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    Did FDR have Guillain-Barré?

    I've been binging on documentaries on Netflix this winter. Did you all know that FDR most likely did not have Polio, but instead Guillain-Barre ? He was an entirely amazing man. Just watched The Wheelchair President. The White House doctor was pretty substandard and medicine had very few tools in its arsenal. When he collapsed before he died, they didn't even call an ambulance. Follow the link that discusses this. Did FDR have Guillain-Barré?
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    I need a change!

    Positive advise? Don't be a job hopper just because you you get the 6 month itch. Count your blessings. Be grateful.
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    Nurse Charged With Homicide

    Highly doubtful
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    when should i tell my manager i'm pregnant?

    It will be perfectly self-evident before too long
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    Bring back our childhood diseases!

    The wife of White House communications chief Bill Shine said Wednesday that childhood diseases such as measles “keep you healthy & fight cancer.” In a series of tweets echoing anti-vaccination views she’s espoused publicly for years, Darla Shine lamented the fact her children had received the MMR vaccine, which guards against measles, mumps and rubella. She added that people of her generation – the Baby Boomers – were healthier now because they had measles as children. “I had the #Measles #Mumps #ChickenPox as a child and so did every kid I knew – Sadly my kids had #MMR so they will never have the life long natural immunity I have,” Shine tweeted,adding, “Come breathe on me!” Darla Shine@DarlaShine https://q13fox.com/2019/02/14/bring-back-our-childhooddiseases-wife-of-white-house-official-pushes-false-anti-vaccination-claims/ Ok, this lady has a screw loose. Why would someone say that in public?
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    Alert fatigue and sensory overload

    I think we're all aware of the Vecuronium error by now. It was a horrific mistake by a careless nurse. I've seen nursing evolve in my career. There used to simpler, easier to navigate systems. But it seems like, every year, the work flow becomes a more complicated obstacle course to navigate. Alarms, safety alerts, multi step processes, warnings flashing left and right. Name alert! Look alike, sound alike! Mandatory prompts piled on, not to mention the bookkeeping and charge capturing features built into EMRs, requiring the mental energy of nurses. Of course, we all have different psychological make ups. People's brains work, and process information differently. Some are highly sensitive to sensory overload. Others have more trouble staying focused due to their lower thresholds, sometimes called ADD. I personally dislike calling normal variations in people disorders though. I don't think the creators of many of these systems have really accounted for the above factors. Often, these are reactionary systems to previous errors. There are new ones every year, they keep getting piled on. After awhile, people start to tune it all out. They just click, click past it all, trying to keep up. I think this a problem worth exploring.
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    Whiskey peg tube flush?

    Sign me up!
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    Pre nursing student has a question for current RNs

    I agree @Davey Do. I don't have a burning desire to help people. Because I'm emotionally detached though, I'm tolerant of the humanity I encounter as patients. I'm with you on coworkers, they are more annoying...
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    Nurse Charged With Homicide

    Our accudose allows us to search under either generic or trade. Pixsis should have a similar feature. It does boil down to gross negligence. She really ignored every commonsense safety precaution under the sun. Still, I'm in favor of no jail time. I'm wondering if she has some attention deficit problem. I mean, what's up with this gal? How could she be so clueless?
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    What is your procedure for passing ice water?

    Humor? I hope you've done your mandatory online education on water policies and procedures young lady!
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    What is your procedure for passing ice water?

    Of course. It's a requirement actually. The health department does a biannual audit to verify compliance.
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    What is your procedure for passing ice water?

    We follow the highly complex, 20 step process, as mandated by 10 different regulatory agencies. The policy and procedure can be found on the intranet.
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    Nurse Charged With Homicide

    Here is a non nursing case that is going to trial regarding a train engineer who went too fast into a curve, causing the train to derail killing 8. https://www.foxnews.com/us/charges-reinstated-against-amtrak-engineer-in-philadelphia-crash Amtrak did take responsibility and made changes, adding detection technology to avoid this type of accident. He was not impaired in any way, it sounds like human error. It certainly has parallels to this case.
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    Nurse Gives Lethal Dose of Vecuronium Instead of Versed

    For what it's worth, I researched this gal online. She and her husband have a 40 acre farm and raise hair sheep.
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    Nurse Gives Lethal Dose of Vecuronium Instead of Versed

    My opinion is that she was one of those people who skated through school and her short nursing career by always cutting corners. The hospital probably liked her because she was a time efficient jack of all trades. She may be very personable as well. It's like the carpenter who gets by for years not using the safety equipment on his saw; one day it will catch up with him and he'll lose some fingers.