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- Nov 4, '08 by jennrrnIt is definitely very easy to make a mistake on a vial while making it. I am almost tempted to bring in my ipod so I can play music and block out all the other people in the office. We do sublingual immunotherapy also and we have to make those vials. Those are a little trickier than regular vials. I usually make vials in the time slot where an allergy tester has cancelled. It's hard to do it inbetween all the shots/checks. When you worked in the doc. office were you responsible for getting your CPR card renewed on your own time. Mine expired last month and I let the office manager know. SHe has been saying for months they are going to bring someone in to train the whole office. I'm so not used to having to do these things on my own time. In the hosp. they usually have scheduled time slots available right there.
- Apr 2, '09 by iwannaI know this thread is a bit older, but thought I would post anyways. I did not realize an allergy drs. office would be so busy. I have an interview on Mon. for a PT position. The ad said two to three days a week. The pay is only $10 an hr., but I figured it would low stress and not too physical. On the down side, I was thinking about the peds being a challenge. I am sure many kids are not very cooperative.
- Apr 20, '10 by SunshineRN7910$ an hour!!! OMG !!! Umm may I ask what state you are in? Please don't say NY
- Jun 30, '10 by mochamochawas that allergy PT position from craigslist?
- Aug 7, '10 by MP, LPNI'd really like to know what state you're in that only pays $10/hour. I have an interview for an allergy PT position from craigslist but don't know the pay rate yet.
- Sep 29, '10 by JMWilson08[quote=jennrrn;3197276]I hadn't even heard of Xolair till I saw it in your email. We do not give it in our office. I mentioned it to my coworker today and she said they did give it in her old office in Missouri. She hadn't been trained yet to do it though when she worked there. She worked in a large Asthma/allergy clinic. I kind of wish I worked in something like that now so I could get more training. I do alot of internet searches to get info. We don't do a lot of patient teaching right now, I do the PFT and then the Doc talks to the patient. We don't do peak flows before shots at all either, which is something I find odd.
Xolair is relatively new, however it's really up to the MD if they want to do it. I used to work in Allergy with a different allergist and he SWORE by it, but the allergist I work with now doesnt really want to do it. I have seen the dramatic effects its had on ppl with severe asthma, but I also saw how it can improve ppl with chronic uticaria (hives). I don't know why the tried it on a pt with hives, but it really worked!
- Sep 29, '10 by JMWilson08I worked in NY and NJ and the rates were in the high $20 range for LPN's and mid $30 range for RN's.
- Oct 11, '10 by sleepy1010I know this post is a little old, but I'm hoping for some advice. I'm a new grad RN and just got my 1st job in a an allergist's office...I am a little nervous......I just want to be a good nurse! Any advice is appreciated! Thanks
- Oct 11, '10 by JMWilson08Quote from sleepy1010I know this post is a little old, but I'm hoping for some advice. I'm a new grad RN and just got my 1st job in a an allergist's office...I am a little nervous......I just want to be a good nurse! Any advice is appreciated! Thanks
Be willing to absorb alot of information! Allergy and immunology is very interesting! You will learn about the benefits of allergy shots, correlation of seasonal allergies to certain foods, different types of allergy testing. I don't know if your doctor is doing studies on EE (its a esophageal disease caused by pockets developing and causing choking) but that's pretty interesting too. Good luck!
- Oct 11, '10 by sleepy1010Thanks I will let you know how it goes!