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  1. Need a change
    Keep trying. I had no experience either, and just recently got a job. I was able to get a job at the hospital where I already worked for 12 years, so they were willing to train, since by my track...
    Apr 13, '13
    Forum: Case Management Nursing
  2. Trying to decide to take CM Job
    I just started in UR after being a telemetry nurse for 20 years. I never "hated" bedside nursing, but I felt I was becoming a bit jaded in bedside nursing. Plus, as I was getting older (I'm 50) I...
    Apr 11, '13
    Forum: Case Management Nursing
  3. New Grad Jobs ?!
    Have you tried Prov Everett? I have seen a few new grad job postings on their site. Also, try the smaller hospitals like Cascade in Arlington and Valley General in Monroe.
    Apr 19, '09
    Forum: Washington Nursing
  4. 1 in 5 Medicare patients readmitted within month
    My experience is that once a doctor tells a patient they are discharged they have little to no interest in listening to the nurse when she/he comes in to give discharge instructions. It's more...
    Apr 2, '09
    Forum: Nursing News
  5. 9 patients responsible for 2,678 ER visits.
    Perhaps they could put these patients in jail for failing to pay their medical bills. Really, this is just abuse of the system. Of course a day in jail is probably as expensive as a day in the ED.
    Apr 1, '09
    Forum: Nursing News
  6. Obama likes nurses
    Unfortunately everyone seems to like nurses, but few understand just how stressful and difficult our job is. And even fewer care to try to make things better for nurses. Of course, that takes...
    Mar 27, '09
    Forum: Nursing News
  7. PT rooms too small??
    Mama d must work in the same hospital as me. Our computers were put in as an afterthought, and sometimes you cannot even get around the end of a bed without gouging your back by one. Plus, we...
    Mar 27, '09
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  8. Critical patient @ change of shift, which nurse is responsible??
    There is no way I would dump that on an incoming nurse. I don't know legality, but it is definitely not morally right. Nurses coming on their shift are busy enough getting their patients assessed...
    Mar 27, '09
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  9. Respiratory Therapist?
    I love our RT's. They are always the first people we call when our pts get into trouble. I have nothing but respect for them. But I guess it's time for the RT/Rn "joke." When god was...
    Mar 23, '09
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  10. RN's are getting burnt out why?
    You know what I think the problem is? I think it's that, no matter how hard you work as a nurse, no matter how good the care, you always go home feeling like you forgot something, or could have done...
    Mar 23, '09
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  11. What Was The Most Difficult Patient You Ever Had?
    Mama-D... I empathize with you, but I will tell you, the only way to deal with people like that is to call security. The minute a pt starts swearing at me and pseudo threatening me, I'm out of...
    Mar 18, '09
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  12. Pay raise with the current financial  crisis in the US
    I would be asking to see the pay of the administrators, and what their raises were. Including bonuses, travel, etc. I'm thinking that could easily make up for a nursing raise. Our hospital just...
    Feb 27, '09
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  13. Is cath lab considered critical care?
    If you mean would it be considered critical care experience, I would think no. At our hospital it is a procedural place. Pts are not held there, the procedure is done and then they are transferred...
    Feb 25, '09
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  14. Precepting...
    Our precepting is so disorganized it's a joke. The first time I precepted a new nurse I had no idea. I walked in for my shift and was told, "oh, by the way, you'll have a new resident with you." I...
    Feb 10, '09
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  15. Quinidine: Do most nurses measure QRS interval before giving drug?
    I've worked cardiac tele for 8 years and I don't think I've ever given that drug. The only drug we commonly give where we watch the QT is sotalol.
    Feb 8, '09
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  16. The Economy and your job as a nurse
    I hope you don't think this "every man for himself" attitude is only present among nurses. People do things when they're scared that they would never do under normal circumstances. I mean, we...
    Feb 7, '09
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  17. The Economy and your job as a nurse
    I live near Seattle, and our hospital is still hiring, although they are not renewing any traveler/agency contracts. Our CEO has been pretty up front with us about the economy. They plan to lay...
    Feb 7, '09
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  18. RNs caught lying
    Well, sometimes things are accomplished without the patient realizing. As the above poster said, once I've helped someone get up and go to the bathroom, I have essentially checked their skin, as...
    Feb 7, '09
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  19. Seeking direction  in health care
    I would think engineering jobs would be just as plentiful as nursing. Maybe you need to relocate. My husband is an engineer and has never had difficulty finding a job. If you enjoy the care you...
    Feb 2, '09
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  20. Reamed for ordering an ethics consult
    Huh, that's odd. I think you did the right thing for sure, but where I work, the doctor's would almost always push the pt to be a DNR in this type of situation. I wonder if the surgeon somehow...
    Feb 2, '09
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  21. Safety syringes
    I don't draw insulin up at the bedside because I have to have another nurse witness it and they certainly don't have time to be dragged into the room and watch me do it. I draw it up, show them the...
    Feb 2, '09
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  22. Are there better working conditions than SNF and ADHC?
    I worked in a nursing home for several years before going to a tele floor in a hospital. And I have to say, that no matter how stressed and overworked I feel at the hospital, it is nothing like...
    Jan 21, '09
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  23. Patient making false allegations against nurse
    I'm sorry that happened to you. I had a pt report sexual abuse to me against another nurse and I am 99.9% sure the nurse is innocent. I felt horrible but I had to report it to management. He was...
    Jan 20, '09
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  24. Nursing shortage my !! (Bay Area)
    Just so you know, when I graduated from nursing school in 1993, it was at a time when drg's and all that came out and lengths of stay were really getting shorter and consequently, it was nearly...
    Jan 16, '09
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  25. Do nurses really have any power
    Thanks for the replies. Yes, we do have a union, but they are very bad. It's actually a food service union; don't ask me how we ended up with them. I will be talking to my manager today about...
    Jan 14, '09
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion


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