nursing

Excuse me, sir, do you have any implied consent?

Unpacking the rules around post-accident drug/alcohol testing in the wake of a Utah nurse detained by police after refusing "to do a blood draw on an unconscious patient," who also happened to be a trucker.

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Hours of service and the need for flexibility: What docs, nurses and truckers have in common

Parallels in nursing and trucking hours regs and practices, as the debate over flexibility continues in both: "None of the issues regarding sleep-deprived safety will be solved with a one-size-fits-all rule, in any industry, as long as human beings are doing the jobs."

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Do you even skill, bro?

"Skilled" or "unskilled?"... "Beware the trappings of titles, they often only mean a difference in insurance premiums, and being a professional doesn't require one."

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Truckers do see the strangest things

Sound off: What's the weirdest thing you've seen on the road? For Wendy, there's no doubt: Among the professions in her past, trucking brings the most when it comes to weirdness.

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Boldly breaking laws others aren’t allowed to break

Wendy back on the licensing soapbox -- "It is fundamentally against the law to practice any profession that requires a state-tested license without completing that license process."...

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When the future presses into the present and the past needs attention

Nursing homes -- like trucking, in some ways: "You only hear about the evil people who can't seem to act right, and horror stories about abuse and neglect."

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Say no to twerking

"I'm pretty certain twerking will be solely responsible for Armageddon, and the subsequent zombie apocalypse to follow shortly thereafter."

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