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By shoegalRN

Joined Dec 5, '06. Posts: 1,347 (42% Liked) Likes: 2,063

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  1. Congrats on a successful strategy followed through! I have very seldom paid a deposit in my career close to 20 years. If...
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    Forum: Travel Nursing
  2. Shoegal, are you a fan of Carrie Bradshaw, by any chance?
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    Forum: Travel Nursing
  3. I also used VRBO.com, and some really nice vacation rentals. A lot of landlords have places that they originally intended to...
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    Forum: Travel Nursing
  4. Agencies are just conduits. If hospitals would hire travelers right out of school, agencies would not have a problem with...
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    Forum: Travel Nursing
  5. One of my favorite frequent flier actors did this little scene for me: Patient: Me: "Are you seizing?" Pt: "Ummhmmm" and...
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    Forum: Emergency Nursing
  6. I have an empty triage room for this purpose. You do not get to be seen faster because you make a scene. Be an ******* and a...
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    Forum: Emergency Nursing
  7. I had a 50 year old female with 20/10 chest pain that was inconsistent with labs, x ray and CT results being admitted for...
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    Forum: Emergency Nursing
  8. Bless this thread. I had a patient with ABD pain who didn't get whisked right in to a bed. He then developed leg pain making...
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    Forum: Emergency Nursing
  9. I absolutely agree with ChristineN about the inability to schedule the day. Also, every order is stat or now. VS q hour or...
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    Forum: Emergency Nursing
  10. It's m/s on speed. The patients you transfer to ICU as soon as possible are the people who come to you via ambulance or...
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    Forum: Emergency Nursing
  11. I'm trying to give them the benefit of the doubt here,.....when you say pts go to the waiting room before vitals,...how long...
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    Forum: Emergency Nursing
  12. Tough choice as a single parent...do what you think is best for you and you child. I have always wanted to work as a travel...
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    Forum: Travel Nursing
  13. Wow- pretty harsh response for someone who was just trying to help.
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    Forum: Travel Nursing
  14. Dang! I agree too. To LouBean - I thought you were giving an appropriate, thoughtful answer.
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    Forum: Travel Nursing
  15. The challenges for a single working mom are universal, it doesn't matter much what your work is. Agencies do not provide...
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    Forum: Travel Nursing
  16. I'm no expert on travel nursing (or nursing -- I'm just a student), but I am a single mother. I don't know what your...
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    Forum: Travel Nursing
  17. $50 an hour? Maybe. When you get quotes from agencies, plug them into the calculator at PanTravelers to compare them on a...
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    Forum: Travel Nursing
  18. Don't low ball me. The wheels don't roll for less than 35/hr, 40/hr if no health insurance, and a 1500 to 2500 housing...
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    Forum: Travel Nursing
  19. Hi! Just finished an assignment there in May. All the travelers worked 8's while the staff worked 12's. The staff is...
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    Forum: Travel Nursing
  20. Oakland is fine and Bay area bill rates for travelers can be quite high. Alta Bates and indeed most East Bay hospitals have...
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    Forum: Travel Nursing
  21. Sometimes I just shake my head at the people who have less than one year of RN experience and think that somehow "they're...
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    Forum: Travel Nursing
  22. I, too, am in this predicament of getting my car from St. Louis to northern California. To make it extra fun I need to...
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    Forum: Travel Nursing
  23. Patient centered care epitomized!
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    Forum: Nursing News
  24. I heard on the news this morning that the men got to go to HOOTERS so the women wanted a diversion of their own. The man...
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    Forum: Nursing News
  25. What an activity director they have!!!;):thumbup::p
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    Forum: Nursing News
  26. Sure beats Bingo.
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    Forum: Nursing News
  27. Well, I know where I want to be placed someday.
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    Forum: Nursing News
  28. Trying not to laugh. really, really, trying...................................
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    Forum: Nursing News
  29. Hey, even devout Baptist women have a naughty side.
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    Forum: Nursing News
  30. Wow... I don't know how 29-yo lady with a possible ectopic and sbp=77/32 and an hr=136 doesn't get a code 3 trip to a...
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    Forum: Emergency Nursing
  31. Awesome! How are you liking it? The hospital the staff and the travel company?!
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    Forum: Travel Nursing
  32. 3. I really feel like I'm betraying my former comrades by doing this but, I'm always under pressure to transfer patients up...
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    Forum: Emergency Nursing
  33. I laugh when I try to call report. The er only has a clock when you're timing labs or a critical pt. otherwise, we have no...
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    Forum: Emergency Nursing
  34. I agree with so many of the other posters above. While me may not appear to be "warm and fuzzy," we have mastered the art...
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    Forum: Emergency Nursing
  35. As an ER nurse, I simply do not have the time to sit at someone's bedside. It's not that I don't care, it's just that I have...
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    Forum: Emergency Nursing
  36. The ER is no place for warm, fuzzy, hold your hand nurses. Trust me, I'm that kind of nurses which is why I didn't last long...
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    Forum: Emergency Nursing
  37. Your ICU skills will really help with ICU type pts. Otherwise, you'll need to be problem focused, and less intensive in your...
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    Forum: Emergency Nursing
  38. The patients don't see me go to the nurse's station to laugh at them . . . and sometimes they need a decent dose of reality....
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    Forum: Emergency Nursing
  39. Emphasizing that you know how to do blood draws and have tech skills is, to be blunt, the first sign that you still have a...
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    Forum: Travel Nursing
  40. Days?!? That is horrible. Hopefully not the norm. Patients would be so much happier if we could move them along quicker....
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    Forum: Emergency Nursing
  41. Nursing school...OB rotation....mom was from Nigeria, one of the blackest black people I'd ever seen. Baby is born...
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    Forum: Emergency Nursing
  42. After 9+ years an an ER RN and having worked in a few trauma 1 & 2 hospitals, I know for a fact that I wouldn't be...
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    Forum: Travel Nursing
  43. Travel nursing right out of school will be extremely difficult to do...you are expected to know why to do with little to no...
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    Forum: Travel Nursing
  44. In my experience, my religious views take a back seat to my patients religious views and beliefs. Many of my patients are...
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    Forum: General Nursing Student
  45. Some years ago I was involved in a case where the outcome hit papers all over the world. The nurses, doctors, and hospital...
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    Forum: Nursing News
  46. No offense here but really: Out of 99 included patients in whom resuscitation was attempted, 41 (41%) were successfully...
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    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  47. A lot of ED nurses don't like giving routine meds. It's a pain in the behind. We're stuck in the mentality of treating the...
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    Forum: Emergency Nursing
  48. I was merely being facetious. This is an interesting topic and I was pointing out that it is not a typical discussion that...
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    Forum: Emergency Nursing
  49. Isn't this an ED Nursing thread? Start another line and run them both if you are worried about running them together. Save...
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    Forum: Emergency Nursing
  50. For legal purposes, it depends on the state, but people are considered intoxicated if their level is above .08 or 80. So, if...
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    Forum: Emergency Nursing


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