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  1. I don't take it, but she does, do you?

    In today's healthcare environments, WE do not have to put up with verbal abuse. This type of rude behavior is defined as "Verbal Abuse" under most hospital's rules of conduct. Most hospitals have corrective action policies, even for the physician sta...
  2. nurse to patient ratio

    Exciting news in California-state mandated staffing levels. We are already at 1:6 on tele and med-surg and will probably be going to 1:5. Now if we could just get nurses!!I think staffing levels are great but where should we find all of these qualifi...
  3. unprofessional behavior

    You could start a new ground rule for your unit="that all problems first have to be discussed between the 2 or 3 people involved, with documention of the ideas or conflict resolution decided upon. That will get you out of the middle and make them res...
  4. How much for sign on bonus in your area?

    $5000 plus full reimbursement for moving, penny for penny: so the hospital paid out about $9000 for me.
  5. HIV+

    Having been an Employee Health nurse for the last 4 years, both of your employers are behind the eight ball on this. You are covered for an open-ended amount of time once a needlestick occurs. By law, you have one year from an injury and two years fr...
  6. Adoption

    I am an adoptive mom of one of my former foster children. I agree that alot of the teens do not know the first thing about raising their kids, but have also seen some miracles occur! I had a foster daughter for seven years and was in the final stages...
  7. thinking of doing voluntary work in foreign country

    THERE IS AN ORGANIZATION THAT UTILIZES DOCS AND NURSES TO DO THE TYPE OF WORK YOU WANT TO DO, AND IT IS IN SEATTLE. THEY FLY IN AND OUT OF DIFFERENT COUNTRIES TO HELP OUT IN DIFFERENT SCENARIOS. TRY LOOKING UNDER "MERCY CORPS" THERE HAS ALSO BEEN A C...
  8. Nursing Student requring assistance

    There are some nurses working with many patients with asthma through the Seattle King County Public Health Department in conjuction with the Children's hospital as well. You may want to see if you can get to them through the websites to the Seattle P...
  9. codes

    One time, when I worked in New York, we coded a man in the ICU and after we had resuscitated him, he stated he was someone else!!!This man kept insisting on us contacting his "wife". We called the wife and found out that her husband had died the week...
  10. Spanish speaking patients in labor

    I think all of the above posts are great, but you may want to start thinking about how you will provide translation for these folks. I do not know what the laws are in your state, but ours dictates that any non-English speaking patient be offered tra...
  11. CHW Central CA

    I live two hours north of Bakersfield,but can tell you that you would be working in some great hospitals. The weather would definitely be different. For instance yesterday we were in the mid 70's and sunny!As it is so close to LA, you would be seeing...
  12. With a crit that low she should be transfused. Some OB's prefer to do the wait and see routine, but I can tell you she will not feel very well for a long time. A nurse friend of mine had a crit of 7.5 on return home after bleeding and ended up having...
  13. Deescalating aggression

    You may want to check with your Security dept. They will usually get mailings from companies that do "healthcare related" education on this subject. I have also helped with putting on classes in the past where we used our internal experts such as cli...
  14. TIRED & JUST VENTING...

    It sounds as if you have had a rough go of things lately. All of us have had those days, weeks and months too. I know it does not help make it any better for you, but know that we will be praying for and thinking of you. Don't forget to put your fami...
  15. TIRED & JUST VENTING...

    It sounds as if you have had a rough go of things lately. All of us have had those days, weeks and months too. I know it does not help make it any better for you, but know that we will be praying for and thinking of you. Don't forget to put your fami...