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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: 524 (40% Liked) Likes: 624

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  1. As an ED nurse who works triage a lot, I find it incredibly frustrating that when I ask most patients if they have had any...
    Aug 20
    Forum: Emergency Nursing
  2. I wear mine, but it's just a plain silver band, no crevices or anything to get stuff caught in. And when I wash/sanitize, I...
    Aug 10
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  3. I've worked in float pool, and was expected to float anywhere except ICU, ED, and OB. That said, since I had PALS, I...
    Aug 7
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  4. It's all about perspective... Does a doctor, or a lawyer, or an engineer think that my $60k a year is big bucks? No, of...
    Aug 5
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  5. I have been threatened by patients when working in the ER, so I could see it from that perspective. I don't know why the...
    Jul 31
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  6. Three months was the norm in the hospitality industry, where I worked before healthcare. Not ideal, but if you need...
    Jun 10 '13
    Forum: Florida Nursing
  7. Um... to be blunt, it wouldn't even be a question for me. If I were in a position where I needed to borrow money for rent,...
    May 31 '13
    Forum: Geriatric Nurses / LTC Nursing
  8. Wow! 35% on nights??? That would be amazing! I hear Orlando pay is a little higher than the rest of the state, though... I...
    May 31 '13
    Forum: Florida Nursing
  9. I love this topic!!! I just had to meet with not one, but two managers of a unit I floated to after working a 12 hour shift,...
    May 31 '13
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  10. My husband and I (both RN's) are planning a move to Florida, specifically the Sarasota area in the next 6 months or so. ...
    May 30 '13
    Forum: Florida Nursing
  11. Like some of you above, I am naturally "programmed" for nights as well. Prior to starting nights, I was never a "good...
    May 9 '13
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  12. It's probably already been said, but I had to place my vote for a hot bath... just thinking about it now makes me want to...
    May 9 '13
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  13. Yes. Go for it. Even if some hospitals don't have RN's drawing labs, some do, and all that I know of consider IV starts a...
    Apr 16 '13
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  14. Hi there! I live in the Albany area, so I can break down those hospitals' ED's for you: -Albany Medical Center is a...
    Feb 28 '13
    Forum: New York Nursing
  15. I never had much anxiety, but then I am not an anxious person in general. My husband, however is, and he said it took him...
    Feb 4 '13
    Forum: First Year After Nursing Licensure
  16. I am so glad to be out of the ER, because I think this type of patient made up 50% or more of our patient and family member...
    Jan 19 '13
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  17. For those of you working directly for baycare, do they contract people year-round, or just for "the season"? Just curious...
    Jan 19 '13
    Forum: Travel Nursing
  18. Where you decide you want to specialize is a very complex decision, and not one that needs to be made right at graduation...
    Jan 19 '13
    Forum: First Year After Nursing Licensure
  19. I too am an introvert, and I definitely prefer night shift, to the point where I would not consider working days, even if it...
    Jan 19 '13
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  20. Where in south FL is this? I don't need hospital names, but city if you don't mind would be nice... also what unit do you...
    Dec 26 '12
    Forum: Travel Nursing

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