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  1. Uncertain about Nursing
    I never regret becoming a nurse. I don't love it. And I have learned that I really am a bit disgusted with how resistant Americans in general to change their behavior when they're sick. I've learned...
    Jun 8
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  2. Charge Nurse Interview
    ALWAYS take multiple resumes! It doesn't matter what job you apply for! Staff nurse- whatever. TAKE RESUMES!
    Jun 8
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  3. Question about experience
    My advice is that if you need critical care to apply and you have ER, you probably qualify unless it's specifically for ICU (and even then, ER still looks good to most places). ER is pretty versatile...
    Jun 8
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  4. Question about experience
    You don't titrate drips in your ER?! I have days where all I do is titrate drips!
    Jun 8
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  5. What is the most overtime you've ever worked
    64 hours in a week. Our hospital policy doesn't allow us to work more than 64 hours in any 7 day period. We have limits.
    Jun 8
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  6. Brenau University Part time BSN Spring 2015
    I work with tons of Brenau grads. Quite frankly, I can't imagine spending that much money for a BSN. Your BSN looks the same no matter where it's from. There are more affordable options in the...
    Jun 8
    Forum: Georgia Nursing
  7. Does it get better being a new nurse?
    I have made mistakes. Not tons and tons. But I have. I gave imitrex IM and sweat for 3 dang hours until we discharged that patient. (It's a subq med.) I read online that if you give it IV, the...
    Jun 8
    Forum: First Year After Nursing Licensure
  8. Heparin bolus administration
    I draw the bolus. We use the 1000units/1ml for our boluses. And we literally do give them IVP prior to beginning the actual infusion (which is, I believe, 25,000units in 500cc). I'm not sure why...
    Jun 8
    Forum: Nursing and Patient Medications
  9. Piggy Back IV order with no fluid order?
    We don't even typically run it with NS if it's just an antibiotic. We just hang the fluids and a handful of CCs go to waste when we finish the infusion. If it's something like potassium, I run the...
    Jun 8
    Forum: Nursing and Patient Medications
  10. Know How to Improvise a Tourniquet
    I can't imagine gloves working as an effective tourniquet for an arterial bleed. We stock CAT tourniquets but if not and it was a bad bleed, stick a knee on it while you make something else. We've...
    Jun 8
    Forum: Emergency Nursing
  11. IV sites for Abd CT
    I'm not sure where my answer that I typed just went. I meant left sided. CT said because it travels to the brain faster and they need to contrast to get into the brain as fast as possible. I don't...
    Jun 8
    Forum: Emergency Nursing
  12. New job - ER
    I'm curious as to why you've had a hard time keeping a job? Be proactive, help your team, ASK QUESTIONS, take responsibility when you mess up.
    Jun 8
    Forum: Emergency Nursing
  13. how to prevent burnout...
    I think my ER fosters a really good "teamwork" environment, but if I know a nurse isn't willing to help others, I don't help them much. Those nurses that help me- I go out of my way to help them. I...
    Jun 8
    Forum: Emergency Nursing
  14. Career opportunities for an RN/MPH - other than PHN?
    Are there any opportunities to shadow with you?! I live in Atlanta and work in one of the EDs in a surrounding hospital (though about to leave on my 1st travel assignment). My dream is really to work...
    Jun 5
    Forum: Public / Community Health Nursing
  15. IV sites for Abd CT
    CT chest angio is a 20g a above the mid FA. CT angio of the brain has to be right sided also. Any other CT with contrast can be done with a 22 in the hand. If they have to manually inject the...
    Jun 5
    Forum: Emergency Nursing
  16. stethoscope?
    I had a Master Cardiology as well. It was over $200 and was stolen while I was at work. I bought an ADScope because of comparable reviews for $80 and I LOVE IT. It is just as good as my $220 Master...
    Jun 5
    Forum: Emergency Nursing
  17. Feel like quitting
    I felt comfortable immediately. I worked in my ER as a tech and knew who to go to. I also know that when **** hits the fan, you usually have people there when you're new. Now that I'm more...
    Jun 5
    Forum: Emergency Nursing
  18. Perm Job Success After Travel?
    My husband's ex-girlfriend actually moved to our town because she was unable to get a job in her hometown after she quit traveling. Apparently she quit at her hometown hospital and therefore couldn't...
    Jun 5
    Forum: Travel Nursing
  19. TNCC please give me some inputs
    I never read my TNCC book. I took the class and it was easy. However, I was a medic in the Army for 8 years and TNCC is JUST like Army medic training. I do think that it could be difficult without...
    May 12
    Forum: Emergency Nursing
  20. Not excited to start nursing. :(
    I was never very excited. Then again, I don't find work fun. I get excited about trips and going to fun places. Work? Nah... And I felt like I didn't know anything either. I still sometimes feel like...
    May 2
    Forum: First Year After Nursing Licensure
  21. Black Nurse Leaders
    Is this referring to race? Cause what does color have to do with leadership?
    May 2
    Forum: Nursing Management
  22. My impressions on the ER so far
    I've heard of ERs with no patient cap and am immensely grateful not work in one. We have 3-4 patient assignment and adhere very strictly to that. I don't care of it's change of shift when my patient...
    May 2
    Forum: Emergency Nursing
  23. Specialize in Pediatric AND Adult emergency care?
    We have adult and peds ER and nurses can float between them both. Not all do, and some have a preference not to float.
    May 2
    Forum: Emergency Nursing
  24. Cops and Nurses
    I was pulled over in my scrubs once and he was going to give me a ticket till he saw my military ID. But I've been pulled over NUMEROUS times and have received all warnings. The only two times the...
    Dec 5, '13
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  25. How many pairs of scrubs should I purchase initially?
    I own 4 but I only wear 3. I don't like the pants of one of them because the elastic is bent over, but even when I work tons of OT and work 6 shifts in a row (not all 12s), I just wash them after I...
    Dec 5, '13
    Forum: Nursing Scrubs / Uniforms / Gear


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