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AnnieOaklyRN, BSN, RN, EMT-P 29,241 Views

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    Hi,

    If you don't mind my asking what state? I have been pondering a move for quite some time now and am just looking for options.

    Annie

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    ivyleaf likes this.

    YES! SHADOW please. I just learned this lesson going to urgent care and regret not shadowing, as I wasted two weeks of their time and mine for a job that I do not like.

    So pleas, by all means ask them if you can shadow first!


    Annie

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    PMFB-RN likes this.

    Look at it this way:

    Is the patient likely to die more from a transfusion reaction or more from bleeding out because you gave the blood to slowly. Most emergent blood transfusions are O negative, so there is less risk of a reaction without the Rh factor as my understanding goes.

    Annie

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    I told the manager yesterday that it just isn't for me, and I felt so bad. She got red in the face and visibly upset, but I also think she understood. I would rather tell them now then wait until they have invested the full three weeks in training me.

    Annie

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    Pediatric ER, you have lots of adult ER experience by the sounds of it!

    Annie

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    Hi,

    Just some input on the back pain patient. Some patients, especially elderly patients, may say they cannot walk or take care of themselves to get you to admit them into the hospital. They either don't want to care for themselves or the family doesn't want to care for them. Sometimes you yourself have to go in and push little bit to encourage them. The ER cannot rid every patient of 100% of their pain, so go in with that understanding and relay that to the patient and family.

    Annie

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    ruby_jane and Crush like this.

    Hi,


    Try a Urgent Care center, that will give you some experience that will factor in when you look for ER positions.

    Annie

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    MacBook Pro hands down!!! I used it all through school and no freezing, takes two seconds to start up, and great graphics. Far superior to any PC, at least in my opinion!

    I am not sure if you start school in September, but usually right around August Best Buy does money off for students, as long as you have a school email! They also have some on sale now, I would definitely go their and not the Mac Store!

    Good luck with school!!!

    Annie

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    Hi,

    Does anyone know for sure if any communication with the doctor on the ground is recorded? I would assume it is... One would hope.

    Annie

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    ivyleaf likes this.

    Quote from Pixie.RN
    At the places where "fast track" is truly fast, we busted our behinds to move people through quickly, usually with a lot less staff! But I have experienced places where people thought that the lower acuity should be met with less speed/effort, too.

    Hi, this urgent care is VERY well staffed. They have 8 rooms total, one tech that does most of the labs, rooms patients, VS, sets up suture trays etc. A secretary that does all the phone calls etc., and two RNs. One doctor and one PA on every day. Housekeeping does every bed once the patient's leave so even that is done for you.

    I don't mind the fast pace, it's just as I said, I don't feel like nurse working there.

    Annie

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    Quote from Pixie.RN
    I am surprised you found an UC that hired RNs! I think that is a rarity in some areas. I worked in a freestanding ED in Virginia, I loved it. We had no RT or pharmacy support there, we had to do it all.
    It is hospital owned so I think that is why, although I am surprised they don't hire LPNs instead.

    Annie

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    JKL33 likes this.

    Quote from JKL33
    Sorry to hear this; UC is something I've thought about doing.

    Does this place/position have any redeeming qualities or is it all just "blah"?

    I would say if you are an ER nurse now, chances are Urgent Care will be just blah to you, as it is me. It just doesn't really involve a lot of nursing care. It's just more educating patients on discharge and then rooming them and making sure they don't need immediate care by a physician. VERY rarely does anyone need an IV or meds, and on occasion you give IM meds. No real critical thinking involved, it is just blah!

    I don't know though, you may turn out to like it. I do highly recommend if you get an interview that you shadow before accepting a position, I am now learning this lesson!

    Annie

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    Thanks everyone for your input! I will give it one more shift, which would be Wednesday of this week. Thursday they are going to invest the whole day training me for labs, their specific monitor and other equipment and I don't want to waste their time. I want a position that involves more nursing, and not just discharging people and rooming them.

    Pheebz... A free standing ER sounds great, and I think that would be more my cup of tea. They are building a new one near me, but obviously it won't be open for quite some time since it doesn't even have a foundation yet and is only in the planning stages.


    Annie

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    Umm yes way to much!! also RN-BSN generally costs 10K-15K, should not cost even remotely close to any amount requiring 20K off!!

    Annie

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    I have one thing to say.... Amazon.com for your books! Don't go to the school book stores!


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