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  1. Ultrasound technician in IL. Where to study?
    Triton College in Maywood may offer one, and it's close to you too. It was one of the first schools to have an U/S tech program. Good luck. I'm considering it too!
    Aug 20, '06
    Forum: Illinois Nursing
  2. Graduate Nurses vs. Experienced Nurses (Promise to be funny!)
    Tweety -- off topic, but why do people tell 'queer' jokes at all anymore? It's so insulting. I'm an old married woman, and I cringe every time I hear someone tell a "joke" that humiliates another...
    Jul 18, '06
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  3. being harassed for taking family medical leave
    I had a similar situation -- ultimately fired for taking FMLA around the holidays. Long story, but DH & I were out of the country, to Poland, to adopt our daughters. The management manipulated me...
    May 18, '06
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  4. Okay people lets get to the point!!!
    My hospital in IL is a Magnet hospital; I make a bit over $26.00 w/three years experience, have to do two call shifts (one must be a weekend or night shift) 20 hours a week from 4pm until 2am. The...
    Apr 11, '06
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  5. What was the MOST ridiculous thing a patient came to the ER for?
    I'll second that!
    Apr 9, '06
    Forum: Emergency Nursing
  6. Atheist or Agnostic?
    I'm smack in the middle of this debate. I do the religious stuff that we're expected to do, but for me it's for my twins' grandparents; it isn't very meaningful for me. What has helped me are the...
    Apr 4, '06
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  7. What was the MOST ridiculous thing a patient came to the ER for?
    And I'm sure the pain was killing them, and they needed to be rehydrated and have meds for pain and nausea. Chapped lips wins. Even my stupid drug test guy (yes he was an idiot, and a needy one at...
    Apr 3, '06
    Forum: Emergency Nursing
  8. What was the MOST ridiculous thing a patient came to the ER for?
    I just started a new job at a hospital in a wealthy suburb of Chicago. We had a 60'ish man come in c/o 'someone put something in my drugs' and asking for a drug test. Huh? I asked him if we...
    Apr 2, '06
    Forum: Emergency Nursing
  9. new grad, just hired in ER, question.
    I was one of those who started in M/S on a vent unit and wasn't crazy about it. Now that I'm in the ER (again) in a 'transition' program, I like it much better and I have much more confidence. If...
    Mar 14, '06
    Forum: Emergency Nursing
  10. What was the MOST ridiculous thing a patient came to the ER for?
    I had a guy last weekend wait three hours for a drug screen. He left without being seen (of course, he was angry that the hemoglobin of 8 and an allergic reaction (with airway compromise) were seen...
    Mar 12, '06
    Forum: Emergency Nursing
  11. Got hired one day and fired the next
    There is absolutely nothing wrong with calling home to see how your child is doing, especially during a quiet moment at work. If TPTB disciplined every single one of us who calls home during a 12...
    Feb 25, '06
    Forum: LPN / LVN Corner
  12. Anyone use meditech computer charting?
    I just started at a new facility and they use Meditech. I've used other systems of computer charting and it seems about the same. If it makes charting faster than writing out notes with paper and...
    Feb 22, '06
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  13. Situation Haunting Me
    Sorry this happened to you. I would speak to your unit manager about this situation and why the doc was so unresponsive. Having said that, there's always going to be days like this. You did a...
    Feb 21, '06
    Forum: Emergency Nursing
  14. MD can't walk across the room to get a chart
    .:roll :roll :roll :roll Oh let's open our own hospital already!!!!
    Feb 21, '06
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  15. Taking an infant's temp.
    My pediatrician used a forehead heat-sensing probe to get temps on my twins when I had them in for ear infections. I thought that was really interesting -- no trauma to tissue possible, no holding...
    Jan 31, '06
    Forum: Ob/Gyn Nursing
  16. Grey's Anatomy thoughts
    I love the "Union Man" too!
    Jan 31, '06
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  17. What To Do About the Counteroffer?
    Say "no, thanks" and run. Counteroffers never work -- the same conditions that made you want to leave will still be there, and the promises don't necessarily come through unless you've got them in...
    Jan 30, '06
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  18. Information On Nursing School Before 1972
    My 75 year old mother in law said that when she was trained as a RN, also in a diploma program, she had to give up her seat to doctors. She also had to follow them around and write orders in all the...
    Jan 23, '06
    Forum: Nursing Student Assistance
  19. Does anyone know of any hosptals in Chicago that accept graduate nurses?
    Loyola also has good new grad orientation programs, and they do everything -- teaching hospital, burns. One of my friends has worked there since graduation 5 years ago and really enjoys it. If you...
    Jan 23, '06
    Forum: Illinois Nursing
  20. Family member RN asked for resignation yesterday
    If she loves computers and has an RN license, why not look into telemedicine? An HMO (as previously suggested) or research facility might have something for her.
    Jan 20, '06
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  21. Lowering Nursing Salaries
    I'm late to this thread, and I find this very upsetting that TPTB would ever consider that lowering nursing salaries would --what? Cause a rush to the nursing schools that don't have enough educators...
    Jan 20, '06
    Forum: Nursing News
  22. I have never met anyone like her...
    I have to say that I was pretty shocked by the response from the nursing Sup; I found out later that the 10 minute delay was because she had paged the patient's doc to find out what was up with this...
    Jan 19, '06
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  23. Need opinions quickly please
    well, I wussed out and faxed my two-sentence resignation letter. I don't feel particularly good about short notice but I do feel better having made the decision. Thanks for the reality check,...
    Jan 18, '06
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  24. Need opinions quickly please
    i like this one. short, to the point,and emphasizes my worst gut feelings about this place. seems to be unanimous amongst my collegues here at -- run while i can. thanks for all the...
    Jan 17, '06
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  25. Need opinions quickly please
    Thanks CK. That's my instinct as well.
    Jan 17, '06
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion

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