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    any other input? anybody

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    i am currently thinking of leaving pediatrics to go to aph and work mother/baby and then transfer over to L&D. does anybody here work at aph and can provide any info?
    i currenty have 6 mos. experience as a pediatric nurse at a leading children's hospital, i plan to leave in the next 2-4 months.
    can anyone provide any info about aph? pay rate? departments? i heard it was difficult to get a job there, any truth to that?
    thanks for any info

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    thanks!
    anyone else out there that can give some input?

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    i currently work at miami children's hospital and am considering relocating to orlando, in the next 6 months. i have interest in aph, does anybody work there? the pos. and neg.?
    if you do work there what area do you work in?
    i currently am a peds nurse and am considering changing over to L&D or mother/baby. i will have approx. 9 months exp. when i make the move. i heard it's hard to get a job there, how true is that?
    does anybody know the starting pay, for a nurse with my experience, and the differentials?
    any info provided would be very much appreciated
    thanks...

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    it looks like i've decided to make the move, however, i will probably wait until feb. or march to go, while he will be starting school in jan.
    the move is only a 3-4 hour car drive, so it's pretty close.
    we've been together for over 5 1/2 years now, and the relationship is heading towards engagement and marriage, so i feel confident in that. he is not putting any pressure on me to move, i actually would like to try out another field in nursing and see this as the perfect opportunity. i graduated with my bsn in may '03, and began working as a rn in may '04. i'll have about 9 months of experience before i move.
    at this point i'm still just trying to decide when i will move, i feel pretty confident that i have finally made the decision that i will move

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    Quote from jemb
    Wait until you have more experience and he has his degree.
    he will not be getting his degree where we currently live, it's a long story. he will be moving away from where we live to go to school. i'm debating whether it makes sense for me to move now or wait another 6 months until i have 1 year of experience.

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    here's my situation..
    i am a bsn/rn graduated in may 2003, i started working as a nurse in may 2004. my boyfriend and i plan to move, i have always wanted to move, and am considering going to grad school somewhere in the northeast.
    my boyfriend is a certified nursing assistant, not currently working as one, with plans to start school towards his adn in january.
    should i move with him in january and have approx. 7 months of experience under my belt or is it better to let him move, be apart for 5 months and then once i have my year of experience i move too?
    my job is okay, i don't love it, i don't really even like it but it pays good and i'm getting good experience.
    if he moves without me for a semester he'll probably just go to a school 4 hours from where we live and once that semester ends he'll transfer his credits to a school up in the northeast and we'll move together. if i move with him in jan. then we'll go to the northeast together, most likely.
    so should i move with 6/7 months of experience or should i wait it out until i have 1 year of experience?

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    we always use filter needles when drawing out of ampules at my hospital. i wouldn't do it any other way. please mention your concerns to your nurse manager and if they are not receptive go higher up on the chain of command.

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    Quote from Monica RN,BSN
    In Florida we have many pet friendly shelters. They house them in a separate room though. We use our schools as shelters here. The pet has to be under 80 pounds to come to the shelter.

    Be safe.......
    where in florida are you that there are pet friendly shelters? here in south florida there are not any. if you go to a shelter you must leave your pet at home, leave them with a friend, board them at the vet, or take them to a pet shelter.

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    we've had barcoding for over a year and a half. if a drug is ordered stat and is available on the floor, we don't have to wait for pharmacy to enter it, we can deliver the med and then later link the drug with the order, once the order is input by pharmacy.
    it is a highly effective method, at our hospital, in reducing the number of medication errors. we are now almost 100% medication error free.

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    i work in a south florida hospital. this is how our plan works:

    once our area (miami-dade county) is placed under hurricane warning our plan goes into effect, and all normal scheduling is called off. our plan consists of two teams, one works during the storm (team A) and one for after (team B). team B comes in once the warning is in effect and relieves team A so they can board up their homes, and gather their belongings and any family members they have signed up for the shelter (our facility serves as a shelter). once team A returns team B goes home to wait out the storm, once the storm ends team B is to come to the hospital as soon as they can (sometime the roads are blocked, so it can take a while) and team A can return home.

    i hope that makes sense. as far as the hospital closing and being evacuated none down here close, that i know of. our hospitals are built under strict codes to withstand hurricane force winds. we also have back-up generators for any life-support machines, etc.

    hope that answers some of you questions.

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    heavenly and fentanyl are the two interesting names i've heard recently when at work.
    i'm sure there are plenty more to come.

    oh and yes fentanyl was after the med

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    where in florida are you thinking of moving? pay rate, and cost of living varies depending where in florida you are.
    i make about $6 more an hour (base pay) than my friend who lives three hours away. my rent, car insurance, and just about everything else costs me more though.

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    there is also university of miami


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