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  1. How does you agency handle on call responsibilities?
    Thanks for the responses. Very interesting to see the differences from agency to agency.
    Jul 6, '13
    Forum: Home Health Nursing
  2. How does you agency handle on call responsibilities?
    Just out of curiosity, how does your agency handle on call responsibilities? 1. How many on-call shifts do you have each week? 2. How often are you required to handle weekend on call duty? ...
    Jul 1, '13
    Forum: Home Health Nursing
  3. Quality between Littmann models that big of a difference?
    During nursing school, I had the Lightweight II S.E. and it worked ok. In fact, I used it for probably a year or so after graduating. I had the opportunity to use a Cardiology S.T.C for a while and...
    Dec 30, '12
    Forum: Nursing Scrubs / Uniforms / Gear
  4. Hospital Violence
    I also know a few nurses working there. In fact, I worked in this system for a period of time(never at that campus though). What I saw for security was less than robust. Of course, every hospital...
    Dec 18, '12
    Forum: Nursing News
  5. What kind of holiday bonus do you get?
    I get to be the primary on call nurse for ~200 home health pts. Oh, and since Tuesday is my normal call night, I get to be primary on call for New Years Day as well. I must've been extra good this...
    Dec 16, '12
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  6. Hospital Violence
    http://blog.al.com/spotnews/2012/12/birmingham_hospital_gunman_ide.html#incart_maj-story-1 Obviously, there are still a lot of details that have not surfaced, but this is just unreal. What would...
    Dec 15, '12
    Forum: Nursing News
  7. holiday pay this year-what??
    What is this holiday pay you speak of??? For us, it's just another Sunday. No weekend diff either. I'm not complaining though. I could be asking "What is this job thing you speak of?"
    Dec 12, '11
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  8. Night shift work
    It could be considered a stepping stone. I hired in to a hospital on nights and was able to score a day shift position after some time because I was already an employee. One distinct benefit is...
    Dec 9, '11
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  9. male nurses with beards
    Like mofomeat and Bortaz, I got the short end of the stick on facial hair. I can grow in a decent goatee, but the rest just grows in thin ans splotchy. Lately, I've been wearing the goatee as Mrs....
    Dec 9, '11
    Forum: Men in Nursing
  10. on call/ low census status
    I see this situation a lot at my current facility. Some take PTO, some take unpaid leave. I really don't know what others do, but I usually volunteer to pick up a shift later in the pay period if...
    Dec 9, '11
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  11. Customer Service?  Maybe on your home planet.
    Please understand that I'm not asserting that unprofessional behavior is acceptable, no matter the circumstances. Now, let's look at this a little more in depth. We've all heard about patient...
    Jul 16, '11
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  12. Customer Service?  Maybe on your home planet.
    I've only been a nurse for a little over 2 years, so my experiences are somewhat limited. However, most (in the neighborhood of 95%) of the rude pt behavior I've experienced has been over things out...
    Jul 16, '11
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  13. Overtime, how much?
    I rarely see OT on my unit. Usually, I get called in on an off day and then get canceled later in the week. It's not ideal, but it will do for now. It really makes it difficult to plan things on...
    Jun 26, '11
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  14. Anyone ever have a famous person as a patient?
    I've taken care of a professional athlete's mother. He was there with Mom all day and was a pretty nice guy. If anything, he struck me as a little naive. He walked all over the unit barefoot.:eek:...
    Jun 23, '11
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  15. Catheter size for blood and K level
    I've used #22s a lot for blood admin during my time in ortho. You have to work with what you have. Some pts are just impossible sticks and a PICC isn't an easy order to get on a pt who is probably...
    Jun 23, '11
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  16. Just for fun.... re: call bells...
    I like the "pay for using the call bell" idea, but let's extend this idea a little bit. Instead of tacking it on the bill (which won't work for those folks who don't intend to pay anyway) any use...
    Jun 20, '11
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  17. need more responses to my survey: Staffing adequacy
    Done. If it had pertained to my last 6 months of work, my answers would have been dramatically different. My last shift was a Sunday and was much "slower" than a typical M-F shift.
    Jun 20, '11
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  18. white scrub tops and males
    Gay looking? No. I don't think you chose the right profession if you're worried about others questioning your sexual preference.
    Jun 20, '11
    Forum: Men in Nursing
  19. Ever had a patient refuse you based on your gender?
    I've never had a female completely refuse me as their nurse. Toileting assistance/ peri care is where I usually get refused.
    Jun 20, '11
    Forum: Men in Nursing
  20. Salary on  offer letter different than verbal offer
    Verbal offers are mighty hard to prove, whereas that written offer is not so hard to prove. If I were in his shoes, I would hold them to that $32/ hour.
    Jun 17, '11
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  21. Oh no they didn't...uniform changes in florida
    In my experience (2 diff. facilities), many of the pts still can't tell the difference. I get things like: "That nurse that mops the floors is such a nice lady..." "That nurse that brings my...
    Jun 16, '11
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  22. Why do doctors do this to me?
    Regardless of how "stupid" the reason for the call, it's better to call than to wing it. As others have already mentioned, it's unacceptable for a doc to yell at any of the staff. The way I see it:...
    Jun 16, '11
    Forum: Medical-Surgical Nursing
  23. Minor things people get fired/wrote up over,,,give examples.
    Petty write-ups **** me off, but petty write-ups for new nurses is the worst. Instead of writing these folks up, we should be coaching them up. I mean, that's a great way to teach them simple...
    Jun 16, '11
    Forum: Nursing and Professionalism
  24. 25 pushups
    I would do it. At a previous job (where I wasn't the only man) we arm wrestled. Loser got to check all the 0700 FSBS for the winner. Of course, this was on night shift and we had some downtime. It...
    May 25, '11
    Forum: Men in Nursing
  25. Oh no they didn't...uniform changes in florida
    Color coding is a battle I wouldn't fight. I mean, does it really matter what color you're in? Chances are that those scrubs might be multi-color by the end of the shift anyway. Now the logo...
    Feb 5, '11
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion


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