NRSKarenRN BSN, RN

Vents, Telemetry, Home Care, Home infusion

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    2022 Elections

    Five Thirty Eight Election Forecast 2022 10/5/22 Senate: Democrats slightly favored to win Senate ( including my PA) House: Republicans slightly favored to win House Governorship map viewable. Georgia race tightening after lat...
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    We’re all being “fired”! Is this legal?

    Agree 100%..
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    Lpn supervisor would not let me call doctor

    You are clinically responsible for patients assigned to your care who you've received report on and accepted the assignment. If asked to help with a client elsewhere in the building who LPN is responsible for, may run into issue as the "professi...
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    The Trump Thread

    Are there enough attorneys in the the U.S. to handle all the former guys numerous lawsuits??? He's had over 4,000+ lawsuits since the 70's Litigation Tracker: Pending Criminal and Civil Cases Against Donald Trump updated 9/29/22 ...
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    Lpn supervisor would not let me call doctor

    Clinically, you have the higher professional license over CLINICAL issues as LPN can not clinically supervise you under most states Practical and Registered Nurse license regulations. They can supervise RN only in administrative matters. Clinical i...
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    2022 Elections

    Philadelphia Inquirer Opinion 10/2/2022 Racist ‘Willie Horton’-style fearmongering on crime may win midterms for GOP Senator race has tightened in PA with Dr Oz running ad like this... my son is FED UP with political ads interrupting his...
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    Would NSO deny me a policy?

    Since there is no adjudication by BON, its possible they will renew malpractice policy. ? if higher fee since under BON review. Only NSO can answer this question. Lawyer could make inquiry on your behalf.
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    The Trump Thread

    Democracy Challenged They Legitimized the Myth of a Stolen Election — and Reaped the Rewards On the day the Capitol was attacked, 139 Republicans in the House voted to dispute the Electoral College count. This is how they got there.
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    Getting Hawaii license

    See Hawaii's: Professional & Vocational Licensing Application Filing Apply for a new professional or vocational license online; File Application Form, Supporting Documents and Pay Fees Online One needs to sign up for access to Hawaii gove...
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    What caught your attention in the world today?

    Well remember Beatlemania. Caught them on every TV show they were on. Still have a few Beatles single 45 records in attic --along with CD albums. Finally got to see Paul McCartney in 2018 when in Philadelphia -- great show. Long live Rock and ...
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    Break staffing only one nurse

    Only California has specific staffing for hospital units with break coverage. Unfortunately, many facilities provide no break coverage. Anytime I heard a code/rapid response on my unit while off the floor, I'd return to the unit; not all staff did ...
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    When to contact anesthesia

    Check to see if unit policy on when to contact anesthesia exists --- trust your gut too. Run past a charge nurse for advice: Better to call than being called on the carpet for not reporting and adverse outcome. Fully remember 2 personal PACU experi...
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    How do I fix my attitude?

    Send that pithy email TO YOUR OWN INBOX, sleep on it overnight, re-read next day--- then decide if sending is in your best interest. Saved me many times from making my staff /boss upset from my "advice" /vent post. from my profile: "ATTITUDE: T...
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    In slump, need advices…

    The Korean Nurses Association might offer you ways to be involved in nursing outside of bedside positions.
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    What caught your attention in the world today?

    Following Twitter stories, found Michael Warbuton Twitter feed chock full of TV and Movie clips --a walk down memory lane for those of us born in 1950's.
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    January 6 Select Committee

    National Archives still missing documents from Trump presidency:
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    January 6 Select Committee

    Found this colorful language story at Rolling Stone: Michael Fanone Is Not Your ***ing Hero
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    What caught your attention in the world today?

    In a respite from Ian flood news: Revealed: The Beatles’ first ever colour photograph, taken by Paul McCartney’s brother The Quarrymen as they were known in 1958...
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    Help- Working Codes as a Nurse

    One of the thing that helped me as a new nurse, was to thoroughly review and understand the code sheet along with daily crash cart check ensuring everything in its place (required prior to crash cart locks). Next code you assist in, check out the cr...
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    Former HRSA/Nursing Scholarship Corps Scholars

    Vilacy, no hospitals in PA/NJ/DE on 2022 HRSA list. see my recent post
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    Does being addressed as “Nurse” annoy anyone?

    Been called "Nurse Karen" for 45years... or "My daughter the nurse" or "Miss". In the good ole days, might be called by type of nurses cap or told didn't want a "college nurse" My Our Lady of Angels now Neumann Univ. cap: "I want tha...
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    PRN CNA with for Home Health

    Always give 2 weeks notice when leaving a job. Prior to making the decision to submit resignation, can you call a Manager, explain 15 patients too much and ask for reduced schedule. If they are unable to work with you, then submit notice. "PRN" =...
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    HRSA Nurse Crops HELP!! NJ/Philadelphia region

    Looking at Health Resources, Service Administration --shortage area website https://data.HRSA.gov/tools/shortage-area/hpsa-find website, appears no hospitals listed in DE/PA/NJ area. Most are primary care federally funded health centers, c...
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    The Trump Thread

    Trump launches direct attack on McConnell a month out from midterm elections on his truth social website. Called McConnells "China loving wife, Coco Chow" - - HIS FORMER Transportation Secretary Elaine Chao. This type of behavior Republicans are ...
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    What caught your attention in the world today?

    Lidl is a German discount grocery chain making headway in Mid Atlantic area-- near me; Aldi is its competitor cousin. No one should destroy bunnies but donate to a charity or remove foil and remelt as other product. Swiss court finds in favor...