Where do you LIKE to float to?

  1. I did a search and I couldn't find a thread on this subject. Is there an area/floor that you LIKE to float to (occasionally, not every week) or do you only like your home unit?

    I work in ICU, and I floated to psych last night. It was an interesting change of pace, and I had a good time. I had forgotten what it was like to give multiple meds to 8 patients all due at the same time! I would definitely take the pull again.

    On the other hand, our tele unit is the trenches, and when I notice my name is climbing up the pull list, I pray they won't pull me there.
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  2. 18 Comments

  3. by   dawngloves
    When I did adult ICU, I would volunteer to float to the burn unit. But could really only handle it once a month.
  4. by   fedupnurse
    I hate floating and don't have to anymore. We don't float after 8 years. My hospital couldn't care less if you are qualified or not. As long as they can say they had x number of staff that is all the are worried about. Fortunatley, I am union so we have float districts so we sort of stay within our specialties.
  5. by   Cascadians
    Really enjoy floating off to sleep

    Would be willing to be trained on one other floor and then floated there as needed, but nnooooooo, off to umpteen floors of 5 different hospitals with no orientation or floor-specific competencies or consideration whatsoever -- NO MORE. Too dangerous for patients and staff.

    A life of only root beer floats is so much more pleasant!
  6. by   susanmary
    Don't like forced floating. Period.
  7. by   OBNURSEHEATHER
    Originally posted by susanmary
    Don't like forced floating. Period.
    Ditto!

    No float is a good float!

    Heather
  8. by   susanmary
    Actually Heather, the only good float is a root beer float (ok ok maybe a coke float.) :chuckle
  9. by   OBNURSEHEATHER
    Or the inflatable kind, in a big pool, with a ice cold drink in my hand...

    Heather
  10. by   fulwood
    I would like to "float" into the arms of George Clooney, Tom Cruise, Mel Gibson, Jude Law - the list is endless.........
  11. by   susanmary
    On my busy days -- especially 12 hour shifts, feel as if I'm going to float away................
  12. by   Aussienurse2
    Where to float to? Mmmmmm well it's winter here so I'm thinking THREDBO!!! I love it when the snow is just starting and the fire is nice and cozy.......Floating to Thredbo thats my choice...
    :wink2:
  13. by   ernurse728
    NOWHERE.........I HATE FLOATING!!! But fortunately now that I work in the ER we don't ever have to float anywhere.
  14. by   askater11
    I really don't mind to float.

    I work cardiac step-down. I've floated to CICU, medical/surgical stepdown, telemtry units, post-CABG step-down, Urology, Ortho, and a basic medical surgical unit.

    Out of all the units I listed I dread going to 2 of them. (b/c they're very poorly staffed and managed)

    I do like floating though it helps me keep up my skills.

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