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By 86toronado

Joined May 6, '07 - from 'FL'. 86toronado is a RN-emergency. She has '5' year(s) of experience and specializes in 'neurology, cardiology, ED'. Posts: 525 (40% Liked) Likes: 625

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  1. I often find that people (young and old!) get confused by the "what medical conditions do you have?" Question. I've also...
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    Forum: Emergency Nursing
  2. My dad is one who doesn't know what meds he's on, but at least he KNOWS he doesn't know what he takes. Mom and I make sure...
    86toronado
    Forum: Emergency Nursing
  3. "So what brings you in to see us tonight?" "Well, in 1997..." "OK, let's keep it within this millennium, shall we?"
    86toronado
    Forum: Emergency Nursing
  4. "Do you have any medical problems?" "No" "So you don't take any medicines?" "Yeah, I take metformin,...
    86toronado
    Forum: Emergency Nursing
  5. Yup, no different in our ER. It does, however, make it more difficult to sort out the truly ill folks sometimes. I can...
    86toronado
    Forum: Emergency Nursing
  6. Try "have you been in a hospital due to a medical condition before?" Or where you admitted to a hospital due to unresolved...
    86toronado
    Forum: Emergency Nursing
  7. I ask "do you see a doctor or take medications for anything like asthma, diabetes, high blood pressure, cholesterol, your...
    86toronado
    Forum: Emergency Nursing
  8. There's this pain medication that starts with a d....
    86toronado
    Forum: Emergency Nursing
  9. I wouldn't say that I'm rolling in money, but after a 2-year college diploma...I make a lot more than many of my friends...
    86toronado
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  10. I'm guess I'm one of those "rude" people, as well; however, I will continue to direct people because some people like to...
    86toronado
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  11. I have read that Sarasota Memorial is trying to partner with Baycare, a large hospital system in the area. I don't know if...
    86toronado
    Forum: Florida Nursing
  12. I recently contacted a recruiter at Florida Hospital in Orlando and was told that the evening diff was 16%, nights was 35%,...
    86toronado
    Forum: Florida Nursing
  13. OP I can SAY this, Where is am working now (Tampa area) it's a $5.00/hr diff for 12hr nights and I think maybe $2 and some...
    86toronado
    Forum: Florida Nursing
  14. I wow'ed a patient when I gave them narcan after they OD on whatever.
    86toronado
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  15. I "WOW" my patients all the time. They just want a scratch behind their ears, a little walk, maybe a bit of soft food if...
    86toronado
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  16. Hit the nail on the head! In my ER, whenever we get someone "important" the charge will rush him back and say "be nice,"....
    86toronado
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  17. That was the point I was going to make. The question uses a word more common to your average infomercial actor when they...
    86toronado
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  18. Don't judge someone who is in the situation to borrow money for rent. My family and I have worked hard to get to where we...
    86toronado
    Forum: Geriatric Nurses / LTC Nursing
  19. Oh, let us not catastrophize so much. "Ruin your career before it starts?" Please. You have a job and a paycheck. The...
    86toronado
    Forum: Geriatric Nurses / LTC Nursing
  20. What's your career advancement option if you take this job? Can you be a nurse educator, nursing director later? Many nurses...
    86toronado
    Forum: Geriatric Nurses / LTC Nursing
  21. You should take the job until you get into a hospital, as your family is depending on the money. it takes longer to get a...
    86toronado
    Forum: Geriatric Nurses / LTC Nursing
  22. I've said it before, and I'll say it again - and this is not meant as insult, at all. Do not worry about "losing your...
    86toronado
    Forum: Geriatric Nurses / LTC Nursing
  23. I say you take the job. I'm a new grad too and have a BSN, PALS, ACLS and have not been able to find a job in 4 months.. I...
    86toronado
    Forum: Geriatric Nurses / LTC Nursing
  24. I do not know why so many new grads think of LTC/nursing homes as repulsive places. The following is a simple equation: ...
    86toronado
    Forum: Geriatric Nurses / LTC Nursing
  25. https://encrypted-tbn0.gstatic.com/images?q=tbn:ANd9GcRncos2qpmlUgn37NzNTyE20Agn2iE77F-NYXx3Us763u49aFZ_XA
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    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  26. We all wow ourself at work with what we have put up with in a shift and still keep on going back day after day in spite of...
    86toronado
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  27. Yes and those nurses will get a heads up from their manager that patient x complained. A suggestion will be to perhaps smile...
    86toronado
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  28. It all goes back to the annoying and ever present, ever lurking Press Ganey. I hate those things. It is my opinion that...
    86toronado
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  29. That question makes me gag. How cheesy... So, the person that got the job probably played the game and said, "Oh, I searched...
    86toronado
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  30. Reminds me of the young DKA in ICU that was discharged recently. He complained of being bothered "every 15 minutes." I,...
    86toronado
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  31. Bravo. This is exactly what's wrong with nursing today. Our hands are tied because patients/families complain about things...
    86toronado
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  32. Sounds like you interviewed at my facility. We even had to wear these huge pins that said WOW on them. I don't know about...
    86toronado
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  33. I recently went to a job interview and one of the first questions I was asked is, "When was the last time you wow'ed a...
    86toronado
    Article Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  34. Depends on what you mean by "effective." If you put aspirin in a vase of cut flowers, they'll perk up, but the flowers are...
    86toronado
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  35. I just started the MSN in Nursing Ed Oct 1st. Here are my impressions, pros & cons: 1. Pro: one of the few accredited,...
    86toronado
    Forum: Western Governors University Online Nursing Degrees
  36. I really think anyone getting an advanced practice degree should HAVE to have real experience as a nurse before getting the...
    86toronado
    Forum: Nursing Career Advice
  37. Very interesting. As much as I agree that consistency will help these patients, they know better than to cry wolf all the...
    86toronado
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  38. I am lucky. I already have my perfect job. Full time rapid response nurse. My job is a lot of fun, basicaly one critical...
    86toronado
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  39. She did not have "dispoable income" as a CNA. She was getting handouts from the govenment. Now she has a job that gives...
    86toronado
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  40. You get one life and it is too short to be miserable. I understand what you're saying about feeling you owe the hospital...
    86toronado
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  41. Most places I've worked have avoided giving me the exit interview as management does not really want to know what's going...
    86toronado
    Forum: Nursing Interview Help
  42. I would keep the exit interview positive for the most part. If you do have grievances that you insist on sharing, try to...
    86toronado
    Forum: Nursing Interview Help
  43. I told the truth in my exit interview. It was done with HR. There was a survey to fill out and then a time to go in and...
    86toronado
    Forum: Nursing Interview Help
  44. Keep it positive. In today's workplace, your new job might turn out to be a nightmare. If you want to keep the door open,...
    86toronado
    Forum: Nursing Interview Help
  45. I have been in this position numerous times, I want so badly to go in and lay it all out on the table. But when the day...
    86toronado
    Forum: Nursing Interview Help
  46. I worked in a very old LTC once. Three "halls". The sickest/oldest/heaviest care residents were always placed on the south...
    86toronado
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  47. Right after having my son (I was 23) I developed a very severe case of pneumonia and was placed in ICU. I spent most of the...
    86toronado
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  48. Hello, I did med/surg clinicals at a medium-sized rural hospital in GA during my 2nd semester of nursing school. I was...
    86toronado
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  49. We had a crazy occurrence in my ICU. We have windows between our patient rooms so that, if we are in patient #1's room, we...
    86toronado
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  50. These are fun to read!
    86toronado
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion


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