Hannahbanana BSN, MSN

Physiology, CM, consulting, nsg edu, LNC, COB

Knows a thing or two because she’s seen a thing or two.

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Hannahbanana has 52 years experience as a BSN, MSN and specializes in Physiology, CM, consulting, nsg edu, LNC, COB.

Love teaching A&P, CV and pulmonary, labs, acid-base and ABGs, NANDA-I and HIPAA to empower students to think like nurses! Original member, COB. 


A little knowledge is a dangerous thing / Drink deep, or taste not the Pierian Spring / There shallow draughts intoxicate the brain / And drinking largely sobers us again. ~ A.Pope.
Original member, COB Society 

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    Why are so many nurses against unions?

    You may remember from another thread about the recent nine-month nurses strike at St Vincent’s Hospital in western MA. It was concluded when the owners, Tenet, capitulated on demands for wages and benefits commensurate with others in the area, rehiri...
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    What to charge for chart review/opinion?

    There are listing services that charge for your ad; I never got anything from any of the ones I paid good money to. I’ve gotten several clients via LinkedIn. Most of my work has come from people who found me based on my publications listed in a Googl...
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    Reporting an unsafe surgeon

    Whatever it is, you can believe that when somenbody sues your facility for ruining their eyesight, those reports WILL be revealed in deposition, and the nurse manager and all nurses on the chart for that patient WILL be deposed under oath as part of ...
  4. My grandmother killed a case of decent bourbon all by herself every six weeks or so, the usually “it’s after five o’clock” genteel attitude, always remaining fully functional. When she fell and fractured her hip, I worried about DTs for her— alcohol ...
  5. I had a colleague in the 70s who had lost several pregnancies. She had cerclages but had premature labor at around 4-5 months every time. So they put her to bed with an alcohol drip at 2 1/2 months for the last one, and she carried the baby to term …...
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    Help with Med Math!

    I had students from an Asian country where it was culturally unacceptable to ask questions of a teacher, because the teacher would lose face and that was absolutely out of the question. The ESL folks clued me in on this. So I told the students that i...
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    Looking into Legal Nurse Consulting

    Go to the American Assoc of Legal Nurse Consultants website at www.aalnc.org first. Look at their free webinar for answers to basic questions. Then do their webinar series on all aspects of the specialty, either a la carte or buy the whole package. I...
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    Am I too old to be get into a Nurse New Grad program?

    The profession is seeing more second-career people; you will not be an anomaly and you should never be afraid to be honest about that. An older new grad doesn't know any more than a younger one, on average, but has an irreplaceable advantage: maturi...
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    Hard stops, required lab assessment, and anxiety

    Not to encourage complacency at all, but a little perspective is in order. You have already learned that some mistakes you will make as a new grad will seem dreadful but in the fullness of time are actually pretty minor. NOBODY expects a new grad to ...
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    First Job

    Your back will thank you later if you go to NICU, LOL. Also, in NICU you will frequently be called to the delivery room to admit a premie or other ill newborn. If you wnt to be a midwife, that's better prep for that.
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    Technically? Are you a student or not, LOL? ACLS is for people with licenses or certifications (RN, EMS, MD, etc.) In my opinion, no learning is ever wasted, but... you will be in a much better position to actually learn, understand, and retain ...
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    Nurses Oppose New CDC Rule Lowering Isolation Time for COVID-Positive Nurses

    I That refers to people who were admitted to inpatient for something else, and then got covid while they were there, as a clarification. Thanks, TMB.
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    What to charge for chart review/opinion?

    This is language used by many retained experts, or some variation thereof. The object is to get your money up front and never, never deliver the goods without being paid for them first. This is standard practice and anybody that argues with you over ...
  14. (I write a lot too, LOL) There is waaaaaay to much anxiety over what some people call loosing (losing) their licenses, not knowing enough to take responsibility, calling physicians, killing somebody through an error, and all the rest. NEWSFLAS...
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    Nurses Oppose New CDC Rule Lowering Isolation Time for COVID-Positive Nurses

    Saw a report today showing a sharp uptick in covid infections in pts (who tested negative at admission) in facilities where positive-tested staff are back at work. Well, that didn’t take long, eh? Who knew? ???