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  1. I don't see it. Android friendly?
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    The Grinch of allnurses.com

    We are of the same mind in my home. We put up a tree the week before Christmas the quest to find and cut one was part of the fun for the kids. We take it down the week after the holiday unless we are celebrating late. A few years with an empty nest we've not had a tree. We don't watch television much, so THAT pressure is minimal. Just getting gifts to our lower 48 loved ones is a huge stress.
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    Pneumonia

    Why not take a couple guesses.
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    Staffing agencies

    Did you sign an offer?
  5. You didn't read this? STUDY: Watching Fox News Makes You Less Informed Than Watching No News At All - Business Insider
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    PRN vs routine pain meds

    There is not enough information... what sort of pain, how long has patient had this pain, is the type of pain consistent, are there other therapies in place to assist with pain control, etc. I have seen too many elderly patients suffer long term in pain with little relief because their provider refuses to treat their pain adequately.
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    If you could pick up and go..

    That is how I ended up in AK years ago.
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    Feeling like you're complicit in the addiction problem...

    Americans consume more opiates than all other countries combined. We spend more money on pharmaceuticals than any other country. Our health outcomes are not anywhere near the top. Why?
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    Can I be terminated for an injury?

    Check the policy on short term disability, and FMLA. If you need time and also need to protect your position apply for FMLA.
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    $15 Min Wage - Effect on RNs

    The sky is not falling. Wages will adjust across the board. We do not make ourselves great by oppressing the poorest while moving the profits to the wealthiest.
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    Hair drug test requested

    Prepare to lose your job. The likelihood is that you live in a right to work state which mostly means that your employer can fire you at any time for any reason. If you have prescriptions which cover your positive test result they won't report you to the BON most likely, but they may still terminate you for erratic behavior coupled now with knowledge that you utilize opiates periodically. (it really doesn't matter if it was legal or prescribed, the current practice is to judge, assume, and demonize chronic pain patients who have been prescribed opiates by their providers) This is a very difficult time for you and it is heart breaking to know that you may also suffer a financial setback after experiencing such a tragic loss. My prayers are with you.
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    $15 Min Wage - Effect on RNs

    Can a single adult live independently in the US on a minimum wage fulltime job? Must they share an apartment or rent a studio or might a small one bedroom be affordable? Can that person afford rent and utilities? Can they afford transportation costs? Are groceries affordable including fresh vegetables and fruits? Can that fulltime worker afford the copays and deductibles if they have a health concern? Do they even have paid sick time? What would the minimum wage be today if it had kept up with inflation? How much has income grown for the middle and lower classes over the past 30 years?
  13. toomuchbaloney

    $15 Min Wage - Effect on RNs

    You didn't read any of the articles, did you? Has anyone noticed that none of the increases in the minimum wage has been an enormous jump to $15/hr? You might try posting links to support the statements you are making because unlike your 4 years of experience, I have almost 40 years of experience and I have actually lived through substantial increases in wages. I once had my nursing wages (as did all nurses in the area) DOUBLED in a regional wage adjustment...it did not crash the local or state economies.
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    MEN, dont come into nursing

    okay then oh except that our health care outcomes are in the toilet compared to other countries around the globe while we spend MORE money per capita on pursuing care. It would seem that sometimes the biggest, newest, most expensive gadget or device doesn't equate to a good outcome. U.S. Health Care from a Global Perspective - The Commonwealth Fund Forbes Welcome Forbes Welcome
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    Laptops in Home Health

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