Latest Comments by mattfd37

Latest Comments by mattfd37

mattfd37, ASN, BSN, RN, EMT-B 2,688 Views

Joined Jan 17, '09 - from 'CT'. mattfd37 is a ER RN. He has '5' year(s) of experience. Posts: 148 (11% Liked) Likes: 41

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    Our District uses Health Office 5.7 which is seems soooooo archaic. It has some potential, but also has it's limitations. We also don't use it 100% of the time. Many nurses continue to write on paper or the chart because of this program. They are looking at upgrading but only upgrading Health Office. Is there another program you use and would recommend?

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    [FONT=Times New Roman][COLOR=#000000] [/COLOR][/FONT][FONT=Calibri][COLOR=#000000]I am a float nurse, the 2nd FT float for the town. We are very blessed to have what we have here, because other towns are not covered like we are. We have 13 schools (10 Elem [2 have 2 nurses], 2 Middle [both have 2 nurses] and 1 HS [3 nurses] for 2,000+ kids. We have 12 or so subs. I start at one school usually at the larger Elem and then float to one of the smaller schools half way through the day. They justified a 2nd float based off of nurses absent rate. They broke it down by how many days 1 nurse was out during the yr, then 2 nurses etc and then how many times there was coverage. I’ve been in this position for about 2.5 weeks and love it, I also work in an ER Per Diem.[/COLOR][/FONT]
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    I actually called one of the allergy centers the other day who write orders for a lot of our students and I spoke with the head of the group and he said 'the biggest mistake nurses make in a school setting is delaying the use of the EpiPen. The Pen will slow down or cure the problem enough for EMS to reach them. Benadryl only delays the inevitable, You have to remember, these orders are also written for daycares where you have untrained personnel trying to decide whether to give it. You are not going to harm someone by giving them an EpiPen'. I agree with his statement and being in EMS for 20 years I'm glad people give it even if they are unsure.

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    BeckyESRN, Cattz, Farawyn, and 1 other like this.

    I was a sub for the past 1.5yrs and just got hired as the 2nd float for the district. Today was absolutely crazy trying to help the head nurse document the meds. School starts tomorrow (CT) and that’s when a line of parents sit outside the office and drop off all their child's meds! woo hoo! The redundancy is mind boggling! Meds orders are photocopied in triplicate (1 in PRN folder, 1 with meds and 1 in permanent file (where you also have to write the meds ON the file) so technically 4 times! We have spent the last 2 days calling parents and telling them we need their childs 7th gr physical or they can’t come to school, even though they got 3 letters since Oct and a call from the nurse in May. I also work in the ER, so tomorrow should be a walk in the park, NOT!

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    What's a good wage for a NG?
    ANYTHING! Just get a job, suck it up for a year and then move to where you are most interested in.

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    Try schools, large corporations and try correction facilites. Think outside the box.

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    missnoc360 likes this.

    NO! The job market is terrible here, especially with no exp. Stay in NY and keep sending out resumes?

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    I have a BS but not in nursing. I worked at the hospital already so I got hired fairly quickly. I've been on my own for a month now and love it. There are still a bunch from last Dec that haven't found jobs yet let alone those that graduated in May. It's very hard out there, I'll be honest. You need to think outside the box when looking for a job. Look at a correctional facility for example. If you're not already working in a hospital it MIGHT be a little hard with a ASD to get in. A lot of my friends who were working as a Nurse Assistant or PCA all got jobs within a hospital they worked for. Of course some got hired without being employeed by a hospital. Get hired, wait about 6mo or so and begin going for your BSN.

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    The PP is a guide.You need to read the book esp when you get into 203. Go over questions from Mosbys and Lippincotts NCLEX review..several questions come from those questions.

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    Yes it is true they are. Not sure why. We all sit for the same test. If you do go for the AD program, make sure you go get a job as a Tech or Student Nurse it's a good backdoor way to get into a facility.

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    We only lost 2. We graduated 48 I think. 201 is challenging, there is more expected of you. If I remember correctly 201 has a lot of adjuncts teaching which made it hard b/c they aren't writing the tests which made it kind of useless to go to class. I hope they read our reviews and changed that. Where r u doing clinical?

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    You should have white shoes(some girls had crocks but most had sneakers) and buy whatever scope you want. Littmanns is fine. I have an Ultrascope which I think is better but don't go overboard and spend $190 because there's always the possiblity you might forget it at clinical and it will never be found again. Stick with a $80-$100 max. And you will find there, that the information tree has a few branches missing.

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    Quote from CTXRN
    Very good question. I'm in the same predicament. I usually get in a few hours in the early morning and 1-2 more after everyone in my house goes to bed. But it never seems like enough.
    No it doesn't and that's whats freakin me out! I'm still waiting for the wonderful woman at the State to give me my number to sign up for the test. I did Hurst review and loved it and I am reviewing their core material and doing Lippincott Q&A from 9 to about 1 then do stuff around town,pick up the little one from school, blah blah blah, its 8-9p and I'm exhausted. I avg 125q/day but it doesn't seem enough. Ughh!

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    For those of us who have families and can't devote 5hrs/day 6days/wk, what kind of study schedule have you been using? And for those that passed what did you use? Thx!

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    When you graduate don't you just get a certificate and not an A.D.? How does that work?


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