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  1. What is the nurse-patient ratio where you work?
    Tele 6:1 but can go up to 8:1 on a rare occasion if the hospital has disaster protocols going around with poor staffing. ICU: 3:1 but certain patients like balloon pump and some certain type of...
    Apr 17
    Forum: Nursing Issues On Patient Safety
  2. My impressions on the ER so far
    I'm coming off new hire training at a small local ER after being transferred from Med-Surg/Tele. Being a floor nurse first really did help me put things into perspective when I would get annoyed by...
    Apr 17
    Forum: Emergency Nursing
  3. Is anyone using Cerner in their ER?
    Cerner Firstnet's tracking shell is fine for the ER however it still uses the powerchart base which is pretty bad for a lot of people. As a floor nurse I love powerchart but as an ER nurse the...
    Apr 17
    Forum: Emergency Nursing
  4. 5 reasons customers are NOT always right.
    I'm going to sound very cruel for saying this but in healthcare the customer is definitely not always right. In hospital settings especially, if they were right why are they sick in the hospital in...
    Apr 17
    Forum: Nursing News
  5. Local hospital now says "BSN or MSN preferred" for all bedside positions?!
    Degree dilution is getting a little out of hand.
    Mar 24
    Forum: Registered Nurses: Diploma / ADN / BSN
  6. Thinking about grad school but not sure how to start.
    I've got 2 years of acute care experience so now I want to plan to get my NP (DNP preferred) but I'm not sure how to start. My actual nursing school GPA was 2.89 so I look like a terrible student....
    Mar 24
    Forum: Post Graduate Nursing Student: MSN/DNP/DNSc/PhD
  7. Nurse giving discontinue medications to other patients
    Agreed. Narcs are still a problem in our facility for our knee replacement guys that come in at 1AM.
    Mar 24
    Forum: Nursing and Patient Medications
  8. Nurse to patient ratio in ED
    Bed availability has been getting worse lately. I'm stuck watching 3 ICU holds with 4 tele holds which one can argue 1 or 2 of them could be upgraded to a unit hold. Thankfully I'm still on...
    Mar 24
    Forum: Emergency Nursing
  9. Thinking of transferring to the ER
    My coworkers are telling me to take the position and not look back since I will not get an opportunity like this again. Tomorrow I'll be speaking to the ER Director and the CNO about the job. Here's...
    Mar 13
    Forum: Emergency Nursing
  10. Thinking of transferring to the ER
    I asked the ER director if I could observe/help out a day yesterday and I followed one of the more experienced RNs. I was completely overwhelmed. I'm trying to do an initial assessment, do blood...
    Mar 12
    Forum: Emergency Nursing
  11. Thinking of transferring to the ER
    My issue is the hospital has been going under massive cutbacks. My position on the tele is being eliminated since the floor is closing in August and I Have no seniority to stay. It's either I take...
    Mar 10
    Forum: Emergency Nursing
  12. Thinking of transferring to the ER
    A friend of mine I worked with for a while transferred to our hospital's ER and is saying that he can get me in too if I respond to her within the week. I'm a little afraid to be honest because our...
    Mar 9
    Forum: Emergency Nursing
  13. What should I expect in ER nursing?
    I applied because I want to get the hell off of the floor. Two people in my career that have been something of a mentor for me advise that I should take any opportunity to advance. I merely just...
    Aug 26, '13
    Forum: Emergency Nursing
  14. What should I expect in ER nursing?
    I've been on Tele/ICU stepdown but it feels like med surg for a while now. And I'm being interviewed for an ER nurse position at a local community hospital. My classmate worked at that hospital...
    Aug 26, '13
    Forum: Emergency Nursing
  15. How long do you generally have to stay past the end of your shift?
    I worked on nights so I had more of a focus on paperwork so I usually got out on time in LTC. If there was something out of the ordinary happened I'd get out 15-30 minutes late.
    Aug 26, '13
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  16. I think I'm getting burned out
    I've been on Tele for about 7 months, I'm going to be finally getting my ACLS finally since my job will pay for it. I hear the unit is better to be on but those positions are hard to come by. I...
    Aug 2, '13
    Forum: Health / Stress Management 101
  17. I think I'm getting burned out
    This is going to be rambling thoughts so be warned. When I was working in a SNF I used to always complain that I'm not working in the hospital getting the experience I need to advance. Now, I've...
    Aug 2, '13
    Forum: Health / Stress Management 101
  18. PCCN--is it worth it?
    I'm on the fence about the PCCN. The hospital gives me no pay incentive to pursue the PCCN. My mom tells me to challenge the CCRN but I have no intensive care experience at all, I'm just a nurse...
    Jun 7, '13
    Forum: Cardiac Nursing
  19. What is the first thing you do when you put a fall-risk pt in the bed?
    In reality: Bed alarm and the non skid socks In my fantasy realm: Get said patient discharged or put them in a giant bubble.
    Jan 31, '13
    Forum: Nursing Issues On Patient Safety
  20. Concealed Carry...as a nurse?
    No, I live in a state where gun control laws are pretty stiff.
    Jan 31, '13
    Forum: Nursing Activism / Healthcare Politics
  21. Rough transition into the hospital
    So yeah, after a year and a half after working nights in a long term floor in a skilled nursing facility I got into a day shift in a hospital on one of those telemetry floors. To me it feels like a...
    Jan 31, '13
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  22. Anybody LIKE working holidays?
    I worked 11-7 so I get to spend some of the holiday with family and get paid "holiday" time for just one hour technically that day. It's working 3-11 that would be the problem for me.
    Oct 20, '12
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  23. How to resign/change status gracefully?
    So recently I was offered a job in a progressive care unit and I accepted it. I'm still waiting back on a local hospital OR position but I'm under the assumption I'm going to start in the PCU on the...
    Oct 9, '12
    Forum: Nursing Career Advice
  24. Nurses don't eat their young, the CNA/CMT's do!!
    I haven't experienced lateral violence as a nurse. However my younger sister is a tech at the local medical center and she says that she basically is being eaten alive down there and being verbally...
    Oct 8, '12
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  25. Nursing Unions: Pros and Cons
    Here is my take on unions: Pros: Allows the little guy to stick up for themselves against administration A lot of unionized facilities I've seen actually have fairer patient ratios than...
    Oct 2, '12
    Forum: Collective Bargaining / Nursing Union


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