Latest Comments by RunnerRN2015

Latest Comments by RunnerRN2015

RunnerRN2015, ASN 13,127 Views

Joined Jul 6, '11 - from 'NC, US'. RunnerRN2015 is a ER nurse. Posts: 782 (35% Liked) Likes: 673

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    I started a new job in February. I already had a week's vacation scheduled for March as well as a 2 week trip for May. I told them upfront that I would be needing that time off. They agreed. Granted, I didn't have any PTO to use for the week in March. For the May trip, I'll have accumulated about a week's worth of PTO. No big deal!

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    Quote from Ariellmae
    Does anyone know what a sample class time
    Is for Nurs 101 and Nurs 202 ?
    For 101, class is 16 weeks long. You'll typically have class Mon/Thurs/Fri with clinicals alternating weeks Tues/Wed (you'll have things like sim lab on weeks you don't have clinicals). For 202, class is 8 weeks long with the second 8 weeks (IF you pass the first 8 weeks) for your preceptorship. Tests are every other Friday -- 202 moves FAST! You'll have lecture on Wednesday and the test will be on Friday; you've got to study every day if you want to stay on top of things. You'll have class 2-3 days a week with other days scheduled for sim lab and group projects (when I was there we had 2 group projects; not sure if that has changed).

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    Quote from LucidDreamer
    What's it like being able to work whenever you want? I cannot wait to be a nurse. Working three days a week sounds like heaven. Although, knowing me, I'd most likely do tons of over time anyway lol. What do you like to do on your off days?
    We don't necessarily work "whenever we want". Yes, I get to submit my own schedule BUT that doesn't mean it won't get switched around depending on the unit's needs. I'm required to work 6 weekend shifts every 6 weeks. I'm required to work 24 hours of call every 6 weeks. I work 12 hour night shifts, which means I'm sleeping in the afternoon before my first shift, trying to sleep during the day in between shifts, and trying to make up for missed sleep the day after my last shift for the week. Not exactly heavenly but I love my job (I'm an LDRP RN) and my co-workers so I don't mind.

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    xoemmylouox likes this.

    Quote from Wannabern24
    Who takes care of the babies when they arent with their mothers? Do the neonatal nurses only take care of sick babies? If so who takes care of the healthy ones?
    Mother/baby nurses take care of the babies, who room in with their moms. The only time healthy babies go to the nursery is for procedures like circumcisions.

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    xoemmylouox and 8130 like this.

    I'm an ADN grad in NC and have easily been hired at 2 different hospitals; both have magnet status. None of my classmates had any issues getting hired without a BSN.

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    tiny_dancer likes this.

    I had a positive PPD about 24 years ago. My CXR was negative. I took INH for 6 months and was told to never have another skin test because 1) it would always show positive and 2) it could cause a serious reaction. As a teacher, I was required to have a CXR every other year. Fast forward to a few years ago when I started in healthcare. The hospital never required any thing from me other than an annual form that stated I didn't have any TB symptoms nor was I exposed to anybody with TB. I started with a different hospital last week. They drew a quantiferon test and told me it was a new requirement for 2016 for all new employees with a positive PPD.

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    [QUOTE=elizabeast7;8862378]Yes - that is how we are, too. Things are grouped in two categories.

    Non-scan - syringes, toiletries, etc.

    Scanned - wound care, foleys, IV tubing, etc. ]]

    I can't imagine scanning foleys and IV tubing! We only scan meds. That's it!

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    I graduated Dec 2014 and started Feb 2015 in a level 1 trauma center/adult ED. Now that I've been there almost a year, I realize it's not for me. I've always been interested in women's health (ED was choice #1 and Women's Services was #2) so when an RN position in an LDRP unit at another hospital basically fell into my lap last week, I scooped it up. Here's where I need your help...I haven't touched anything maternity/neonatal since school! I contacted my instructor who was gracious enough to give me a textbook to review since I've gotten rid of everything from school. What resources would be helpful as I make the transition from adult ED to LDRP? Websites, books, blogs....recommendations, please!

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    JustBeachyNurse likes this.

    My plan was:
    1) Do well in school.
    2) Use whatever free resources I could get at school, online, and from classmates.
    3) Don't freak out about NCLEX.
    4) Take NCLEX ASAP after graduating. I took it 3 weeks after graduation.
    5) Pass in 75 questions.

    My very basic plan worked. I have no idea how many SATA I had nor do I care. IT MEANS NOTHING. There are above the line SATAs and below the line SATAs. You can pass with 20 SATAs and you can pass with NO SATAs.

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    Patient: I'm pregnant and I think I'm miscarrying!
    RN: How far along are you? (as she collects urine sample)
    Patient: 3-4 weeks. I haven't been tested yet but I know my body.
    RN: When was your last period?
    Patient: the 7th.
    RN: So...a month ago? (reads results from UPT -- negative). You're not pregnant. You're having your period.
    Patient's male companion: I'm outta here, *****!

    Patient brought by EMS for severe lower abdominal cramping.
    Patient: I started cramping and it felt like contractions so I got worried.
    RN: Any chance you're pregnant?
    Patient: No, I haven't had sex for 10 years. I just need something for menstrual cramps.

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    Carolinas Healthcare System in the Charlotte area -- around $10/hr for the hospitals.

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    Cowgirldreams likes this.

    I'm at a level 1 trauma center ED. We're all ED RNs. Only those who are TNCC certified as Trauma Nurses can run traumas. Once trauma protocol is dc'ed, then any ED RN can take over care.

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    Quote from OnlyHim
    Both would be FT. 3 days on for both with every other weekend. I think the concern of the schedules overlapping is what I'm considering. One has a 12week orientation and the other is variable...
    Not only should you be concerned about scheduling conflicts, but I'd be more concerned about crashing and burning. Working 6 days a week including every weekend in 2 high intensity fields is taking on A LOT. I'm a new grad in a level 1 trauma ED and working 3 shifts a week wipes me out! I can't imagine working 6 shifts every week and still finding time to sleep, do laundry, run errands, spend time with friends and family.

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    I'm in the ED. Our ETOHers are marked as MTF -- metabolize to freedom. When a bunch of orders pop up at shift change: DSP = day shift problem.