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  1. What do you do to protect yourself on floor?
    All of those patients that are in isolation precautions in the hospital? Yeah, they're out there in your community before and after discharge without the yellow gowns, without the gloves, without the...
    12:55 pm
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  2. What made you want to become an operating room nurse?
    I didn't start out wanting to go into OR nursing- I more fell into it. I hated med/surg in nursing school and knew that was never going to be my niche. Thought I would like peds or L&D- then I did...
    12:51 pm
    Forum: Operating Room Nursing
  3. As a single nurse were you able to buy a home?
    I agree with Seaofclouds- there's so much more to it than just a nurse's salary. I live in an area with a fairly decent cost of living to salary comparison. I cannot afford a single family home on my...
    12:44 pm
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  4. Don't like assignment
    A well-rounded employee takes his/her turn at all cases- including the boring ones. I'm sure that in the future you will find yourself rotating back into the cases you prefer. To me, this isn't...
    7:38 am
    Forum: Operating Room Nursing
  5. Wondering if this is true or not
    I can't imagine any state legislature caring enough about Magnet status to pass a law requiring it for every hospital. Who is the "they" that is saying this? Some people/facilities will place blame...
    May 2
    Forum: Pre-Nursing Student
  6. Staying late, not getting paid.
    Does it happen? Yes. Is it legal? Most likely not. Check with the Labor Board in your area re: working off the clock. It may only take an official notice to make the practice stop. If you are working...
    May 2
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  7. Would YOU have reported it?
    What is the policy for completing incident reports? If the pyxis makes it easy to make mistakes such as this, an event report can be helpful in identifying systems issues that can help with...
    May 1
    Forum: Long Term Acute Care (LTAC/LTACH)
  8. Curious about OR nursing
    That's kind of asking a lot. You can ask 20 different OR nurses what it's like to be an OR nurse and get 20 completely different answers. So, here's my perspective as a cardiothoracic surgery...
    May 1
    Forum: Operating Room Nursing
  9. Evolving practice of nursing
    While I agree with JustBeachy that this sounds suspiciously like homework, I would like to know your opinion first. After all, you did start the thread, and you will find posters much more ready to...
    May 1
    Forum: Nursing Student Assistance
  10. Primary Dressing
    A lot of surgical dressing changes for the first time may involve the surgeon doing it him/herself to assess the incision as their preference. As far as the surgeon not coming in, hostility is not...
    Apr 29
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  11. Books on cost control for surgery usage ?? (or intraop usage cost)
    A bit on the pricey side, but here's an AORN webinar series: Supply Chain Management in the OR Webinar Series : Association of periOperative Registered Nurses And some general leadership...
    Apr 29
    Forum: Operating Room Nursing
  12. Career growth in the OR
    I've worked with a few nurses who went from the OR into advanced practice- one currently works for one of the surgeons she frequently circulated for as a first assistant and another is now in family...
    Apr 29
    Forum: Operating Room Nursing
  13. CVOR RN - Best Job Site & Assoc.
    Hmmm, could have sworn I already responded, but I'll try again: AORN is the U.S. Professional organization for peri operative nurses, and membership allows for the selection of specialty assemblies,...
    Apr 29
    Forum: Operating Room Nursing
  14. AORN foundation scholarship
    These are probably questions best answered by the foundation. The FAQ page lists this contact information: Contact the AORN Foundation at (800) 755-2676 or foundation@aorn.org.
    Apr 29
    Forum: Operating Room Nursing
  15. Bair Huggers Over Blankets?
    We were told a few years ago that the manufacturer states noting between the blanket and the patient- partly for effectiveness and partly because of potential for injury due to superheating materials...
    Apr 29
    Forum: Operating Room Nursing
  16. Please help!
    Welcome to AN! If you click on the specialties tab in the yellow bar across the top, you will find that there is an entire forum dedicated to psychiatric nurses. In fact, here's a thread...
    Apr 29
    Forum: Canada Nursing Programs
  17. Help!! I need a preceptor!
    Have you contacted your school? Many, while not actually providing the preceptors, may have a list of resources. My school provided a list of places that already had field site agreements with the...
    Apr 29
    Forum: Nursing Educators / Faculty
  18. Looking for Ambulatory Surgery Nurses
    I've worked primarily in my facility's inpatient ORs, but we've also had our share of same day surgery patients to fill open slots and have filled in to work on the ambulatory side. The pace is very...
    Apr 29
    Forum: Ambulatory Care Nursing / Clinic Nursing
  19. *Need Help* Wanting to transfer!
    The transition from nursing student to working nurse (I'm assuming that since you have 6 months experience in an office plus just started this job in December that you're still within that first year...
    Apr 29
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  20. Nurse in the Air Force
    Welcome to AN! You may want to try heading over to the Government/Military Nursing forum- you will likely find a wealth of information there.
    Apr 29
    Forum: Government / Military Nursing
  21. Does it Matter Which BSN Program?
    A school's reputation may matter when looking for a first job with zero healthcare experience. Some schools have a reputation that will help students; others may have a reputation that hinders...
    Apr 29
    Forum: Nursing Student Assistance
  22. Liability insurance for nurses
    The two most common carriers that I've seen mentioned are Proliabilty and NSO. Personally, I have NSO and pay just over $100/year. Worth the peace of mind if you ask me.
    Apr 29
    Forum: Nursing and Professionalism
  23. "Bless Your Heart"
    I'd choose the poll option of "it depends on the situation/person saying it" if there was one...
    Apr 27
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  24. SHORTAGE OF NURSES
    Because once upon a time, it was true. However, the employment environment has changed, but the old research is still being quoted. Remember, schools have a product to sell- why wouldn't they use...
    Apr 27
    Forum: Pre-Nursing Student
  25. Help!-Becoming An Air Force Nurce
    You may want to check out the Government/Military Nursing forum- you may be able to find some answers there. Additionally, you can always talk to a recruiter or look on the internet for reputable...
    Apr 27
    Forum: Government / Military Nursing


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