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  1. New DON is Unprofessional
    It could be worse. Your Nurse manager could be sisters with the HR Director like in my hospital. Talk about trying to get "fair and just" just doesn't happen.
    Jan 3, '10
    Forum: Nursing and Professionalism
  2. resp therapy vs RN
    What does "pation" mean?
    Jun 4, '08
    Forum: Pulmonary Nursing
  3. Being a RT & a RN?
    I am an RRT and a RN. I use to work full time as a RT and prn as a nurse. Then I flipped it. I have a great advantage with the knowledge of 2 degrees. I find myself doing both jobs at the same time...
    Apr 12, '08
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  4. Dumbest thing a student/newbie ever said/did?
    as far as making mistakes or trying not will make them. it's okay. that is how we learn. that is how we grow to be better! do not worry. all is well!:saint:
    Apr 12, '08
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  5. working two 18 hour shifts and one 12 hour in a week
    I will work 2 18 and a 12 hour shift in a week and in a row. However, these are not scheduled but rather "open shift incentives". THey can be difficult at times but I want extra money. I would prefer...
    Feb 4, '08
    Forum: California Nursing
  6. COPD patient...give low flow O2 to prevent respiratory alkalosis?
    giving low 02 will not prevent respiratory alkolosis. nor does giving high 02. high 02(for example 15 lpm on a tnrb) would "knock out" the copd 02 drive. that would cause respiratory acidosis....
    Oct 17, '07
    Forum: Nursing Student Assistance
  7. Hello!!!!
    Mmorning all!
    May 26, '07
    Forum: Introductions / Greetings
  8. How busy is your unit this Christmas?
    in ob now and we are 1:1. pretty quiet so far!
    Dec 25, '06
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  9. Thanks !Where R U from?
    Hello all! From the NW part of the State. Around the Lakes area!
    Jul 12, '06
    Forum: Iowa Nursing
  10. Can LPN do PICC meds in Iowa
    As far as I know, you cannot do PICC in Iowa unless you are a RN.:gandalf:
    Jul 12, '06
    Forum: Iowa Nursing
  11. Pda Software
    Epocrates essentials is the VERY Best and it's free. You get calculators..meds..dosages. YOu download a bone tool or another application that let's you receive CME's (if applicable). It's all free....
    Nov 25, '05
    Forum: Mobile Apps For Nurses
  12. ICU/CCU 12 hour Wages
    I really can't see how that would be even feasible for the Hospital. It would cost more money to staff 8 then it would 12 hours due to the increase in staff it would take to staff the 8. I've seen...
    Nov 6, '05
    Forum: CCU Nursing / Coronary / Cardiac
  13. NCLEX Thursday..... I need Advice!!!
    No matter what...take a break. Just kick back from the PC and go out of the room for 15 minutes and then come back in. It will relax you. And do not freak if you go over 75 questions and the PC does...
    Aug 23, '05
    Forum: LPN / LVN Corner
  14. Opinions needed!
    [B]I have to agree with what they are saying. I strongly suggest at least 2 years of Med/Surg but with your experience...I would recommend 1 year. You won't regret it and you will have a broader...
    Jun 29, '05
    Forum: CCU Nursing / Coronary / Cardiac
  15. LPN and RRT(Resp Therapy)??
    My pay is higher as an RRT becasue I do that as a Casual Posistion and there is a significant difference in pay for Casual Employees. I do have to remember what "Hat" I am wearing at times..but I...
    May 31, '05
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  16. LPN and RRT(Resp Therapy)??
    I had both for the longest time and it benefited me. Then I went back for my RN as I promised myself I would. If your "Dream Job" is to be an RN working in Labor and Delivery, I'd suggest going for...
    May 31, '05
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  17. Resp. Therapy
    They do everything to Intubate to insert Art Lines...Ventilators...PFT's...IPPB(that's right..I said that) to nebs...EKG's..HOlters...TMT's..Event Monitors and EEG's. We do it all.... :rolleyes:
    May 21, '05
    Forum: MICU / SICU Nursing
  18. resp therapy vs RN
    :) I have been an RRT and an RN for several years. I enjoy doing both jobs and all at the same time. As far as wages go, RN's get paid more in the long run.
    Feb 18, '05
    Forum: Pulmonary Nursing