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  1. I definitely not recommend nursing.

    Dear Kara, From what I hear teaching isn't all it's cracked up to be either. Teachers are increasingly complaining of being overstretched and underpaid, and that there is so much paperwork to do that they wonder how they might manage to get through ...
  2. Where has the caring gone?

    Has anyone ever had call bells going off in their dreams? I hope I'm not the only one!
  3. nursing lawsuits

    This is a double sided issue. On the one hand, both the courts and the lawyers that plaintiffs and insurance companies use prefer to sue/award costs against the person with the deepest pockets, meaning that you are last on their list. You are also ...
  4. nursing lawsuits

    This is a double sided issue. On the one hand, both the courts and the lawyers that plaintiffs and insurance companies use prefer to sue/award costs against the person with the deepest pockets, meaning that you are last on their list. You are also ...
  5. Complementary Therapies and Networking

    Dear Jane, you may get more people to join up if you remove the requirement to agree to have their details (email, etc) given to other members. In my experience there are always members of a discussion group who use this information for commercial p...
  6. Was the nurse male and the patient female?
  7. False Nails (Does it promote infection?)

    That is not the point, KRVRN. If you have false nails, you are likely to get bacterial and fungal infestation under the fingernails, as the study showed, and it is very difficult to get rid of (requires medical treatment). Meanwhile you are a bacte...
  8. "Green Ribbon" symbol of Nursing Solidarity

    Peggy, I agree we need to get past the hopelessness. For this purpose, wouldn't a pin shaped like handcuffs be a more appropriate symbol, since the health system has got us literally handcuffed? Perhaps more expensive, I agree, but very effective,...
  9. LPN License - Criminal Record

    Terrianne, Firstly, it depends what kind of offences you have been convicted of. It would be impossible for a person with a recent conviction of assault to be granted licensure, except in some extenuating circumstances. Fraud, robbery and theft are...
  10. "Green Ribbon" symbol of Nursing Solidarity

    jt, you are not saying that the lightweight ones aren't worth as much, are you? Seriously though, I think it's going to take a lot more than ribbons to settle a dispute. Not to mention that the hospital administrators can just use it to their ad...
  11. What my DON said about getting rid of LPN's

    This has turned out to be a very interesting thread. I was surprised to see the way that psychomotor skills were downplayed. Some health professionals have great people skills and knowledge, but are very mediocre at performing psychomotor skills. ...
  12. What my DON said about getting rid of LPN's

    This has turned out to be a very interesting thread. I was surprised to see the way that psychomotor skills were downplayed. Some health professionals have great people skills and knowledge, but are very mediocre at performing psychomotor skills. ...
  13. Confidentiality

    I've got to agree with nurs4kids here. That information is already given in a lot of places to all staff during handover. It is necessary to know what the patients' problems and general history are, whether you can resuscitate them or not and wheth...
  14. narcotic ordering doctor

    Yes they do. To prescribe drugs of addiction there are certain rules the doctor must follow, which may vary depending on where you live, but in general the pt must be in enough pain (and the right sort of pain) to warrant this type of medication. W...
  15. Men Nurses ???

    I must say that everywhere I've been, there have been female nurses that have tried to "protect" the female patients from male nurses. Has/does anyone else experience this? For some reason, being a male automativally puts up a question mark as to you...