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  1. Mulan

    (Remember) Walking In the Sand

    quote "Yes, my doc is after me to consider a job change to something a little less frenetic, a little less stressful. I'm not sure where in nursing this job exists" quote I don't think it does exist in nursing. (Unless maybe one has some advanced degree/education/qualification.)
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    Yikes I'm Getting Old!

    Maybe one of those catastrophic coverage plans would be the thing to get until you can apply for medicare. [h=2]"Do I Need a Catastrophic Health Insurance Policy?[/h] Most people who purchase catastrophic health insurance are either in their twenties or between the ages of 50 and 65.6 If you are a self-employed young adult, or employed without sufficient benefits, you may want to consider catastrophic health coverage in order to protect yourself against the financial difficulties that can ensue following a major health crisis. If you are between the ages of 50 and 65, purchasing catastrophic health insurance can be a smart form of financial protection should you develop an illness such as cancer or heart disease. However, if you are beginning to develop health problems and need to see a physician on a regular basis, then catastrophic health coverage may not be for you." Individual Health Plans - Looking for individual health insurance? You're not alone.
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    A Place For Mom: The Best-Kept Secret in Long-Term Care

    As with anything else, make sure you do your research. Owner of assisted living home charged with neglect - WCIV-TV | ABC News 4 - Charleston News, Sports, Weather "NORTH CHARLESTON, S.C. (WCIV) -- The owner of Fair Havens Manor, an assisted living facility in North Charleston, was arrested Thursday morning and charged with neglect. According to incident reports, the North Charleston Police Department was contacted by the South Carolina Long Term Care Ombudsman office. The ombudsman office gave detailed reports and statements taken by their staff and told of one victim who was in such poor health that he had to be hospitalized immediately. The report states that the victim was severely dehydrated and suffering from malnutrition along with having a 'subdural hematoma' on the back of his head that may need surgery." "Every time I come here, the place is nasty. It's smelly and it shouldn't be that way," said Jackie Johnson who's brother lives at the facility. "It's not a good environment but this is the closest place we could find for him. Everybody there is sitting around in their little crampy room." Thursday was not Magwood's first encounter with local law enforcement officers. In 2004, she was accused of beating and robbing a 65-year-old resident at a home she operated."
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    Ready to toss in the towel

    I didn't misunderstand anything. "If you are older, you are more likely to be less adept at computers", not necessarily. Stereotype or generalization or just offensive tone in general?
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    Ready to toss in the towel

    Malfunctions with the computers have absolutely nothing to do with user age, more likely the age of the computers.
  6. Mulan

    It stinks when you are on the other side!

    So was the floor nurse asked for supplies (so the wife could change it) before the supervisor was called?
  7. He got a total of 50 in recovery.
  8. Mulan

    When to say no...new grad burn out

    Just say no! Don't answer the phone. If they do get you in person, just say no, I can't work.
  9. Mulan

    To report or not report?

    Are you referring to a CNA that has an expired CNA license?
  10. Mulan

    What would you do?

    So she wants to work 34 hours a week, and get full benefits? She wants you to work 38 hours with no additional benefits? Hell no! Tell her you can work a maximum of 10 hours 3 x a week, which was what you were hired for, end of discussion. To answer your last question, you shouldn't, and I wouldn't if it were me.
  11. Mulan

    Docs disrespecting RN's - from the NY Times

    That wasn't a joke. It's true. I worked with a nurse who's father was a doctor. She asked him why a doctor would yell and scream when he was called about a patient. Her father said that they do it deliberately so that they wouldn't be called. That way, if something goes wrong with a patient, it becomes the fault of the nurse and the hospital, because the doctor wasn't informed and therefore not liable. Nurses make convenient scapegoats.
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    "if I could give you any advice" New RN wants advice!

    That retirement thing is right on, open an IRA and max it out every year, and max out whatever other retirement plan you have access to.
  13. Mulan

    Discharge presentation for a 12-month old

    I'm pretty sure they don't have HIPAA in Australia.
  14. Okay. I read it as if you were equating Tricare with Medicaid.