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  1. Childbirth Center
    There are a couple hospitals in my area that have LDRP rooms. My current hospital has separate L&D and PP units, and that seems to usually be the case. It's also pretty rare to see midwives at the...
    Apr 30, '13
    Forum: Ob/Gyn Nursing
  2. 12 hour overnight nurses, please tell me about your sleep schedule.
    It's funny to me that some of these replies are trying to talk you out of night shift, when your entire question was to know what other night-shifters sleep patterns are. I think you are excited...
    Apr 13, '13
    Forum: Health / Stress Management 101
  3. Best RN jobs to have more time for children/family
    I hear ya with that one... they think "oh that's great you get 4 days off" but they don't realize you have absolutely no time between shifts to do anything, and your days off you're tired
    Apr 5, '13
    Forum: Nursing Career Advice
  4. Would They Hire Me In OB?? - School Nurse
    Well you're no longer considered a "new grad"... so just highlight the experience you have as a school nurse, and tell them your dream job is OB/women's services. If they know you are willing to...
    Apr 5, '13
    Forum: Ob/Gyn Nursing
  5. Dreaming About Work
    hahaha! That's funny
    Apr 5, '13
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  6. What's the worst you've ever been dumped on?
    I used to work in telemetry, and I have a bunch of stories from that floor. However, one of the nights I had to float to a different unit (Neuro/GI/Oncology) is a night that will go down in history...
    Apr 4, '13
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  7. What's the worst you've ever been dumped on?
    Wow SaoirseRN!! That sounded like a rough night!!!
    Apr 4, '13
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  8. 12 hour overnight nurses, please tell me about your sleep schedule.
    Oh and as far as my sleep schedule goes... it varies. Usually in between shifts, I'll go to bed at 9am and wake up at 4:30pm. Before my first shift, I'll take a 3 to 4 hour nap to prepare to stay up...
    Apr 4, '13
    Forum: Health / Stress Management 101
  9. 12 hour overnight nurses, please tell me about your sleep schedule.
    All of these posts have great advice... How many shifts will you be working per week? How many days per week do you homeschool your 9 year old? Will your shifts vary each week, or is it a set...
    Apr 4, '13
    Forum: Health / Stress Management 101
  10. Dreaming About Work
    Those are some interesting dreams blondy2061h! I have had some really weird dreams myself... but usually with nursing dreams it's just IV pumps beeping... I work in mother/baby currently, and...
    Apr 4, '13
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  11. Best RN jobs to have more time for children/family
    I didn't realize that this thread was old till you mentioned it! ha. Well, I currently work 3 12hr night shifts per week... and I agree, even tho it's only 3 shifts, it feels like your days off are...
    Apr 4, '13
    Forum: Nursing Career Advice
  12. Choosing a specialty advice
    I don't think there is any type of nursing that is a silent place... any, including NICU or med/surg, or women's services, or clinics. Whatever the type of nursing, there will always be communication...
    Apr 4, '13
    Forum: Nursing Career Advice
  13. Versent Residency requirements
    Well, if you are interested in applying to Austin, TX. The Versant Residency at Seton Family of hospitals states they hire RNs with less than 1 year of full time RN experience (less than 2080 hours)...
    Apr 2, '13
    Forum: Nursing Career Advice
  14. Choosing a specialty advice
    You may find working nightshift is for you. The pace is a little slower, and there are less family and doctors around the unit to add stress. I would avoid working in any type of dr. office or...
    Mar 31, '13
    Forum: Nursing Career Advice
  15. Versent Residency requirements
    If it makes you feel any better, I had to apply twice in order to get into a residency program. I found a random clinic to work at as an RN until I could get the residency position. Is there an open...
    Mar 31, '13
    Forum: Nursing Career Advice
  16. ER nurse interested in mother/baby
    I used to work in telemetry, then switched to mother/baby. It's a much happier unit with way less stress! If you're trying to decide between L&D and mother/baby... L&D has fewer more critical...
    Mar 31, '13
    Forum: Ob/Gyn Nursing
  17. C section recovery
    I just document under the general nurse assessment, and add details under nurses notes. If the incision is well approximated, CDI, except for maybe some small drainage... that's all WNL for a C/S.
    Mar 31, '13
    Forum: Ob/Gyn Nursing
  18. Do you aspirate before giving an IM deltoid injection?
    I've never heard of aspirating for anything other than IM. When you administer SubQ you are admin into the fatty tissue... no veins or arteries are in subcutaneous tissue like they are in the...
    Mar 17, '13
    Forum: Nursing and Patient Medications
  19. Preceptorship on mother/baby... what do I need to know????
    I agree with nurse carla espinosa... you will definitely have Dr. orders for most of these questions, when in doubt, look at the orders and also the hospital policies. You can also ask your preceptor...
    Mar 11, '13
    Forum: Ob/Gyn Nursing
  20. Dad diagnosed with Diabetes?
    I don't expect you all to diagnose him for me... any tips would be helpful. If he were a close relative of yours, what would you do or what advise would you give him as a nurse or family member? ...
    Mar 11, '13
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  21. In final year of nursing school and im unsure what area to specialty for
    Yes, you can technically start of with any area of nursing and be just fine. If you work on a med/surg floor of some-sort it will help with your skills, time management, and prioritization... like...
    Mar 11, '13
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  22. HELP!! Nervous about my needle accident!
    If you washed your hands immediately afterwards, and then went to the ED they should update you. I'm sure you will be fine. I had a needle stick with a dirty needle... the patient didn't have...
    Mar 10, '13
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  23. Do you aspirate before giving an IM deltoid injection?
    Go with what your hospital policy says... that is what will cover you. The nursing schools that attend my work say not to aspirate anymore, and I too was taught to always aspirate with IM. We are no...
    Mar 10, '13
    Forum: Nursing and Patient Medications
  24. Dad diagnosed with Diabetes?
    Hello fellow nurses~ My dad recently told me his Doctor told him he has diabetes at his physical. I asked him what his fasting BS was, and he doesn't remember, but plans to get copies of all his...
    Mar 10, '13
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  25. Antepartum Nurses
    thank you debsgreys! Hopefully I will like it... I guess I won't know until I try!
    Mar 8, '13
    Forum: Ob/Gyn Nursing


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