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Registe (red) Nurse

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Specializes in RN CRRN. Has 16 years experience.

You know the (Red) campaign to make aids history in Africa...well they have all those shirts like desi(red) or inspi(red). I would like the Red pp or the Gap pp to produce shirts with Registe(red) Nurse on it...maybe if we all get together and petition we could do it...as healthcare workers it affects us if so many pp are dying in a country even if it is not our own...I don't know who to contact but if anyone is interested I could look into it more for a link that we could email....going to bed....I do think we would need to get a shirt for LPNs and CNAS TOO!!! any ideas?:redbeathe

I think that is a pretty cool idea!

I LOVE that idea.

Although then you'd have a bunch of random people walking around with "registered nurse" written on their shirts. I feel like that's a weird, bad lawsuit waiting to happen. "She didn't give me CPR correctly! I was dying on the street! I'm emotionally scarred! It SAID she was a real registered nurse!!" -snort-

I think they should send them just to hospitals and give them out to genuine registered nurses for free! Ok, well, they probably wouldn't do that. Or have nurses contribute like 5 or 10 bucks, or have the hospital they work at throw in some money to get shirts ordered. (I mean I realize that's unlikely to happen). But hey, how cool would that be!

i do think we would need to get a shirt for lpns and cnas too!!! any ideas?:redbeathe

~few things that come to mind~

ca(red) for by a nurse

cu(red) by a nurse

ado(red) cna/lpn

aspi(red) lpn/cna

desi(red) lpn/cna

admi(red) cna/lpn

inspi(red) lpn/cna

inc(red)ible cna/lpn

RedWeasel, RN

Specializes in RN CRRN. Has 16 years experience.

yea I was then thinking maybe it could be a red scrub shirt...yeah legal issues...always that huh? However I thought we could not be sued for providing CPR but maybe that is just for laypeople, yeah that sounds more like it... But on another note those ones for the LPN CNAs are cool....I mean just think if we did all pay 10 bucks for one....spread the message and get a shirt just by spending 10 bucks (also spread the message of the nursing field to younger people or people who are out of work during these terrible times. Maybe a second career could be considered....who knows....

RedWeasel, RN

Specializes in RN CRRN. Has 16 years experience.

if we all emailed or contacted them here maybe we could get something going...let them handle the legal issues.... contact info@joinred.com with registe(red) nurse in the subject line. (no i don't work for them...if this is against rules just delete my post)....then leave a post on here so we know how many have emailed them. they could launch it next nurses week...who knows....then they could specialize into cardiac...pulmonary onc...etc...hmmm....

Excellent idea!

What a great way to say: No matter your specialty, we are all AIDS nurses.

Never mind the crazy number of NURSES with HIV in developing countries. A survey done in Zambia found that 44% of female nurses and 39% of nurse midwives were HIV-infected (Siziya & Hakim, 1996). South Africa identified the need to train more nurses to replace the ones dying from AIDS. Then there is that whole issue of access to PPE so our fellow nurses can protect themselves from blood-borne pathogens. We take a lot for granted here.

Another resource might be the Association of Nurses in AIDS Care (ANAC): http://www.nursesinaidscare.org/i4a/pages/index.cfm?pageid=1

RedWeasel, RN

Specializes in RN CRRN. Has 16 years experience.

Excellent idea!

What a great way to say: No matter your specialty, we are all AIDS nurses.

Never mind the crazy number of NURSES with HIV in developing countries. A survey done in Zambia found that 44% of female nurses and 39% of nurse midwives were HIV-infected (Siziya & Hakim, 1996). South Africa identified the need to train more nurses to replace the ones dying from AIDS. Then there is that whole issue of access to PPE so our fellow nurses can protect themselves from blood-borne pathogens. We take a lot for granted here.

Another resource might be the Association of Nurses in AIDS Care (ANAC): http://www.nursesinaidscare.org/i4a/pages/index.cfm?pageid=1

plus I have heard that with our shortage, companies are wooing nurses from developing countries with great jobs, so that not only are nurses dying they are leaving to provide a better life for themselves (which is fine) but this leaves less nurses to work in those countries, many who are sick themselves, so it is even more important to get them their life saving drugs so they can continue to well save lives in their countries.....this is IMPORTANT ...IT affects us ALL...

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