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  1. Is this legal?
    Staff will quit because of it and it will self resolve! Sounds like a crappy place to work, have you looked elsewhere?
    Dec 8, '12
    Forum: First Year After Nursing Licensure
  2. CCRN renewel audit
    I just renewed my CCRN cert. Everything went through online and I received a congratulatory email from AACN. Does this mean I will not be audited? Has anyone experienced an audit, if so, when were...
    Dec 6, '12
    Forum: Critical Care Nursing
  3. New Grad Leaving Hospital for Office Job
    Have you thought of just going back to school to be a PA? Nursing is not for everyone. Some love it, some don't. Nothing bothers me except peoples deliberate nasty attitudes, you can almost always...
    Dec 5, '12
    Forum: Nursing Career Advice
  4. Help deciding between new grad jobs!
    ICU and pick up extra shifts if you need extra money... Just my two cents. I would do cardio, but because burns are just not for me. If it's your thing, it's a great opportunity! You can never go...
    Dec 5, '12
    Forum: Nursing First Job Hunt Assistance
  5. med surge vs ICU
    You're welcome. This is a forum for opinions and experience. I shared mine, you shared yours. NO where did I say you didn't know what your were talking about. Getting the last word in is not very...
    Nov 30, '12
    Forum: Medical-Surgical Nursing
  6. med surge vs ICU
    Regardless, Glad he improved quickly! I would have to think having you to advocate for him was very much am important factor in that. OP- I hope you have some insight into the differences in the...
    Nov 29, '12
    Forum: Medical-Surgical Nursing
  7. med surge vs ICU
    Like I said, in a nutshell. No offense taken, however, I would venture that our definition of stable differs. If a patient becomes critically unstable, and cannot easily/quickly be stabilized, I...
    Nov 29, '12
    Forum: Medical-Surgical Nursing
  8. Be careful with FACEBOOK
    Wow. That is a bummer! I have admit I turned down a couple nannies for my baby after scoping their FB page. That being said, your post was pretty benign. No one wants a long commute, what's wrong...
    Nov 28, '12
    Forum: Nursing First Job Hunt Assistance
  9. med surge vs ICU
    In a nutshell, ICU is where patients go if they are very sick. The floor (medsurg) provides basic nursing care. ICU nurses need to be well versed in caring for critical patients, titrating...
    Nov 28, '12
    Forum: Medical-Surgical Nursing
  10. Mandatory Flu Vaccines- How do you feel?
    I had chicken pox, a positive ppd (means i can't ever have one again), MMR series was completed when I was a child. TDAP is not mandated (I am current anyway by choice), I actually had positive...
    Nov 21, '12
    Forum: Pandemic Flu
  11. Curious about catheters
    I can't even remember my first, last, or the many in between. You'll get over it. There are better things to obsess over during nursing school!
    Nov 20, '12
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  12. Shy / reserved new nurse
    Smile a lot, be pleasant and just listen. Most patients want to talk about themselves, because most people want to talk about themselves. If they do, ask a follow up question, all the while doing...
    Oct 31, '12
    Forum: First Year After Nursing Licensure
  13. transitioning from Med surg ICU to Traum Neurosurgery ICU
    I hate to deviate the topic but this is interesting to me...All your patients are 1:1? Back to your questions, plenty of vents in a neuro ICU. A low enough Glascow score alone will buy someone...
    Oct 31, '12
    Forum: Neuro Intensive Care Nursing
  14. Quick question for folks that wear surgical issue green scrubs.
    I would love to work in a unit where the hospital furnished and laundered my nasty, germy scrubs.... Enjoy the luxury! Save your money and buy cute clothes for after work!
    Oct 31, '12
    Forum: Operating Room Nursing
  15. Will you pay 1000 dollars ticket for a interview?
    Phone interview! Or go out as a traveler.... see if you like it, let travel comapny pay expenses, then interview while there.
    Oct 31, '12
    Forum: Nursing First Job Hunt Assistance
  16. Wanting to quit orientation, new grad, please advise
    " I do not plan on outing the nurse because I believe every nurse has their own way of working. She has been a nurse for over 20 years and probably knows what she is doing. Her way of prioritizing is...
    Oct 25, '12
    Forum: First Year After Nursing Licensure
  17. Checking vitals on a stranger to see if they are ok
    Twice... I checked for a pulse, if that counts. It was a yes or no type of inquisition, not a time to count. That is the only circumstance where I see it would be relevant...not like I carry...
    Oct 25, '12
    Forum: About A Nurse - Nursing Cartoon Series
  18. Not a good fit for my family now
    I don't think I would back out of the interveiw at this late of a time. Definitely ask which shift you are interviewing for while there. They may have more shifts than you realize available! If...
    Oct 21, '12
    Forum: Nursing and Professionalism
  19. Am I qualified? I need your inputs
    I think the GRE scoring system has changed recently. I know when I took it, I wanted greater than 1000. So I am hoping that is the case for the OP's sake.
    Oct 15, '12
    Forum: Pre-CRNA Inquiry
  20. Rash of A-line dislodgements
    Our Intensivists always suture, never come out. Anesthesia never sutures, on occasion those will be pulled by patient or inadvertently with turning. I ditto the question of cinja, why are they not...
    Oct 15, '12
    Forum: MICU / SICU Nursing
  21. travel nurse contract in CO
    The OP asked who we used. I used Parallon, they paid far better than the two other companies I traveled with in Colorado. Also, they have a lot of jobs in Colorado. Seems like you had a bad...
    Oct 15, '12
    Forum: Travel Nursing
  22. travel nurse contract in CO They directly staff HCA hospitals, and pay better than a middle man company.
    Oct 14, '12
    Forum: Travel Nursing
  23. Mandatory Flu Vaccines- How do you feel?
    Oct 13, '12
    Forum: Pandemic Flu
  24. Why Dopamine and not Levophed for head injury pts?
    Was he bradycardiac? Often happens with heads that are herniating. Otherwise, sounds like a personal preference by the MD. Also, not shocking he dropped after an OR. They often give a bolus of Neo...
    Oct 8, '12
    Forum: Trauma ICU
  25. Mandatory Flu Vaccines- How do you feel?
    Then why waste your time reading any further or posting? Half the threads on the site are redundant to some extent. Required flu vaccines comes up each year because they are still an issue, therefore...
    Oct 7, '12
    Forum: Pandemic Flu