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  1. Yes, it does good for society. However, there needs to be an ethical, moral and healthcare discussion on how much money and services should go to support those that, by study, we know will have poor or bad outcomes. Too much money is spent on the l...
  2. Do I report this?a long post!

    You did the right thing by informing the nurse of your findings, actions and concern. The O2 was started and his sats went up to 96%. The question of suctioning is subjective. Should he have been suctioned or not who knows? I somewhat agree wi...
  3. What's WRONG with nursing management?

    I agree with most of what is said about management and the inability to accept the reality and importance of nurse retention. However, Corporate is the mountain we need to move. As long as we (the community and politicians) allow and encourage wit...
  4. I'm not sure we are the best ones to make or pass judgement on our co-workers and co-workers on other shifts. Yes, we should file and report errors and potential errors, concerns regarding safe practice and nurses, docs and other heatlhcare workers....
  5. Is your manager also a good leader ? I have a good manager, however I do not believe she is a good leader. I distinguish management and leadership with different characteristics. Today, I believe it to be difficult to be both in our current health...
  6. Universal Health Coverage?

    Once again, insurance is not healthcare. We continue to use these words as interchangeable. They are not !! Having insurance does not mean having healthcare. And the cost of insurance is NOT the cost of healthcare. Until we can adequately defi...
  7. Nursing and Euthanasia?

    I am not sure we need a policy regarding euthanasia. This question poses the idea that we can assist someone who determines their quality of life is not ideal or tolerable and after this evaluation take acts that terminate life. I question whether...
  8. Divorce And Affairs????

    Nursing and marriage is like mixing apples and oranges. Being a nurse places no more hardship on a marriage then other professions. I have heard it said, "that you get married when you don't know each other and get divorced when you do!" Some spe...
  9. Obesity Costlier Than Smoking

    I have somewhat always thought obesity was more or equally as costly on society as smoking. This study brings this cost more to light. Again, we are faced with the question of behaviors. Although smoking does bring about a different death than obes...
  10. Difference in dregrees and licensures

    Nursing is fractured into many pieces. We have "nurse" in labels from Nurse Practioner to Certified Nurses Aide. It is little wonder that nursing can not speak with one unified voice. Just a few: Nurse Practioner, Registered Nurse, Licensed Voc...
  11. Dedicated too a Nurse of 94 years...

    Grandmothers are special people. Mine said the first time she crossed the Red River she was in a covered wagon and the last time she crossed it, she was in a jet airplane. I said, "wow, things have really changed." She said, " I don't think so, I w...
  12. Unions/Attitudes

    The employer and employee relationship has deteriorated and I suspect both are lying to each other. Typically, I fault the employer for allowing the unions to get a foothold. If the adminstration wanted to keep the union activity out of their facil...
  13. Sucevid, Is marijuana a nurisng issue and should nurses take at stand? Unfotunately, we have perconceived ideas of pot based in history and experince. When, I look at the issue of pot as a medical tool and a medical tool only. I believe there is r...
  14. So FRUSTRATED!!!!!!!!!

    I tend to agree with RyanRN, as long as the hospital gets away with this activity, they will continue. Don't answer the phone and don't do the extra shifts. The hospital does not exist to solve your problems. And as long as you make it your proble...
  15. Oregon: Extra strike pay to nurses illegal

    I agree replacement nurses cause some disruption during negotiations, however, most I have met care about nursing as a profession. Their act of crossing a picket line is about money. It is not a statement about nursing or patients. Let's face i...