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  1. Did you have a chance to talk to the other hospitals? They were all hell bent on hiring when I went to the Job Fair last...
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    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  2. Look BON of each state sometimes you can pay to put a hold on your license.
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    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  3. Don't know about putting a hold on a license but I do hold licenses in two states without a problem from either one.
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    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  4. My 2 cents would be to take another job now. You have a job offer NOW instead of maybe a job offer later. Even if you get...
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    Forum: Ob/Gyn Nursing
  5. Just interesting. I'm in a nearly identical situation in New England area. I'm in the RN Residency program and hoping to...
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    Forum: Ob/Gyn Nursing
  6. I would take the residency program slot if offered. Follow your muse and happiness follows. OB is what you really want to...
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    Forum: Ob/Gyn Nursing
  7. i actually did say something once. working night shift in the er, just my tech and me. no pts, doc's asleep, we're...
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    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  8. I would avoid the ones you will be alone at, and the home health ones. The options at the hospital, where you have people...
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    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  9. Can you do the HH thing until the residency at the hospital becomes available? I say go for what your gut says. If it's...
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    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  10. Try to take a position where there are a lot of experienced people that can guide you. Believe me you will need advice from...
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    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  11. I am surprised that a staffing agency would hire a new grad. They usually want someone with at least a year or two of...
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    Forum: Geriatric Nurses / LTC Nursing
  12. I agree. It is completely inappropriate for an agency to hire a new grad and throw them into a situation where patients and...
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    Forum: Geriatric Nurses / LTC Nursing
  13. Here's my 2 cents: I was offered the same job working agency as a new grad in LTC a few years ago. I was unsure about...
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    Forum: Geriatric Nurses / LTC Nursing
  14. IMHO, don't do it. I too was a new grad with a regular job and looking to do some temp work. I got sent to the LTC where I...
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    Forum: Geriatric Nurses / LTC Nursing
  15. I totally agree. Facilities expect agency nurses to hit the ground running. I really do not think agency is a good...
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    Forum: Geriatric Nurses / LTC Nursing
  16. Yep....nothing but a 15 minute walk thru the building, show you where stuff is located orientation is what you will get. ...
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    Forum: Geriatric Nurses / LTC Nursing
  17. I would have to agree with above posters. If you have been looking for awhile, its probably disappointing to see all these...
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    Forum: Geriatric Nurses / LTC Nursing
  18. Ok so you're a new grad with no experience and you're starting with an agency.....I don't mean to deliver "doom and gloom"...
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    Forum: Geriatric Nurses / LTC Nursing
  19. Well, I can only tell you my experience. I now work in a hospital,but my first nursing job was at a nursing home. So...
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    Forum: Geriatric Nurses / LTC Nursing
  20. Here is the format I use: Name Address Telephone Number Email (if you have one) Professional Summary (Instead of...
    short1978
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  21. If someone has SROM then it's an automatic admission. In most cases, the patient has to show some cervical change in an...
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    Forum: Ob/Gyn Nursing
  22. That's pretty much how it is where I work too. If we are not busy the docs are willing to do Morphine rest. But it really...
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    Forum: Ob/Gyn Nursing
  23. I mean in the sense that a multip can be 4 and not be in labor. if she's contracting, actually laboring and 4cm, then I...
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    Forum: Ob/Gyn Nursing
  24. I :redbeathe AWHONN. Their journals are great. I have found good info and great takeoff points for projects at work.
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    Forum: Ob/Gyn Nursing
  25. THANK YOU! :bow: This is exactly what happened to me....I ended up needing 2 separate transfusions and went into shock. Two...
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    Forum: Ob/Gyn Nursing
  26. I could not agree more. Thank you.
    short1978
    Forum: Ob/Gyn Nursing
  27. We must agree to disagree. The reason I say this, is, the other ways you monitor, (change in vital signs or how a patient...
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    Forum: Ob/Gyn Nursing
  28. I disagree! There are other ways of monitoring a womans condition. I'd be interested to see research that supports fundal...
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    Forum: Ob/Gyn Nursing
  29. I usually tell my c/s moms to take a deep breath while I'm palpating. That at least distracts them while I'm doing that. I...
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    Forum: Ob/Gyn Nursing
  30. You SHOULD palpate fundi on post op patients. It's not always apparent any other way but to check. I had a bad pp bleed...
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    Forum: Ob/Gyn Nursing
  31. We don't palpate fundus' on post CS women - too painful. The only time I would do it is if I'm concerned that the woman has...
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    Forum: Ob/Gyn Nursing
  32. You know what---I was naive. I didn't know any better. Knowing what I do know now, I feel like the hospital, my OB....they...
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    Forum: Ob/Gyn Nursing
  33. fingers crossed!
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    Forum: Ob/Gyn Nursing
  34. I guess it just really depends on what your interests are, what you want out of them, and what you want to support the most....
    short1978
    Forum: Ob/Gyn Nursing
  35. I am a member of all three. I most especially recommend AWHONN for OB nurses. It's good to have WSNA membership, too, to...
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    Forum: Ob/Gyn Nursing
  36. I have interviewed many nurses for l&d positions. I love new grads because they are so full of hope and passion and I know...
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    Forum: Ob/Gyn Nursing
  37. I am off to work soon,so can't post much. I will try to revisit the thread later to bring more. I just want to say...
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    Forum: Ob/Gyn Nursing
  38. I would think it would be the other way around. A primip at 4 might still have hours and hours to go. A multip at 4 could...
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    Forum: Ob/Gyn Nursing
  39. I got sent home with my 1st one because I was closed after my mom took me in because I complained of a back ache all day...
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    Forum: Ob/Gyn Nursing
  40. We admit for ROM. For contractions, we have a 2 hour protocol. We monitor, check the cervix and then re-check in 2 hours. ...
    short1978
    Forum: Ob/Gyn Nursing
  41. Let me first start by saying CONGRATS twice :) I'm a new grad and went on 3 interviews and received offers from ALL 3...
    short1978
    Forum: Ob/Gyn Nursing
  42. I'm in mother/baby post partum so we get c/s patients usually 2 hours post delivery. We do fundal checks and vital signs...
    short1978
    Forum: Ob/Gyn Nursing
  43. I work L&D, and we recover our patients post C-section (also scrub and circulate in the OR), until they are ready for...
    short1978
    Forum: Ob/Gyn Nursing
  44. You should always check your hospital's policy book for their policy for fundal checks. In our hospital we check q 15 min...
    short1978
    Forum: Ob/Gyn Nursing
  45. Our policy is q15 min x4, q 1hr x4, then q 8 hours. Of course if we have a patient that is not staying firm (even with an...
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    Forum: Ob/Gyn Nursing
  46. Only, one time i remember we had a c/s patient whose bladder was nic during deliver ..... but we were ordered not 2 do...
    short1978
    Forum: Ob/Gyn Nursing
  47. For our post C/S women our routine assessments include BP, Pulse, Temp, Resps, O2 sats, lochia, pain, leg/calf pain,...
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    Forum: Ob/Gyn Nursing
  48. Fundal checks are definitely a mainstay for any postpartum pt on our unit. I have never had an order not to do them - even...
    short1978
    Forum: Ob/Gyn Nursing
  49. On the postpartum floor where I work, we do C/S fundal checks: On admission from PACU, then Q1H x 4, then Q4H x 2, and...
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    Forum: Ob/Gyn Nursing
  50. Here are a few websites I thought might be helpful:
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    Forum: Ob/Gyn Nursing


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