fetus, since it is still a part of the mother's body until it is born, does not determine a woman's right to choose. If we say that a woman has a right to abort until a fetus is viable but can then no longer choose, then it is no longer an issue of choice and it becomes a moral question of killing a human life. I also contend that if this is the case, then it was never an issue of choice because if it were, a woman's right to choose to rid herself of a fetus that is dependent upon her does not end just because it is possible the fetus might live outside her body.
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    Support Planned Parenthood Today!

    And if I believed in abortion I would probably agree with you. Here's what I don't understand...correct me if I'm wrong, but I'm assuming that you are for abortion because of the belief in a woman's right to do what she will with her own body? If a woman has a right to choose, why wouldn't that right extend to the entire pregnancy? Why stop with viability? I do realize that some take this stance, but you have not. So what makes the difference for you?
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