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RNchat

Good evening/morning wherever you are. Welcome to #RNchat. Let's begin with introductions and then on to the chat!
Thu Oct 13 18:00:05 PDT 2011

RNchat

Doesn't seem like anybody's on #RNchat. I'll cancel it at 9:15pm if it's a dud.
Thu Oct 13 18:05:57 PDT 2011

HealthIsSocial

Doesn't seem like anybody's on #RNchat. I'll cancel it at 9:15pm if it's a dud.
Thu Oct 13 18:05:58 PDT 2011

MD_chat

Doesn't seem like anybody's on #RNchat. I'll cancel it at 9:15pm if it's a dud.
Thu Oct 13 18:05:58 PDT 2011

NurseChris87

Hi all! Student nurse, finishing school in 3 days, and been missing on #RNchat for several months now. Good to be back!
Thu Oct 13 18:06:32 PDT 2011

RNchat

@NurseChris87 Good evening and welcome. We'll wait a bit, but turnout is very low. #RNchat
Thu Oct 13 18:07:29 PDT 2011

Mom4csfj

Congrats!!!! RT @NurseChris87: Hi all! Student nurse, finishing school in 3 days, and been missing on #RNchat for several months now. Go ...
Thu Oct 13 18:07:43 PDT 2011

Wanderer_RN

Hears crickets... I'm Tom, charge nurse, tele nurse, occasional rabble rouser. Waking up from a long stretch of shifts. #RNchat
Thu Oct 13 18:08:31 PDT 2011

NurseMisty19

Hi all wellness nurse not sure how this works but hoping for a good turnout! #rnchat
Thu Oct 13 18:08:41 PDT 2011

NurseChris87

Awww...seems a lot of people are MIA this evening, a shame. #rnchat


Thu Oct 13 18:09:00 PDT 2011

RNchat

Alright, I'll throw up the topic and see if anybody else shows up. #RNchat
Thu Oct 13 18:09:03 PDT 2011

RNchat

T1 OccupyHealth: How might OccupyWallStreet impact discourse re: healthcare reform? What are your hopes/concerns? #RNchat
Thu Oct 13 18:09:12 PDT 2011

SarahBethRN

I'll chime in. sarah beth, rn blogger, social media consultant, nurse #RNChat
Thu Oct 13 18:09:45 PDT 2011

RNchat

@SarahBethRN Hi, Sarah Beth. #RNchat


Thu Oct 13 18:10:11 PDT 2011

Mom4csfj

@RNChat Hey there!!!! 4 months left of school for me...how is everyone?? #RNChat
Thu Oct 13 18:10:31 PDT 2011

NateOsit

Hey all, Nate here! I think I got my thoughts out on this during tuesday's MDchat, but I'm curious what nurses think! #RNchat
Thu Oct 13 18:11:09 PDT 2011

NurseSallie

Sallie PNP here #rnchat


Thu Oct 13 18:11:32 PDT 2011

Wanderer_RN

T1: They're too disparate of entities, adding discourse about health care only muddies OWS more. It is one aspect of the 99%. #RNchat
Thu Oct 13 18:11:52 PDT 2011

NurseChris87

T1: Biggest concern is that those advocating for health care reform won't be taken seriously due to unfavourable media portrayal #RNchat
Thu Oct 13 18:12:26 PDT 2011

SarahBethRN

link to tuesday's #MDchat transcript? #RNChat


Thu Oct 13 18:12:33 PDT 2011

RNchat

@NurseMisty19 Hi and welcome. Here's a video explaining it http://t.co/erGRNmj3 #rnchat


Thu Oct 13 18:12:57 PDT 2011

NateOsit

@Wanderer_RN Doesn't the lack of real discourse on healthcare reform speak to the firm control money has on politics? #RNchat
Thu Oct 13 18:13:57 PDT 2011

amyrnbsn

Hey, jumping in for a bit! #OWS is abt dialogue. I asked fellow nurse friends abt it 2day & was pleased to discover 8 of 10 approved #rnchat
Thu Oct 13 18:14:14 PDT 2011

NurseChris87

ie. From the (very little) coverage I've seen, seems critics frame demonstrators as naive hippies #rnchat
Thu Oct 13 18:14:37 PDT 2011

NurseSallie

Some poli sci people think it is following similar pattern to civil rights movement ... #rnchat
Thu Oct 13 18:14:40 PDT 2011

NurseMisty19

There is a lot of unfavorable media coverage regarding both occupy wall street and healthcare reform #rnchat
Thu Oct 13 18:14:58 PDT 2011

NurseSallie

... So maybe eventually the rest of us will see the light? #rnchat
Thu Oct 13 18:15:00 PDT 2011

VirtualRN

Heather lurking in a tired state not feeling real chatty #rnchat


Thu Oct 13 18:15:01 PDT 2011

Mom4csfj

@RNChat To be honest, not sure what the whole healthcare reform is about. I hate politics. #rnchat
Thu Oct 13 18:15:03 PDT 2011

Wanderer_RN

@NateOsit I think thats what my addled brain was trying to come up with. Nit enough sleep! #RNchat
Thu Oct 13 18:15:03 PDT 2011

NurseSallie

Nurses are generally so apolitical it takes alot to make us act. #rnchat


Thu Oct 13 18:15:55 PDT 2011

RNchat

@VirtualRN Hello. No worries. It's good to just kick back too. ;) #RNchat
Thu Oct 13 18:15:57 PDT 2011

NateOsit

@Wanderer_RN LOL, I'm recovering from a 20 hour day yesterday myself... Insomniacs unite! ;) #RNchat
Thu Oct 13 18:16:29 PDT 2011

RNchat

@Mom4csfj No sane person likes politics ;) In terms of nursing, though, what kinds of community movements do we need? #RNchat
Thu Oct 13 18:16:50 PDT 2011

NurseChris87

@NurseSallie Have to disagree with you on that one; professional organization here states all forms of nursing are political acts #rnchat
Thu Oct 13 18:16:58 PDT 2011

NateOsit

I think it can be difficult to see it thru lens of media RT @NurseSallie: ... So maybe eventually the rest of us will see the light? #RNchat
Thu Oct 13 18:17:15 PDT 2011

SarahBethRN

I'm not much in to discussing politics. Side note: Has anyone seen Ides of March? #RNChat
Thu Oct 13 18:17:31 PDT 2011

RNchat

@SarahBethRN Here's the transcript of Tuesday's #MDchat Same Q but for #RNChat http://t.co/DElx5viV
Thu Oct 13 18:17:58 PDT 2011

ClinicalOne

Tell us why you love being a nurse at http://t.co/tRHJnRHZ and you could win $10,000. #rnchat #RandstadInspires #RN #nurses
Thu Oct 13 18:18:38 PDT 2011

NurseSallie

@NateOsit Media is certainly have a hard time wrapping its arms around OWS. #rnchat
Thu Oct 13 18:19:26 PDT 2011

TheNerdyNurse

It's been a while since I've been able to attend! #rnchat


Thu Oct 13 18:19:27 PDT 2011

NurseChris87

@RNchat Big believer in using community movements to address social determinants of health; e.g. decreasing poverty improves health #rnchat
Thu Oct 13 18:19:28 PDT 2011

RNchat

@ClinicalOne Not right now, not during #RNchat - it's live now. Before or after, but please be respectful. Thank you.
Thu Oct 13 18:19:30 PDT 2011

Mom4csfj

@RNChat I truly believe in free healthscreen clinics....basic vitals, glucose, assessments..etc for low income communities. #rnchat
Thu Oct 13 18:19:53 PDT 2011

Wanderer_RN

Welcome back! RT @TheNerdyNurse: Its been a while since Ive been able to attend! #RNchat
Thu Oct 13 18:20:16 PDT 2011

SarahBethRN

glad you are here! RT @TheNerdyNurse: Its been a while since Ive been able to attend! #RNChat
Thu Oct 13 18:20:58 PDT 2011

NateOsit

@NurseSallie I think it reflects the political system. They're looking 4 the sound byte, but what we need is an honest conversation #RNchat
Thu Oct 13 18:21:07 PDT 2011

amyrnbsn

Seems the workplace & nursing orgs often differ. RT @NurseSallie: Nurses are generally so apolitical it takes alot to make us act. #rnchat
Thu Oct 13 18:21:11 PDT 2011

TheNerdyNurse

@Wanderer_RN thank you very much! #rnchat


Thu Oct 13 18:21:16 PDT 2011

GerryWiederRN

Evening every one from SFO. #Rnchat


Thu Oct 13 18:21:24 PDT 2011

RNchat

@thenerdynurse Hey there - good to see you. #RNchat


Thu Oct 13 18:21:30 PDT 2011

amyrnbsn

+1 MT @NateOsit: @NurseSallie I think it reflects political system. They're looking 4 sound byte, we need is an honest conversation #RNchat
Thu Oct 13 18:22:02 PDT 2011

TheNerdyNurse

@amyrnbsn we're just so used to making what we have work. It's sometimes difficult know what needs to be fought for. #rnchat
Thu Oct 13 18:22:08 PDT 2011

NurseSallie

@NateOsit Exactly the coverage is still way off. #rnchat


Thu Oct 13 18:22:16 PDT 2011

NurseMisty19

@GerryWiederRN good evening welcome! #rnchat


Thu Oct 13 18:22:29 PDT 2011

Wanderer_RN

You're right, too biased! RT @NurseSallie: @NateOsit Exactly the coverage is still way off. #RNchat
Thu Oct 13 18:23:10 PDT 2011

NurseSallie

Aligning self interest, professional interest, and social justice is difficult. #rnchat
Thu Oct 13 18:23:21 PDT 2011

NurseChris87

@Mom4csfj Canadian here. Clinic access here is free-ish but economic social movement would promote wellness, as almost a side effect #rnchat
Thu Oct 13 18:23:24 PDT 2011

rhiebs518

Just now joining! #RNchat #nur3563 my name is rachel hiebert, labor and delivery nurse/student from springfield, mo
Thu Oct 13 18:23:26 PDT 2011

amyrnbsn

@TheNerdyNurse Yes! Definitely. And there are no obvious teach-ins on how to get involved as #nurses. #RNChat
Thu Oct 13 18:23:51 PDT 2011

TheNerdyNurse

as an informacists, I see this all too often. Nurses won't often tell us things are broken. They just work around it. #rnchat
Thu Oct 13 18:23:51 PDT 2011

SarahBethRN

bc we have to! RT @TheNerdyNurse: I see this all too often. Nurses wont often tell us things are broken. They just work around it. #RNChat

Thu Oct 13 18:24:36 PDT 2011

HospitalPatient

#Doctor & #Patient or #Provider & #Consumer? Read NEW Blog Post at http://t.co/h2KCkSrn #MDChat #mccsm #physicians #nurses #RNChat
Thu Oct 13 18:24:50 PDT 2011

rhiebs518

Why are nurses not standing up when things are broken? #RNchat #nur3563
Thu Oct 13 18:25:01 PDT 2011

TheNerdyNurse

@amyrnbsn im sure many also fear retaliation. Many healthcare organizations are very #anitUnion #rnchat
Thu Oct 13 18:25:07 PDT 2011

amyrnbsn

Darn, gotta jump out. #RNChat


Thu Oct 13 18:25:18 PDT 2011

NurseMisty19

Fortunatly in the ANA we are seeing more oppurtunities for nurses to get involved in health politics #rnchat
Thu Oct 13 18:25:33 PDT 2011

TheNerdyNurse

@rhiebs518 fear? attempting to work with what they have? being job scared? being too busy? #rnchat
Thu Oct 13 18:25:45 PDT 2011

rhiebs518

well, @TheNerdyNurse, its human for us to fear rejection/retalition #RNchat #nur3563


Thu Oct 13 18:25:46 PDT 2011

NurseSallie

@SarahBethRN @Thenerdynurse And we know what the work around leads to: errors. #rnchat
Thu Oct 13 18:25:57 PDT 2011

TheNerdyNurse

@NurseSallie you're absolutely right! #rnchat


Thu Oct 13 18:26:30 PDT 2011

JonasFajardo

I honestly think it's because nurses are adaptable & can always find a workaround. I call it the MacGyver gene. #RNChat Hello from Toronto.
Thu Oct 13 18:26:40 PDT 2011

rhiebs518

agreed @AmandaRedman! #RNchat #nur3563


Thu Oct 13 18:27:05 PDT 2011

NurseChris87

@amyrnbsn It's tough; here's some resources my prof. organization puts out for political action, thoughts? http://t.co/9UWL6xMn #rnchat
Thu Oct 13 18:27:29 PDT 2011

TheNerdyNurse

@JonasFajardo I agree. The nursing culture is one of survival and making things work with whatever you have. #rnchat
Thu Oct 13 18:27:30 PDT 2011

it is a system that is just plain broken. RT @TheNerdyNurse: @NurseSallie youre

SarahBethRN

absolutely right! re:errors #RNChat


Thu Oct 13 18:27:51 PDT 2011

NurseMisty19

As nurses we are advocates for our patients id like to see more nurses working towards outcomes than working with what we've got #rnchat
Thu Oct 13 18:28:41 PDT 2011

rhiebs518

@GerryWiederRN, you are so right! We have to be experts because if we don't, things may never get done! #RNchat #nur3563
Thu Oct 13 18:28:45 PDT 2011

TheNerdyNurse

@SarahBethRN we're letting it get worse. If we don't speak up for us, how can we speak up for our patients? #rnchat
Thu Oct 13 18:29:02 PDT 2011

amyrnbsn

@TheNerdyNurse Yes, can feel like a whistleblower or in opposition. MT @TheNerdyNurse healthcare organizations are very #anitUnion #rnchat
Thu Oct 13 18:29:52 PDT 2011

rhiebs518

how do we speak up for our patients? @TheNerdyNurse, by advocating. When they hurt, help them relieve it, etc. #RNchat #nur3563
Thu Oct 13 18:29:58 PDT 2011

TheNerdyNurse

one of my favorite parts of nursing is the creativity it requires. But it can be a detriment. #rnchat
Thu Oct 13 18:30:00 PDT 2011

rhiebs518

we have to do what we can to make our patients stay better and more comfortable #RNchat #nur3563
Thu Oct 13 18:30:21 PDT 2011

NateOsit

@NurseChris87 @amyrnbsn Wow, many of those position statements look pretty BA. We need more like that! #RNchat
Thu Oct 13 18:30:23 PDT 2011

rhiebs518

thank you amanda :) #RNchat #nur3563


Thu Oct 13 18:31:02 PDT 2011

GerryWiederRN

@rhiebs518 Product of working in flawed or broken systems. The patient comes first. Necessity is the mother of invention. #Rnchat
Thu Oct 13 18:31:13 PDT 2011

NurseChris87

@NateOsit Haha yeah, they don't mess around. #rnchat


Thu Oct 13 18:31:13 PDT 2011

rhiebs518

@AmandaRedman, nice to see a classmate here! #RNchat #nur3563


Thu Oct 13 18:31:23 PDT 2011

TheNerdyNurse

@rhiebs518 but who is doing that for us? we're not. #rnchat
Thu Oct 13 18:31:28 PDT 2011

SarahBethRN

Nurses, et al. I have to bow out. Will read the transcript later. Happy chatting. #RNChat
Thu Oct 13 18:31:45 PDT 2011

NurseChris87

Anyone have thoughts on the #OWS stuff and the potential impact for social determinants of health? #rnchat
Thu Oct 13 18:31:49 PDT 2011

rhiebs518

@TheNerdyNurse, who is doing what? advocating? We are! If we're not, we need to be! #RNchat #nur3563
Thu Oct 13 18:32:02 PDT 2011

rhiebs518

yes @AmandaRedman, on my floor as well #RNchat #nur3563


Thu Oct 13 18:32:16 PDT 2011

NateOsit

In Boston, nurses unions had a huge demonstration w/ #occupyboston. Are other RN orgs joining? #RNchat
Thu Oct 13 18:32:19 PDT 2011

rhiebs518

if we don't speak up, it doesn't happen. #RNchat #nur3563


Thu Oct 13 18:32:25 PDT 2011

NurseSallie

@NurseChris87 Less poverty less income disparity likely better health status. #rnchat
Thu Oct 13 18:33:13 PDT 2011

amyrnbsn

I suggest all #nurses explore thr socio-political way of knowing. Just check something out, an ANA lobby day, a grassroots org, etc #RNChat
Thu Oct 13 18:33:16 PDT 2011

NurseChris87

@NateOsit Don't think so here, but we just had a provincial election and everybody might be all lobbied-out #rnchat
Thu Oct 13 18:33:21 PDT 2011

TheNerdyNurse

@rhiebs518 I think we do advocate for our patients. But I don't think we do for ourselves. #rnchat
Thu Oct 13 18:33:24 PDT 2011

rhiebs518

@amandaredman, i'm not either. so often i have to fight with pharmacy or the physician to continue advocating #RNchat #nur3563
Thu Oct 13 18:33:25 PDT 2011

Wanderer_RN

Rising tide theory! RT @NurseSallie: @NurseChris87 Less poverty less income disparity likely better health status. #RNchat
Thu Oct 13 18:33:47 PDT 2011

RNmihollo

#rnchat what's the topic


Thu Oct 13 18:34:04 PDT 2011

RNchat

(For l8r reading) - Article where Henry Blodget asserts that Healthcare eroded middle

class http://t.co/RWwkfVOR #RNchat


Thu Oct 13 18:34:11 PDT 2011

TheNerdyNurse

there is a BIG difference in being and advocate for nurses and just being a complainer. I've met many complainers, few advocates #rnchat
Thu Oct 13 18:34:26 PDT 2011

NurseSallie

@NateOsit National Nurses Union had a #taxwallstreet #healamerica rally downtown a few days before #ows started #rnchat
Thu Oct 13 18:34:55 PDT 2011

GerryWiederRN

@TheNerdyNurse Nurse, advocate for thyself. #Rnchat


Thu Oct 13 18:34:59 PDT 2011

rhiebs518

it makes me sick that those with more poverty don't get as good of health care. though i see it so often in my field. #RNchat #nur3563
Thu Oct 13 18:34:59 PDT 2011

Healthecareers

Why Perinatal Safety #Nurses Are in Demand. http://t.co/wTF0ePOY #nursing #rnchat


Thu Oct 13 18:35:07 PDT 2011

RNchat

@RNmihollo Here's the topic http://t.co/TD5psHWo #rnchat (You can always scroll back to @RNchat's feed for topics.)
Thu Oct 13 18:35:14 PDT 2011

NurseMisty19

We dont advocate foe ourselves enough but advocating for ourselves can provide better outcomes for our patients #rnchat
Thu Oct 13 18:35:20 PDT 2011

NateOsit

@NurseSallie Yes, I saw some of their signs down at #occupyboston. Seems like their interests are aligned! #RNchat
Thu Oct 13 18:35:51 PDT 2011

rhiebs518

yes, @NurseMisty19, but we aren't the focus. or we shouldnt be. our jobs revolve around our patients. #RNchat #nur3563
Thu Oct 13 18:36:07 PDT 2011

TheNerdyNurse

happy nurses make for happy patients #rnchat


Thu Oct 13 18:36:29 PDT 2011

NurseMisty19

#rnchat
Thu Oct 13 18:36:54 PDT 2011

TheNerdyNurse

@rhiebs518 yes of course, but everyone knows your system is only as good as your weakest link #rnchat
Thu Oct 13 18:36:57 PDT 2011

NurseChris87

So how does professional advocacy work in terms of community/social movements? I don't follow, but I'm kind of slow :) #rnchat
Thu Oct 13 18:37:33 PDT 2011

rhiebs518

determine my joy. they weren't the initial ones to give it to me, and they can't take it away, though they may try. #RNchat #nur3563
Thu Oct 13 18:38:12 PDT 2011

RNmihollo

#rnchat I haven't been following that very well. Seems like a disorganized bunch of individuals....
Thu Oct 13 18:38:14 PDT 2011

NurseMisty19

Yes but it goes hand in hand if we advocate for safer nurse patient ratios it will improve safety a healthy happy nurse can have #rnchat
Thu Oct 13 18:39:04 PDT 2011

NurseMisty19

Positive impacts on patients#rnchat


Thu Oct 13 18:39:22 PDT 2011

NurseSallie

@NurseChris87 I guess it depends on what you are professional advocating for. Basic health care for everyone includes nurses, too. #rnchat
Thu Oct 13 18:40:00 PDT 2011

amyrnbsn

Cool. NNU during a march I know. RT @NateOsit: In Boston, nurses unions had a huge demo w/ #occupyboston. Are other RN orgs joining? #RNchat
Thu Oct 13 18:40:21 PDT 2011

JonasFajardo

@NurseMisty19 I agree w advocacy, but also in bigger systemic changes. if we provide care to pts in their homes/community, less... #RNchat
Thu Oct 13 18:40:45 PDT 2011

RNchat

@RNmihollo The topic's not so much about that specific event, but nursing's need to advance change, build its community. #rnchat
Thu Oct 13 18:40:54 PDT 2011

JonasFajardo

strain in the acute care system. the solution needs to be multi-pronged. but we can advocate for that too. #RNchat
Thu Oct 13 18:42:20 PDT 2011

TheNerdyNurse

Does everyone feel that healthcare is a right? An entitlement that everyone should be given? #rnchat
Thu Oct 13 18:42:20 PDT 2011

rhiebs518

change is always happening in healthcare. i know they think it works better, but why fix what works great?! #RNchat #nur3563
Thu Oct 13 18:42:32 PDT 2011

TheNerdyNurse

@rhiebs518 which part of healthcare works great? #rnchat


Thu Oct 13 18:43:09 PDT 2011

NurseSallie

@JonasFajardo Advocate for systems change not just individual patients. #rnchat
Thu Oct 13 18:43:16 PDT 2011

Mentioned earlier that all nursing is a political act, got that from CNA (Similar to ANA),

NurseChris87

quick PDF from them #RnChat http://t.co/bbiyOrY5


Thu Oct 13 18:43:47 PDT 2011

GerryWiederRN

@TheNerdyNurse Beat me to the punch! Lol #Rnchat


Thu Oct 13 18:44:09 PDT 2011

RNchat

T1a - Would getting behind the idea that "happy nurses make happy patients" be a useful way to build community? #RNchat h/t @nerdynurse
Thu Oct 13 18:44:37 PDT 2011

NurseMisty19

Me too! "@GerryWiederRN: @TheNerdyNurse Beat me to the punch! Lol #Rnchat"


Thu Oct 13 18:44:46 PDT 2011

rhiebs518

well, @TheNerdyNurse, i was referring to CIS #RNchat #nur3563


Thu Oct 13 18:44:50 PDT 2011

NurseSallie

@rhiebs518 The number of patient deaths due to errors tells us things aren't great, same for US showing in infant mortality ranking. #rnchat
Thu Oct 13 18:44:50 PDT 2011

TheNerdyNurse

@GerryWiederRN hah. :) #rnchat


Thu Oct 13 18:44:55 PDT 2011

NateOsit

@TheNerdyNurse Obviously in the U.S. not everyone thinks it's a right. I think it's a rational goal for a compassionate society #RNchat
Thu Oct 13 18:44:55 PDT 2011

Wanderer_RN

@TheNerdyNurse Uh, billing? #RNchat


Thu Oct 13 18:45:14 PDT 2011

GerryWiederRN

Healthcare is about putting bandages on bandages. Very little changes at the "root cause" level. #Rnchat
Thu Oct 13 18:45:52 PDT 2011

JonasFajardo

@rhiebs518 i think we still have a long way to go to really have a working health care system. no? #RNchat
Thu Oct 13 18:46:15 PDT 2011

NurseSallie

@NurseChris87 All nursing is a political act is perhaps true on some level, but not all nursing are involved politically. #rnchat
Thu Oct 13 18:46:21 PDT 2011

TheNerdyNurse

@Wanderer_RN billing in healthcare great... no. far from. I'm dealing with 5010 medicare testing #nightmare #rnchat
Thu Oct 13 18:46:22 PDT 2011

TheNerdyNurse

@GerryWiederRN I'm excellent at wound care! #rnchat


Thu Oct 13 18:46:49 PDT 2011

rhiebs518

@NurseSallie i never said nething bout infant mortality. nor did i say evrthing wa great but y change CIS when not needed #RNchat #nur3563
Thu Oct 13 18:47:03 PDT 2011

NurseMisty19

thats why nurses need to become stronger at advocating that @GerryWiederRN #RNchat
Thu Oct 13 18:47:04 PDT 2011

Wanderer_RN

@NateOsit Too bad a large chunk of society is too self centered to believe in compassion. #RNchat
Thu Oct 13 18:47:07 PDT 2011

Wanderer_RN

@TheNerdyNurse Yeah, I know nothing of billing. I got nothing. #RNchat


Thu Oct 13 18:47:41 PDT 2011

NurseMisty19

it is needed @rhiebs518 @NurseSallie #RNchat


Thu Oct 13 18:47:47 PDT 2011

JonasFajardo

@GerryWiederRN agreed. but it's reached a threshold where we actually have to look at scary root causes. can't afford not to. #RNchat
Thu Oct 13 18:47:48 PDT 2011

NurseChris87

@NateOsit Talks here aren't over right to access, but finger-pointing on which chunk of gv't should pay. #OWS could up transparency? #RNChat
Thu Oct 13 18:48:00 PDT 2011

TheNerdyNurse

@RNchat possibly. If you're source of healthcare has it's basis in promoting happiness and quality of life, it could #rnchat
Thu Oct 13 18:48:20 PDT 2011

rderensis

So true. RT @GerryWiederRN Healthcare is about putting bandages on bandages. Very little changes at the "root cause" level. #Rnchat
Thu Oct 13 18:48:33 PDT 2011

TheNerdyNurse

@Wanderer_RN whether healthcare is a right is not always about compassion. It's about takers who are never givers. #slugs #rnchat
Thu Oct 13 18:49:12 PDT 2011

NurseSallie

@rhiebs518 I was taking a broader view of whether health care works or not, but is is good your particular software works well ... #rnchat
Thu Oct 13 18:50:07 PDT 2011

RNchat

@TheNerdyNurse The idea being: there's an assumption that it's ok to put it on the nurses, that caring 4 them is caring 4 patients #RNchat
Thu Oct 13 18:50:14 PDT 2011

NateOsit

@NurseChris87 It could also give a more holistic view of health, including SDOH, food, water, education, and housing #RNchat
Thu Oct 13 18:50:18 PDT 2011

TheNerdyNurse

perhaps Ive been listening to far too much political radio, but as American's we are far too entitled #rnchat
Thu Oct 13 18:50:19 PDT 2011

rhiebs518

we can stand up for change all we want, but we are just going 2have 2deal with the fact that we are not the ones in charge. #RNchat #nur3563
Thu Oct 13 18:50:21 PDT 2011

TheNerdyNurse

@rhiebs518 that's when you become the ones who are in charge! #rnchat
Thu Oct 13 18:51:05 PDT 2011

amyrnbsn

@RNchat @Nerdynurse I think it can. Start w broad theme "angry abt unsafe pt ratios". Share stories, dialogue. Bring pts in to fold. #RNChat
Thu Oct 13 18:51:22 PDT 2011

NurseSallie

To paraphrase Donna Shalala: "three million strong, nurses, and it is time you start acting like it!" #rnchat
Thu Oct 13 18:51:41 PDT 2011

TheNerdyNurse

@rhiebs518 and I am speaking as a nurse who got tired of not having a say, and now having a voice that matters! #rnchat
Thu Oct 13 18:51:41 PDT 2011

GerryWiederRN

@rhiebs518 True...unfortunately. Still able to influence... #Rnchat


Thu Oct 13 18:51:41 PDT 2011

NurseChris87

As somebody that's always had universal health care, the talks of blaming system parasites are always tough to hear #RNchat
Thu Oct 13 18:51:50 PDT 2011

RNmihollo

#rnchat after reading some of "obamacare" I really hope they scrap sections of it... no one should be forced into #commerce
Thu Oct 13 18:51:51 PDT 2011

rhiebs518

yes, @GerryWiederRN, i agree, however, sometimes we are going to get overlooked. #RNchat #nur3563
Thu Oct 13 18:52:01 PDT 2011

NurseMisty19

@rhiebs518 Thats no reason to give up! eventually someone will listen, that is how all changes in healthcare occur someone stands up #RNchat
Thu Oct 13 18:52:03 PDT 2011

amyrnbsn

Eh. Impossible to do chats via mobile. Sorry, everyone if I'm ten paces behind. :) #RNChat
Thu Oct 13 18:52:45 PDT 2011

NurseSallie

@VWMama Yes, basic health care is a right. Now to define what basic is. #rnchat
Thu Oct 13 18:53:03 PDT 2011

GerryWiederRN

@VWMama As in "right to life"? #Rnchat

Thu Oct 13 18:53:19 PDT 2011

NurseChris87

@NateOsit Heck yes. SDOH is the key, explains why still we have discrepancies even with 100% free clinics #RnChat.
Thu Oct 13 18:53:38 PDT 2011

NurseMisty19

The more voices we have the more willing people will be to listen #RNchat
Thu Oct 13 18:53:56 PDT 2011

RNmihollo

#unsafe patient ratio's I like that topic ;) #rnchat


Thu Oct 13 18:54:10 PDT 2011

RNchat

@amyrnbsn Good point about igniting dialogue. #RNchat


Thu Oct 13 18:54:15 PDT 2011

TheNerdyNurse

one day there will be a #ChargeNurseGeneral I'm running for it. Vote me in! lol #rnchat
Thu Oct 13 18:54:29 PDT 2011

RNchat

@amyrnbsn Ha! Actually, being ten paces behind makes the chats kinda fun. Warm confusion ;) #RNchat
Thu Oct 13 18:54:49 PDT 2011

nursingpins

Sorry missed #RNchat , just got home - will monitor remaining and read the transcript. #RNchat
Thu Oct 13 18:55:07 PDT 2011

NurseChris87

@NateOsit Health political reform has got to start outside of HCP's, it's gotta be about fair allocation of resources #RnChat
Thu Oct 13 18:55:20 PDT 2011

rhiebs518

dose this chat end at 9? #RNchat #nur3563


Thu Oct 13 18:55:23 PDT 2011

TheNerdyNurse

@NurseMisty19 I think I could do some seriously good nursing politicin' #TheNerdyNurseForPresident ? #rnchat
Thu Oct 13 18:55:47 PDT 2011

RNchat

@nursingpins No worries at all! #RNchat


Thu Oct 13 18:55:49 PDT 2011

NurseSallie

@TheNerdyNurse I think there is something in the works similar to surgeon general. #rnchat
Thu Oct 13 18:56:13 PDT 2011

RNchat

@TheNerdyNurse I thin you could too! #RNchat


Thu Oct 13 18:56:18 PDT 2011

Wanderer_RN

Well, it's been fun. See you all later! #RNchat


Thu Oct 13 18:56:23 PDT 2011

JonasFajardo

@NurseMisty19 also the clearer the message, and the more organized the voices... #RNchat
Thu Oct 13 18:56:51 PDT 2011

TheNerdyNurse

@NurseSallie I know! I've read about it. One day, I really may try for that. I've got a big enough mouth to advocate for us all! #rnchat
Thu Oct 13 18:56:57 PDT 2011

RNchat

Since we got off to a slow start, I'll extend #RNchat to about 10:15pm If you need to split, that's cool. Or feel free to rock on here.
Thu Oct 13 18:57:01 PDT 2011

GerryWiederRN

Nite all! Good seeing everyone. #Rnchat


Thu Oct 13 18:57:05 PDT 2011

NateOsit

@NurseChris87 Agree. I think it's also important to address how systemic inequality/oppression impacts community health #RNchat
Thu Oct 13 18:57:20 PDT 2011

TheNerdyNurse

@GerryWiederRN goodnight! #rnchat


Thu Oct 13 18:57:50 PDT 2011

amyrnbsn

Stories! We need to hear not-always-so-great-things-happening stories sometimes. @RNchat @amyrnbsn Good point abt igniting dialogue. #RNchat
Thu Oct 13 18:57:56 PDT 2011

RNchat

@rhiebs518 Yes (10pm Eastern) - but I'm extending it to 10:15 (we had a slow start). #RNchat #nur3563 You can leave or stay as you wish.
Thu Oct 13 18:58:30 PDT 2011

NurseChris87

@TheNerdyNurse The nurse uprising wouldn't need politicking, would just wind up putting ativan in the drinking water haha #rnchat
Thu Oct 13 18:59:03 PDT 2011

TheNerdyNurse

@amyrnbsn "funny when you're dead how people start listening" are very true words. #rnchat
Thu Oct 13 18:59:05 PDT 2011

NurseMisty19

@JonasFajardo good point! #RNchat


Thu Oct 13 18:59:21 PDT 2011

RNchat

Hey everyone - I've noticed that #RNchat's fire starts a bit later than 9pm (est). What do you think about starting at 9:15pm est?
Thu Oct 13 18:59:53 PDT 2011

NurseMisty19

@TheNerdyNurse only if i can be VP :) #RNchat


Thu Oct 13 18:59:54 PDT 2011

RNmihollo NurseChris87

@NurseChris87 lol ativan #rnchat


Thu Oct 13 18:59:56 PDT 2011

@TheNerdyNurse For sure. Advocating for health means funding programs for prevention, across the lifespan, for everyone. #rnchat
Thu Oct 13 19:00:31 PDT 2011

TheNerdyNurse

@NurseMisty19 I'm game! #TheNerdyNurseForPresent #NurseMisty19asVP #rnchat


Thu Oct 13 19:00:47 PDT 2011

TheNerdyNurse

@NurseChris87 #ativan? I think we may need some #haldol #rnchat


Thu Oct 13 19:01:33 PDT 2011

amyrnbsn

Yes, I think as #nurses we preach care & compassion but that doesn't mean you can't be angry or without a voice. @TheNerdyNurse #rnchat
Thu Oct 13 19:01:51 PDT 2011

joniwatson

#RNChat looked good. Sorry I missed it.


Thu Oct 13 19:01:55 PDT 2011

RNchat

@joniwatson I extended it another 15 mins, so feel free to jump in. Scroll by my stream for topic #RNchat
Thu Oct 13 19:02:29 PDT 2011

TheNerdyNurse

@amyrnbsn preach it sister! #rnchat


Thu Oct 13 19:02:30 PDT 2011

NurseMisty19

@joniwatson Still going on! Join in #RNchat


Thu Oct 13 19:02:35 PDT 2011

NurseChris87

Thinking i'm going to head out, was good to get back into #RNChat. Thanks again and good night all!
Thu Oct 13 19:02:56 PDT 2011

nursingpins

Nurses must realize there will be NO safe staffing without a union or mandate - will not happen till then. #RNchat
Thu Oct 13 19:03:50 PDT 2011

NurseMisty19

@NurseChris87 Goodnight! Thanks for Joining in #rnchat


Thu Oct 13 19:04:02 PDT 2011

RNchat

@nursechris87 Ok, glad you made it tonight. It certainly got lively after the crickets at the beginning ;) #RNchat Cheers!
Thu Oct 13 19:04:04 PDT 2011

joniwatson

Jumping in waaay late. Glad you extended the #RNChat! Joni - Inc nurse from Texas working with mostly uninsured.
Thu Oct 13 19:04:37 PDT 2011

TheNerdyNurse

@nursingpins unfortunately, I think you are right on this one. And I hate overuse of regulations. #rnchat
Thu Oct 13 19:04:51 PDT 2011

RNmihollo

@NurseChris87 #rnchat I agree that more things need to be done for prevention programs. We r fat,smoke,illegal drugs, type 2diabetes
Thu Oct 13 19:04:54 PDT 2011

caitrobertson89

glad you extended the chat!! #RNchat #NUR3563


Thu Oct 13 19:04:59 PDT 2011

amyrnbsn

I will! Harnessing our power to knowingly participate in change lifts everyone just like caring & compassion! @TheNerdyNurse #rnchat
Thu Oct 13 19:05:36 PDT 2011

HealthJusticeCT

Oh my, I missed a advocacy / systems discussion? ^HT #rnchat


Thu Oct 13 19:05:39 PDT 2011

TheNerdyNurse

@RNmihollo we continue to do these things even though we know all the detriments. We are killing ourselves. #rnchat
Thu Oct 13 19:05:39 PDT 2011

nursingpins

@joniwatson The mostly uninsured is about all that is left :) #RNchat


Thu Oct 13 19:05:58 PDT 2011

joniwatson

I meant onc nurse. Thanks, autocorrect. #rnchat


Thu Oct 13 19:06:16 PDT 2011

RNmihollo

@TheNerdyNurse sigh... I know #fatnurse ;) #rnchat


Thu Oct 13 19:06:38 PDT 2011

RNchat

@HealthJusticeCT Sort of. We were referencing occupywallstreet for change in nursing. #RNchat We talking advocacy too.
Thu Oct 13 19:06:50 PDT 2011

nursingpins

@TheNerdyNurse I could too - #RNchat


Thu Oct 13 19:07:05 PDT 2011

TheNerdyNurse

With the new #iOS5 update, my #iPhone homescreen is covered in nurse tweets #rnchat
Thu Oct 13 19:07:24 PDT 2011

RNmihollo

@NurseSallie true that, ugh the crap in our food! Wake up grandma &teach me how to garden/can #rnchat
Thu Oct 13 19:08:16 PDT 2011

NurseSallie

@RNmihollo Except the soil is messed up, too. #rnchat


Thu Oct 13 19:08:55 PDT 2011

TheNerdyNurse

@RNmihollo is there an App for that? #rnchat


Thu Oct 13 19:09:00 PDT 2011

NurseMisty19

its difficult to find affordable unprocessed food nowadays #RNchat


Thu Oct 13 19:09:01 PDT 2011

RNmihollo

@NurseSallie lol #wearealldoomed ;) #rnchat


Thu Oct 13 19:09:57 PDT 2011

nursingpins

Bedside nurses are on their own - even (The Future of Nursing) abandoned them. :) http://t.co/WoDmPXGb #RNchat
Thu Oct 13 19:10:05 PDT 2011

amyrnbsn

Helped a #HCR grassroots movement talk to people at NIN concert. It was a cool thing to be involved in as a #nurse. Be creative :) #RNChat
Thu Oct 13 19:10:49 PDT 2011

joniwatson

Or have we forgotten nonorganic bananas are okay, too? RT @NurseMisty19: its difficult to find affordable unprocessed food nowadays #RNchat
Thu Oct 13 19:12:01 PDT 2011

amyrnbsn

@joniwatson Please share your musings. #RNChat


Thu Oct 13 19:13:04 PDT 2011

nursingpins

As always - do not forget to re-clamp foleys when you empty them :) #RNchat
Thu Oct 13 19:13:56 PDT 2011