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  1. Esme Needs Your Prayers and Well Wishes
    Sending a prayer your way Esme for a full, speedy recovery.
    Oct 23
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  2. Pacing Guides
    If you fail the OA, they will require you to do some of the course of study as remediation before allowing you to retake. I take the practice assessment cold and then study my weak areas or if I...
    Oct 21
    Forum: Western Governors University Online Nursing
  3. Minor freak out..upcoming ACLS class
    Update, I passed the class. It was a lot of fun.
    Oct 21
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  4. I feel like I'm never going to get good at IVs
    You will improve at them. Much of it is practice but sometimes we let our mind take over. If you intimidate yourself out about it, you will miss more often. Be confident in yourself.
    Oct 20
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  5. God Hates Nurses Now
    Sometimes you just have to say what feels good, doesn't matter if it is nice or not. That was one of those times. No harm done, he is still stupid, ignorant and probably ugly too.
    Oct 20
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  6. ICU pay differential?
    ICU nurses do not get paid extra in any of the 3 hospitals I've worked to my knowledge. I think floor nurse ARE just as valuable in patient care. You are expanding your knowledge base and...
    Oct 18
    Forum: Critical Care Nursing
  7. 2nd health care worker gets Ebola at TX Hosp
    I post on another forum (just a general interest type place) and some feel the nurse should be prosecuted for possibly spreading/exposing people to ebola by flying.
    Oct 15
    Forum: Disasters: Preparing & Responding
  8. Coworker forged my signature...
    Whenever I sign a swap shift sheet, I make a copy of the original. So if someone alters or loses anything, I have my copy for evidence
    Oct 14
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  9. Media a bit too invasive of nurse's personal info following her catching Ebola?
    Did they have to identity her so that those who may have had contact would know about a possible risk?
    Oct 13
    Forum: Disasters: Preparing & Responding
  10. "Houston we have a problem"  This just got very real
    I'm not satisfied with the CDC answer on why we don't need better PPE. ALL hospitals are not ready. They say as long as you have a private room with a door, you can safely care for these patients....
    Oct 13
    Forum: Disasters: Preparing & Responding
  11. Ebola - do you have the right to walk away?
    I don't know what I would do honesty. I would want the proper protection not a mere flimsy trashbag blue contact gown and mask.
    Oct 13
    Forum: Disasters: Preparing & Responding
  12. Is it appropriate to ask this in an interview?
    It is more than an appropriate question however don't be shocked if the answer isn't 100% true.
    Oct 12
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  13. Do you go to work with vomiting/diarrhea?
    I do not go to work under those conditions. I had a GI bug last year and there were a couple times during the day that I almost didn't make it to the bathroom. There are too many instances working at...
    Oct 12
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  14. First Person To Person Spread Of Ebola In US
    I'm interested in what the PPE looks like. And who was watching her so intently to know that it was a breach in protocol. So do they know the exact moment that she contracted it...I think not.
    Oct 12
    Forum: Disasters: Preparing & Responding
  15. Which unit has the most code blues?
    This is the first one that I've been to at this facility. An ER and ICU nurse came and ran the code. Not sure if they are charge nurses/coordinators on their units or just happened to be the...
    Oct 11
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  16. Which unit has the most code blues?
    Thanks. We had an unorganized med surg code recently and I just wondered...which unit gets more practice. It isn't us for sure.
    Oct 11
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  17. Which unit has the most code blues?
    Is it the ER? ICU? In one hospital orientation we were told it was interventional radiology.
    Oct 11
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  18. perdiem and hounded everyday to work
    I just had an evaluation with my manager and my not picking up tons of shifts did not come up at all. I chose to be PRN for the flexibility. It is rare that I can just go to work on short notice. I...
    Oct 8
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  19. whats so good about working in a hospital?
    I think it just depends on your goal. If you want to work in the hospital, then you need to have the degree/license that they are hiring. None are better than the other. There are some who feel...
    Oct 4
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  20. Minor freak out..upcoming ACLS class
    I appreciate all the comments helping to alleviate some of the anxiety I had. I've been using the book and online resources for studying. I'll update when I pass the course.
    Oct 4
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  21. Are American hospitals ready for Ebola?
    I think some are but most are not.
    Oct 3
    Forum: Disasters: Preparing & Responding
  22. Minor freak out..upcoming ACLS class
    Thanks all! I've been studying and it is actually making sense and coming back to me. So, I have hope and I'm almost excited now.
    Oct 3
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  23. Minor freak out..upcoming ACLS class
    My outpatient workplace is seeking accrediation and I have to get ACLS certified this month. I've got the book and I'm signed up for a class in two weeks but I'm nervous because I haven't read rhythm...
    Oct 2
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  24. Finally had the inevitable
    I'm so sorry this happened. I hope this was reported and well documented. Please take care of yourself and rest well.
    Oct 1
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  25. Per Diem non-bedside?
    Are you referring to positions that don't involve patient care or just something other than inpatient nursing? Outpatient facilities do utilize per diem nurses. I have a per diem outpatient job that...
    Sep 29
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion


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