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UM Review RN is a ASN, RN and specializes in Utilization Management.

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    Brian Short News

    I'm in shock, complete shock. How tragic - how awful - my prayers and my family's prayers going out to all their family and friends.
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    August 2015 Caption Contest. Win $100!

    This is Harold. He used to be a retail manager, but now he's a student nurse. Because there's a nursing shortage and nurses make really good money.
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    Travel to Tampa area next winter

    I live in FL and used to work for Baycare. Loved it! No matter where they house you in Pinellas County, you aren't more than 20 minutes from a great beach. Hospitals include: Morton Plant, Mease Countryside, Mease Dunedin, North Bay, St. Anthony's, St. Joseph's, and more, but try to get into one of those if you're a beach-lover.
  4. conurrent review, perhaps?
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    NS at 125 ml/hr is not an ER order

    Completely unethical and a huge waste of resources right there. But back to the original post - I'm not an ER nurse, but I completely understand and agree with the op's point. Even if that supposedly stable pt crashes suddenly, there are ways that iv meds can be given. Maybe your dude hasn't been checked off on them yet?
  6. given the state of the economy and budget-cutting measures that cut programs that help low-income folks, i figured this would happen. not good. i'm also seeing the results of folks who have run out of their meds, some with dire consequences. one of the big reasons i was for obama-care.
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    Are you being paid correctly? Looking Into Pay Practices of Health Care

    One place I worked insisted that we take breaks, but we couldn't take our breaks and get out on time -- and naturally, staying overtime meant a negative yearly eval. So you were trapped between a rock and a hard place trying to comply with licensure vs job requirements. *sigh* I guess that's just one reason I can't work the floor anymore.
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    California Nurses Kept Licences Whilst Punished Elsewhere

    Incredible. Definitely needs more oversight from the CA Board.
  9. UM Review RN

    "Is There a Nurse in the House?"

    Excellent article, one that the non-clinical public can easily understand.
  10. My apologies, first time I saw this thread. I believe that nurses should have rights, too. We're not asking to be able to come to work and sit around at the desk all day; we're asking that we have manageable patient loads based on acuity, so that NOBODY DIES. When will people get it? Rock on, MN nurses!!
  11. replacement nurses hired at most hospitals [/url] chris williams, associated press writer posted: 6:57 pm mdt june 9, 2010updated: 3:17 pm mdt june 10, 2010 minneapolis -- more than 12,000 nurses launched a one-day strike thursday at 14 minnesota hospitals in a dispute over nurse-patient ratios levels and pension benefits. nurses say they are being asked to care for too many patients at a time, and strict ratios are necessary to protect patient safety. the hospitals, all in the minneapolis area, counter that patients are safe and that the walkout is a headline-grabbing stunt to build membership and clout for a national nurses union. about the same number of nurses had planned a simultaneous strike in california over the same issues, but were blocked temporarily earlier this week by a san francisco judge. the minnesota nurses walked off the job at 7 a.m. and onto picket lines at several sites. at abbott northwestern hospital near downtown minneapolis, one nurse serenaded several hundred others by playing "amazing grace" on bagpipes. passing motorists honked horns, and red t-shirted nurses waved signs that read, "we care. for you" and "rns protecting patients." sue stamness, a cardiology nurse at abbott for 24 years, said patient safety was the nurses' top concern. http://www.kfoxtv.com/news/23852225/detail.html
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    Made to float, when I know I will sink.

    Just remember, if the patient goes south, you get the blame--and you have to live with your share of the responsibility forever after. Legally, morally, and ethically. I don't know about you, but no job, no amount of money, is worth that.
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    can't listen to his stories how to I get out fast?

    First: he's not the only one paying big bucks to live there. Others are too. Second: state law limits your pill-passing time to a set period, and you have to be on time for all of the residents. Third-- ok, so he's not all warm and fuzzy. Does he socialize? Cause if he doesn't, he needs to.
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    What do you do when telemetry calls?

    Never worked with this type of setup...I usually would go look at the monitor and the patient to confirm, because of a all the weird things I've found. Monitor techs can be wrong, leads can get hooked up to the wrong patient, pacers can function when the patient is obviously dead, never take anything for granted with a tele patient.
  15. Glad you addressed it immediatelly. Those situations are very short-lived in the minds of the perpetrators. Only thing that made me wonder if the doc meant no harm was that she apologised. In my experience, that's pretty rare.
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    Our boss is so awful!

    I believe that no nurse should stay on a unit that is toxic. It begins to affect one's self-esteem, confidence, and can have a negative impact on the patients. A nursing job is more than the sum of its parts. It's more than the job you do for your patients. You have to ask yourself -- am I growing here? Am I getting paid what I'm worth? Am I valued and encouraged or are my contributions ignored? Are we nurses being pushed into doing things that are unsafe? We have to remember to take care of ourselves so that we can have the emotional strength and intellectual resilliance to care for others.