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    The idea is that on the circle you adjust the...

    The idea is that on the circle you adjust the canter/trot so that the horse is in front of your leg but obedient and soft, not "dragging" you to the fence.

    We also halt after fences but that is...
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    So I am going to guess that one of the components...

    So I am going to guess that one of the components that contributed to the rushing problem is your gratitude for finally having an honest horse.

    There is nothing better, in my opinion, than a great...
  3. I think much of this issue is related to a...

    I think much of this issue is related to a person's direct superior.

    One boss I worked for was a total and complete type A workaholic and expected the same out of all of her employees. We all...
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    It can even be three fences. My trainer has me...

    It can even be three fences.

    My trainer has me perform this exercise all the time with any horse that wants to rush.

    If your horse is rushing (and boy is she cute ) she must learn that she...
  5. Does anybody feel like posting a photo of their...

    Does anybody feel like posting a photo of their hair and the name/brand as well as shade of the color they use?

    I'd also like to switch from the salon but I'm too scared!
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    this made me lol!!

    this made me lol!!
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    Lilly, I appreciate your interest in the...

    Lilly,

    I appreciate your interest in the situation.

    While I am sure (hopeful) you don't mean to, asking the questions of me in this particular manner sounds condescending, whether it is...
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    Of course it is an inane question because it is...

    Of course it is an inane question because it is insinuating that although I take care of complex patients (for example those who arrive on a ventilator who need massive set up in the room before they...
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    You are kidding right? I'm going to let you...

    You are kidding right?

    I'm going to let you rethink what could be the purpose of asking such an inane question to a professional adult.
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    Bolding is mine for emphasis, I find that being...

    Bolding is mine for emphasis, I find that being overworked is the biggest problem.

    Also, I had one young doctor weeping to me in the RN staff room yesterday because she wants to do the "right...
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    Of course I do. This is why I am on the board...

    Of course I do.

    This is why I am on the board trying to explain that this issue is much more complicated than people realize.

    Caring for patients is much more complicated than people can...
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    Another aspect that you aren't considering is...

    Another aspect that you aren't considering is that so many people enter a given patient's room every day.
    Food service
    Cleaning staff
    Doctors form other services who are called in as a consult -...
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    In THEORY it is a simple fix. Hospital floors...

    In THEORY it is a simple fix.

    Hospital floors run out of syringes (not all but certain gauges) all the time.
    We also get low on floor stock of IV fluids and have to call for more.
    Our oxygen...
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    This is a big problem. Not as easy to fix as one...

    This is a big problem. Not as easy to fix as one would think.

    You have a patient on a ventilator whose O2 saturation is plummeting. PPE that is supposed to be stocked in a cart at the door is not...
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    Unless you care daily for patients, you have no...

    Unless you care daily for patients, you have no idea how difficult it is to care for patients and keep their bodily fluids completely off you. We get "sprayed" all the time!

    And yes, patients...
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    This is not what I experience. At my hospital,...

    This is not what I experience. At my hospital, which only hires BSN (bachelor of science) RNs, many have other degrees often in different fields. People are smart and thoughtful. We all disinfect...
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    Yes, the media these days is pretty awful...

    Yes, the media these days is pretty awful regardless of the subject.

    I also don't think that "blaming" the CDC or whoever is incredibly helpful. There will be a learning curve with all new medical...
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    LauraKY another poster just posted that the CDC...

    LauraKY another poster just posted that the CDC advised medical personnel to monitor but not restrict travel. That was a very short sighted plan.

    I am "assuming" that you live in Kentucky from...
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    And then what? And what about the patient who...

    And then what?
    And what about the patient who has been in the waiting room for 3 hours?
    What do you do with the other patients who were waiting?
    How are you cleaning the waiting room? How are...
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    If you are a health care provider ask yourself,...

    If you are a health care provider ask yourself, does your facility have a plan in place?

    Even a walk in clinic. How will you disinfect the room a patient is seen in?
    How will you dispose of any...
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    Try to have some compassion for the young...

    Try to have some compassion for the young inexperienced undertrained RN.

    A few pages back I stated that as an RN with the training I have currently received I would refuse to care for someone with...
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    THIS IS THE PROBLEM. I am an RN and I spoke to...

    THIS IS THE PROBLEM.

    I am an RN and I spoke to this in one of the earlier threads.

    If I was told to care for an Ebola patient with the outfit shown in the video from the CDC I would refuse. If...
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    Well, "shoulds" are all fine and dandy but...

    Well, "shoulds" are all fine and dandy but unfortunately hospitals, even good ones, don't or can't always follow what "should" be done.

    LauraKY are you an RN or MD who works in a hospital?
    You...
  24. I watched the stream yesterday but was at work...

    I watched the stream yesterday but was at work today so I couldn't watch.

    I saw some nice horses and it looked like a fun event.
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    I owned (still own but he is retired) the most...

    I owned (still own but he is retired) the most fabulous hunt horse who would also event and show jump at the lower levels but he loved to hunt most of all. (He was cheap but he was older although no...
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