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  1. UM Review RN

    Why bump a post, leave it alone.

    That's the way it's normally done, morte. Usually a thread will stay in the forum that the OP chose. But some threads are turfed to one forum or another because there is a more appropriate forum. The forums were created because it was even more confusing to navigate a mishmosh of various topics in a general forum. Sometimes it's like the NCLEX-- there might be two right answers, depending on the specific circumstances. Moderators, because they're on the boards all the time and know all the potential categories, might choose a different forum because it's a better fit. Lots of times, a new member will post to a general forum, which might not be the best place to get a response. There is also a Search feature and a "similar thread" list at the bottom of each page.
  2. UM Review RN

    Why bump a post, leave it alone.

    Which forum a thread winds up on usually depends on the topic and the moderators involved in those forums. Granted, some threads could go either way and there are some interesting discussions about them among the moderators before a decision is made. I find posts that I made pretty easily by clicking on "My Account", then, under the drop-down menu, "My Posts." And remember, you can always Private Message a moderator to help you find a post that's "disappeared." Hope that helps. :)
  3. UM Review RN

    Congress clears historic health care bill

    I'll just bet that it won't involve leaving their own citizens to die on the way to the ER because they couldn't afford an anti-hyptertensive. :)
  4. UM Review RN

    Congress clears historic health care bill

    i apologize if that's the idea you got from my post. i noted that few americans are protesting the cost of the $12 billion per month war, yet they complain about the projected cost of this plan. why is it that if an american questions the cost of a military action, that person's patriotism and troop support is called into question. i support the troops. i am a patriot. simultaneously, i firmly believe that if america quit making war, we'd have the money for a civilized universal healthcare plan. how shortsighted is it to allow only the working class and the poverty-stricken to have healthcare when, for two-thirds of our lives, we are unable to work? ergo, the reality that the working class supports the rest, regardless of the plan. if other countries' healthcare plans are so bad, then why has the us the mortality rate of a third world country? why are people afraid to leave their jobs because they worry that another insurance company won't cover their preexisting condition? why is the inability to pay medical bills the number one reason that americans declare bankruptcy? --and then, who pays? the hospitals, which are forced to give care regardless of ability to pay. and who makes them pay? the government. think about that the next time your daughter has a preemie in nicu, or when you have the devastating mva that wipes your savings after the insurance limit is used up. how evil will the government seem to you then? fillibustering this forum with ridiculous accusations that i'm a socialist or an evil democrat or unpatriotic because i firmly believe that we need universal coverage, and bashing obama for the presence of mind to insist on some type of plan, strays far from the point of the debate. we're all concerned about the price tag. but what is the cost to us, as a civilized, enlightened society, if we do not take care of our own people?
  5. UM Review RN

    Congress clears historic health care bill

    Precisely why he's now the CIC--the American people don't take lightly to being ripped off, and Bush and his cronies were lining their pockets at our expense. And what's all this garbage that people want doctors, not government, to run healthcare? Have they been living in a vacuum? Doctors haven't run healthcare since DRG's!
  6. UM Review RN

    Congress clears historic health care bill

    I find it ironic that there is so much protest and disagreement over the projected cost of this, yet no one blinks about the $12 BILLION a month we're spending in Iraq. http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/23551693/ From the article: In 2008, its sixth year, the war will cost approximately $12 billion a month, triple the "burn" rate of its earliest years, Nobel Prize-winning economist Joseph E. Stiglitz and co-author Linda J. Bilmes report in a new book. Beyond 2008, working with "best-case" and "realistic-moderate" scenarios, they project the Iraq and Afghan wars, including long-term U.S. military occupations of those countries, will cost the U.S. budget between $1.7 trillion and $2.7 trillion — or more — by 2017.
  7. UM Review RN

    They Think I'm a WITCH!

    Well, I'm a Christian, and "Vengeance is mine," says the Lord. I always noticed that if I stepped away from a situation and let the Lord do His thing, two things would happen: First, I was able to move on with my life, and Second, something would eventually happen to the person. It's as inevitable as gravity that we have troubles in our lives, some of it brought on by ourselves and some by others, and some by circumstance. People used to tell me weird things like "you're a witch" because a couple of times I guessed right about a person or their situation and they'd insist that I had "second sight." It made them nervous. So I dropped those buddies and learned to keep my mouth shut about my premonitions.
  8. UM Review RN

    Nurse forced to participate in late term abortion

    The difference is the choice you exercise when you pass by the meat counter in the supermarket versus someone forcing you to participate in the killing and butchering process.
  9. UM Review RN

    Michael Jackson Dies of Heart Attack!!!

    however, there was the demerol... and as we all know, demerol produces metabolites that can cause death, even in doses within prescribing range. from the medscape monograph on demerol: http://www.medscape.com/druginfo/monograph?cid=med&drugid=3914&drugname=demerol+inj&monotype=monograph&print=1 cautions meperidine shares the toxic potentials of the opiate agonists, and the usual precautions of opiate agonist therapy should be observed. (see cautions in the opiate agonists general statement 28:08.08.) since meperidine may increase ventricular response rate through a vagolytic action, the drug should be used with caution in patients with atrial flutter and other supraventricular tachycardias. in one study in patients with myocardial infarction, meperidine hydrochloride in iv doses of 100 mg appeared to cause various circulatory disturbances including increases in mean aortic pressure, systemic vascular resistance, and heart rate. occasional occurrence of sinus tachycardia in postoperative patients has been attributed to meperidine. inadvertent im injection of meperidine into or near nerve trunks can result in sensory-motor paralysis, which may or may not be transient. [...] meperidine should be used with caution in patients at risk for accumulation of normeperidine (e.g., those with renal or hepatic impairment) and during prolonged therapy and/or therapy with high dosages in other patients (e.g., those with sickle cell anemia or cns disease, burn patients, cancer patients) at risk for neurotoxic effects of the metabolite. such patients should be observed closely for potential manifestations of cns stimulation (e.g., seizures, agitation, irritability, nervousness, tremors, twitches, myoclonus) associated with accumulation of the metabolite.
  10. UM Review RN

    Nurse Jackie TV show reviewed by AJN editor

    I'm surprised you think of her as a patient advocate. The bike messenger died. Had she taken it up the chain, or even done what most ER nurses do and just gotten the head CT, the guy would've lived. How did she restrain herself then but had no problem flushing a guy's ear down the toilet? She could've made double darn sure that the CT head was done. Then I would've called it true patient advocacy. IRL, I've done things like that and I'm sure we all have. How many of us keep calling different docs till we get what the patient needs? The fact that she let it go tells me two things: either she's beginning to be too impaired or distracted by her affair to do her job right or she didn't feel strongly enough about what she saw to go over the resident's head. It's always easier to gripe and blame someone else than to put your own stuff on the line. After watching the show, I just couldn't generate any respect for her.
  11. UM Review RN

    Nurse Jackie and HawthoRNe - thumbs up? or thumbs down?

    Ugh. I just watched the first episode. I'm so mad, I don't know where to start. With the drug snorting? the forgery? the affair? the failure to advocate for the patient (why didn't she get another doc to OK the CT head?)? Flushing the ear down the toilet? Stealing? She's a walking crime scene, not a nurse. What the heck is wrong that Hollywood cannot find a good story in the drama of what nurses really do and who we really are. Are all Hollywood writers nurse-hating misogynists? I'll stop there before I get myself in trouble.
  12. UM Review RN

    Nurse Jackie and HawthoRNe - thumbs up? or thumbs down?

    Is there not one nurse screenwriter on this planet???!!!:banghead:
  13. UM Review RN

    Five single-payer protestors arrested (Nurses, Docs)

    I happen to disagree. So do the leaders of almost every other nation in the world. Their countries have healthcare systems that do not exempt low-income people. Ours does. Has nothing to do with "Great Society," IMO, has to do with "right" and "wrong." It's not "right" that a cashier in a convenient store cannot afford healthcare but the guy in jail gets it for free. GWIM? If we don't pay for those who cannot pay for their own healthcare, it means that ultimately hospitals, nursing homes, and other healthcare facilities will be forced to close -- and then nobody gets nuthin'. As I said, this is JMO.
  14. UM Review RN

    Prayers needed for Jnette's mom

    (((Jnette & Mutti)))
  15. How incredibly cruel. What makes you so sure they were drug addicts?

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