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    Good morning David!   So I have worked in long term care for many years, short-staffed on nursing assistants is nothing new.  Nursing assistants have basic duties to accomplish each shift so that does not change.  We do flex the number of patient's assigned ...

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    Thank you for bringing this to our attention.  As a current MSN student at Gonzaga, I can say that the increased classes and requisite hours may have stopped me from getting my MSN.  As is, I am required to complete 180 hours next semester.  When I spoke ...

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    Do you have RNs routinely flushing small bore chest tubes in pleural effusions or empyema?  We have recently had IR physicians ordering this, but have never had this as a practice.  There is no procedure in Lippincott.  If someone does do this, and you ...