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AnnieOaklyRN, BSN, RN, EMT-P 17,659 Views

Joined Oct 24, '06. AnnieOaklyRN is a RN, Paramedic. She has 'Previously ER RN, 17 years in EMS (yes, I still love it) , IV RN 8 months!' year(s) of experience and specializes in 'IV RN, (911) Paramedic'. Posts: 1,900 (30% Liked) Likes: 1,945

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  • Jul 22

    The most painful part of an IV stick is putting it through the skin. Sometimes kids and babies, unfortunately, must experience pain in order to make them better. It is less painful to salvage a stick than to start a whole new one in my opinion. Most kids are more upset and crying because you are holding them down!

    HPRN

  • Jul 22

    Another point is this: Some five years would not understand the permanence of death, but those are the five year olds who aren't looking it in the face.

    Annie

  • Jul 19

    Because I have to MOVE to find a job!!!! AND NO I AM NOT A NEW GRAD AND YES I HAVE A BSN!!

    Annie

  • Jul 19

    Because I have to MOVE to find a job!!!! AND NO I AM NOT A NEW GRAD AND YES I HAVE A BSN!!

    Annie

  • Jul 18

    To the OP, I am sorry you feel this way, but this site is not the place to vent about it, nor is any other place. Although venting anonymously or publicly in person about something you feel strongly about may temporarily make you feel better, it does not solve the problem, as it is an emotional response to a problem (and sometimes emotional responses can give you more problems than they solve). If you feel you are not being recognized for your experience and/or education you should take that up with the hospital you work for and instead of wasting energy here venting, use that energy to brain storm on ideas on how you can increase awareness with regards to your profession.

    A more productive posting may have been less offensive and more informative. Instead of saying nurses don't respect you etc, you could have just introduced yourself and stated that you feel other healthcare professionals lack knowledge with regards to your chosen profession and that you are looking to increase awareness, and then write a synapse of what you do and what your education level is.

    I can kind of relate to your vent because as both a nurse and an EMS professional I have struggled to relay to both the public as well as nursing staff that we are no longer just "ambulance drivers" and that we are fully capable of handling a boat load of medical emergencies in the field. I was doing a BLS transfer a few years ago when I was still a basic and I actually had a nurse ask if I had a BP cuff on the ambulance. Instead of jumping down her throat and choking her or venting on here I kindly said yes, we have several. We do more than just drive people around, we do respond to cardiac arrests etc. She looked at me with awe and said "you do??". My calm response back to her, as annoyed as I was, was much more effective in educating her about my profession than venting about it would have been or giving an emotionally driven response. To this day I still have to explain, mostly to the public, that we do more than transmit a 3 lead EKG to Rampart General and give IV bicarb. We do far more than watch the green line on the 34 thousand dollar monitor, which now comes complete with automatic BP cuff, 12 lead, End tidal CO2, SPCO, SPCO2... All now required of our Paramedic level ambulances. All tools we are fully capable of using. For a long time EMS got VERY little respect from other healthcare professionals, that has changed, we now get loads of respect from most healthcare professionals, especially those working in the ER. The point is we didn't get to that point by venting on some nursing board, we got to that point by using our voices in a respectable manner to educate others.

    Annie

  • Jul 17

    Be careful, you don't want to appear desperate for the job!

    Leave them alone for two weeks at least. The whole point of a thank you note is to bring your name back up with the recruiter and managers. Next time wait a day or two and then send the thank you, that way they are reminded that you want the job and still exist!

    Annie

  • Jul 16

    Be careful, you don't want to appear desperate for the job!

    Leave them alone for two weeks at least. The whole point of a thank you note is to bring your name back up with the recruiter and managers. Next time wait a day or two and then send the thank you, that way they are reminded that you want the job and still exist!

    Annie

  • Jul 16

    Be careful, you don't want to appear desperate for the job!

    Leave them alone for two weeks at least. The whole point of a thank you note is to bring your name back up with the recruiter and managers. Next time wait a day or two and then send the thank you, that way they are reminded that you want the job and still exist!

    Annie

  • Jul 15

    Be careful, you don't want to appear desperate for the job!

    Leave them alone for two weeks at least. The whole point of a thank you note is to bring your name back up with the recruiter and managers. Next time wait a day or two and then send the thank you, that way they are reminded that you want the job and still exist!

    Annie

  • Jul 11

    Quote from A&Ox6
    I work full time as a psych nurse. On the side, I am a freelance writer and I also tutor nursing students I am also a mentor for students attending the RN to BSN program from which I graduated.
    I give you credit if I worked as a psych nurse my side job would be as a professional booze taster!

    Annie

  • Jul 10

    Here's an idea, spend the money on more staffing instead of useless crap like this!

    Annie

  • Jul 8

    Here's an idea, spend the money on more staffing instead of useless crap like this!

    Annie

  • Jul 6

    Here's an idea, spend the money on more staffing instead of useless crap like this!

    Annie

  • Jul 4

    Here's an idea, spend the money on more staffing instead of useless crap like this!

    Annie

  • Jul 2

    Here's an idea, spend the money on more staffing instead of useless crap like this!

    Annie


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