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  1. What do you think of the new bill passed in New York State requiring vegan options on the menu? It does appear to be a political endorsement of this diet over others, such as paleo, which had benefited many as well. While I definitely favor choice for patients, this law is promoting a plant-based as superior. Also, whenever government imposes another mandate, it creates an expensive bureaucracy and burdensome red tape. https://www.news-medical.net/news/20191209/New-Yorks-landmark-bill-guarantees-healthful-plant-based-meals-to-hospital-patients.aspx
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    Plant-based (vegan) mandate for NY hospitals

    Probably my cousin She's awfully preachy and annoying.
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    Plant-based (vegan) mandate for NY hospitals

    According to my cousin, plant-based doesn't use oils. She's a fanatic about it. She won't even use olive oil on a salad.
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    Plant-based (vegan) mandate for NY hospitals

    Whatever. I think, obviously, it does. New York? They are worse than California. At least California understands the need for adequate staffing in nursing.
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    Plant-based (vegan) mandate for NY hospitals

    https://www.opendemocracy.net/en/transformation/rise-of-veganism-in-politics/ http://dailynexus.com/2017-05-22/the-politics-of-veganism/
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    Plant-based (vegan) mandate for NY hospitals

    The vegan diet has been politicized of late. If the bill was all about freedom of choice, it would have been broader in its scope, I think that's my concern.
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    A friend bought her degree from the Philippines.

    I think foreign obtained degrees are highly scrutinized. Probably you don't have to do anything. She probably won't pass if she didn't study. Incidentally, one does not have to be from the Philippines to attend school there. My son studied there for a few years at an Adventist University. It's an inexpensive alternative, the higher education is in English. He ended up marrying a lovely lady from there and they now live in the US.
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    Helping Patients Make Healthier Food Choices

    So, the proponents of the artificial chemicals here actually think diet soft drinks are health building products? ALL soft drinks are health leaching substances. They are garbage. The best change is that Americans need to learn to cook their own food FROM SCRATCH! And quit running to the doctor for the sniffles, people. And, don't expect answers in pill form for every single solitary thing. Walk the stairs and get a dog, they'll get you outside for walks too.
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    "He's Okay"

    Have you seen the commercial where the patient awaiting surgery asks the nurse what she thinks of Dr So and So. She replies "He's okay". The patient reads between the lines and gets instantly nervous. I forget what they are advertising but I like the commercial. I actually think I've used the same reply. The commercial shows the power of nurses to communicate the truth with finesse.
  10. I think you should relax and enjoy your time off. Then you'll be rested in order to fully apply yourself in 2 weeks.
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    I feel like I’m being targeted please help

    Start looking at other opportunities. This sounds awful.
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    New grad only night shift available

    What about getting a roommate who can stay with the kids at night?
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    The Mayo Clinic Netflix Documentary

    I'm watching this documentary. Great history, but it does seem like an ad. Has anyone watched this? Very interesting.
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    I failed nursing school!

    Mental toughness is needed in nursing. It's not for everyone. Do honest self assessment. If it's not for you, that's perfectly okay.
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    How Do You Fit In 30mins Of Exercise In Your Work Day?

    I weigh roundabouts 130 lbs, probably less. I eat a low carb, simple diet.and am very busy outdoors with many activities. I work hard at work. My genetics towards leanness are strong on my father's side. I rarely work out in the traditional sense.
  16. There's a lot of evidence that reducing salt doesn't have any impact on health. https://www.scientificamerican.com/article/its-time-to-end-the-war-on-salt/
  17. What is inappropriate here is the fact that the nurse attacked your actions in front of the patient, embarrassing you and making the patient insecure about his care. He was totally out of line, and was basically bullying a new grad in front of a patient. What a total jerk!
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    Preceptor is SO BAD!

    Interesting article on sinks in hospitals, including possible solutions. http://www.healthcarebusinesstech.com/sinks-germs-hospitals/
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    Preceptor is SO BAD!

    Urine in the shower is drastically more dangerous than bacteria washed from the feet, underarms or buttocks. It's even more dangerous than brushing ones filthy teeth in a sink.
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    Preceptor is SO BAD!

    Do not, I repeat, DO NOT pee in the shower!!! Grave consequences will ensure. Do not, I repeat, DO NOT pee in the shower!!! Grave consequences will ensure.
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    Preceptor is SO BAD!

    True, although my 'assumption' now is that she's an entitled millennial who wants a trophy for showing up.
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    Preceptor is SO BAD!

    You know what's annoying here? There were a lot of thoughtful, constructive answers here, but the OP never returned. It was a waste of time...
  23. I just want to remind everyone, don't yell at co-workers, esp in front of patients and/or families, or anyone else. I actually know of a physician who lost it in a room and was dismissed. You will make permanent enemies by doing this. If others witness your tirade, they will be also be witnesses when people go to your boss and file a complaint. They will probably even exaggerate. One time, years ago, I filed a complaint against a nurse anesthetist who directed a totally undeserved tirade against me because I had, according to our protocol, called him in the night. He had a history of temper tantrums. He came in in the morning and went ballistic at the nurses station. The hospital investigated. Don't know what ensued with that, other than that he was gone within months. So, keep your cool!
  24. This article gives food for thought. Cracking Down on Opioids Hurts People With Chronic Pain - Tonic The current policies are pressuring doctors to reduce longstanding opioid prescriptions. The former regulatory policies encouraged the medical community to prescribe them in the first place. These patients are having the rug pulled out from under them. Some of them just can't take it and are ending their own lives.
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    60 hr work week cap?

    I was reading a letter from WSNA. They claim that hospitals are in favor of both 8 hr shifts and a 60 per week limit on work hours allowable. Regarding the 8 hr shifts. I've worked at 2 hospitals that eliminated 8 hr shifts for floor nursing. Previously there had been a mix. They did it basically to simplify scheduling. It makes it easier. Regarding a 60 hr cap on allowable work hours per week, that actually doesn't sound unreasonable. Besides, hospitals have control over granting shifts over fulltime. It seems the opposite, that if a hospital desperately needs shifts filled they'll beg, borrow or steal. 60 hrs a week is 5-12 hour shifts per week. That is a lot! There comes a point where it does become less safe due to fatigue. Thoughts or information?