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By HappyParamedicRN

Joined Oct 24, '06. HappyParamedicRN is a RN, Paramedic. She has '8 years as an RN, 17 years in EMS.' year(s) of experience and specializes in 'ER RN, (911) Paramedic'. Posts: 1,278 (18% Liked) Likes: 633

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  1. Well then you'd be pretty shocked at what we've done to our animals. I'm not a vet or vet tech, but we have a hefty list...
    HappyParamedicRN
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  2. Seems like something didn't go right & this is your way to get back at the vet. Honestly, I couldn't care less if my vet...
    HappyParamedicRN
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  3. This was a week I experienced not too long ago. Night one: Decent shift, I don't remember the details...average night....
    HappyParamedicRN
    Forum: NICU Nursing / Neonatal
  4. HappyParamedicRN
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  5. Red Kryptonite: Do not put words in my mouth, please. I did say asking for family help should come first, before...
    HappyParamedicRN
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  6. Red Kryptonite: I had daycare expenses when I went to nursing school, too. They ate up quite a bit of the budget but I...
    HappyParamedicRN
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  7. I've worked pedi my entire career... if my patient wants to hug me (instead of kick me in the face), I'm all for it.
    HappyParamedicRN
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  8. Easy. I didn't attend Massage therapy school and I would get fired for practicing out of my field.
    HappyParamedicRN
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  9. Eeew! Pervy. LOL.
    HappyParamedicRN
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  10. Send out the resumes. There will be more roses.
    HappyParamedicRN
    Forum: Cardiac Nursing
  11. Give 2 weeks' notice and don't badmouth the facility or your manager. And then take the other job with a clear conscience!
    HappyParamedicRN
    Forum: Nursing Career Advice
  12. Take the NICU job... Work there for many years and have a wonderful career. 6 months at one job won't kill your resume. You...
    HappyParamedicRN
    Forum: Nursing Career Advice
  13. In my experience, the patient would have been started on nebs (continuous if necessary) and then BiPAP. I don't think the...
    HappyParamedicRN
    Forum: Nursing and Patient Medications
  14. I am concerned that you are starting your career want to find the most pay for the least work. Nursing, regardless of...
    HappyParamedicRN
    Forum: Emergency Nursing
  15. It has taken me over 20 years to finally graduate (December 2015) so even if I get my diploma then and have to wait until...
    HappyParamedicRN
    Forum: Registered Nurses: Diploma / ADN / BSN
  16. I also think it is a generational thing. To give the appearance of public begging is anathema to certain generations who...
    HappyParamedicRN
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  17. I don't think I'm part of the "certain generations" LOL, but I know my parents and grandparents certainly would be mortified...
    HappyParamedicRN
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  18. All great things come to an end. You may want to earn the BSN degree, regardless of the incredulity of the requirements,...
    HappyParamedicRN
    Forum: Registered Nurses: Diploma / ADN / BSN
  19. I contributed twice: once was for a dog (or a cat, I forget) which had been tortured then rescued, but needed extensive...
    HappyParamedicRN
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  20. Network as much as you can. Talk to people. You never know if that new friend knows someone down the pipeline. That is the...
    HappyParamedicRN
    Forum: Massachusetts Nursing
  21. Call me old-fashioned if you want, but I think a lot of people are looking for handouts these days. Whatever happened to the...
    HappyParamedicRN
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  22. Maybe I should crowd fund my student loans... "Please contribute because I really think others should contribute since I...
    HappyParamedicRN
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  23. Other than the catastrophic fund raisers, house burning down, family member with cancer etc. I go crazy at the sense of...
    HappyParamedicRN
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  24. Yep it's much easier to sit on your computer or smart phone begging for money than going out there and busting your butt...
    HappyParamedicRN
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  25. If I can't get my hands on a pressure bag and I gotta have one NOW, we use a manual blood pressure cuff and inflate it on...
    HappyParamedicRN
    Forum: Emergency Nursing
  26. Thanks! I got the job:)
    HappyParamedicRN
    Forum: Radiology Nursing
  27. Wheal, good to know. Thank you all for your responses, I should probably just call her and discuss my concerns (she was gone...
    HappyParamedicRN
    Forum: Nursing Issues On Patient Safety
  28. Where are the toothaches and rashes? What kind of ER is this??? :roflmao:
    HappyParamedicRN
    Forum: Emergency Nursing
  29. ^^this. I clicked this thread thinking it was about Intraosseous access too lol.
    HappyParamedicRN
    Forum: Emergency Nursing
  30. Haha - I thought the same thing. I actually do make every effort to document I/O (intake and output, that is) if I've given...
    HappyParamedicRN
    Forum: Emergency Nursing
  31. We all save lives in the manner appropriate to our setting. If having every drop of urine counted is the method you employ,...
    HappyParamedicRN
    Forum: Emergency Nursing
  32. You can take one non demanding class online within the 1 year to meet the requirement. The beauty of the rn bsn programs us...
    HappyParamedicRN
    Forum: Registered Nurses: Diploma / ADN / BSN
  33. So last week I received a job offer for a full-time nights position on a GYN floor in a hospital! Got the offer a few hours...
    HappyParamedicRN
    Forum: Success Stories in Nursing
  34. When I was in the ICU I was the same way. But it's completely different beast in the ER. And honestly I&Os isn't high on my...
    HappyParamedicRN
    Forum: Emergency Nursing
  35. If the pt is crucially ill and needs strict I&Os, then they should have a Foley. Otherwise, what about when the pt urinated...
    HappyParamedicRN
    Forum: Emergency Nursing
  36. ASN for $12,000. Did bedside nursing for 1 long year. Case manager now still with a degree from community college making...
    HappyParamedicRN
    Forum: Registered Nurses: Diploma / ADN / BSN
  37. Bingo! You've hit the nail on the head, although some parents would cringe that Junior isn't going to college at age 18. ...
    HappyParamedicRN
    Forum: Registered Nurses: Diploma / ADN / BSN
  38. I hate to sound rude, but I think you just shot yourself in the foot.
    HappyParamedicRN
    Forum: NICU Nursing / Neonatal
  39. I found this as well: "PICCs with multiple lumens, or ports for infusing, can be used simultaneously for different...
    HappyParamedicRN
    Forum: MICU / SICU Nursing
  40. You're very wrong about the hands on aspect. You are there with the children for 8-12 hours every shift. Teaching children...
    HappyParamedicRN
    Forum: Pediatric Nursing
  41. Depending on the source, we have 100 million guns in America. What folks perhaps don't understand is that there are...
    HappyParamedicRN
    Forum: Nursing and Professionalism
  42. Just an update. I took the NICU job and I love it! Best decision I ever made.
    HappyParamedicRN
    Forum: NICU Nursing / Neonatal
  43. Not by some dude while i was minding my own bidness? Someone remind me why marshals in the old west didn't allow weapons...
    HappyParamedicRN
    Forum: Nursing and Professionalism
  44. I failed out of nursing school and because I was able to look at myself to really see what the underlying issue was that was...
    HappyParamedicRN
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  45. There's absolutely nothing wrong with going to one of the country's best universities. My family member attended a world...
    HappyParamedicRN
    Forum: Nursing Activism / Healthcare Politics
  46. In PA at a hospital near Philly, a psychiatric patient shot and killed a caseworker and shot at a psychiatrist. The...
    HappyParamedicRN
    Forum: Nursing and Professionalism
  47. I do not know about Texas law if you have a permit, but I do know that many workplace environments prohibit it. She needs to...
    HappyParamedicRN
    Forum: Nursing and Professionalism
  48. Why are you concerned? You're in TEXAS! Your facility has a policy regarding weapons. Read it. If the nurse has a...
    HappyParamedicRN
    Forum: Nursing and Professionalism
  49. Usually I am all for GNs going for their dreams. The right person, with the right personality and motivation can overcome...
    HappyParamedicRN
    Forum: Flight Nursing / Surface Transport Nursing
  50. I saw your other post and hesitated to comment but since you've posted here and asked for tips here's mine. I would...
    HappyParamedicRN
    Forum: Flight Nursing / Surface Transport Nursing


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