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  1. Duties of an ICU nurse?
    What do you mean by differ? What type of ICU? Is this homework? Pts in the ICU are critical and many times the ICU nurse only has one pt. Sometimes the pts are so critical they require 2-3 nurses...
    May 2
    Forum: Critical Care Nursing
  2. Staying late, not getting paid.
    Never work off the clock! How do you expect change to happen if you let them do this? Most SNFs and LTC managements do this. Getting on the staff about clocking out on time, notice they never say...
    May 2
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  3. Dedicated Mother/Baby units near Portland?
    Legacy Emmanuel does. The mother baby unit is in the Children's hospital while L&D is in the adult side. Not sure about the rest of Portland
    Apr 27
    Forum: Oregon Nursing
  4. Is applying for multiple jobs at the same facility "annoying"?
    What's the worst that could happen? They don't hire you. Do you really think that if they like your application and are forwarding on to the unit manager that if she sees your name on an app one too...
    Apr 25
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  5. ER New Grad RN - Previously Paramedic
    While you were in nursing school, were any of your rotations in the ED? If not then it would make sense why the nurses you came in contact with didn't know the difference of EMT or paramedic as they...
    Apr 25
    Forum: Emergency Nursing
  6. Dealing with pediatric patients
    If you have child life, find them follow them around for a shift! They are amazing. I have started IVs on 3 year olds who didn't have to be held down because child life does an amazing job at...
    Apr 24
    Forum: Pediatric Nursing
  7. TNCC any pointers?
    Agree, read the book, study. Just took TNCC a month ago, the skills demo fairly straight forward similar to PALS or ACLS, only you are not with a team. At least of us we were one on one with the...
    Apr 23
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  8. Is Emerge nursing harder than medicine, med-surg and rehab?
    Worked both LTC/SNF and ER and your really comparing apples to oranges. They have different types of stress and physically they are different. Emotionally what you go through is different. The...
    Apr 23
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  9. Fall risk score for Peds?
    All Peds pts are fall and drop risks. Your intervention should be educate the parents. There is a Peds fall risk scale and an infant drop risk scale, but in the ED they all are and the main...
    Apr 18
    Forum: Emergency Nursing
  10. What is your average amount of shift cancellations
    When I worked the floors I was canceled once or twice a pay period during the summer months. I went 5 months without a full paycheck. Since switching to the ED....never and always get called due to...
    Mar 24
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  11. Online application status change?
    I started this thread 6 yrs ago, looking back I am trying to remember what came of it.....I did get an interview per my posting, but not that particular job. I never did ask what the highlight in...
    Mar 18
    Forum: First Year After Nursing Licensure
  12. Help! Being held in contempt of court
    We can not give legal advice. I would look into legal aide for help with a lawyer And look at your BON for questions regarding your lisencse Best of luck to you
    Mar 13
    Forum: Nursing Career Advice
  13. Tablets
    I got for my son who is in highschool a Microsoft Surface....more affordable than an iPad, it acts as a tablet, but has a removable keyboard so it can work like a desktop as well
    Mar 12
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  14. At what age to not report drug use to parents?
    I was going to say, check with your state laws, Usually I believe it is 15 where the patient can say who has access to their medical record Also you want that patient to trust you, for instance...
    Mar 12
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  15. 9 Months a New Grad, Still No Job...
    LTC SNF Clinics Offices Rehab LTAC Jails Schools Medically Fragile students (1:1) Have you looked into those places?
    Mar 12
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  16. What's next when you receive rejection letters
    Well what do you want? You want to be a nurse do what it takes. What is wrong with the ADN route? Yes 25 is young so you decide how badly you want to be a RN and then do what it takes to get...
    Mar 11
    Forum: Pre-Nursing Student
  17. New ER nurse - having a difficult time....looking for some advice
    ER is a totally different beast then the floors. Are you new to nursing or just new to the ED? I just got off orientation in January from making the transition from the floor to the ED. My second...
    Mar 7
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  18. Living on your own as a RN?
    I am an RN and support a family of 5. My hubby stays home with the kids. Just bought my own home, have 2 cars which are paid for. So yes you can as a single adult working as a RN make it on your own
    Mar 6
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  19. Weighing 2 very different job offers
    Good choice! I just saw this thread and was going to say pick the Peds job as well. I worked in a Peds LTC and made the move to the hospital and work in the Peds ED now. Peds are not small adults...
    Mar 6
    Forum: First Year After Nursing Licensure
  20. Dilemma: 3  VERY different jobs...
    The only one giving you nursing experience is the jail. I don't see what the dilemma is. 2 are not nursing jobs, 1 is a nursing job, you went to school to become a nurse. You want a different...
    Mar 6
    Forum: First Year After Nursing Licensure
  21. Afraid to move into different nursing field
    If you move into a speciality then, if it is a good unit will give you a good orientation. I moved from the floors to the ED, I was given an 8 week orientation where experienced ED nurses hired at...
    Mar 5
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  22. Ugh. Rejected from dream job
    To echo other posters most new nurses do not get their "dream job" right out of the gate.... And your "dream job" may change with experience I knew I wanted ED, worked as a tech did my capstone in...
    Mar 1
    Forum: Nursing First Job Hunt Assistance
  23. Would You Stop to Provide Medical Care?
    I would just keep driving, if PD and Fire where there. A lot of Fire are trained as EMS basic. Once at my sons football game a woman was going down the bleachers using the seats as steps...
    Mar 1
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  24. Gift to nurse?
    I like the idea of a card and your department shirt, but maybe something that she can share with the rest of the staff....chocolate
    Feb 27
    Forum: Emergency Nursing
  25. Need an advise.
    Oral suctioning? Trach? Nasal? Age of pt? What does you agency say? Do you have an educator to guide you? Saline will loosen mucus, but if you haven't done it before or without an experienced...
    Feb 26
    Forum: Pulmonary Nursing