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  1. Venting online.
    The thought would be causing fear of incompetent healthcare professionals . I think it is far stretched but with our court systems these days, you never know. A completely non-HIPAA or identifying a...
    Nov 23, '13
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  2. Venting online.
    I see lots of people here vent and I think this is a great place to do it, lots of support etc. The question I have is the legalities of expressing work situations and how a board of nursing may...
    Nov 22, '13
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  3. University MedSurg ICU vs Level 2 Trauma ICU
    Well, I have 2 job offers at the moment and wondering what you guys think would be the better option as far as experience for CRNA school. I have 2 years general ICU experience at this time. ...
    Mar 4, '13
    Forum: Student Registered Nurse Anesthetist
  4. Need advice on two job offers
    Well, I have two job offers on the table and Im really not sure which to take. I have 2 years ICU experience in a general ICU that ranges from med/surg to open hearts. We do a little of everything...
    Mar 4, '13
    Forum: Critical Care Nursing
  5. It's a Myth that it takes thousands of dollars to train a new Grad RN
    I must be thankful for attentive nurses like you with your long tenure of experience. You have figured out the inner fiscal workings of hospital networks nationwide. With your keen fiscal sense, you...
    Oct 16, '12
    Forum: First Year After Nursing Licensure
  6. Accident Scenes: Do You Always Offer Assistance?
    If Im not trained as EMS or for any type of trauma/emergency training, I probably would only offer to call 911. While we do have good Samaritan laws that do protect us, you must remember that you are...
    Oct 16, '12
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  7. It's a Myth that it takes thousands of dollars to train a new Grad RN
    lol... Ignorant seems correct. Again, your single instance at your hospital with your single age and health status is simply bogus. Please look into many hospitals such as Parkland which has an...
    Oct 16, '12
    Forum: First Year After Nursing Licensure
  8. Accident Scenes: Do You Always Offer Assistance?
    Im sorry to say it but there are many times that it is better to do nothing. As a previous EMT and having been on accident scenes, it is often better people not get involved and allow the properly...
    Oct 16, '12
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  9. It's a Myth that it takes thousands of dollars to train a new Grad RN
    I feel like there is a lot of ignorance by the original poster and he just wants to be right. To take yourself and compare it to the rest of the nursing population is not a good idea. Just because...
    Oct 16, '12
    Forum: First Year After Nursing Licensure
  10. Weird, but missing my old state's nurses union!
    Im sorry you feel that way. I work with 3 nurses from California in my small ICU and they all say they are much better off here. One gal just moved here and said she paid $10k in state taxes last...
    Oct 16, '12
    Forum: MICU / SICU Nursing
  11. Weird, but missing my old state's nurses union!
    You dont need a union..you need a staff with a backbone. Many hospitals have nurse practice councils, staffing effectiveness groups, etc that must be used for good purpose. Track the days and...
    Oct 15, '12
    Forum: MICU / SICU Nursing
  12. Accident Scenes: Do You Always Offer Assistance?
    My simple answer is... if you dont know what you are doing, dont do anything
    Oct 15, '12
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  13. New Grads in DFW...what are you earning?
    grades shouldnt ever be considered. I have friends that prove high grades does not mean good nurse.
    Oct 13, '12
    Forum: Texas Nursing
  14. New Grad Pay in Texas?
    DFW area HCA faciltiy was $22.85 new grad. $3.30 night dif, $4 weekend (something like that)
    Oct 13, '12
    Forum: Texas Nursing
  15. RN or LVN
    I woudlnt ever get my LVN. RN is the only way to go. LVNs are underpaid, overworked and work many jobs people dont really want (nursing home, ltac, etc).
    Oct 13, '12
    Forum: Texas Nursing
  16. How do you handle an admission?
    Pain never killed anyone...Not saying you should not treat it, but you should know their vitals before giving dilaudid. Dont need a slightly hypotensive patient come crashing down because you didnt...
    Oct 13, '12
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  17. Anxiety of nursing
    The stuff gets repetitious.. a code blue is a code blue. Standard ACLS is the starting point. Trauma and Emergency departments sound awesome but it is often the same thing over and over. You will...
    Oct 13, '12
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  18. Y-site versus Piggyback
    I will stereotypically run multiple pumps and "Y" site medications on the port just above the distal end that connects to the IV catheter. This allows for minimal mixing and for the least amount of...
    Oct 13, '12
    Forum: Nursing and Patient Medications
  19. Confused about nursing school!!
    With a surplus of new graduates, many hospitals are wanting people with experience and not have to fork out $15k in training. Someone who can hit the ground running. It is much harder these days for...
    Oct 10, '12
    Forum: Pre-Nursing Student
  20. Memorial Hermann is planning on unpaid GN intersnship
    No one wants to pay the "losers" (sorry for the lack of a better term). This unpaid internship is simply to weed out the cream of the crop and offer those positions. Hospitals are BUSINESSES and...
    Oct 10, '12
    Forum: Texas Nursing
  21. What Graduate Nurse/Internship Programs are available now?
    check out indeed.com Lots of the DFW area hospitals are posting residencys/internships for new grads. Im sure its the same in Houston
    Oct 10, '12
    Forum: Texas Nursing
  22. Losing confidence....
    Ahh...the school way vs the real way. Just tough through it. Skills will fall by the wayside. To me, skills was all memorization of the steps and hitting the highlights. Have confidence in what you...
    Oct 10, '12
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  23. RRT and/or Code Equipment/Supplies
    Our hospital has crash carts in all departments. Other than that, you just need some intelligent nurses. Our hospital does not allow any medications without an order outside of acls.
    Oct 9, '12
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  24. Was I at fault? the nurse embarrassed me in front of others.
    Grow thicker skin.. ultimately the patient care is the nurses responsibility anyways.
    Oct 9, '12
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  25. Nurses typical work schedule.
    We do 3 12hr shifts a week... Ends up being close to 37-38 hours a week as reports take a while and you dont get out by 0715. An extra 4 hours on an 8 hour days inst much. It goes by fast and having...
    Oct 9, '12
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion


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