does anyone check this board

  1. jsut wondering if there are anynurses in utah that check this board.
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    Joined: Apr '02; Posts: 449; Likes: 3
    RN. Neuro ICU


  3. by   Euskadi1946
    Quote from alansmith52
    jsut wondering if there are anynurses in utah that check this board.
    I live in SLC and I check these boards quite often.
  4. by   barefootlady
    Not too busy most of the time here.
  5. by   Euskadi1946
    Quote from alansmith52
    jsut wondering if there are anynurses in utah that check this board.
    I do!
  6. by   Momto3RN
    Quote from CeCiRN
    I do!
    Hi there! I live in Farmington (originally from SLC) and used to frequent this site often until my third child was born. Since then, I've had no life! My former user name was Waggy but for some reason, it doesn't work anymore so now I'm MilhouseRN.

    I need to get my CPR renewed as I've just returned to work part-time at an urgent care clinic. I originally certified when I was in school and I don't think it's a good idea to do it through my current employer since they probably assumed my cert was already current.

    I'm not sure where to renew. Any ideas??


  7. by   summitsprite
    i am --- it is nov. 05 -- not sure if it is checked that often but -- i just did--
    utah is an unusual state-- propbaly the least amount of nursing agency work in salt lake than any other big city
  8. by   StokoRN
    I lived & worked in Ogden. Moved to Florida, my wife is in Nurse Anesthesia School. I still like to read the posts from Utah, but I don't see that many new ones.

    "You're never fully dressed withot a smile." Annie
  9. by   cheyeree
    Quote from CeCiRN
    I live in SLC and I check these boards quite often.
    Hi Im new here actually i post some quiries 2 months ago and again Can you recommend a reputable hospital in salt lake city. My area of interest is Telemetry Med Surg or if not purely Surgical case. Im preparing for my RN exam for Utah. thanks and hopefully looking forward to work inthe state of UTAH.

  10. by   npbellydancer
    I have just "entered" this area cause I was looking for info on CNA med tech's. I registered cause I wanted to get involved in the conversation, but seems I can not find the danged thing...I am great with people but not so great with yes, here is a nurse in Utah that checks the board.
  11. by   npbellydancer
    ok, ok. I may have sent this before...I am a Utah nurse checking the board. but obviously have not learned how to navigate the danged site and must get ready for work so have no more time to check it out. pls lend me your thoughts on the CNA med tech question. As a DON in a skilled nursing, I am thrilled. I would love for our nurses to get out of the passing meds...nearly impossible to do in the "required" 2 hour window...and move into the art and science of nursing...assessment and charting. We need this to comply with the phenomenal amount of "paperwork" that CMS demands.
  12. by   Beth's granddaughter
    The Medication Aide Certified bill recently passed the legislature, much to my disappointment. The MAC must have 2 years experience as a CNA and pass a 100 hour classroom/clinical training course before certification. Check it out on the legislative online site (or call them and have them send you a copy). It will be incorporated into the nurse practice act. There is a professional fee involved and registration with the DOPL, I believe. The facility that uses them has requirements as well. The patients must be stable and the meds must be established as routine. And the MAC practices under the supervision of an RN. Which means her mistake is your mistake - she is not the one who is licensed, that would be you. She is not the one who would be sued into ruination - that would also be you (and your facility.)
    I am a little confused as to why you think passing meds is not part of the "art" of nursing? It takes assessment skills as well as knowledge to be able to safely administer medications. These are abilities that a nurse has, but in my humble opinion, a MAC does not. I understand the pressures of getting meds out within the 2 hour window, but is it really safe to put a MAC under that same pressure and that same two hour window? I think it exponentially increases the risk for medication error to have someone with 50 hours of didactic and 50 hours of hands-on training assume the duties of a nurse.
    Is it really the art of nursing that you want to support, or is it the bottom line cost of an RN/LPN versus a MAC? I believe cost is why most LTC facilities supported the bill. And the legislature passed it because the practice is going on anyway, and they wanted to provide continuity of training, and place this type of nursing practice under the auspices of the Utah nurse practice act.
    I would not place my mother in a facility that utilizes MACs to pass medications. I wouldn't even place my least favorite brother-in-law there. Well, maaaaaaybeeeee.... Aw shucks, nope, I couldn't even do it to him.
  13. by   npbellydancer
    I got a reply on my querie on Med techs...could not find the way to respond to the responder who was adamant in her dislike of med techs and verbalized fear of mistakes...costly mistakes for nurses and facilities. Med techs have been in use in skilled nursing facilities back east for quite some time; they have also been in use in assisted living since their inception I believe. While I do not read much of the newspaper; I have not read nor seen reported any incidents where med techs have caused harm to patients. As far as expecting med techs to pass meds in the same amount of time as my nurses; no. I envision 1 med tech for each 15 patients; come in split shifts from 6a-10a then again from 5p-9p. This would enable my floor nurses to assess residents, do quality charting; CMS is wanting more and more indepth charting on pain, incontinence, behaviors and interventions. My wanting med techs has nothing to do with money; save if I could add one more nurse to each hall...that is a money issue that will not happen. So I shall check the legistlative sites, my Admin is also doing the same. thanks for the feed back...and if my responder works in a nursing home, how often do your nurses really have time to assess...ask them how often they use their stethescopes each day; how many sets of lungs, bowels or hearts do they have time to listen many care plans do they get to analyze...the nursing process is A PIE; not punch and pass, pray the coordinator has the care plans in place for survey.