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kewlnurse

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  1. kewlnurse

    What are your thoughts on unions?

    I work for a Union hospital, i would vote them out in a second. We have poor nisurance, average pay, poor staffing, grievences that do absolutley notehr (last manager i had, had over 125 grievencs in one year aganst her personally and she still has her job)
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    Young and Single! Should I move here?

    Don't move to NY, any part. It is the worst state in the US to live in.
  3. kewlnurse

    Looking for union organizing info (newbie here)

    there are a lot of bad unions out ther, I have worked for 2 of them. Carful what you wish for, you just might get it.
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    Nurse: Patient ratios

    Our ICU is cardiac and medical combined, usually 3:1, almost never 1:1, only occasionally on days. Our SICU has way better staffing usually never more than 2:1. Acuity means absolutly nothing in our system
  5. kewlnurse

    Nurse: Patient ratios

    Our ICU is cardiac and medical combined, usually 3:1, almost never 1:1, only occasionally on days. Our SICU has way better staffing usually never more than 2:1. Acuity means absolutly nothing in our system
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    whats the average nurse/patient ratio

    No place to go, there is no shortage here cuz all the hospitals, every one of which is unionized, staff like that
  7. kewlnurse

    whats the average nurse/patient ratio

    No place to go, there is no shortage here cuz all the hospitals, every one of which is unionized, staff like that
  8. kewlnurse

    Nurse to patient ratios

    LLD sounds like yor floor was staffed like our ICU, man I gotta get out of here. Poor staffing is the norm not the exception.
  9. kewlnurse

    Nurse to patient ratios

    LLD sounds like yor floor was staffed like our ICU, man I gotta get out of here. Poor staffing is the norm not the exception.
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    Nurse to patient ratios

    I don't work on tele but have a very close friend who does. Nights has 10-12 patients each, usually 1 moniter tech and 1 aide. No pressor drips are allowed outside the icu in our hospital. Keep in mind we are the largest cardiac hospital in the area, yet the in no cath lab after noon saturday till mondya morning. We have the highest death rate in the country for post cardiac surgeries, we are about 5-10 years behind the rest of the country. Gee I wonder why soo many patients die. Nowhere in the hospital does accuity mean anything, not on the floor, not in the ICU's, nowhere. They just look at bodies.
  11. kewlnurse

    Nurse to patient ratios

    I don't work on tele but have a very close friend who does. Nights has 10-12 patients each, usually 1 moniter tech and 1 aide. No pressor drips are allowed outside the icu in our hospital. Keep in mind we are the largest cardiac hospital in the area, yet the in no cath lab after noon saturday till mondya morning. We have the highest death rate in the country for post cardiac surgeries, we are about 5-10 years behind the rest of the country. Gee I wonder why soo many patients die. Nowhere in the hospital does accuity mean anything, not on the floor, not in the ICU's, nowhere. They just look at bodies.
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    whats the average nurse/patient ratio

    WOW you guys are complaining about 1:8? Our sugical tele floor on nights is 1:12 and the med tele is even higher.
  13. kewlnurse

    whats the average nurse/patient ratio

    WOW you guys are complaining about 1:8? Our sugical tele floor on nights is 1:12 and the med tele is even higher.
  14. kewlnurse

    Cva, Tia Or Migrane

    Surprised nobody mentioned this, did they check her blood glucose? Hypoglycemia can somtimes mimic a CVA
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    IV Push Lopressor on a Med-Surg Unit??

    Absolutly has to e on a moniter, I wouldn't even give it, seen a pt. go asystole 5 minutes after getting it.
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    skunks on night shift?

    Call me weird, everyone else does, but i like that skunk smell