rnchat:           Good morning (or evening)! - Today at 11:30a EST is #RNchat! Come join us!
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oncnurse66:       t1 hosp gives pt broch...
philbaumann:      RT @nursingpins: Empowerment is very imp. for pts..but still down the list. We need to be
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jm_healy:         @nursingpins #RNChat i agree. it is simply not safe or efficient. that's one reason i like
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rnchat:           Before we leave - any last moment thoughts? #RNchat
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RNchat Transcript - April 23, 2010

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Transcript of #RNchat - a Twitter chat for registered nurses - for Friday, April 23, 2010.

Follow @RNchat on Twitter for more - http://Twitter.com/RNchat

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T1 Hospital Acquired Infections: What are the weak links in infection control? Do we need better marketing campaigns? #RNchat

T2 Patient Empowerment: What makes patients "empowered"? How can nursing enhance/inspire empowerment? #RNchat

T3 Mobile Health: What examples of mobile tech in healthcare stand out? What apps would you like to see developed? #RNchat

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  1. 1. rnchat: Good morning (or evening)! - Today at 11:30a EST is #RNchat! Come join us! 4/23/2010 07:03 rnchat: Reading for one of our #RNchat topics today at 11:30 am EST on Patient Empowerment by @HealthCentral - http://cot.ag/biDjis 4/23/2010 08:44 philbaumann: RT @rnchat: Good morning (or evening)! - Today at 11:30a EST is #RNchat! Come join us! 4/23/2010 09:10 healthcentral: We're honored! DM if u have any Qs :) @RNchat Reading for our #RNchat today on Patient Empowerment by @HealthCentral http://cot.ag/biDjis 4/23/2010 09:27 rnchat: Welcome to #RNchat! We'll get started soon w/our three topics. But first, introduce yourselves! 4/23/2010 11:31 rnchat: First topic in one minute. Please prepend your responses with T1, T2, etc. Try using http://TweetChat.com or http://TweetGrid.com #RNchat 4/23/2010 11:34 rnchat: T1 Hospital Acquired Infections: What are the weak links in infection control? Do we need better IC marketing campaigns? #RNchat 4/23/2010 11:35 rnchat: @joyfulkira Good morning! We have three topics. Just follow along. Consider using http://tweetchat.com #rnchat 4/23/2010 11:35 oncnurse66: Becky, Oncology nurse, mom, student. Good morning everyone #rnchat 4/23/2010 11:35 KPNurseRecruit: RT @rnchat: First topic in one minute. Please prepend your responses with T1, T2, etc. Try using http://TweetChat.com or http://TweetGrid.com #RNchat 4/23/2010 11:35 oncnurse66: T1- In my opinion, pt visitors play a big part in the spread of infection. need better education when visiting isolation pts #rnchat 4/23/2010 11:38 KPNurseRecruit: Greetings #RNChat! I'm a nurse recruiter with Kaiser Permanente in California. 4/23/2010 11:38 nursingpins: sorry -late. Vernon, critical care in New Orleans #RNchat 4/23/2010 11:41 nursingpins: T1 The # in each hospital responsible for the spread of infection is small - each hosp. need to be more aggressive #RNchat 4/23/2010 11:44 nursingpins: RT @oncnurse66: T1- In my opinion, pt visitors play a big part in the spread of infection. need better education when visiting isolation pts #rnchat 4/23/2010 11:45 oncnurse66: onc floor has low rate of HAI rt immune compromised pts. But one c-diff always turns into
  2. 2. more rt the number of visitors in/out #rnchat 4/23/2010 11:48 oncnurse66: t1 hosp gives pt brochure telling pt to watch and to tell doc/nurse to wash their hands makes me mad insinuates that we dont #rnchat 4/23/2010 11:51 KPNurseRecruit: Infection Control is an on-going education opportunity. Here's a vid from CDC: http://www.cdc.gov/CDCTV/HandsTogether/ #RNChat T1 4/23/2010 11:52 rnchat: Next topic coming up in 2 minutes. #RNchat 4/23/2010 11:53 rnchat: T2 Patient Empowerment: What makes patients "empowered"? How can nursing enhance/inspire patient empowerment? #RNchat 4/23/2010 11:55 DonnaPetko: Hi everyone, sorry late. First time to chat --Donna, case manager home health, student. #RNchat 4/23/2010 11:55 nursingpins: T2 Inform is the key to emprt -being able to say "Y/N" is the last thing we loose-and the most many have until informed #RNchat 4/23/2010 11:57 oncnurse66: T2 nurses can empower through teaching/ example, pts need to understand what meds they are taking and why #rnchat 4/23/2010 12:00 KPNurseRecruit: RT @rnchat: T2 Patient Empowerment: What makes patients "empowered"? How can nursing enhance/inspire patient empowerment? #RNchat 4/23/2010 12:00 DonnaPetko: RT @nursingpins: T2 Inform is the key to emprt --agree, informing pts allows them to make their own choices which empowers them. #RNchat 4/23/2010 12:01 nursingpins: Empowerment is very imp. for pts..but still down the list. We need to be more concerned re: getting them in and out w/o killing them #RNchat 4/23/2010 12:02 nursingpins: It is hard to focus on pt. emp when over 40% of new grads can't use national patient safety resources http://tinyurl.com/yhzugd7 #RNchat 4/23/2010 12:03 KPNurseRecruit: I've seen nurses do knowledge exchange (give report) right with the pt which seems to encourage dialogue and empowerment. #RNChat T2 4/23/2010 12:03 MeredithGould: RT @nursingpins: Empowerment is very imp. for pts..but we need to be more concerned re: getting them in and out w/o killing them #RNchat 4/23/2010 12:03 nursingpins: Pts. must be informed before they get to the hosps - unfortunately nurses do not have time for the Must be done already #RNchat 4/23/2010 12:07
  3. 3. philbaumann: RT @nursingpins: Empowerment is very imp. for pts..but still down the list. We need to be more concerned re: getting them in and out w/o killing them #RNchat 4/23/2010 12:08 nursingpins: For (Most) pts.- being able to get help, see a nurse, fresh water,the right meds and a few kind words will be empowering enough #RNchat 4/23/2010 12:09 oncnurse66: RT @nursingpins: Pts. must be informed before they get to the hosps - unfortunately nurses do not have time #rnchat 4/23/2010 12:10 DonnaPetko: Giving pts the tools they need to manage their situation, allowing them to make choices and some control all very empowering #RNchat 4/23/2010 12:12 rnchat: Next topic in coming up! (NOTE - we'll probably go a few minutes over.) #RNchat 4/23/2010 12:13 nursingpins: RT @DonnaPetko: Giving pts the tools they need to manage their situation, allowing them to make choices and some control all very empowering #RNchat 4/23/2010 12:13 nursingpins: T2 We can do our part to empower pts - but until more nurses hired, I don't see nurses being a factor in the hosp. (time) #RNchat 4/23/2010 12:13 KPNurseRecruit: RT @DonnaPetko: Giving pts the tools they need to manage their situation, allowing them to make choices and some control all very empowering #RNchat 4/23/2010 12:13 nursingpins: We need to be working on empowering nurses - as it is, we have little more than (Yes) - (N0) options. #RNchat 4/23/2010 12:15 rnchat: T3 Mobile Health: What examples of mobile tech in healthcare stand out? What apps would you like to see developed? #RNchat 4/23/2010 12:15 Nerdnurse: RT @nursingpins: We need to be working on empowering nurses - as it is, we have little more than (Yes) - (N0) options. #RNchat 4/23/2010 12:15 oncnurse66: @nursingpins You are SO right #rnchat 4/23/2010 12:16 KPNurseRecruit: @nursingpins what are the nurse ratios in your state? #RNChat T2 Healthy ratios can make a big diff in nurse & pt empowerment (and outcomes) 4/23/2010 12:17 DonnaPetko: Agreed: RT @nursingpins: We need to be working on empowering nurses - as it is, we have little more than (Yes) - (N0) options. #RNchat 4/23/2010 12:17 karenfranklinj: RT @nursingpins: We need to be working on empowering nurses - as it is, we have little more than (Yes) - (N0) options. #RNchat 4/23/2010 12:19
  4. 4. jm_healy: @nursingpins #RNChat i agree. it is simply not safe or efficient. that's one reason i like #intensivecare. 4/23/2010 12:20 nursingpins: @KPNurseRecruit no set # -ICU usually 2:1 MS anywhere from 8-14 pacute 4 to 6:1 at the mercy of the hosps - many worse - some better #RNchat 4/23/2010 12:20 oncnurse66: T2 wish that staffing was based on acuity not numbers/pt care suffers #rnchat 4/23/2010 12:21 DonnaPetko: RT @oncnurse66: T2 wish that staffing was based on acuity not numbers/pt care suffers #RNchat 4/23/2010 12:22 nursingpins: @oncnurse66 The hosps manip the #'s - will never have true acuity as long as the hosps. are in charge of the #'s #RNchat 4/23/2010 12:23 oncnurse66: had 6 last week w/ four who needed to be ICU I left feeling like a bad nurse #rnchat 4/23/2010 12:23 joyfulkira: @nursingpins RT I agree..empowerment through education and advocacy #RNchat 4/23/2010 12:26 nursingpins: Needs to be based on true acuity - but true acuity does not exist in Most hosps. - based on #'s is the best we can ask for now #RNchat 4/23/2010 12:26 nursingpins: RT @joyfulkira: @nursingpins RT I agree..empowerment through education and advocacy #RNchat 4/23/2010 12:27 nursingpins: The nursing profession will not expand as long as hospitals are in control of nurse pract. - NP's are our hope for getting us out #RNchat 4/23/2010 12:30 oncnurse66: @nursingpins and the hosp wonders why they have prob with nurse retention #rnchat 4/23/2010 12:31 KPNurseRecruit: Systems like *grasp* help with staffing with eye to acuity, yes? I know CA ratios are diff... #RNChat T2 4/23/2010 12:31 oncnurse66: @KPNurseRecruit what are CA ratios? #rnchat 4/23/2010 12:32 nursingpins: @oncnurse66 Right - and MANY will be leaving the hospitals (as emps) ASAP #RNchat 4/23/2010 12:32 KPNurseRecruit: One of the hospitals in my area just ordered 100 ipads. I want to schedule a meeting with my colleagues there to find out more #RNChat T3 4/23/2010 12:33 rnchat: OK, we'll be wrapping up in a moment! #RNchat 4/23/2010 12:35
  5. 5. rnchat: Before we leave - any last moment thoughts? #RNchat 4/23/2010 12:36 KPNurseRecruit: @oncnurse66 This recent article has an overview of CA Nurse ratios: http://bit.ly/aikmJp #RNChat 4/23/2010 12:36 nursingpins: Be sure to clamp the drainage tube on the Foley's when you empty them :) #RNchat #GONURSES #RNchat 4/23/2010 12:38 KPNurseRecruit: Thanks for hosting Phil. I appreciate the learning from all who attended. #RNChat I'm off to a Daisy Reward & Recog mtg now for RNs 4/23/2010 12:39 rnchat: THANK YOU everybody for participating in today's #RNchat. Fan (or Like?) us on Facebook: http://Facebook.com/RNchat - Transcript up soon! 4/23/2010 12:40 nursingpins: Thanks Phil & all here #RNchat 4/23/2010 12:41 DonnaPetko: Thanks Phil and RNchat. Enjoyed it! Have a GREAT weekend everyone! :-) #RNchat 4/23/2010 12:41 rnchat: @KPNurseRecruit You're welcome - my pleasure! Thank you for your contributions! #rnchat 4/23/2010 12:45 CranioArt: RT @nursingpins: We need to be working on empowering nurses - as it is, we have little more than (Yes) - (N0) options. #RNchat 4/23/2010 12:48 napernurse: RT @DonnaPetko: Giving pts the tools they need to manage their situation, allowing them to make choices and some control all very empowering #RNchat 4/23/2010 13:44 napernurse: RT @nursingpins: It is hard to focus on pt. emp when over 40% of new grads can't use national patient safety resources http://tinyurl.com/yhzugd7 #RNchat 4/23/2010 13:46

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