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  1. New Rad Nurse
    Hi everyone. I work at a large, urban teaching hospital, and I just found out that I will be transferring from my Renal Transplant unit (I also have a TSICU background) to Radiology -- I'm very...
    Jul 27, '11
    Forum: Radiology Nursing
  2. I'm excited and just needed to tell someone! :)
    Congratulations!
    Jul 27, '11
    Forum: CNA/MA - Nursing / Medical Assistant
  3. Could use some advice or a listening ear...new RN, newly abusive husband
    To reiterate aNader_RN's advice, do not go back for your stuff without a police escort. Stuff can be replaced. You, your dad, and your brother cannot. This psycho could easily shoot all of you. The...
    Jul 27, '11
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  4. Could use some advice or a listening ear...new RN, newly abusive husband
    Leave. Now. And take the dog.
    Jul 26, '11
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  5. Any recommendations?
    I love SAS shoes. They're expensive, but they're very supportive and comfortable, and they last a LONG time.
    Jul 20, '11
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  6. Advice: On An MD Order
    :lol2: I gave cialis last week to a female pt with essential pulmonary HTN. I had to look it up to satisfy my "what the ???" reaction, but when you think about its mechanism of action, it makes sense.
    Jun 20, '11
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  7. The chance they'll touch you is inversely proportionate to their hygiene level...
    :lol2: That's one of the reasons I now shave my head! I don't know about its effectiveness, but it makes me feel better.
    Apr 2, '11
    Forum: Emergency Nursing
  8. Working as a software consultant RN
    Take it! I have had both patients and computers crash on me; it's much easier to reboot a computer. And although they **** me off from time to time, I've yet to have a computer puke on my shoes or...
    Apr 2, '11
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  9. Reporting to ICU
    It is a good point, but just to clarify, it was made by Fribblet, not me. I failed to negotiate the quote function properly the first time around and accidentally usurped Fribblet's thought while...
    Sep 13, '10
    Forum: Emergency Nursing
  10. Reporting to ICU
    Frankly, I think that's part of the reason for a lot of the ER/ICU tension. The personality types that gravitate to each specialty are fundamentally different. Sometimes opposites attract, but mostly...
    Sep 13, '10
    Forum: Emergency Nursing
  11. Reporting to ICU
    I'm sorry this goes on. It seems inevitable that many people from different units develop tunnel vision and can only see things from their own perspective. I'm afraid those of us in ICU are prone to...
    Sep 13, '10
    Forum: Emergency Nursing
  12. Smoking coworkers and fair breaks
    Even better -- if you're a non-smoker, bring a toy bubble-blowing pipe to work, and go out with the smokers on their frequent dodges. Then blow bubbles as they do their thing. Sauce for the goose, eh?
    Sep 12, '10
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  13. Lower stress areas to 'get your feet wet' in nursing?
    Trauma/Surgical ICU... NOT!!!:lol2:
    Aug 4, '10
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  14. Just took my NCLEX...
    I felt the same way you do, and I told myself beforehand that I'd just wait on the "unofficial" pre-BON result. Of course I broke several traffic laws on the way home to try it, and it worked like a...
    Jul 22, '10
    Forum: NCLEX Discussion Forum
  15. Pearsonvue Trick - Does it Work Every Time? Part 2
    Worked for me!
    Jul 5, '10
    Forum: NCLEX Discussion Forum
  16. Highest Troponin Levels You've Seen?
    Hello Everyone, First, a caveat. I'm in my last semester of school doing a precepted clinical in CCU, so basically, I know absolutely nothing about anything. Please forgive my ignorance, but if...
    Apr 3, '10
    Forum: CCU Nursing / Coronary / Cardiac
  17. My age is showing, or 'No texting, please"
    Hylo meloy! Pesale spot taht!
    Mar 26, '10
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  18. My age is showing, or 'No texting, please"
    Wouldn't it be great if someone would invent a device with which one could actually talk with the other person, so our thumbs wouldn't get so tired? :lol2: LOL (Sorry -- just couldn't resist.)
    Mar 26, '10
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  19. New Grad Question: Grades vs Medical Experience
    I couldn't really tell who you were asking, so apologies if it wasn't me. Having said that, I'm also in Texas.
    Mar 26, '10
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  20. worried about future job prospects - any advice?
    :hug::redbeathe You're welcome!
    Mar 26, '10
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  21. New Grad Question: Grades vs Medical Experience
    In the current job market, you would do well to position yourself to stand out in every way you can, including academic performance, especially if you're a new grad. There's a lot of competition out...
    Mar 26, '10
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  22. My age is showing, or 'No texting, please"
    Texting between phones is one thing, and it can be a great tool; but using "text-speak" to post on a message board where many people will be reading the written expression of your thoughts is quite...
    Mar 26, '10
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  23. worried about future job prospects - any advice?
    Well, I guess that would depend on the agency. Some may very well be glad to get a nurse with any kind of experience, and you definitely have that, right :)? And by agency, I mean a staffing agency....
    Mar 25, '10
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  24. worried about future job prospects - any advice?
    What area of the country are you in, and are you able to relocate? Some places are a lot tougher than others right now. For instance, here in Texas, the job market isn't what it used to be, but it is...
    Mar 25, '10
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  25. New SICU Nurse Resident
    "icufaqs.org for introductory need-to-know information.....especially as a new grad." Man, this is great stuff! Thanks!
    Mar 17, '10
    Forum: MICU / SICU Nursing


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