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  1. The public just doesn't get it.
    I love it when you get phone calls that say `is my mum there', can I speak to my dad?.. You try to explain that there are many mothers and fathers on the unit, but they just dont get...
    Aug 27, '02
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  2. Cabg
    :) In our facility we concentrate mainly on ability post -op, cardiac rehab and the dieticians work with the patients pre and post op. All the post op open heart patients work with cardiac rehab,...
    Jun 14, '02
    Forum: Cardiac Nursing
  3. What is your net take home pay every two weeks?
    I take home about 1000 -1200 $ q 2weeks net. 4 years experience. I thought nursing in Minnesota was well paid, but from the sounds of the other posts I am not sure. 3000 q 2 weeks ?, sounds...
    Apr 28, '02
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  4. chest tube removal
    The NPs and CNS remove the chest tubes, there was an idea that a CT removal protocol was going to be devised, so that the staff RNS could do it, but have not seen it yet....:roll
    Apr 20, '02
    Forum: CCU Nursing / Coronary / Cardiac
  5. another jolly assignment
    I guess I was having a bad day when I wrote that note, and apologise. Yes we are allowd and should vent over the internet. Would'nt it be funny if patients actually read what we wrote about them...
    Jan 16, '02
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  6. another jolly assignment
    :confused: :o When you are 80 years old and you no longer have your own place, and the only place you can call home is a nursing home, then I hope you come and go as you please and I hope that...
    Jan 13, '02
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  7. What is in your pockets at shifts end?
    Alcohol wipes, kleenex, a pen, pen light, forceps, scissors, calculator, pager, assignment notes, stethoscope, telemetry strip of my patients, lipstick or chapstick, on a usual day On the old day,...
    Jan 13, '02
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  8. most and least favorite DX to care for?
    My fav patients are those having just had a heart transplant, a happy time, and pretty cool people, and patients with the LVAD heartmate, very interesting. People with electrophysiology problems...
    Jan 5, '02
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  9. Need twin cities nurses input
    I have spent 1 year on station 41, previous to that I worked in England, so things were very different when I came here. The orientation program I had was excellent, and the staff very friendly. My...
    Jan 4, '02
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  10. Need twin cities nurses input
    Jenny, where do you work, I work on 41.
    Jan 3, '02
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  11. Need twin cities nurses input
    ;) I work at Abbott Northwestern on a telemetry unit, and on days and eves I have 3-4 patients, nights average is 6-8. Our orientation program lasts 8 weeks for new grad, and is plenty of time to...
    Jan 2, '02
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  12. Yes or no?
    :( Unfortunately, and as you know, guilt can burn you out. I have worked many doubles, and your priority are you and your family, the patients will be ok, I HOPE.. GO HOME, the ER will be there in...
    Dec 17, '01
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  13. BSN, RN...then what???
    :o The tone of your post is quite off putting. If you have become a nurse, with the intent of becoming more than a regular staff nurse, then you are going to be in for a long wait.....and if you...
    Dec 16, '01
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  14. What do we do with an "Imperfect" nurse?
    :eek: Yes, we all do make mistakes, but it is what we learn from them that matters. I check all my drip rates, except NS with another nurse when I start an infusion, and I check all my insulin...
    Dec 13, '01
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  15. HOW TO PUT IN A IV: ANY TIPS
    :eek: :) :cool: Thank you for all your replies. It is has been a year now since I posted this thread, and I guess I am not too bad at putting IV's in. I usually get about 60%, which is good, as...
    Dec 13, '01
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  16. HOW TO PUT IN A IV: ANY TIPS
    Yeah, I look at peoples veins all the time, funny how we do that.............
    Sep 5, '01
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  17. Cardiology VS med surg
    You know, that you will find a few med/surg patients on a cardiology unit, thats if you work in Telemetry. You do not need any cardiology experience to work on a cardiology unit, if the orientation...
    Sep 1, '01
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  18. WHO IS GONNA PICKET TOMMORW
    Looks like I didnt have to picket after all, the only thing was that I was looking forward to a weekend off, as I am starting nights tonight. Oh well, I am voting tommorow, and I am so glad things...
    Jun 1, '01
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  19. WHO IS GONNA PICKET TOMMORW
    I have to get up at 4am to picket tommorow. My husband laughs, and says, you spend more time picketting than you do working. Ok so I am there from 5.30AM-4.30PM. Anybody else...
    May 31, '01
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  20. DEBRIDE  the  SCABS
    Remember the many days, that you are just too damn busy to go to the bathroom, take a break, or have a drink. That is what we are fighting for, the unsafe staffing, the poor pay. The patients are...
    May 31, '01
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  21. Telemetry Transport
    I work on a 45 bedded Tele unit, and we have a lifepak policy. Which states, for any tests the following patients need lifepak monitoring with a RN escort when going off the unit and thus having...
    May 21, '01
    Forum: Cardiac Nursing
  22. Minnesota Nurses Voted!
    I voted to Strike, but I am not sure how I am going to pay the bills. I hope this is settled before June 1st.
    May 21, '01
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  23. IV Amiodarone
    I work in Telemetry and we use IV Amiodarone gtt. I would imagine that if the patient was unstable then we would transfer to the CCU. :) :)
    May 9, '01
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  24. What freaks you out?
    Not much freaks me out, except cardiac arrests.
    Apr 15, '01
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  25. How much do you make?
    RN: Telemetry, 3 years experience 20.54 an hour
    Apr 15, '01
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion


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