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  1. suggestions for material to review please
    Hi all! I've been a nurse about 6 years but just got hired for a new job in the ER in a level 1 trauma center and I'm looking for suggestions for what to brush up on.. what sorts of things do you...
    May 14
    Forum: Emergency Nursing
  2. ICU to OR, any advice?
    ummm well I was asked all the typical questions such as "why do you want to work in the OR?" and "why do you want to work for this facility?". I was also asked if I would be able to be at work and...
    Nov 2, '11
    Forum: Operating Room Nursing
  3. ICU to OR, any advice?
    oh I should add that as we go along in our training we will eventually be assigned to a specialty....
    Oct 29, '11
    Forum: Operating Room Nursing
  4. ICU to OR, any advice?
    thank you for your input Monica08!! I got the job and started this last Monday. So far I LOVE it.. of course I am still in the beginning stages of training with the 3 other RNs that got hired with...
    Oct 29, '11
    Forum: Operating Room Nursing
  5. ICU to OR, any advice?
    I've been in ICU for a couple yrs... I'm not sure about the periop program, I just know that the manager did tell me over the phone that there is typically 6 months orientation for someone with no OR...
    Sep 27, '11
    Forum: Operating Room Nursing
  6. ICU to OR, any advice?
    I have been working in a community hospital ICU and have an interview this week for a position as an OR nurse in a level 1 trauma center. I'm very excited and would really like to make the...
    Sep 27, '11
    Forum: Operating Room Nursing
  7. New  RN Grads in MICU??
    I work ICU and started there as a new grad. I agree that it depends on the nurse and the training/support provided. My hospital provided excellent training and preceptorship.. but I also had to put...
    Jul 17, '11
    Forum: MICU / SICU Nursing
  8. Advice? Experienced BSN ER nurse can't find a job!
    move to southern CA.. plenty of jobs for EXPERIENCED ER nurses!
    May 18, '11
    Forum: Emergency Nursing
  9. Grey's Anatomy? Scrubs too?
    LOVE the show!!!!!! and yes, it is inaccurate but if they made a tv show that was an accurate portrayal of a 12 hour shift no one would watch it. LOL never tried the scrubs...
    May 15, '11
    Forum: Nursing Scrubs / Uniforms / Gear
  10. what I learned my first year as an RN
    1. something all new doctors and nurses learn fairly quickly.. it's a universal law in hospitals... never ever EVER say "slow" in a hospital.. or "quiet"... or "calm". 2. do not ever say "I don't...
    May 12, '11
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  11. night workers- how do you keep a normal routine/life?
    you asked how we keep a normal routine.. I don't. LOL the good news is, I've found ways to make it work for me until I can go to day shift.. the bad news is that my life is anything but 'normal' LOL
    May 2, '11
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  12. Whats the most blood products you've given in a shift?
    niiiiiice! *high five* :yeah:
    Mar 22, '11
    Forum: MICU / SICU Nursing
  13. Whats the most blood products you've given in a shift?
    40 units PRBCs and 12 liters IVF.. patient went home to her young children but it was a mess to chart. LOL
    Mar 22, '11
    Forum: MICU / SICU Nursing
  14. deep tissue injury blanchable?
    thanks for the reply! I did see that website when I was googling.. but it doesn't specifically say whether it might blanch.. I would think the answer is no but I need to be sure... long story.. LOL
    Mar 6, '11
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  15. deep tissue injury blanchable?
    Just a quick question because I cannot find any info on this anywhere.. is it possible that a deep tissue injury (DTI) could be blanchable? HELP! Thanks in advance =)
    Mar 5, '11
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  16. just finished week #1 of being an ICU nurse
    well I realized it's been quite awhile since I had come back to this thread and thought I'd update... I have been off orientation about 6 months now and love my job! The first couple weeks on my...
    Feb 4, '11
    Forum: MICU / SICU Nursing
  17. How much MONEY do you make? (questionaire)
    1. what is your degree in? as-biology, as-vocational nursing, adn-registered nursing 2. what state do you live in? southern ca 3. what is your job title? staff rn in icu 4. how much do you...
    Feb 4, '11
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  18. How do you relax after a hectic shift?
    I come home and either walk on the treadmill or if I'm just too tired then I hang out with my kitties and watch tv... my favorite show is True Blood... sounds nuts but watching vampires, werewolves,...
    Aug 3, '10
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  19. First medication error & on new graduate orientation :(
    I am SO glad to hear I am not the only one who's made an error based on a decimal point... I am finishing my orientation in an ICU.. new grad... MD wrote for Enalapril 6.25mg IVP... I gave it and...
    Jul 20, '10
    Forum: First Year After Nursing Licensure
  20. just finished week #1 of being an ICU nurse
    congrats on your new job!!! well as far as an update... I am finishing up my orientation and will start working nights on August 1st! I am told that I will have a preceptor on nights for the first 2...
    Jul 17, '10
    Forum: MICU / SICU Nursing
  21. How is 2010 treating new RN graduates?
    I also graduated in December 2009 and was licensed in January 2010, applied for 100s of RN positions all over southern CA and after 4 months landed a new grad RN job in my local ICU... I LOVE my...
    Jun 28, '10
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  22. IF you WEREN'Ta nurse, what would you be???
    I think I would be either a social worker or a taste tester for fine restaurants LOL :lol2:
    Jun 2, '10
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  23. Shoes for Men in Nursing
    well I am a woman but all the guys I work with wear Crocs and so do I... they make Crocs now that do not have "holes" in the top of them and they are the ONLY shoes I've ever worn that don't make my...
    May 19, '10
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  24. The start of a career in nursing!
    I agree with the above post.. you can apply for lift team too! Also, in this economy it is ESPECIALLY important to GO into the places that you are applying and introduce yourself and hand them a...
    May 19, '10
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  25. just finished week #1 of being an ICU nurse
    Quick update... I am well into my 2nd month as a new grad in ICU and loving it! I was able to take both patients and all their charting last week! (they were both definitely "easier ICU pts" though...
    May 17, '10
    Forum: MICU / SICU Nursing


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