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  1. Travel nurse buddy?
    email jkmckone@aol.com
    Jul 18, '10
    Forum: Travel Nursing
  2. Which 5 companies should I shack up with?
    [color=#1111cc]hypodermic highway
    Jul 11, '10
    Forum: Travel Nursing
  3. Best travel companies
    Check out Talemed.com. I'm traveling with them and things are pretty cool so for first month of my travel career.
    Jul 11, '10
    Forum: Travel Nursing
  4. talemed
    I did sign with TaleMed. They are flying me out and paying for rental car for my 13 week assignment. I am excited about my first travel job. As soon as all the details were worked out, and signed the...
    Jun 11, '10
    Forum: Travel Nursing
  5. "The Death Shift" (true crime book about nurse/serial killer)
    I actually passionately hate nurse killers. I never would spend a dime reading a book about one. I've devoted most of my life to helping others, EMT-P to RN, and because of these freaks, we now need...
    Jun 7, '10
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  6. What happened to honor?
    if the physician truly believes that he/she is right and the policy is wrong, we need to try to change the policy rather than just ignore it. i'm having that problem where i work right n do...
    Jun 7, '10
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  7. What happened to honor?
    BTW, your question about honor...you should say accountability!! Accountability is a trait that seperates good nurse's from great nurse's. Anyone can be trained to watch a monitor, start and IV. But...
    Jun 7, '10
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  8. What happened to honor?
    Over my 23 yrs of ER nursing have been to court once, but I've been deposed in discovery hearing by shifty lawyers many times. Alot of stuff never makes it to court. If you are asked to go to a...
    Jun 7, '10
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  9. Travel jobs offered...low pay
    Well, all the hoop jumping, ( and I'm still jumping), I interviewed with 3 hospitals and got 1 offer. Heading to Maine in 10 days for 13 weeks. It's $44/hr but that includes the housing stipend,...
    Jun 7, '10
    Forum: Travel Nursing
  10. Travel jobs offered...low pay
    Yes I'm really tired of hearing the same pitch, and then spending 2 days filling out applications, sending reference requests, faxing ACLS, TNCC certifications.I went thru 2 agencies with no solid...
    May 14, '10
    Forum: Travel Nursing
  11. Travel jobs offered...low pay
    Folks, I just received a list of ER openings and the hourly wage was between $29/hr to 32/hr. Also only offered $500 relocation money. This is pretty close to the top of a Staff RN wage scale at a...
    May 11, '10
    Forum: Travel Nursing
  12. "Nurses are so Mean"
    Fellow nurse's, M or F, old or young, pretty or not, please lets work together. Don't give up on this profession. Not only is it a decent wage earning job, but it's the most righteous job you could...
    Apr 30, '10
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  13. We no longer triage
    The same thing happens with overflow if your doing triage, or not. You put people in hallways, you do EKG's ASAP, and use your critical thinking skills to match wits with obstacles. Once all the...
    Apr 30, '10
    Forum: Emergency Nursing
  14. We no longer triage
    yes, I know of 2 hospitals in Iowa that "meet and greet," and pt's go straight back to a room if available. The bases for it is all about pt satifaction. Pt's don't want to be triaged .They want to...
    Apr 30, '10
    Forum: Emergency Nursing
  15. Job outlook for travel nursing in this economy?
    I'm just getting ready for a travel assignment also. I have 23 yrs ER experience. Done the busy Level 1, and currently in a small community level 4. Our census is dead. I don't know how they can...
    Apr 29, '10
    Forum: Travel Nursing
  16. talemed
    Yeah I'm just starting the hunt on travel jobs. Have talked with telemad, but not impressed with the package they offered. Also have read acouple of negative posts on other forums about them. You...
    Apr 27, '10
    Forum: Travel Nursing
  17. "Nurses are so Mean"
    ChicagoNIT...I'm with you. This beat down on our fellow nurses' all needs to change, just like healthcare in general is changing. Those bad attitudes neeed to be checked at the door. Or those folks...
    Apr 27, '10
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  18. Advice needed: Alaska Travel job offered,  not sure if pay is right
    Travel company tells me they have a ER job in Anchorage. They are offering $48/hr. Only problem is my housing, travel, insurance, rental car, all are coming out of that $48/hr so it puts me at new...
    Apr 26, '10
    Forum: Alaska Nursing
  19. Addicted Nurses.. Who to blame !
    I also can't figure out the question. Addiction is a mental illness. What is unethical about it?? Stealing narcs is a crimminal offense, a feloney. Swiping meds for saline is unethical yes,...
    Apr 26, '10
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  20. Having trouble fitting in
    This has been a topic recently in our nurses station. What happened to the work ethic?? The fact is there is a generation gap going on in nursing these days. I'm "old school," which means...
    Apr 26, '10
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  21. Is med-surg really the best place to start as a new grad?
    YES! You will experience more in 1 yr on med surg than any othe floor. No brainer!!
    Apr 26, '10
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  22. I need advice before Wednesday
    You should have plenty of documentation to cover yourself. however, it may come back to bite you also. If your trying to get relief, and what you have isn't working, 8/10 pain 1hr after pain meds...
    Apr 26, '10
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  23. Boosting Moral
    Low morale just comes with the territory. Not all can be fixed with food bribes though. What helps is recoignition from the docs and managemet regarding wow well the staff is doing with high acuity...
    Nov 24, '08
    Forum: Emergency Nursing
  24. Nurse wrongly blamed for others' negligence
    Wow, I've worked in a GI procedure unit and sedation wasn't started without a physician in the room. And only a physician could insert a scope. I guess Texas has some pretty liberal scope of practice...
    Nov 24, '08
    Forum: Nursing News
  25. Giving Vitamin K IV
    Yes Vit K is a dangerous drug to give IV, but it is an acceptable route per the PDR. And that is what the lawyers go by. Consider this, if you had someone in hypovolemic shock, cool, clammy,...
    Nov 24, '08
    Forum: Emergency Nursing


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