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  1. Do Hospital's Charges Make Sense?, 2,999 % markup
    Unless things have changed, when I lived in SB (2003) nurses where paid 20% LESS than similarly expensive communities (i.e. Santa Cruz)... one of the reasons I hightailed it outta there!
    Jan 9, '10
    Forum: Nursing News
  2. Modifying tasks when pregnant. My boss says "no".
    I was sent home halfway through a shift and put on strict bed rest by my midwife at 28 weeks due to strong contractions that would not subside unless I was laying down. Three weeks later my midwife...
    Dec 31, '09
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  3. Sexually abusive doctor
    I agree with above posters, especially about NEVER allowing ANYONE see my children without me or my husband being present... many pediatric dentists see kids without parents routinely. VERY...
    Dec 23, '09
    Forum: Nursing News
  4. Im a BAD patient
    I'm about to be a very bad patient. I'm due to give birth to my second child in the next 6 weeks. Had planned a midwife assisted home birth (yes, even as an NICU nurse I still think it's the best...
    Dec 18, '09
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  5. not sure where to post this ?..pregnant?
    I work in NICU so not a lot of heavy lifting there;) As far as contact... it depends on the bug. No H1N1 or CMV patients but MRSA or VRE are fine if you use your precautions correctly. I'd just be...
    Nov 12, '09
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  6. Premature Births Are Fueling Higher Rates of Infant Mortality in U.S., Report Says
    "So we could be one-third lower, but we'd still be almost twice as high as Sweden... How does that work?" Sweden also uses far fewer interventions (c-sections, vacuum extractions, etc...) which...
    Nov 4, '09
    Forum: Nursing News
  7. Mandatory Flu shots
    I got the flu shot once and was sick for 5 months afterward. Of course it is an inactive virus but it can still deplete your immune system... I got EVERYTHING else. I had a new virus every 2 weeks! I...
    Sep 5, '09
    Forum: Disasters: Preparing and Responding
  8. Room-Inns?
    My facility recently opened a whole unit dedicated for this purpose. We have 14 rooms that are currently being utilized and another 6 or so that will be available soon. Unfortunately, not enough...
    Apr 14, '09
    Forum: Ob/Gyn Nursing
  9. Baby mix up at hospital forces moms to swap kids two years later
    Just another reason why newborns should always room in with mom. It floors me to hear how common it still is for babies to be taken away to the nursery and only be brought to mom for feeding. Only...
    Apr 1, '09
    Forum: Nursing News
  10. Newborn Baby abducted from hospital
    I used to be a Doula in Santa Barbara and attended many births at this hospital. It was a long time ago so I don't remember if there were ankle monitors (lo-jacks) or not but I know the policy was to...
    Mar 1, '09
    Forum: Nursing News
  11. I hate NEC
    "Infants who received donor human milk were three times less likely to develop NEC (RR 0.34; 95% confidence interval (CI) 0.12 to 0.99), and four times less likely to have confirmed NEC (RR 0.25; 95%...
    Feb 19, '09
    Forum: NICU Nursing / Neonatal
  12. I hate NEC
    I have read studies that state that formula fed babies are 79% more likely to develop NEC than EBM fed babies. With those kind of statistics, why can't we mandate that EBM be used for our at risk...
    Feb 17, '09
    Forum: NICU Nursing / Neonatal
  13. What do you think of doulas?
    Obviously, from my user name, I was (am?) a doula before I became an RN. Every nurse I worked with as a doula was happy to have me there because I approached them in a non threatening way,( brought...
    Jan 6, '09
    Forum: Ob/Gyn Nursing
  14. RN Salary survey
    I'm at a hospital in Central CA. Base rate $27.52 + $4.50 night diff + $2 weekend diff... oh, and this is the new grad rate, hoping to get a bump in a couple of months!! Oh, and this is NICU.
    Dec 23, '08
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  15. I Contracted HIV
    I'm so sorry to hear your plight. My heart goes out to you!!! I know you are a strong woman because you are a nurse. Don't give up!!!
    Dec 13, '08
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  16. Pros & Cons Newborn Hep B Vaccination
    What's the rationale your hospital gives? I've heard we have a new policy in our NICU that all babies get it, especially if mom's Hep status is unknown, but since I work nights I never have had to. I...
    Jul 22, '08
    Forum: Ob/Gyn Nursing
  17. Question about miscarriage
    I know this thread is a bit old but I just wanted to say that your words have helped me a bit. I am a new graduate nurse, 2 months into orientation in the NICU. I found out yesterday that our 11 week...
    Jun 3, '08
    Forum: Ob/Gyn Nursing
  18. Direct Entry Midwifery schools
    There is a direct entry school in Seattle where you apprentice with a midwife and travel to Seattle for one week a month for classes. Everyone I know who has gone this route went there. Not sure...
    May 17, '08
    Forum: Ob/Gyn Nursing
  19. ATTN: bay area RN new grads.. Were you able to land a new grad job?
    I'm not sure if you're asking me or not but, no job yet. I whined to my mentor and she sicked the director of our nursing program on the local CHW. Their new grad program is full but they said they...
    Feb 10, '08
    Forum: California Nursing
  20. Should I do LTC as a new grad?
    I'm in the same boat as you. I've been applying everywhere in and out of state and can't even get an interview. The closest I got was a telephone interview for one position with 156...
    Feb 5, '08
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  21. Tucson Medical Center - New Grad Pay?
    Renting for at least the next 2 years. Yes, the bay area is impacted. I did get an interview here for a position that had 156 applicants but I'm still waiting to hear. I'm still looking here first...
    Jan 25, '08
    Forum: Arizona Nursing
  22. Tucson Medical Center - New Grad Pay?
    Thanks for your input guys... The phone interview went well and they want to do another one next week with the hiring manager but the pay is lousy. They're offering $24 per hour for new grads plus a...
    Jan 25, '08
    Forum: Arizona Nursing
  23. Tucson Medical Center - New Grad Pay?
    Hi there! I just graduated here in the San Francisco Bay Area and I'm having a tough time finding work. The market is saturated with new grads and I'm picky...I want NICU or L& I'm working with...
    Jan 25, '08
    Forum: Arizona Nursing
  24. Come in here if you are taking the boards this week!! Feb 11-15
    Hi! I graduated December 21st and will test February 26th. I just finished the Kaplan review yesterday and unfortunately I waited too long to PM Suzanne so she can't help me.:o I just barely passed...
    Jan 19, '08
    Forum: NCLEX Discussion Forum
  25. ATTN: bay area RN new grads.. Were you able to land a new grad job?
    I graduated December 21st. I'm taking Kaplan now and plan to test in February. I'm not in a rush since I've been looking/researching jobs since last June and still haven't even gotten an interview....
    Jan 12, '08
    Forum: California Nursing

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