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  1. Intellicare + holidays and shift diffs
    Hi, after reading the other post here I took the plunge and emailed Intellicare. I have an informal conversation set up for this Friday. Yahhhh! I have gathered some data from their website and in...
    Jan 30, '05
    Forum: Telephone Triage Nursing
  2. looking for home-based triage position
    It has been a LOOOONG time since I posted here. After reading this post I emailed intellicare. The recruiter replied to my email the next day and Friday we have an INformal conversation set up. Any...
    Jan 30, '05
    Forum: Telephone Triage Nursing
  3. nasty patients who whine too much
    Don't sweat it. Some patients are just that way. I do a few different things with tough patients: Kill them with kindness (dont always work). Baffle them with nursing/medical jargon and...
    Sep 14, '03
    Forum: First Year After Nursing Licensure
  4. Pensions being addressed
    Yes, it definately depends upon where you work. One of the reasons I left my last job was because I realized how lousy the pension was. I got my year end statement and the company had only invested...
    Sep 14, '03
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  5. anyone else changing careers to go into nursing?
    There are negatives to nursing, but there really are many more positives. The biggest negative in nursing will be fixed by having more people come into the field. I went into nursing for many...
    Sep 14, '03
    Forum: Nursing Career Advice
  6. Rude nursing comments
    I find it very insulting when pts or family members say: "you are too smart to be a nurse, you should be the doctor." OR "For a nurse you don't know how to fluff a pillow very well." OR "There...
    Sep 7, '03
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  7. Combining Nursing with Other Full Time Job
    Good luck. Most hopsital orietations are scheduled for 8 to 5 on M thru F. Generally the first week or more (one hospital in my area does almost 8 weeks) involves a lot of class room instruction,...
    Sep 7, '03
    Forum: First Year After Nursing Licensure
  8. Readers Digest Report on Nurse Shortage
    Just sent the hubby to go buy it.
    Sep 7, '03
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  9. titrating drips and hemodynamics
    Very nice review, Thanks.
    Sep 7, '03
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  10. New Triage Nurse
    Every place has its own culture. I work in triage and the place is good. Orientation was lame, but the work is easy. Have you asked the nurses that you work with what jobs they came from? You may...
    Sep 6, '03
    Forum: Telephone Triage Nursing
  11. Job description
    From what I have read about forensic nursing is it is hard to get into and the pay is less than floor nursing.
    Sep 6, '03
    Forum: Forensic Nursing
  12. pay rates
    You will not make anywhere close to the money you made in Boston, but the cost of living is much cheaper here. I don't work bedside anymore, but I am told they make from 22-27 before diffs. I...
    Sep 5, '03
    Forum: Arizona Nursing
  13. Was I wrong not to call dr?
    I have to say it depends upon who the doctor was who wrote the order and who the 11-7 nurse was on that night. However, what I would have done was just what you did. I would not have called the md...
    Sep 2, '03
    Forum: Medical-Surgical Nursing
  14. New Staffing ratios
    My question is this. The ratio is 1:5 on telemetry. Does it remain 1:5 once the tele box comes off or does the ratio change to a med/surg ratio?
    Aug 31, '03
    Forum: California Nursing
  15. Is Phys. Office nursing "Really Nursing"?
    One of the woman that I went to school with KNEW she did not want to do bedside care, so she never did. She graduated and went right into office nursing and to this day is still there and loves it. ...
    Aug 31, '03
    Forum: Ambulatory Care Nursing / Clinic Nursing
  16. USA Weekend Magazine article on Nursing shortage
    Overall I gave the article about a 6-7. It did address some good points. As stated above, change of shift, helping out etc. You know the line they could have put in there that would have made all...
    Aug 31, '03
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  17. NG tube irrigation
    One of the reasons sterile water or tap water is used verses NS is the salt content. The new nurse is correct it can through off the lytes in a patient.
    Aug 30, '03
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  18. I have a negative attitude -  I must leave
    I also would say dont worry about loosing your skills. Whatever you need to do a job you will be taught. Just like now you are going to LTC, you will need to be taught how to do that job. It is not...
    Aug 30, '03
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  19. I have a negative attitude -  I must leave
    When I came out of school the first job I had was med/surg. I only stayed 5 weeks and in my opinion that was 4 weeks to long. I worked nights. It was a 20 bed floor and was staffed by 2 RNs and 2...
    Aug 30, '03
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  20. Question for nurses who dislike where they work
    I believe it all starts and ends with the manager. Most of the ones I have experienced are do nothing lazy butts. They know how to sit a good chair, kiss some butt and they have mastered the art...
    Aug 27, '03
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  21. Burned out!! Help
    You remember that stupid question, "where do you want to be in 5 years"? Well I changed that to: "what do I see myself doing?" (by this I mean tasks) Am I doing bedside care, am I leading...
    Aug 27, '03
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  22. wait a minute, stop the presses
    I must admit I do feel like I accomplish things in my job....I just wish I was paid more. Nursing salaries are very flat. At my facility we do have a few nurses who came from IT back...
    Aug 27, '03
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  23. Fantastic Benefits For Nurses
    Mine could be better but includes: Med/dental at good rates. 401K with match. 7 paid holidays. 24 vacation and personal days. NO hassle time off. That medical or personal savings plan that is...
    Aug 27, '03
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  24. Are you happy with your pay?
    Yes, I suppose. I left bedside nursing to do tele-triage. I took a cut in pay but I am MUCH MUCH happier with my profession.
    Aug 27, '03
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  25. Does anyone else do this?
    What a fabulous idea!!! I would love to do something like that as well.
    Aug 27, '03
    Forum: Telephone Triage Nursing


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