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  1. When You Request I Switch Shifts with You
    We normally put notes up in the OR asking to switch or for someone to take call. Places vary. Sometimes, you work in a place where people want all the overtime they can get, in other places, no one...
    Apr 19
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  2. Bullying
    I worked for a place that had a clique and a boss who encouraged the clique to do her dirty work.Ended up going to the union over it and it helped. I found out recently that people who had that...
    Feb 22
    Forum: Operating Room Nursing
  3. Is anyone else being pushed for 30 minute turnover times in between cases?
    In one Or I worked for, 30 minutes was on the late end of things and was only really acceptable for total joints. They preferred 15-20 minutes. I shoot for 30 minutes tops now and hopefully a little...
    Feb 22
    Forum: Operating Room Nursing
  4. Don't People Have Bills To Pay?
    I've quit without having something else lined up. It can be done successfully, but it helps to have done some networking and have people you can utilize for references. Regarding workplace...
    Feb 5
    Forum: First Year After Nursing Licensure
  5. New England Tech Graduates
    Unfortunately, it has been tough for new grads. When I graduated in 2006, we had our pick of jobs. Many of my classmates were accepted into the ER, ICU and I went to the OR. I had my job lined up...
    Feb 5
    Forum: Rhode Island Nursing
  6. New England Tech Graduates
    I would say talk to some other schools first, like RIC, URI and CCRI. NEIT is very expensive for an Associate's Degree. We're talking at least $40,000. You will be paying those student loans forever....
    Feb 5
    Forum: Rhode Island Nursing
  7. How many of you both circulate AND scrub?
    I scrub and circulate and in my current OR, they do utilize me to scrub, which I like.
    Feb 5
    Forum: Operating Room Nursing
  8. tucking scrub pants in shoes
    Some OR nurses tuck the bottoms into their socks or cuff them..Sometimes the hospital provided scrubs are long and you don't want them trailing in blood and other goop.
    Sep 25, '13
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  9. Should a nurse perform CPR to someone outside of the healthcare setting?
    I agree with your BF, I would want to live too, if I still had brain function. But,people are different.
    Apr 6, '13
    Forum: Nursing Issues On Patient Safety
  10. Should a nurse perform CPR to someone outside of the healthcare setting?
    I believe that we all have an obligation to help each other, nurse or no. I would have a big problem with a lay person who knows CPR ignoring someone who needs it. FWIW, my dad has performed CPR out...
    Apr 6, '13
    Forum: Nursing Issues On Patient Safety
  11. The most gruesome situation you've encountered?
    I can handle accidental injuries just fine( except when it's little ones). But, my brain and my heart cannot stomach deliberate cruelty and torture. I think I'd be in a mental health facility if I...
    Apr 6, '13
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  12. The most gruesome situation you've encountered?
    Necrotizing fasciiitis on several occasions. One time, they called us up to the ICU to amputate the pts hand at the bedside. More open fractures than you could shake a stick at..my brother was...
    Apr 6, '13
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  13. leaving my job gave a 2 weeks manager very rude.
    I have been working per diem and recently just got a new job. My workplace has called me as little as 20-30 minutes before I am due to start a shift( and I live 45 minutes away) and told me not to...
    Apr 6, '13
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  14. New RN, New OR Hire, How do I survive
    Congrats! Here are some tips. 1) be willing to learn. It sounds easy but sometimes people don't listen as much as they should. If you have one preceptor, do things the way he/she taught you at first....
    Mar 27, '13
    Forum: Operating Room Nursing
  15. I dropped out. Please console me
    You did the right thing,OP. It's not a good time for this for you right now. Why do something that is making you that unhappy? I'm sure the point of this was to better your life, not make you...
    Mar 27, '13
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  16. How to deal with surgeons that treat you like ****
    Most places around here don't tolerate surgeon bad behavior anymore. Most I've worked with have been fine. If anything it's other staff that are nasty.
    Mar 25, '13
    Forum: Operating Room Nursing
  17. What is going on in this OR?
    Wow, and I thought my current facility has problems. It sounds terrible to say, but one person isn't going to be able to change these bad habits. It's going to take a sentinel event and you don't...
    Mar 25, '13
    Forum: Operating Room Nursing
  18. I passed!
    Congrats..not an easy exam,IMO. I was relieved when I got the pop-up telling me I passed.
    Mar 25, '13
    Forum: Operating Room Nursing
  19. Best and Least Cases?
    Ortho is my favorite. I particularly enjoy Ortho trauma and robotic assisted total joint replacements.(Makoplasties). I also like general cases. Hate Gyn.
    Mar 25, '13
    Forum: Operating Room Nursing
  20. OR Sharps safest practice
    We have the foam, numbered ones. No magnet on the other side though.
    Mar 25, '13
    Forum: Operating Room Nursing
  21. Seriously thinking of doing agency work. Pros and cons?
    I'm also new to contract nursing..I'm in talks for my first assignment. I've known people that have gone through my agency and they were pleased with it. One lady has been with them for years. I'm an...
    Mar 25, '13
    Forum: Agency Nurses
  22. Young, Thin, and Cute New Hires
    Excellent point. We all deserve basic courtesy, and to feel safe at work. You have to earn respect.
    Mar 4, '13
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  23. Anti-intellectual & hyper-sensitive. WHY?
    There is a degree of anti-intellectualism in nursing. I've experienced it firsthand. And it doesn't help us as a profession. I also believe the OP as far as the woman's reaction to criticism. We've...
    Mar 4, '13
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  24. How to work your notice, gracefully
    I wouldn't do an exit interview. They sound like a great idea on paper but I believe it actually can come back to bite you in the butt too. Remember, HR is not your friend.
    Mar 3, '13
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  25. How to work your notice, gracefully
    Great article. I have noticed though, that certain workplaces will speak ill of an employee even if the employee left on good terms, with plenty of notice. They aren't supposed to, but we all know...
    Mar 2, '13
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion


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