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  1. Feed me, Seymour! When patients want forbidden food...
    Had a patient come in by EMS tonight fully immobilized, post MVC. C/O severe pain R chest with deep breaths, and neck pain, 10/10 on pain scale. He asked the rad tech on the way back to ER from CT if...
    Dec 4, '13
    Forum: Emergency Nursing
  2. Fed up of Nursing and only a year in
    I agree, look into some different types of nursing before you give up completely. One of my close friends who worked the floor with me in the hospital felt the same way, and thought she didn't want...
    Nov 22, '13
    Forum: Health / Stress Management 101
  3. Funniest/weirdest/most unusual baby names
    Notorious Went to school with a "Money", who robbed a McDonalds. The worst is when I'm in triage, and butcher the names when calling them out, and the parents look at me like I'm the stupid one.
    Nov 21, '13
    Forum: Nursing Humor / Share Jokes
  4. RN Salary Survey 2013:  Post here!
    1. Ohio 2. 3 years 3. ER 4. $23.59/hr 5. 6% 6. Not union
    Nov 4, '13
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  5. Honestly, what does documentation get you?
    I understand your frustration, this is probably my biggest struggle working in the ER. It's very difficult to accept that patients other than those with drug-seeking behaviors, suffers as a result of...
    Oct 11, '13
    Forum: Emergency Nursing
  6. What was the MOST ridiculous thing a patient came to the ER for?
    Yesterday had a pt. come in with a chief complaint of hiccups...which stopped 1 hour PTA, denies all other complaints. What are we supposed to do exactly???
    Oct 11, '13
    Forum: Emergency Nursing
  7. What are your pet peeves?
    When pts come in and they have no clue about their medical history or medications (when they are highly capable). I understand when you come in via EMS for a true emergency the last thing on your...
    Oct 11, '13
    Forum: Emergency Nursing
  8. Books to help prepare for ED Nursing
    Hi everyone! Next week will be my first week working in the ED! I previously worked 2 years on a Med-Surg/Tele unit. Just wondering if anyone has any suggestions of books to help me prepare? I've...
    Sep 14, '12
    Forum: Emergency Nursing
  9. Columbus Ohio Nursing Schools
    Just remember there is probably a wait list for a reason. I've honestly never heard anything good about Hondros, and I've never heard of Fortis. If the school does not already had accredidation, I...
    Sep 14, '12
    Forum: Ohio Nursing
  10. Firelands Regional Medical Center
    Hi, just wondering if anyone knows anything about Firelands? I'm thinking of relocating back to Port Clinton, Ohio from Florida next year. At that time I will have 2 years of Med-Surg/Tele...
    Sep 13, '12
    Forum: Ohio Nursing
  11. Relocating to Naples area as new RN grad
    I was hired by physicians regional as a new grad in 2010, and they still hire new grads. There are just not many open positions because it is a small hospital. They will also be hiring seasonal...
    Sep 13, '12
    Forum: Florida Nursing
  12. Magnet Hospitals
    I'm just wondering how much of a difference it makes to work as a nurse at a "Magnet" institution versus one that's not. I currently work in a "for profit" hospital where I feel the nurses are not...
    Dec 11, '11
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  13. Not ACLS certified pulled to Tele floor...
    I work on a med/surg/tele floor, and I'm not tele certified or ACLS. But it would be very beneficial, and the safe thing. My employer actually won't pay to certify me in either, because I was hired...
    Dec 8, '11
    Forum: CCU Nursing / Coronary / Cardiac
  14. How to transition to Cardiac Care
    I'm currently working as a contact nurse on a med/surg/tele unit. At the end of my contract in May 2012, I will have almost a year and a half of acute care experience. I'm just wondering what is the...
    Dec 8, '11
    Forum: CCU Nursing / Coronary / Cardiac
  15. What's next??
    So I've made it through my first year of nursing, and at this point I feel more confused than ever as to what I'm doing with my nursing career. I'm currently working on a med/surg/tele floor, and my...
    Nov 28, '11
    Forum: Nursing Career Advice
  16. Looking for Advice-New Grad, 8 patients?
    I work nights on a med/surg/telemetry unit. I normally have 6 patients, occasionally 7. I've been working med/surg/telemetry for a year now, and have never had more than 7 patients. Even when I have...
    Nov 26, '11
    Forum: Medical-Surgical Nursing
  17. Relocating to Naples area as new RN grad
    I'm just getting ready to start my second seasonal contract with Physician's Regional in Naples. I was hired by them last year as a new grad. I don't know much about NCH, but if you are going to live...
    Aug 31, '11
    Forum: Florida Nursing
  18. Jobs in Florida - NEW RN
    I agree, try Southwest Florida. I was hired, in naples, on a med/surg/tele unit and I had no acute care experience. Also HHA in the area are pretty desperate for nurses.
    Aug 31, '11
    Forum: Florida Nursing
  19. Moving to Florida
    When I applied last year, it took just a little under 2 months. Florida is kinda slowed compared to some other states.
    Aug 31, '11
    Forum: Florida Nursing
  20. ? about the ONA
    I'm writing a paper on the benefits of becoming an ONA member. I was wondering if anyone here knows, can anyone become a member or is it limited to nurses?
    Apr 24, '11
    Forum: Ohio Nursing
  21. Shift assessment... really?
    I always do a head to toe assessment, with auscultation. Total assessment takes about 5 min. I do notice there are some nurses who NEVER carry a stethoscope, kinda scary!!
    Feb 2, '11
    Forum: First Year After Nursing Licensure
  22. Naples, FL
    I've been in Naples for about a month now working as a traveling nurse at Physician's Regional. There is a lot of seasonal nurses down here, I think my hospital hired around 185. What hospital are...
    Dec 27, '10
    Forum: Florida Nursing
  23. What is the least amount you would work for as a RN?
    That is very low. The lowest I would personally take would be $22.00/hr. A lot of home health agencies and LTC facilities are offering higher wages than hospitals. Plus, you probably wouldn't be...
    Nov 17, '10
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  24. Appropriate or no?
    I think a Thank You card is a nice gesture, I would wait until clinicals are over and give it to them privately.
    Nov 15, '10
    Forum: Nursing Student Assistance
  25. New grad being laid off :/
    I'm sorry that happened to you, but at least you did get some experience out of the situation. What part of Florida do you live in? A lot of hospitals in Florida are hiring seasonal nurses for 6...
    Nov 15, '10
    Forum: First Year After Nursing Licensure


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