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  1. I dont want to do this anymore!!!

    It concerns me that so many nurses need antianxiety or antidepressant medication just to get through what nursing demands of us. THAT should be the wakeup call to the employers...but it's not. Warm body, that's all they want. I don't have any advice ...
  2. As soon as they changed the "age of consent" law in this state from 15 to 16, aunt (and guardian) of soon-to-be-16 yr old (birthday in two weeks) brings the girl in, c/o "She had sex." Pressed statutory rape charges against the 19 yr old boyfriend, w...
  3. Should a 'old dog' change?

    Just my 2 cents' ... but I think it just has to do with the old phrase, "You can't teach an old dog new tricks." I'm not sure what's annoying about that...I've been around a good while myself...but always learned new tricks. I think if someone makes ...
  4. Nancy Nurse Speed Demon...by Javier

    Yeah I had to wonder about this too. The "walk time" would have to assume a constant walking distance per shift among all nurses in all facilities at all times for this thing to ring true, and that distance is not mentioned ---at least that I could f...
  5. Does anyone love their job?

    After 17 years in clinical nursing (including clinical management), I moved into case management a month ago. Working from home. Flexible hours. My body, mind, and soul are rapidly recovering from all those years of rotating shifts, extremely early m...
  6. Low H&H, with normal platelets, no FVE

    I know it's a little late, been awhile since your post, but in the interest of discussion ... how long before this cbc was the stent placed? Acute Renal Failure might have something to do with it, in conjunction with the blood loss from her kidneys (...
  7. pto/sick time

    No, I didn't think it would be the case with FMC. They HAVE to be competitive with everyone else at least. I have to wonder if Donnie has misunderstood the policy and just can't access the PTO time yet.
  8. Frustrated New Nurse

    17 years as a nurse speaking here.... I moved away from Med/Surg very early on. Originally went for ACLS certification just so I could get off the floor and into the ER - which can be another hellhole often, but at least you don't see the same people...
  9. pto/sick time

    A large corporation that doesn't offer PTO? That doesn't make any sense. Unless I'm mistaken, since Gambro's US operations were acquired by DaVita, that leaves only one major multinational dialysis company: FMC. DaVita had PTO and extended illness le...
  10. your input please...

    If you have a team that works together well and puts the patients' concerns first, then there's nothing about it TO hate. The early morning hours take some getting used to, and you might have to run late once in awhile if a patient has to have their ...
  11. I am quitting...after almost 7 years.

    I just left my job as an administrator because I wanted it to be safe and I wanted it to be legal and right and I wanted the patients to be treated well - and I've been told that I made a huge difference - but the staff, oh the staff...if I never hea...
  12. Are you glad you chose case management?

    OnthegoRN, insurance companies do exactly that. There's telephonic case management and then field case management (where you work from home and visit clients who can't be managed telephonically).
  13. So...what exactly is case management?

    Hi LabCat - I am surprised no one has answered you yet. I begin my new level in my nursing career as a case manager on Monday. I think your question can best be answered by the Case Management Practice page on the Clinical Case Management Certificati...
  14. Drunk on the job?? Need advice bad!!

    Sorry all my ideas were already taken, I just didn't read all three pages first and now I can't seem to delete the whole post. Ah, well. Such is life.
  15. dialysate prescription

    Routine orders? No. Not with the K+. Your medical director might have developed a protocol but I haven't heard of it being a standard. In the osteodystrophy management the BMMs have been given more leeway in some areas in addressing the CA bath but n...