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  1. Is this a possible case of age discrimination?

    and may I suggest it be done with video or hard evidence, as well as testimony from others ? Trust me, I agree with you, but I have gone up against the big guys for racial discrimination & retaliation. I retained an attorney and rallied people....
  2. Is this a possible case of age discrimination?

    I'm sorry to hear about your treatment. Unfortunately, age discrimination is alive and well, but is often easily disguised with various HR excuses to avoid lawsuits. I believe that it sounds like a solid case of age discrimination, but even so, its...
  3. Off duty RN scope of practice on an airplane.

    Excellent info ! Thanks for sharing this.
  4. Off duty RN scope of practice on an airplane.

    I'm a licensed RN in California as well and I believe that if you are ACLS certified, then you would be covered to give epi as well as to provide any other life support measures in that situation as it was medically necessary. This would be, of cour...
  5. 9 Tips for New Operating Room Nurses

    The timing on this article could not have been more perfect. I've been a nurse for almost 20 years (ICU/ER/Trauma) and am recently 5 months into my new cath lab/IR position and I am seriously doubting my decision to transfer. I was at the top of my...
  6. Hospitals Firing Seasoned Nurses: Nurses FIGHT Back!

    Its unfortunately the truth. Bottom line is that healthcare is a business and if someone younger can be replaced for less to do the same job, then it will happen. Age discrimination is alive and well, its just disguised much better these days. Negati...
  7. No Nursing Shortage

    I'm in agreement on that one. It peaks and falls through the decades b/c nursing has a high burn out rate for obvious reasons. In years past it was so bad that we were recruiting nurses from Philipines and Canada to come to the states to work. Its...
  8. Do you get sick alot working as a nurse?

    I've been an ER nurse for 18 + years and am currently being evaluated for an auto immune disease. During the testing, my blood tests results showed various immunity to contagious things I never even knew I had: Parvo (yes...human parvo), CMV, etc. ...
  9. for those who work 12 hour shifts, how long is your lunch break?

    I work 1130am - 12 midnight. Per our union contract, we are to receive two 30 minute lunch breaks and one 15 min break. Our facility demands that we take both our 30 minute breaks and they have specific float nurses w/the primary role of giving nur...
  10. What Kind of Experiences before ER

    ER can be a blast, but it requires a certain type of person. Before I was in nursing school, I knew I always wanted ER. I started in cardiac stepdown (telemetry, progressive, then ICU), small ER, then teaching ER and Trauma. I think the best kinds of...
  11. How do I get into the ICU?

    Parkland Memorial Hospital in Dallas, TX has several specialized adult ICU's and a nursing internship program for new grads. If this is really what you want and you can relocate, check out all the large scale teaching facilities across the states and...
  12. Could I have done anything else?

    On an FYI legal note: As nurses, we practice under our own licenses and are accoundtable for our decisions and actions. Nurses can no longer use the excuse of documenting that we called the doctor or notified the charge nurse. More frequently in cour...
  13. Intubation necessary?

    I've been an ICU/ER/Trauma nurse for almost 20 years now. My educated guess on why she was intubated was that she had eclampsia. Her symtpoms do not sound like an Amniotic Fluid Embolus as she very likely would have been going into respiratory and ...