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  1. Pay Scale for Flight Nurses?
    I have been a Full time flight nurse for 5 years for the USA's biggest Helicopter EMS provider and get paid approx $10 less an hour than what I make in the Level 1 Trauma Unit at the University...
    Nov 8, '10
    Forum: Flight Nursing / Surface Transport Nursing
  2. working maternity
    As a South African trained RN and "midwife"/ accoucher (required for all RN's training in South Africa) , I was amazed when I came to the US that males barely ever work in the Maternity section of...
    Sep 23, '10
    Forum: Men in Nursing
  3. 25 pushups
    At one of the hospitals I worked at , us guys would run the stairs . All the way up and all the way down. Great cardio!!
    Sep 23, '10
    Forum: Men in Nursing
  4. The "Flirt"
    I think one would be hard pressed to find one of us who has not had the women flirting in the work situation. As much as most, if not all hospitals and employers would discourage this type of thing,...
    Sep 23, '10
    Forum: Men in Nursing
  5. Utah surgeons against AA's
    Not quite sure why this should even be of interest to us as this is a NURSES web/ blog site. AA's are NOT nurses. AA's are yet another attempt to take away jobs from CRNA's as they are cheaper to...
    Aug 30, '10
    Forum: Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetist (CRNA)
  6. Do you address the residents by title or first name?
    I address all doctors as "Dr" until they tell me to address them otherwise or if they introduce themselves using their first name only. Many are senior to me and I do so as a sign of respect (just...
    Jul 11, '10
    Forum: Operating Room Nursing
  7. OR RN's recovering their own patients in a small, rural hospital
    Outside the US ,its fairly common for Scrub RN's to recover their own patients in small rural hospitals and in bigger hospitals after hours when the OR does not operate on a 24hr basis. Many private...
    Jul 11, '10
    Forum: Operating Room Nursing
  8. Running a code
    While working in South Africa in ICU, I got called to the OR for a code. The pt was undergoing a Cystoscopy & TURP (in the old days) .What I walked in on still shocks me today. No one was doing CPR;...
    Jul 10, '10
    Forum: Operating Room Nursing
  9. What did you do before you were a nurse?
    High school student-> University for my BSN for 4 years .Never looked back. Love my job and have never wanted to do anything else.Nursing is such a huge profession and there is a niche for each and...
    Jul 10, '10
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  10. paramedics in the ER
    I believe that paramedics have a role to play, but not in a hospital position. If we as RN's keep allowing non-nursing personnel into what were traditionally Nursing positions, then in essence we are...
    Jul 3, '10
    Forum: Emergency Nursing
  11. If you could do it all over again, would you?
    Absolutely!!! I have been a RN for going on 17yrs now and still love every minute of it; still look forward to going to work every day and making a difference in someones life. I would never trade...
    Jul 3, '10
    Forum: Men in Nursing
  12. Have you ever been mistaken for a doctor?
    It hhas happened all through my career and continues to this day. Often less educated or illiterate people tend to assume that you are the doctor if you are male, and working in a hospital...
    Jul 3, '10
    Forum: Men in Nursing
  13. Nurses sound off!  Steth belt clip or around the neck?
    Carry a Littmann Classic SE in bright orange as I fly on a helicopter and its easy to spot if I leave it lying around. Usually carry it in my tactical 'medic' vest that I wear when working on the...
    Jul 3, '10
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  14. I think cutsey scrub tops look ridiculous on adult units
    To those still wearing scrub tops (and pants) with cheesy prints on them; enjoy wearing them while you can, as the movement accross Nursing management and hospitals is to get rid of that type of hap...
    Jul 3, '10
    Forum: Nursing Scrubs / Uniforms / Gear
  15. Protocol for Going on trip with Patient
    Jen, since you are coming to Disneyland in Southern California, (Anaheim) Childrens Hospital of Orange County is not far away at all in the city of Orange. Also, University of California Irvine is...
    Jul 3, '10
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  16. Is nursing really THAT bad?
    In the last couple of years there have been too many people going into the nursing profession for the wrong reasons; too many drawn by so called "lucrative job opportunities" . You soon know who...
    Jul 1, '10
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  17. how old were you when you realized you weren't going to make real money as a nurse
    Anyone who goes into Nursing to make "Real Money" has made the wrong career choice. Nursing never has been a career where money should be the motivator and it never will be. The last 5-10 years have...
    Jul 1, '10
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  18. Male Nurses in Crocs?
    Dansko clogs all the way in Level 1 Trauma Unit and ICU's.:)
    Jun 15, '10
    Forum: Men in Nursing
  19. Beautiful photos
    Thanks for posting this link. I have a great interest in old buildings, hospitals, military bases and the like so found these photo's incredible. They used to build hospitals to be grand and...
    Jun 4, '10
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  20. Counting respirations
    I feel the pulse for 15 seconds and multiply by 4 then keep feeling the pulse but am watching their chest rise and fall and am counting their respiratory rate.
    Jun 4, '10
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  21. Open heart ICU
    I think Flight Nurses REALLY are the Top Cream of the Crop! (Combined ICU , Trauma & nerves of Steel)
    Jun 2, '10
    Forum: CCU Nursing / Coronary / Cardiac
  22. Found a free site that teaches ICU concepts
    Awesome!!! Thanks for these resources.
    Jun 2, '10
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  23. Common practice for any ER??
    In all my years nursing in ICU, ER/Trauma and Labour ward, I've never run blood or blood products through a pump of any sort. Most pumps mechanisms will damage the red blood cells through their...
    Jun 1, '10
    Forum: Emergency Nursing
  24. Nurses not speaking english at work
    When I came to the USA as a Foreign Sponsored Greencard RN traveller; I had to have taken my NCLEX, as well as an English proficiency exam (written, spoken, understood) in addition to numerous other...
    May 26, '10
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  25. The attire debate - what should nurses wear?
    I trained as an RN and worked as an RN in ICU and ER/Trauma for many years in South Africa before immigrating to the USA. In South Africa there was and still is NO confusion as to who is the RN (or...
    May 26, '10
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion


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