Latest Comments by HeartsOpenWide

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Joined Jul 13, '05 - from 'Behind the Big Sequoia Sempervirens'. HeartsOpenWide is a "Birth Center" Staff Nurse. She has '4' year(s) of experience and specializes in 'Ante-Intra-Postpartum, Post Gyne'. Posts: 3,071 (25% Liked) Likes: 2,026

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    PlaidPaisley and shannon81 like this.

    Want to come work with us lovemyjobland?

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    PlaidPaisley likes this.

    What is the on call policy in your department? Do you have someone "on call" when things are slow that can be retrieved at any point of a shift?

    We have always had on call coverage for an entire shift (12hrs/shift ), we are a rural hospital without MDs or surgery in house after hours, we often get patients un-announced, and occasionally they come in precipitating (assisted another RN with a "door way delivery" once). Administration is now saying they will only pay for 10 hours of on call (we are only paid $4/hr as it is for Pete's sake) in interest of saving $8, because "that's the way M/S does it" (surgery has 24 hours on call and ER doesn't take call at all, they are always staffed). We are conceded about this 2 hour gap between shifts
    where there will be no coverage.

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    LoriBSN2b likes this.

    When I was in nursing school they told us "we are not going to spoon feed you this information"...I use to joke and say "they should have said 'you have to buy the gun, assemble the gun, hunt the deer, skin the deer, and cook the deer yourself in order to eat it; we will just give you a 1000 page book on how to do it so you can figure it out' " remember, most of your teachers are nurses, just that...my best nursing instructors were the few that had a masters in education.

    You have to learn to study smart. It took me several semesters to study the right way...no one can read all those chapters. Read the boxes and info in the margins, if it doesn't make sense THEN read the whole page, and always read the summary at the end of the chapter; and ALWAYS read before class, you are better prepared and can ask questions about things you didn't understand

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    Did the baby pass it's "car seat challenge"? Most babies that small go in a car bed

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    Interested in getting away from shift work and still working in a (California) hospital? My place of work will soon have an Out Patient Coordinator position available. It's a 8-4 job, M-F, no weekends, no holidays.

    Labor experience is a must. You would be doing scheduled NSTs, labor checks, admits, ect. Sometimes, when things are extra busy on the labor side (we are an LDRP unit) and slow on the out pt said, the out pt nurse is expected to take a labor patient.

    PM me if you are qualified and interested! I'll get you connected with my manager.

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    prnqday likes this.

    My place of work will soon have an Out Patient Coordinator position available. It's a 8-4 job, M-F, no weekends, no holidays.

    Labor experience is a must.

    You would be doing scheduled NSTs, labor checks, admits, ect. Sometimes, when things are extra busy on the labor side (we are an LDRP unit) and slow on the out pt said, the out pt nurse is expected to take a labor patient.

    PM me if you are qualified and interested! I'll get you connected with my manager.

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    Quote from BrandonLPN
    A new grad RN with fake boobs, too much make-up and an invalid nursing license gets hired as a travel nurse in a major west coast hospital?

    Yes, I'm sure that sort of thing happens all the time.
    How do you know she is a new grad? Was that in the show? I missed that part. All the travel nurses I have ever met have several years experience

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    herring_RN likes this.

    I was screaming at the TV. Also, this show is in California, very few LVNs are used in the hospitals anymore; they are mostly in skilled nursing. My hospital has one LVN in the ER (if he is still there) but the other hospitals in my area do not use LVNs at all.

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    I watched the first episode just to see what it was all about. I was yelling at the T.V. My husband couldn't understand why I was so mad. I tried to tell him that it gives a negative and inaccurate portrayal of nurses, his response was "people are not going to think this show is real". From what I have read, these are real nurses. I just don't understand how they are going to get jobs after this show ends.

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    Expect a lot of ranting, but what do people think of the new "reality" TV show on MTV called "Scrubbing In"?

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    Arleq, Ultraposh, and sham rai like this.

    I started out in a specialty unit ((LDRP). I graduated with honors, sigma theta tau, took extra clinical courses through an additional collage, took a beginning midwifery course separate from my nursing courses, and became a certified doula during nursing school. There are your average students and your above average students. Some new grads do great in specialty units while others do better starting in med/surg. To make a blanket statement that new grads should not start out in specialty units is saying all new grads are equal; (I don't know how to say this without being rude) but that simply is not true.

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    LibraSunCNM likes this.

    It went away because it is cheap and anesthesiologist are not needed (IMO) I sure hope it comes back!

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    Look into cross training so you can go over to the L&D department when things are slow in your department and things are busy over there. Have you talked to the manager of the L&D department at the hospital you work at? Ask what you have to do to get transferred

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    You can not work as an LPN and get a job as an L&D nurse. You might be able to find a job as a post partum nurse, but it could be hard. I know our hospital only hires RNs because they can work all departments (LDRP and nursery) If you find a large hospital that has a separate postpartum unit you might be able to get a job. This could be could to work while in school to go on and get your RN (so you can move on to L&D)

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    For those of you that work at hospitals that allow VBACs, what is the spacing limit between the C/S and the time allowed to have a VBAC? Our hospital requires 18 months. I know ACOG recommends a 24 month birth spacing in general but does not mention for VBACs/TOLAC.


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