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  1. When do you get Narc orders?
    Anytime one of my patients takes a turn, I get end of life meds ordered. I would rather have them ther and not used than to not have them when they are needed.
    Jan 16
    Forum: Hospice Nursing
  2. hospice covered med question
    What is the Cipro treating?
    Jan 16
    Forum: Hospice Nursing
  3. Hospice...hostile and toxic work environment!
    Oh wow... I worked for two years in a small hospice where I was the "target" by the clinical director. Other nurses saw it, I was written up because she said, "I wasn't where I said I was." (She...
    Jan 16
    Forum: Hospice Nursing
  4. Am I too old to go back?
    I currently have my BSN, and have feeling antsy to go back to school and do something different... I would love to become a NP and work with the elderly. (I'm not much with working with little ones)....
    Jan 11
    Forum: Nursing Career Advice
  5. Laws Regarding Training
    I have been training with this tech pretty much since I started. I meet this person in the morning at whichever hospital our supervisor sends us to (we work acutes) and the tech tells me what I am...
    Jul 31, '13
    Forum: Dialysis / Renal / Urology
  6. Laws Regarding Training
    I have been told by two other RN's that the dialysis tech (in Indiana) is not supposed to be training me (I am a RN), unless there is another dialysis nurse on the same floor. Not in the hospital,...
    Jul 31, '13
    Forum: Dialysis / Renal / Urology
  7. Phone Interview with DaVita today
    Be yourself! Explain the situation... Good luck!
    Jun 6, '13
    Forum: Dialysis / Renal / Urology
  8. Be a renal nurse and not work a day in your life
    I am still fairly new to the whole process, but I do love my patients... so I voted as being "quite fulfilled"...
    Jun 6, '13
    Forum: Dialysis / Renal / Urology
  9. Travel dialysis nursing
    I do too.... So that's what I was thinking... Keep working for Fresenius, just in a different capacity...
    Jun 2, '13
    Forum: Dialysis / Renal / Urology
  10. Travel dialysis nursing
    I am also looking into traveling... I want to have a bit more experience under my belt first though. I would feel safer (for myself AND my patients). I think I've always been a traveler at heart......
    Jun 2, '13
    Forum: Dialysis / Renal / Urology
  11. Not Sure What to Do...Fresenius Nurses?
    Im fairly new to dialysis at Fresenius, but I really like it so far! It changes daily, as to what patients you have or where you are going that day.... its a new adventure every time you walk in the...
    Jun 2, '13
    Forum: Dialysis / Renal / Urology
  12. Should I look for a new job in this situation?
    I am in agreement here. My manager took me in her office frequently with plans to improve my performance, even though I did (and had been doing) things the way I was taught, and the way the other...
    Mar 31, '13
    Forum: Nursing Career Advice
  13. Renew LPN if RN?
    If I had to keep them both as an option for job hunting purposes, I probably would. But now that I am a RN, I let my LPN go. But I can definitely see the need in certain areas.... Good luck with...
    Mar 31, '13
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  14. Look Back *Giggle* For Today
    I remember those huge boxes.... had to walk to the store for my Mom and when I "had my time" as well... LOL!
    Mar 31, '13
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  15. Happy Easter Nurses!
    Happy Easter to you all!
    Mar 31, '13
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  16. What do you like most?
    I LOVE night shift! What I don't like is sleeping all day...
    Mar 31, '13
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  17. Do you like being a nurse?
    I do love being a nurse, however it is the most stressful just I've ever had... I do not like being on call, or having to work over almost every day... but yet, when a patient looks up at me, as sick...
    Mar 31, '13
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  18. Nurses and exposure risk
    Wear your PPE and wash your hands.... you should be safe.
    Mar 31, '13
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  19. gotta a position in hospice
    Congrats!
    Mar 31, '13
    Forum: Hospice Nursing
  20. What should EVERY nurse know about Dialysis
    I just had a patient a couple of days ago that was doing fine during treatment... so I excused myself to go to the bathroom right after obtaining vitals. When I came out and back to the floor,...
    Mar 31, '13
    Forum: Dialysis / Renal / Urology
  21. Dialysis staff nurse salary in US
    Indiana pays $26/hr for RN w/ no experience.
    Mar 31, '13
    Forum: Dialysis / Renal / Urology
  22. Acutes
    I am still in training, however, when compete, I will be working acutes. I realize I will be on call frequently, but I have faith that I am going to love my job. SO I appreciate the positives that...
    Mar 31, '13
    Forum: Dialysis / Renal / Urology
  23. What meds are typically administered in an outpatient dialysis clinic.
    I am just starting as a dialysis nurse, and let me tell you.... thank goodness for the training! And my preceptors! I don't know what I would do wothout them... I have learned how to string a...
    Mar 31, '13
    Forum: Dialysis / Renal / Urology
  24. VENT!!!
    That's a lovely thought to have management help cover, but in the real world, they don't do that. Ever. Nor is agency used in many of the facilities. So if a nurse calls in, and they can't find a...
    Mar 1, '13
    Forum: Geriatric Nurses / LTC Nursing
  25. Starting Training for Acute In Patient RN this Monday
    What should I know? I understand there will be classroom work for 4 weeks, and then I will be with a preceptor for 6 months...I am coming from a LTC/hospice (case management) background, so this is...
    Mar 1, '13
    Forum: Dialysis / Renal / Urology


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