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By francoml

Joined Nov 7, '12 - from 'Dirty South'. francoml is a ICU Nurse. Posts: 133 (39% Liked) Likes: 185

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  1. The reason, as you may know, why PICC's aren't emergent is that it is virtually impossible to place a PICC quickly without...
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    Forum: MICU / SICU Nursing
  2. You are a rock star! (seriously, they couldn't get a femoral line in?!)
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    Forum: MICU / SICU Nursing
  3. Obviously you are more vaulable in an emergency than the gen surgery or internal med teams, lol... Good thing you came...
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    Forum: MICU / SICU Nursing
  4. I respectfully disagree with the other comments left below. Certification is the designation given for those nurses that...
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    Forum: MICU / SICU Nursing
  5. Good job on this article my work friend, nicely written for great encouragement :) -Krisie
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    Forum: MICU / SICU Nursing
  6. CONGRATS!!!!
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    Forum: Infusion Nursing / Intravenous Nursing
  7. Sorry to bump an old thread, but I thought I'd throw my $0.02 in. I've done both med-surg and ICU. Everywhere I've...
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    Forum: MICU / SICU Nursing
  8. I was helping a colleague reposition her recently extubated post op CABG x 3 patient when the woman began to complain and...
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    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  9. Agree with everything except the medications: If I am unfamiliar with a medication it is my responsibility to look it up...
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    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  10. How's the new job? From your posts you DO work at a good facility.....hang on to them they are rare these days.
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    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  11. I went in to a Trauma ICU as a new grad & loved it!!! Got my CCRN as soon as I was eligible - moved on to MSN (critical...
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    Forum: MICU / SICU Nursing
  12. I actually get paid more in the ICU than I did on Med/Surg in the form of a "specialty bonus."
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    Forum: MICU / SICU Nursing
  13. I worked at a unionized hospital in Texas. It isn't everything its cracked up to be. I am pretty sure we were better off...
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    Forum: Collective Bargaining / Nursing Union
  14. Thank u francomi for this piece of advice. I actually need help because i'm in a dilemma right now. I am starting the Rn -...
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    Forum: MICU / SICU Nursing
  15. i don't read the "breed apart" as a derogatory comment. Every specialty area can say that. It takes a certain kind of...
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    Forum: MICU / SICU Nursing
  16. This is great advice and very well put. I've been a nurse in the PICU for 1 year now and I came staight from school. The...
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    Forum: MICU / SICU Nursing
  17. Well, I half agree with the OP, I could tell right off the bat that the ICU nurses in my hospital are top-notch and the...
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    Forum: MICU / SICU Nursing
  18. Thanks for posting. It gave me additional inputs.
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    Forum: MICU / SICU Nursing
  19. Well said : ) Thank you for the post
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    Forum: MICU / SICU Nursing
  20. Well said francoml. It is great advice. You ahve learned a lot and grown exponentially over the last year.I think all...
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    Forum: MICU / SICU Nursing
  21. Good for you, I like being proven wrong in times like this :) To be honest, having that MICU internship was probably...
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    Forum: Nursing Job Search Assistance
  22. Good for you, then you must know your stuff well and can keep calm under pressure. Hope everything works out great for you.
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    Forum: Nursing Job Search Assistance
  23. I'm not refuting you know way more than I do - doesn't mean I can't make a valid argument for why colour coded scrubs aren't...
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    Forum: Nursing Scrubs / Uniforms / Gear
  24. I disagree. I think that nursing is a profession and trying to take a more uniform (haha) approach is understandable.. So...
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    Forum: Nursing Scrubs / Uniforms / Gear
  25. At my facility ER nurses that have passes a competency can place EJ's. Also about half of our ER nurses can do ultrasound...
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    Forum: Infusion Nursing / Intravenous Nursing
  26. It is a marketable skill. It's not that "hard" if you are good at IV's but you will encounter difficult patients. I like...
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    Forum: Infusion Nursing / Intravenous Nursing
  27. You opened a can of worms with this one buddy! Lol
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    Forum: MICU / SICU Nursing
  28. it is unfortunate you are being mistreated by your employer. Unfortunately there is little you can do about it since nurses...
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    Forum: MICU / SICU Nursing
  29. Not crazy, pretty standard for many young nurses, in particular young male nurses. When I was younger I used to work the...
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    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  30. Congrats! You have a learning curve in front of you! GOOD LUCK! I am happy for you.
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    Forum: MICU / SICU Nursing
  31. Congratulations!! :up:
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    Forum: MICU / SICU Nursing
  32. Congratulations!
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    Forum: MICU / SICU Nursing
  33. First of all no one is having to make a Medical Diagnosis. The team member is doing what Nurses do everyday, assessing the...
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    Forum: CCU Nursing / Coronary / Cardiac
  34. I disagree. I feel it would be dumb for the RRT to 'free up a busy nurse'. That would 1)be dumping on the RRT 2) would not...
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    Forum: CCU Nursing / Coronary / Cardiac
  35. Some of you have heard me tell this story before. I was several years out of school and had been staff in this fabulous ICU...
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    Forum: Critical Care Nursing
  36. No. I don't hate it. I love the opportunity to practice stuff.
    francoml
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  37. Don't even let it bother you. Just be confident in who you are and the profession you have chosen. Those who mock are...
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    Forum: Male Nursing Student
  38. I don't believe scripting interview responses is very effective and I don't really know what you *should* say... all I can...
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    Forum: New Mexico Nursing
  39. Pm me when you are closer to graduation and I ll try to get you hired in ICU.
    francoml
    Forum: New Mexico Nursing
  40. Yes, it's real and it will soon be a legal substance in all states. Just like alcohol and tobacco -- two substances that are...
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    Forum: Colorado Nursing
  41. Even though it's legal, individual employers can still have restrictions regarding its use (just like some employers have...
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    Forum: Colorado Nursing
  42. But if it was smoked during off hours, and they're not high while working, why would you care? It's like alcohol. People can...
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    Forum: Colorado Nursing


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