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  1. Walking off in the middle of report?
    We give report at the bedside. If a nurse interrupts me I tell them to wait and listen, If they ask a question that I have already addressed I tell them I went over this already. If they ask me...
    Dec 12, '07
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  2. Univ of Mich ECMO training
    Ok so I am confused are you working at U of M?? Because it does not sound like it. At the University of Michigan RN's or Rt's run ECMO at the bedside not perfusionists. If you are in house the cost...
    Nov 14, '07
    Forum: PICU Nursing / Pediatric
  3. Anyone having a rough time landing their first job
    WOW Here in michigan you are offered a job before you graduate! My suggestion is go to all the job fairs that you can. How can they expect you to know how to admit a patient every place is...
    Nov 6, '07
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  4. A&p @ Hfcc
    You should have no problem passing. I will pass on a tip have you ever heard of cliff notes?? well they have them for A&P and patho. buy it!! it is a life saver!!
    Nov 4, '07
    Forum: Michigan Nursing
  5. HIPAA and patients name
    Widi96, Yes, this is hospital email and you can access it from any computer around the world! That was my concern what if I was at the library and opened my email??
    Nov 4, '07
    Forum: Nursing Activism / Healthcare Politics
  6. HIPAA and patients name
    Ok So I have a question about HIPAA and email! I was always told to use initials and not the patients name when sending email. Do you guys believe this to be true? I think I ****** off a co-worker...
    Nov 4, '07
    Forum: Nursing Activism / Healthcare Politics
  7. Walkie Talkies on Your Unit?
    We have cell phones nextel the are light and when I am in charge and I have to go potty I give it to someone who is qualified to be in charge! or I tell the clerk not to transfer. i like the phones...
    Nov 2, '07
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  8. New & not sure what to do!
    It can be done!! I worked full time on the weekend and went to school during the week. I was also a single mom. Many have done and I know if you are serious about nursing you can to. GOOD LUCK!!;)
    Nov 2, '07
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  9. IS this norma for Med/Surg night shift...or is it just my hospital?
    Well I do not work at a Magnet hospital and I work night shift we have a clerk! I do not check what the previous shift did they are responsible. We have computer charting so meds are checked when...
    Nov 2, '07
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  10. Routine for the day in ICU + time to chart
    Biggest tip that I was told get everything done as soon as you can. It is an ICU and things will happen! If you have all of your work done the problems that arise will not stress you out! I never...
    Nov 2, '07
    Forum: MICU / SICU Nursing
  11. EDUCATION: BURN UNIT RN  in Michigan
    Hi, I live in Michigan and have worked in a burn unit. Most of the time you start on the burn step down and after a year you move to the ICU. Don't worry they will teach you and always ask...
    Nov 2, '07
    Forum: Burn Nursing
  12. Med Math and Calculators
    We were able to use calculators in school. Also I work in pediatrics and I have one in my pocket one at my bedside table and two in my bag. If they can use it when they are out of school why not in...
    Nov 1, '07
    Forum: Nursing Educators / Faculty
  13. The Certified Nurse Educator (CNE) Examination
    Ok I am in a MSN program with a specialty in nursing education would you suggest also being certified? It just sounds redundant? I could be wrong but, after completing a Masters program in nursing...
    Nov 1, '07
    Forum: Nursing Educators / Faculty
  14. Relocating to Southeastern Michigan - Help
    I know washtenaw discontinued their LPN program years ago and I don not think thet reinstated it. Wahtenaw does however have a RN program. In Michigan most LPN's are not hired in at hospitals so...
    Nov 1, '07
    Forum: Michigan Nursing
  15. Garden City Hospital, What's your opinion?
    What did I mean! I am an ICU nurse and when working there per-diem I gave report to a floor nurse!! That in all aspects is WRONG. The floor nurse is a different aspect of care and so is ICU how can...
    Oct 30, '07
    Forum: Michigan Nursing
  16. Anyone work at University of Michigan
    :lol2:well i have worked at the u for 11 years and love it! i have also worked in other area hospital per-diem and thank god everyday i come back to the u. once you get the hang of parking it's not...
    Oct 30, '07
    Forum: Michigan Nursing
  17. Why We Don‘t Have Enough Nurses (It's Not Low Wages)
    I would really like to speak to a nurse that starts out making that much money!!! I have been a nurse for almost seven years and I only clock in at 25 $$$ If nurses made that much we would have an...
    Oct 30, '07
    Forum: Nursing News
  18. Garden City Hospital, What's your opinion?
    I have one thing to say about Garden City Hospital SCARY!!:angryfire
    Oct 9, '07
    Forum: Michigan Nursing
  19. I need some good resources
    I was a teen mom 14 years ago. From personal experience you do not need to beat it into their heads. They are listening speak to them as they were adults because after they have that child they are...
    May 29, '07
    Forum: Ob/Gyn Nursing
  20. ECMO
    Hello fellow U of Mer you should have not said anything:lol2: we had 3 up stairs a couple of days ago! and several in NICU.
    May 22, '07
    Forum: PICU Nursing / Pediatric
  21. Switch from adult to pediatric ICU?
    i did it!! and have loved every minute of it. i worked adults for years and my friend finally got through to me and i switched. i had an adult patient the other day and can not believe i did not make...
    May 22, '07
    Forum: PICU Nursing / Pediatric
  22. 1,200 nursing grads will go unemployed, association warns (CBC)
    i live in michigan and a lot of nurses from canada drive down. now all they do is brag about canada this and canada that. so my question to them was why do you work in the states then? i never...
    May 22, '07
    Forum: Nursing News
  23. How much DIPRIVAN?
    I have given a lot more than that. Was she on anything else fentanyl, versed. We usually used it in combination with other drugs. You have to look at your policy at your hospital to find out if there...
    Apr 27, '07
    Forum: Nursing and Patient Medications
  24. Charge nurses?
    I work in an ICU and we do not take assignments on any shift. Non of our ICU's do. The floors tend to take a pt load but it is half. The charge nurse role in the ICU is to make sure everything runs...
    Apr 27, '07
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  25. Nights: Normal schedule on days off??
    I have worked nights for many years and would have it no other way. I work 3 on 4 off 12 hour shifts. My first day on I sleep in till 11 am and then go to work at 7 pm. on my first day off I come...
    Apr 27, '07
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion


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