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  1. Recovering General Anesthesia patients
    we have a small PACU (7 beds) adjacent to the MRI's (3) where the RAD nurses recover the GA pts then d/c or send home
    Nov 5, '12
    Forum: Radiology Nursing
  2. Mri nurse and icu pts
    ICU pts nurse must stay with pt during MRI/IR. We don't really do critical ER pt. They get a CT and then MRI once they are an ICU pt as needed, see previous.
    Nov 3, '12
    Forum: Radiology Nursing
  3. Who accesses central lines in radiology?
    Nurses start Iv's/acces central lines and administer contrast for all awake outpatients.
    Nov 3, '12
    Forum: Radiology Nursing
  4. Moving to LA area... advice on hospitals?
    Hi, I work at CHLA. The pay is not great, but my friends who work PICU love it. The acuity is VERY HIGH. It would not be hard to be hired there with PICU experience. CHOC is not LA, it's in Orange...
    Oct 26, '12
    Forum: PICU Nursing / Pediatric
  5. ER Nurse Interested in Radiology
    I just transferred from PEDS ED to Peds Rad. I do lots of iv insertions, caths, port a caths access, drop ngs for contrast. We basically preop the kids prior to GA for the MRI's, then we recover them...
    Feb 23, '12
    Forum: Radiology Nursing
  6. New Grad ER residency/orientation?
    i would look for versantrn residency program. they have a well structured orientation. i completed it and started in the ed. please note, the ed is an extremely difficult place to start out as a new...
    Jan 6, '12
    Forum: First Year After Nursing Licensure
  7. Hospital Using FirstNet in ER?
    We use it. pm me
    Nov 30, '11
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  8. Are you doing this at work?
    Ok, now that is sounding more like my job. I forgot to add, we do the EKG's too:D We are supposed to "walk" our patients everywhere. From triage to the ED, to radiology, CT to checkout on the way...
    Oct 27, '11
    Forum: Emergency Nursing
  9. Are you doing this at work?
    Wow, I must be getting hosed!!! I do all of that and I work at a big level 1 Trauma Center. No wonder I'm so tired and stressed:confused:
    Oct 27, '11
    Forum: Emergency Nursing
  10. Are you doing this at work?
    A thread about rural nursing got me thinking......are you doing this at your work? Giving nebs Drawing own labs Starting your own iv's Running own blood gasses Cleaning own rooms Walking pt...
    Oct 27, '11
    Forum: Emergency Nursing
  11. Inpatients and ED patients being medicated prior to MRI scan
    we send them with a "ticket to ride" a form that says name weight allergies attending meds given in last four hours language spoken venous access tubes/drains other special needs/devices
    Sep 8, '11
    Forum: Radiology Nursing
  12. Triage shifts: how long/how many pt.'s?
    ummm, no. no magical wonderland..! We see over 50,0000 pt.s a year:eek:
    Aug 3, '11
    Forum: Emergency Nursing
  13. Triage shifts: how long/how many pt.'s?
    When you triage, do you do it for a full shift? And if not for how long? Also how many pt's do you average per triage stint? I am brand new to triage after having spent 1 1/2 years in the ED....
    Aug 2, '11
    Forum: Emergency Nursing
  14. Differences Between Pediatric ER and Adult ER
    It may be an adjustment for you re: how long things can take. When you have a uncooperative/irrational child you cannot restrain them the same way you can with adults. IV starts can take 20 minutes...
    May 10, '11
    Forum: Emergency Nursing
  15. Question about magnet hospitals
    I have an ADN and BA in a non-nursing field. My magnet hospital accepts ADN with BA or BS in another area.
    Jan 27, '11
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  16. ED ratio across the US
    Los Angeles 4:1, Level 1 high acuity, 60,000 pts a year. Satisfaction is so-so. I'm totally stressed about the acuity of my assignments on a regular basis
    Oct 4, '10
    Forum: Emergency Nursing
  17. Cool Jobs to do after you gain ER experience
    My co-worker got a job as a nurse at Universal studios
    Aug 25, '10
    Forum: Emergency Nursing
  18. California ED nurses- how many patients?
    My charge nurse keeps telling me that there is "no such thing as nurse patient ratios" when it comes to the ED in California. I beg to differ....unless there is a mass casualty event, in which case...
    Aug 25, '10
    Forum: Emergency Nursing
  19. Child head circumference in the ER
    We do it only for SCAN kiddos, SCAN=suspected child abuse/neglect
    Aug 14, '10
    Forum: Emergency Nursing
  20. Genetics in Nursing
    I see genetics cases all day long working at a major children's hospital in Los Angeles. Tons....
    Jun 21, '10
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  21. CA students, fastest way to NCLEX results?
    It's my understanding that CA NCLEX takers cannot access the quick results. Is this true? I'm scheduled to take the test this Friday the 5th of Feb. I'm done Kaplan and am scoring well. My HESI was...
    Jan 30, '10
    Forum: NCLEX Discussion Forum
  22. Glendale versus Valley - Nursing Programs
    Everyone will try to scare you about nursing school, including the director at Glendale. Is it hard, yes, but it should be. clearly it is not impossible, as there will be about 50 of us finishing in...
    Nov 23, '09
    Forum: California Nursing
  23. Glendale versus Valley - Nursing Programs
    I'm 4th semester at GCC and have been very happy there. The facilities and campus are much nicer than Valley. We also have a brand new nursing building and lab. Very good reputation. Valley campus is...
    Nov 23, '09
    Forum: California Nursing
  24. Glendale Community College ADN program Spring 2010
    Hey kids, 4th semester here. You do not start clinicals in the introductory intersession. They usually accept 30 day and 30 weekend/evening students. Of those, you will probably lose at about 5...
    Nov 14, '09
    Forum: Pre-Nursing Student
  25. Myers-Briggs Profile Typing and Nursing
    I'm another INTJ and it seems a good match.
    Jul 3, '09
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion

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