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  1. Working for a vendor

    Thank you Mariah, I accepted the position the vendor offered me. I agree with all you said. The main difference is the "focus". The company was very up front "we are a profit-making business and making money is our focus". I actually found that refre...
  2. Working for a vendor

    I have been working as a clinical analyst for the last couple of years, in a hospital based rural health system. My job has been eliminated and I am interviewing with a vendor (whose products I know). Just would like some insight/advice from people ...
  3. Good nursing informatics books?

    http://nursing.umaryland.edu/~snewbold/ This is Susan K Newbold's nursing informatics webpage. Select the Newbold Publications link to find a lot of online articles and a list of reference books. I have met and heard Susan lecture a couple of times....
  4. Just want to hear from some friends,,,

    Seems like things always happen "all at once". I believe that is so you aren't dragged down, worrying and tired for a long time- you get it over with more quickly this way!!! Hard part is getting from Point A to Point B. Sounds like a good decision ...
  5. NO Nursing staff !

    I cannot even imagine!! I am not an OB nurse, have to ask...what the heck is "2 mother craft bubs with reflux" ? (I only understand the mother and reflux part...) Thanks, and you get a "supernurse" award for that shift!!
  6. HELP me STOP SMOKING

    YOU CAN DO IT!!!! Lots of people (yeah, even nurses and EGADS, even doctors0 still smoke...but lots of people have quit. Once you make up your mind, you have taken a big step. Do whatever else you have to. Here's my history- 27 years total smoking h...
  7. Worst nursing proceedure ever....

    I do not have a good sense of smell- have always said that is an assett in nursing. Sometimes, really bad smells get to me (mostly that rancid skin fold cheese stuff). But I have a rather peculiar aversion for a nurse- blood. Obviously, I can handle ...
  8. Do you believe

    Agreed. Like P_RN pointed out, these are not just nursing anecdotes. I work in IS now. Yesterday, they moved all the network servers to Windows 2000. I'm thinking, not a good time, with the moon nearly full. People are really edgy at that time. Add l...
  9. Is it okay to be emotional?

    Emery and Mandi; Thank you so much. Your posts give hope for the future of nursing. A lot of people go into nursing for a lot of reasons (it has become a better paying profession with lots of options). There's nothing wrong with that. But to hear fro...
  10. Is Health Care a Right?

    My daughter is losing her medical insurance. She has worked for a county agency (Child and Family services, no less...). They will allow them to pay full premiums to keep it- About $750/month. She will have a baby in May, so going without is not an o...
  11. What questions SHOULD be asked at interview?

    This website has a link to interview questions from the homepage. http://www.hospitalsoup.com (There are questions to ask for general nursing positions and management positions). I saw some new ones there. I had an interview with Veteran's Admin. r...
  12. Nursing moments

    Some really good moments for me came working M/S in a very small hospital. We "did it all"- bed baths to blood transfusions, babies to end of life. I learned skills daily and how to be flexible. One day, it occurred to me that I had become the nurse ...
  13. Alternative suggestions needed, please!

    . Well, the OT who saw her this morning said "Oh, no, we don't carry those here. You'll have to get those yourself." She could not suggest anyplace where we might be able to find this. The OT dropped the ball here, that is her job to recommend and f...
  14. LTC, DEATH AND DYING

    You have to really care about people to feel that kind of pain. How incredibly fortunate for that resident and the family to have a nurse willing to give of herself so much. I've been there. I once sat and read to my hospice patient from a book of Je...
  15. Painfully Slow Process

    In my experience as a clinical analyst implementing an EMR in several hospital based clinics.... "nursing informaticists" need to remember they are still nurses. When teaching nurses (and doctors) who may have very limited technical backgrounds or ev...