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    What to do about DNP and flu shot?

    Wow, I guess the attack is on me now. I only tried to respond in a kind manner to someones question! And to the person that asked me why I called it a "required government injection" is because I am required to take it and it is manufactured by the CDC, a branch of the government. I also discussed why it is important, but hey if you want to cherry pick my post to beat up on someone on the internet then I guess that speaks more to your character then mine. I always try to respond in a kind manner to a poster because they are asking a question and I don't think it is responsible to have numerous people beat up on someone just for asking a question. There is a person behind every post, the least we can do is be kind.
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    What to do about DNP and flu shot?

    I am really sorry that so many people left rather rude comments to your post. I can understand someones hesitance to just accept a required injection. As a matter of fact if someone would have told me 20 years ago that I would be accepting a required government injection to keep my job, I would have never believed it. Without getting into the debate about required vaccines; there are still areas that you could work in nursing without patient contact. Areas that comes in mind would be computer technology, Pharmaceutical sales, infomatics, or possibly even tele-health. I also would encourage you to look into the research behind vaccines and understand them and their importance in protecting vulnerable patients. Also with the world population growing to such extremes airborne illnesses like influenza, pneumonia and other viruses are becoming more of a threat as people are in closer contact than ever before. I would say to search within yourself to determine what type of job you could see yourself doing for the next 30 years. The two degrees that you talk about could have very different jobs. Best wishes for a bright future whatever you choose.
  3. Thanks Caliotter3. You're right. I am concerned about what will happen to my patients but my caseload is low right now so why add to it.
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    Is home health that bad?

    Addressing the charting part of home health. I try to do most of my charting in the home as I am speaking to the patients. I do my medicine reconciliation, check for med interactions, document my vitals and assessment questions while I talk to the patients. Then I do the narrative at home or in the car where I can think. Sometimes it is better to finish up in the car at a local drive up restaurant so you are not taking work home. It's not so bad. I find the documentation so much easier than trying to juggle 6 patients at the hospital.
  5. Any advice welcome and appreciated. I have had a difficult time finding a nursing job I enjoyed. I recently found my nursing happy spot in home health. I enjoy the independence, the flexibility and the one on one with the patients. I finally feel like I am really helping people. Now for the zinger! My company has been late with paychecks twice in a row. What should I do? Can I just quit? Should I quit? My patients depend on me; but, I can not afford to see them for free. Some of my patients are as far as 65 miles from my house. That is a lot of gas and mileage. Last pay period our checks were 4 days late with no prior notice. I didn't know I didn't get paid until my car payment declined. This week I have not gotten paid yet. Do I give 2 weeks notice and continue to drive around at my own expense? Do I tell my employer I can't afford to see patients until I am paid? What happens if no one sees my patients? How should I handle this?
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    Nurses Charged in Deaths of 12 Nursing Home Residents

    Well all I can say is that I live in Florida and I lived through hurricane Irma and many other hurricanes. I do have an elderly mother and she was without power for 1 week in the aftermath of that hurricane. I evacuated her myself at my own expense because I knew she couldn't do well in those conditions. I did not wait for someone else to step in or pay for anything because she is my mom and I love her. While some patients would not have any family available to help I find it hard to believe that all 140 residents had no family. The aftermath of hurricane Irma was wide spread state wide damage and power outages. It looked like someone to a wrecking ball to the state. I worked the hurricane and I evacuated three personal family members on my own. I had to arrange the evacuation of my mom and two children due to the conditions after the storm. I had to go to work without running water at my home and without power. So no showers or clean scrubs It was a mess to say the least. The nurses that are being charged with criminal charges were working under very unusual and understaffed circumstances. If we start allowing nurses to face criminal charges when they are put in bad situations I fear the outcome will be detrimental to our field. The board of nursing should look into their actions most definitely but manslaughter charges by the state I believe is legal overreach.
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    Nurses Charged in Deaths of 12 Nursing Home Residents

    So we criminally prosecute the 4 nurses who were working that day with a patient nurse ratio of at least 35:1 ???? There are a lot of people who "should" have done something but the ones that finally called 911 are the ones we ARE prosecuting!
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    Nurses Charged in Deaths of 12 Nursing Home Residents

    Also where is the Florida Nursing Board on this issue. Do they refuse to protect us or provide any legislative protection bills for healthcare workers who are caught up in disaster situations? Are we just out there with our hineys hanging out when disaster strikes? The hospital is not going to just accept people because they are too hot. How do 4 nurses evacuate 140 residents efficiently? If the State of Florida does not support healthcare workers than maybe we shouldn't work in that State! As far as I am concerned it is not safe to practice nursing in the State of Florida. No safe patient/nurse ratios, no responsibility of facility owners, if you show up to help then you can and will be prosecuted!
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    Nurses Charged in Deaths of 12 Nursing Home Residents

    I am so tired of the State Attorneys criminally prosecuting people who show up! If you are a deadbeat employee who disappears when disaster strikes then you live to see another day. Lets not forget, the employees who showed up were working under the same conditions that the residents were in, the residents who had family members were not check on or checked out by their family members. According to the article their were 4 nurses and over 140 patients that's a ratio of 35:1 in a state that refuses to legislate safe nursing ratios. Dear Mr. States Attorney - Maybe next time no nurses will show up to care for the patients!
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    Nurses Charged in Deaths of 12 Nursing Home Residents

    What about the patient families. Sometimes it seems like the patients families don't want any responsibility except to hire an attorney and collect a check when something goes wrong. Why didn't family members pick up their loved ones? I know I would have.
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    Do you have a side hustle?

    Wow Hosier that's a great idea about the dog safety! I could extend that out to horse safety and how the properly handle small animals like rabbits and chicks. And of course hand washing!
  12. guest825264

    Nursing School Interview Tips

    Congratulations on competing those prerequisites! So my advice would be to come up with some basic points about yourself and what has interested you in nursing and write them down. Also write down anything you would like them to take note of. Write it down and then practice talking about it to friends, relatives even your kids. That way whatever questions they ask you can work that info into the answers. Smile a lot and don’t be afraid to ask questions if you need clarification.
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    Does size matter (Gloves nurses, gloves!)

    One of the things that surprises me is that I seem to be the only nurse there who is upset about this. More CNA's are vocal than the nurses. Why does everyone just accept this? I have been purchasing my own gloves in a size large and I turned my notice in. I don't feel like this is anywhere I want to spend any significant amount of time.
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    Does size matter (Gloves nurses, gloves!)

    Thank you for the website Mcnasty. I filed a complaint on my break.
  15. guest825264

    Does size matter (Gloves nurses, gloves!)

    **Update** Spoke to management...they told me that supplying the gloves is a courtesy and that if I require special gloves I can supply them myself just like my stethoscope and scrubs. They said there is no law that requires them to provide us with gloves. Not sure where to go from here, working on updating my resume.
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