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  1. Need opinions on my plan..am I making the right choice?
    I would not work in a SNF as a new grad. There are so many other options out there for you, unless you love working with geriatrics. What is your passion? What is it that you really want to do? ...
    Aug 5, '13
    Forum: Nursing First Job Hunt Assistance
  2. The dumbest things you've heard from a provider
    In the PACU my patient's K+ was low and I let the surgeon know. He said, "give her a banana". (Waited over an hr for food service to bring it, never came, pt discharged) about 2 hrs later,...
    Jul 26, '13
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  3. I quit my Home Health Nursing job!
    I lasted 7 weeks. (Should have quit at 3 weeks) What a mess!
    Jul 1, '13
    Forum: Home Health Nursing
  4. Back In The Saddle Again
    As we say in the South, "Bless your heart!".... Did we have the same job? I only stayed 3 months and saw the writing on the wall. I was told to stay 6 months, "give it a chance". However, it...
    Jul 1, '13
    Forum: Nursing Career Advice
  5. Back In The Saddle Again
    Wow, I am right where you probably were a few weeks back. I was the Director of Operations for a branchof a Home Health Company. I too had the big office, the big check, and the hope of having...
    Jun 30, '13
    Forum: Nursing Career Advice
  6. I quit my Home Health Nursing job!
    Florida
    Jun 30, '13
    Forum: Home Health Nursing
  7. I'm back! And so far I like it!
    Good for you, What agency are you with now?
    Jun 30, '13
    Forum: Home Health Nursing
  8. I quit my Home Health Nursing job!
    I worked for a rather large HHC here in the South. The GM was new, the DON started after I did and the Patient Care Coordinator started one week prior. I was seeing patients all over town, driving...
    Jun 29, '13
    Forum: Home Health Nursing
  9. Help!  Lots to consider
    I have been a clinical sales nurse for the past two years. I was recently laid off from a large corporation and now find myself seeking employment. I applied at all the local hospitals with no...
    Aug 14, '12
    Forum: Nursing Career Advice
  10. Doctors office job..think I made a mistake...
    I would approach the doctor and flat out say "I"M BORED!" What kind of practice is it? Could you possibly do skin care, wound care, teeth whitening? I go to a family practice doctor (on rare...
    Jan 24, '11
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  11. Alaris pca pump...most annoying IV pump ever!
    The key to not getting the "air in line" is to always prime your tubing slowly. The extra 5 seconds it takes to do this, will avoid all of those annoying allarms!!
    Jan 9, '11
    Forum: Ob/Gyn Nursing
  12. Advice, what would you have done in this situation?
    You may also want to put a sign on your Med Room Door " Please do not ENTER this room if Nurse is Preparing Medications" or Please do Not Interupt Nurse in Medication Room"
    Jan 9, '11
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  13. Will I find work if I quit for 1-2 years?
    I quit Nursing for 2 years several years ago. It did take awhile for me to get back into hospital nursing. I applied for several jobs and was turned down because I had no recent experience. I...
    Dec 21, '10
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  14. At a Crossroads *again!!
    Long story: Background is that I have been a nurse for 24 years. I am currently doing Home Health, Infusions and thought it would be great to be a Nurse Educator! I applied at one of the big...
    Dec 12, '10
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  15. Which job should I pursue?
    ER, lots more exciting and you will develop all ICU skills by default
    Oct 4, '10
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  16. Pacifying a difficult family that will not listen to reason??
    I actually have a friend who's mother is in ICU today, dying. She is 84 years old and is in resp failure, has C Diff, and a host of other problems. She is now a DNR. My friend called me in tears...
    Sep 12, '10
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  17. If new grads can't find jobs in hospitals...What about Home care ?
    I agree, there is no way I could do home care right out of school! Most of the IV's I start are very difficult and there is no back up nurse if I can't get it first stick. Wound vacs can be tricky...
    Sep 12, '10
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  18. Disgruntled RN
    I don't know if I can top any of these stories, but here goes: I worked for an orthopedic surgeon, one girl office// before I was a nurse. I did everything.. receptionist, assistant, typed all...
    Sep 12, '10
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  19. Help! My salary keeps changing!
    The "agreement" I have was when I was hired. They came out with a "new" policy several months ago and stated this changed my written agreement. I guess they look at it as I take it or leave it...
    Sep 10, '10
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  20. Help! My salary keeps changing!
    I have a GREAT job working IV Therapy in the home. I work prn, covering 5 counties. I drive alot and when I was first hired , the current DON made alot of promises, some were put in writing. I...
    Sep 10, '10
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  21. VERY FRUSTRATED!! New Job, maybe?
    I received a job offer like that. I was "hired" in November, but no one could ever give me a start date. I called, emailed, just like you. Nothing. Finally, mid December, I emailed her that...
    Sep 1, '10
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  22. Nurses..plz help me with a possible life altering career choice!
    Go back to the old job... 40 minutes in the car is costing you $15/hr x 2 per day $150 per week.. not to mention the gas money. Don't take call. Turn your phones off. Tell them you will not...
    Sep 1, '10
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  23. First Med Error in 15 years
    Is there any way you could call the patients doctor and get a PRN order covering the medication you gave? Sounds like the patient needs one ... or could you just write the prn order, torb and get...
    Aug 25, '10
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  24. Me vs. 3 year old
    Do you do any IV Therapy? If not, try to get trained thru your agency, then go to an IV Infusion Center and work prn. After you get more experience, find a hospital that does IV Therapy... get your...
    Aug 24, '10
    Forum: Home Health Nursing
  25. Do you need to be "Chemo Certified" to give chemo?
    My agency is requiring me to give SQ chemo, 2 shots, 1 in each arm to a new patient. I did get checked off by a chemo nurse as to "technique, precautions, etc". However, I am not chemo certified....
    Aug 24, '10
    Forum: Home Health Nursing


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