Introductions - page 2

Hi everyone! I just thought I'd start the new State forums off with an introduction thread. Please feel free to reply to this thread if you wish. Otherwise, feel free to start a new topic if you wish to discuss other topics... Read More

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    hi, rosienurse

    Have you applied at the new hospital in Las Cruces? I hear great things about the place as far as pt care. Don't know anyone there directly, does Alamogordo have a hospital?

    I have had the honor of working clinic with two midwives, what a fabulous experience.

    good luck to ya!!!

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    I had thougth about applying to the new hospital, it's called Mountain View. They are known for their patient care. However, I have spoken to alot of people who worked there and then quit. They have a bad reputation for nurse treatment. Apparently, they are all about patient and doctor care, but they don't give a didly about the nursing staff. Plus, they haven't even been open a year and have already been through four administrators - now what does that say?
    There is a hospital here in Alamogordo. It's called Gerald Champion Regional Medical Center. I had applied there, but they were offering only $16/hr and I am making $20.75/hr in Deming.
    In Deming, I work with two midwives. They are awesome. They have already allowed me to deliver some babies with their supervision. So very cool. Well, have a nice day/evening/weekend whatever!
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    Hi everyone!

    I am a nursing student finishing up my last semester in New York befoe me and my husband get transfered back to my home town, Albuquerque, in December. I am so excited to be moving home and to be starting my nursing career. I will have lots of questions for you all as I finish up school and get ready to take my board exam and start lookin for my first job.


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    Hi all, I'm so glad that I found this page.
    I'm relocating in Deming NM, next month at this moment only have the job that is helping me with the relocation and hope that I will get to be a home health nurse, Can any body give an idea of the lpn pay per hr.? I have geropsych exp., vent care, IV and therapy and blood withdrawl certification.

    I hope to hear from you guys.

    Thank you

    Cruz A. Ortiz
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    I am an RN from Santa Fe, NM. I got my BSN from UNM, several years ago. I moved to Los Angeles in 1984 and I have been practicing here since 1985. I worked at Presbyterian Hosp. in Albuquerque and I also worked at UNMH for a little bit.
    When I was finally able to land a full time job in Los Angeles, I worked at Cedars Sinai Medical Center for 13 years. I was a Clinical manager in Newborn Nursery. (7000 deliveries a year). Took care of lots of movie star and celeb babies but, alas, I got bored. I went back to school to work on my Master's degree. In the middle of all that, I changed hospitals and now I work at Children's Hospital of Los Angeles. Last November I became a member of the ECMO team here in the NICU. I also FINALLY finished my Master's degree this past June so... I am waiting to find a teaching job, on top of my NICU job. I love it!!

    Nursing has been great for me. Yes there were times when I wanted to throw in the towel and run back home to Santa Fe but.. I perservered.
    If anyone ever decides to come to LA and work, look me up!

    By the way, I am now on my 22 year as an RN. I wouldn't change it for the world!!

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    Welcome to the boards Dolores.
    If you ever come back to SF, look me up.
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    What is the ECMO Team?
    Thanks in advance..
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    ECMO stands for Extra Corporeal Membranous Oxygenation. It is basically a heart lung machine that we use for critically ill children who meet the criteria for this type of intervention. We are a team of nurses, perfusionists, surgeons, neonatologists and fellows who take care of these patients. Neonates usually have the best outcome. We do pediatric ECMO in the PICU and in the CTICU as well but the older the child is, the longer and harder the course.

    The neonates who are candidates for ECMO are meconium aspiration, PPHN (Persistant pulmonary hypertension), sepsis, congenital diaphragmatic hernia, cardiac issues (depending on the issues). The infants have to be term, although we have cannulated a special circumstance premie at about 36 weeks gest. age. The candidates cannot have a cranial hemorrhage. there is a list of criteria but those are the basics.

    Anyway, there are several centers throughout the world that do ECMO. We are the largest pediatric team around.

    Hope that answered your question.

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    Hi everyone, my name is Jackie and I work on a surgical unit in albq.
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    Welcome to the boards.
    Sit down and join in.

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